|Area (sq mi)
||970 sq mi
|Population density (/sq mi)
||55.7° N., 37.5° E.
St. Basil's Basilica or Cathedral of Saint Basil the Blessed.
The Business Center of Moscow
Moscow (Russian: Москва) is the capital and the biggest city of Russia and formerly of the Soviet Union. It is the home of the Kremlin. Residents of Moscow are called "Muscovites" in the West.
Moscow was first mentioned in 1147 when "the prince of Rostov and Suzdal Yuri Dolgorukiy (Long Arms) invited his ally Svyatoslav the prince of Novgorod Severskiy to visit him in Moscow." The first Saturday of September is celebrated as the Founding Day.
It is located in western Russia, and as of the 2002 census, has a population of over 10.4 million.
(1922) World Almanac and Book of Facts for 1923, series: World Almanac and Book of Facts (in English). New York: Press Pub Co. (The New York World), 63. Rounded down toward zero.
- ↑ The History of Moscow, Walter Comins-Richmond
- ↑ Moscow's Population Passes 10 Million