What country is Moscow located in?
Moscow has been the capital of the Russian Federation since 1991 (previously the capital of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic and the USSR). With its approximately 12 million inhabitants (as of April 2018), it is the second largest city in Europe after Istanbul. Saint Petersburg, the city that is often compared with Moscow, ranks fourth in the ranking of the largest cities in Europe with a population of about 5 million people.
In 1147 it was first reported from Moscow. 9 Years later, Yuri Dolgoruki, who is listed as the founder of Moscow, had the first Moscow Kremlin, a small wooden fortress, built. Since then, the Kremlin has been the center of Russia’s religion and politics.
In 1547, under Tsar Ivan IV (1530-1584), also known as Ivan the Terrible, Moscow became the seat of government of the Russian Empire and at the beginning of the 17th century saw an increase in the number of inhabitants to 200,000.
With the founding of St. Petersburg in 1703 by Peter the Great, another important city in Russia was created, which succeeded Moscow as the capital of the Russian Empire in 1712 and held the office until 1918, that is, a good 200 years.
Nevertheless, Moscow did not lose its prestige. In the further course of the 18th century, by order of Mikhail Lomonosov (writer and scholar), the first university of Russia and the well-known Bolshoi Theater were built. After a large part of Moscow was destroyed by Napoleon’s invasion at the beginning of the 19th century, the city was rebuilt with stone buildings. With the transfer of the seat of government to Moscow in 1918, the city’s population continued to grow along with its importance. Moscow has become a new center of industry.
Today, Moscow impresses with its numerous, magnificent buildings, which tell about the most diverse eras of the city’s history. Many people associate the name of the capital of Russia directly with the grandiose St. Basil’s Cathedral with its striking, colorfully decorated onion domes, which was built under Tsar Ivan IV in the 16th century. Likewise, the Red Square, the Kremlin, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the Lenin Mausoleum are among the most important sights of the metropolis of millions of Russia.
Moscow is the capital of Russia. It has about 11.5 million inhabitants. The city is located in the European part of Russia on both sides of the Moskva River. The core of the city is the Kremlin, an ancient fortification. The well-known religious buildings of the city are also located here. Red Square with an area of 70000 m2 is adjacent to the Kremlin. Ring roads and boulevards with classicist buildings surround the Kremlin.
In the thirties of the 20th century, an urban development with functional buildings began. Since 1935, monumental buildings in the neoclassical “confectioner’s style” have been erected. Since the political turnaround in the early 1990s, Moscow has been experiencing a construction boom. Office and commercial buildings as well as skyscrapers characterize the cityscape of today’s Moscow.
Moscow is the seat of government, the seat of the Russian Orthodox Patriarch, as well as the center of science, art and culture. It is the main transport hub of the country and a major industrial city.
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