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Moscow
MOSCOW (/ˈmɒskoʊ/ or /ˈmɒskaʊ/ ; Russian : Москва́, tr. _Moskva_; IPA: ( listen )) is the capital and most populous city of Russia , with 13.2 million residents within the city limits and 17.8 million within the urban area . Moscow has the status of a Russian federal city . Moscow is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific centre of Russia and Eastern Europe , as well as the largest city entirely on the European continent . By broader definitions Moscow is among the world\'s largest cities , being the 14th largest metro area , the 18th largest agglomeration , the 15th largest urban area , and the 11th largest by population within city limits worldwide
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Federal Cities Of Russia
A CITY OF FEDERAL IMPORTANCE (Russian : город федерального значения, tr. _gorod federalnogo znacheniya_) or FEDERAL CITY in Russia is a city that has a status of both an inhabited locality and a constituent federal subject . The Russian Federation is divided into eighty-five federal subjects, three of which are federal cities. Two federal subjects, including the federal city of Sevastopol , are in the disputed region of Crimea which was annexed by the Russian Federation in 2014 but is recognised as Ukrainian territory by most of the international community
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Cathedral Of Christ The Saviour
The CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOR (Russian : Храм Христа Спасителя, Khram Khrista Spasitelya) is a Russian Orthodox cathedral in Moscow
Moscow
, Russia
Russia
, on the northern bank of the Moskva River , a few hundred meters southwest of the Kremlin . With an overall height of 103 metres (338 ft), it is the tallest Orthodox Christian church in the world. The current church is the second to stand on this site. The original church, built during the 19th century, took more than 40 years to build. It was destroyed in 1931 on the order of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin . The demolition was supposed to make way for a colossal Palace of the Soviets to house the country's legislature, the Supreme Soviet of the USSR . Construction started in 1937 but was halted in 1941 when Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
during World War II
World War II

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Spasskaya Tower
The SPASSKAYA TOWER (Russian : Спасская башня, translated as "Saviour Tower") is the main tower on the eastern wall of the Moscow
Moscow
Kremlin
Kremlin
which overlooks the Red Square
Red Square
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Reverence and Respect for the Tzar * 3 Inscription on Spasskaya Gate
Gate
* 4 Soviet Union and Modern Day * 5 Notes * 6 External links HISTORYThe Spasskaya Tower
Spasskaya Tower
was built in 1491 by the Italian architect Pietro Antonio Solari . Initially, it was named the Frolovskaya Tower after the Church of Frol and Lavr in the Kremlin
Kremlin

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Moscow Kremlin
The MOSCOW KREMLIN (Russian : Моско́вский Кремль, tr. _Moskovskiy Kreml_; IPA: ), usually referred to as THE KREMLIN, is a fortified complex at the heart of Moscow , overlooking the Moskva River to the south, Saint Basil\'s Cathedral and Red Square to the east, and the Alexander Garden to the west. It is the best known of the kremlins (Russian citadels ) and includes five palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers . Also within this complex is the Grand Kremlin Palace
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Moscow International Business Center
The MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CENTRE (MIBC), also known as “MOSCOW CITY”, (Russian : Московский международный деловой центр «Москва-Сити», Moskovskiy mezhdunarodniy delovoy tsentr "Moskva-Citi") is a commercial district in central Moscow
Moscow
, Russia
Russia
. Located east of the Third Ring Road in the Presnensky District
Presnensky District
of Central Administrative Okrug
Central Administrative Okrug
, the Moscow
Moscow
City area is currently under development. Construction of the MIBC takes place on the Presnenskaya embankment of the Moscow
Moscow
River , approximately 4 kilometers (2.5 mi) west of Red Square
Red Square
, and just east of the Third Ring Road
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Red Square
RED SQUARE (Russian : Кра́сная пло́щадь, tr. _Krásnaya plóshchaď_; IPA: ) is a city square (plaza) in Moscow , Russia . It separates the Kremlin , the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the President of Russia , from a historic merchant quarter known as Kitai-gorod . Red Square is often considered the central square of Moscow since Moscow's major streets, which connect to Russia's major highways, originate from the square
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Bolshoi Theatre
The BOLSHOI THEATRE (Russian : Большо́й теа́тр, tr. _Bol'shoy Teatr, Big Theatre_; IPA: ) is a historic theatre in Moscow , Russia
Russia
, designed by architect Joseph Bové , which holds ballet and opera performances. Before the October Revolution
October Revolution
it was a part of the Imperial Theatres of the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
along with Maly Theatre (_Small Theatre_) in Moscow
Moscow
and a few theatres in Saint Petersburg ( Hermitage Theatre , Bolshoi
Bolshoi
(Kamenny) Theatre , later Mariinsky Theatre and others). The Bolshoi
Bolshoi
Ballet
Ballet
and Bolshoi
Bolshoi
Opera
Opera
are amongst the oldest and most renowned ballet and opera companies in the world. It is by far the world's biggest ballet company, with more than 200 dancers
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Moscow State University
LOMONOSOV MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY (MSU; Russian : Московский государственный университет имени М. В. Ломоносова, often abbreviated МГУ) is a coeducational and public research university located in Moscow , Russia . It was founded on January 25, 1755 by Mikhail Lomonosov . MSU was renamed after Lomonosov in 1940 and was then known as _Lomonosov University_. It also houses the tallest educational building in the world. It is rated among the universities with the best reputation in the world . Its current rector is Viktor Sadovnichiy
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Flag Of Moscow
The FLAG OF MOSCOW, in the Russian Federation , is a dark red banner of arms charged as the arms of the city in the centre. It displays Saint George
Saint George
wearing armor and a blue cape with a golden lance in his right hand riding on a silver horse. He is shown stabbing a Zilant with the lance. The legend in which the flag came from originated in Jacobus de Voragine\'s Golden Legend
Golden Legend
. The flag was adopted on February 1, 1995. The proportions are 2:3
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Coat Of Arms Of Moscow
The COAT OF ARMS OF MOSCOW depicts a horseman with a spear in his hand slaying a basilisk and is identified with Saint George
Saint George
and the Dragon . The heraldic emblem of Moscow
Moscow
has been an integral part of the coat of arms of Russia
Russia
since the 16th century. CONTENTS * 1 Pre-Muscovite Russia
Russia
* 2 Muscovite Russia
Russia
* 3 Imperial Russia
Russia
* 4 20th century * 5 References * 6 External links PRE-MUSCOVITE RUSSIAThe emblem had its origins in the Byzantine tradition of depicting a patron saint of the ruling monarch on his seal and coins. Yaroslav the Wise (died 1054) was the first Russian ruler to have Saint George
Saint George
as his personal patron saint . Accordingly, he founded several cities and churches in the name of that saint
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Moya Moskva
"MOYA MOSKVA" («Моя Москва», "My Moscow") is the anthem of the city of Moscow
Moscow
since 1995. The music was composed in 1941 by Isaak Dunayevsky and the lyrics were written by Sergey Agranyan and Mark Lisyansky . The original performer was Zoya Rozhdestvenskaya . (She was the one who sang on the first recording of the song.) The original lyrics had four verses, of which the last pertained to Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin
. They were replaced by the current lyrics which were introduced during the Leonid Brezhnev
Leonid Brezhnev
era
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Russia
Coordinates : 60°N 90°E / 60°N 90°E / 60; 90 Russian Federation Российская Федерация (Russian ) _Rossiyskaya Federatsiya_ Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: " "_Gosudarstvenny gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii _" (transliteration ) "State Anthem of the Russian Federation" Location of Russia (green) Russian-administered Crimea (disputed ; light green)a Capital and largest city Moscow 55°45′N 37°37′E / 55.750°N 37.617°E / 55.750; 37.617 OFFICIAL LANGUAGES Russian RECOGNISED NATIONA
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Federal Districts Of Russia
The FEDERAL DISTRICTS (Russian : федера́льные округа́, _federalnyye okruga_) are groupings of the federal subjects of Russia
Russia
. Federal districts are not provisioned by the Constitution of Russia
Russia
and are not the constituent units of the country, but exist purely for the convenience of operation and governing by federal government agencies. Each district includes several federal subjects and each federal district has a presidential envoy titled a _Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in a Federal District_. The federal districts and positions of Plenipotentiary Representatives were originally created in 2000 by Presidential Decree "to ensure implementation of the President of the Russian Federation of its constitutional powers". Plenipotentiary Representatives are appointed by the President and are employees of the Presidential Administration
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