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Moscow (English pronunciation: /ˈmɒskaʊ/ or /ˈmɒskoʊ/; Russian: Москва́, tr. Moskva) is the capital, the most populous city, and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, scientific, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the continent. Moscow is the most northern city on Earth to have a population above 10,000,000, the most populous city on the continent of Europe, and the sixth largest city proper in the world. Its population, according to the preliminary results of the 2010 census, is 11,514,300. Based on Forbes 2011, Moscow had 79 billionaires, displacing New York as the city with the greatest number of billionaires.

Moscow is situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Russia. In the course of its history the city has served as the capital of a progression of states, from the medieval Grand Duchy of Moscow and the subsequent Tsardom of Russia to the Soviet Union. Moscow is the site of the Moscow Kremlin, an ancient fortress that is today the residence of the Russian President and of the executive branch of the Government of Russia. The Kremlin is also one of several World Heritage Sites in the city. Both chambers of the Russian parliament (the State Duma and the Federation Council) also sit in Moscow.

The city is served by an extensive transit network, which includes four international airports, nine railroad terminals, and the Moscow Metro, second only to Tokyo in terms of ridership and recognised as one of the city's landmarks due to the rich and varied architecture of its 182 stations.

Over time, Moscow has acquired a number of epithets, most referring to its size and preeminent status within the nation: The Third Rome (Третий Рим), Whitestone (Белокаменная), The First Throne (Первопрестольная), The Forty Forties (Сорок Сороков). Currently Moscow Government and NGOs try to promote a new city brand WowMoscow aimed at demonstrating its openness and friendliness.

The demonym for a Moscow resident is Moskvitch, rendered in English as Muscovite.

Moscow tourist attractions and interesting places

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Moscow Kremlin

The Moscow Kremlin (Russian: Московский Кремль Moskovskiy Krem

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Saint Basil's Cathedral

The Cathedral of Intercession of the Virgin on the Moat

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Большой зал Московской консерватории

Большо́й зал Моско́вской консервато́рии ― конц

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Luzhniki Metro Bridge

Luzhniki Metro Bridge (Russian: Лужнецкий метромос

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Малый Каменный мост

Ма́лый Ка́менный мост — второй из мостов по течению Водоотводно

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Pont Novoarbatski

Новоарба́тский мост (Кали́нинский мост) — автодорожный мост чер

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Golitsynsky Ponds (Голицынские пруды)

Golitsynsky Ponds (Голицынские пруды) is a tourist attraction, one

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Intercession Monastery (Moscow)

Intercession (Pokrovsky) Monastery (Покровский монастырь

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North River Terminal

The North River Terminal or Rechnoy Vokzal (русский. Речной

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Ленинградский мост (Москва)

Ленингра́дский мост — мост в Северном административном

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Центральный дом литераторов

Центральный дом литераторов — московский клуб писателей,

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Church of St. Nicholas in Khamovniki

Church of Saint Nicholas in Khamovniki (Russian: Церковь Cвятит

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Arbat Street

The Old Arbat (Russian: Старый Арбат) is a picturesque pedestrian

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Observation Deck (Sparrow Hills)

Observation Deck (Sparrow Hills) (Русский: Смотровая площадка) is a

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Hotels in Moscow

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Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky Park

starting $256

Hotel National a Luxury Collection Hotel Moscow

starting $293

The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow

starting $1950

Four Seasons Hotel Moscow

starting $755

Veliy Hotel Mokhovaya Moscow

starting $102

Landmark Hostel Arbat

starting $10

Kremlin Lights hostel

starting $13

Volhonka Hostel

starting $7

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