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Moscow is the capital and the federal city most populous of Russia. It is an important political, economical, cultural and scientific center of Russia. After decades of austerity and destitution, Moscow has been enjoying an extraordinary period of self-indulgence and extravagance. In fact, as Forbes magazine said in 2006 Moscow has the most number of billionaires in the world!
Its fascinating history
The Kremlin has ruled for about 800 years, with powers on the hands of terrible and grand tsars and princes, totalitarian dictators and recently, elected presidents. The city has survived many invaders, from Napoleon to Hitler, often at a horrible cost, though. In recent years, people of Moscow have been marching forwards rather than backwards to a whole new world of extravagance, fine dining, consumer goods, and luxury automobiles.
Moscow is not only the richest city of the nation, but it is also the most sophisticated city in terms of arts and culture.
Thanks to world-class institutions such as the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Bolshoi Theatre, and many more, Moscow has become one of Europe’s cultural centers.
The city has also great writers, composers, playwrights, filmmakers, and choreographers, and their works are still constantly exhibited to the public at many venues in the city center. Because of Stalin’s architectural makeover, the city does not quite have the perfection of the baroque-style St. Petersburg. The streets, however are dotted with Soviet iconography.
The Russian capital is one of the world’s most instantly recognizable cities.
From the Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral to Gorky Park and Stalin’s Seven Sisters, Moscow is overwhelming with popular landmarks. Even the Metro stations present a very strong architectural “tour de force”. Moscow’s pre-revolutionary past is mirrored in its icon-filled cathedrals and Orthodox churches, which enjoy a renaissance following the lifting of the many restrictions of the Soviet era.