Live all you can: it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that what have you had? - Henry James
As the most famous and as the largest city in Russia or the former Soviet
Union, this city in the western central area of European Russia has a long
and rich history. A population of 8 - 10 million (figures differ) reside
within 994 square kilometers or 398 square miles.
Founded in 1147 by Prince Yuri Dolgoruki on the outskirts of Suzdar
Principality, evidence has been found of 3,000 year old settlements within
the city. Moscow was the capital of Russia from the latter part of the
15th century until 1713 when Tsar Peter The Great relocated it to St.
Petersburg. However, in 1922 it once again became a capital but this time of the Soviet
Union and then of Russia in 1991. The 850th anniversary was observed in 1997
with a large celebration.
People all over the world know of the Kremlin but many do not know that the
New Kremlin walls have been in existence since 1485 or that a huge fire
burned much of the building in 1737. A few of the other world famous
institutions and sites include St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow (completed
in 1560), Cathedral of Christ The Savior (completed 1883) Moscow State
University (opened in 1755), the Bolshoi Theater (opened in 1824), the
Moscow Theatre (1898), and the beautiful Moscow Metro subway (completed in 1935).
The following is a list of sites describing the city of Moscow. We hope this list will continue to grow as more communities become represented on the World Wide Web so please be sure to let us know if you are aware of any other sites.
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