MOSCOW – the capital of the Russian Federation, a constituent entity of the Russian Federation. It has its own territory, population, bodies of state and local authorities, coat-of-arms, flag and anthem.MOSCOW – one of the largest cultural and tourist centers in the world, having a unique cultural-historical heritage and a modern entertainment infrastructure.
Area: 2,511 km2 (1,569.3 miles2).
Population: 11, 977, 988 people (on 01/01/2013). Population density: 4,770.82 persons per km2. Moscow is Europe's largest city by number of residents.
National composition: Russians, Ukrainians, Tatars, Armenians, Azerbaijanis, Jews, Belarusians, Georgians, Uzbeks, Chechens, Koreans, Bashkirs, Moldavians, et al.
Founding date: 1147.Each year around 5 million foreign tourists visit Moscow; most of them come from Germany, China, France, the USA and Italy. Many others come from Japan, Turkey, Great Britain, Italy, Vietnam, Israel, Brazil, Spain and the countries of Latin America.
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Top places to visit in Moscow
The Moscow Kremlin is one of the most ancient parts of the city and symbolises the whole of Russia. It is both a cultural sight, as well as the centre of the Russian state, and the residence of the President of Russia.
There are many tours offered around the Kremlin, and various museums are located inside the complex, such as the Armory Chamber, Cathedral of the Annunciation, Cathedral of the Archangel, Cathedral of the Assumption, the Patriarch’s chambers, Church of the Deposition of the Robe, Ivan the Great Bell Ensemble, Sobornaya square, and “Archeology of the Moscow Kremlin” collection.
The Kremlin is open to visitors from Friday to Wednesday between 10h00 and 17h00. More information www.kreml.ru