Moscow

Nicknames:
The Third Rome
Whitestone
The Forty Forties
Patron Saint:  Saint George  
Historic status:
Principality (c1300 – c1480)
Capital of Russia (c1480 – 1703)
Capital of the USSR (1922 – 1991)
Capital of the Russian Federation (1991 onwards)
The Seal: A sea anchor and a river anchor with a scepter – a symbol of royal power – on a
red field.
Local government:  The entire city of Moscow is headed by one mayor
Zoning: It
is divided into ten administrative districts and 123 districts

Main cultural attractions:
Kremlin and Red Square
Tretyakov Gallery
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
Bolshoy Theater
Metro
Airports:  There are five primary commercial airports serving Moscow:
Sheremetyevo International Airport, Domodedovo International Airport, Bykovo
Airport, Ostafyevo International Airport and Vnukovo International Airport.

Train Stations: Moscow’s nine rail terminals (or vokzals
are:
Belorussky Rail Terminal
Kazansky Rail Terminal
Kiyevsky Rail Terminal
Kursky Rail Terminal
Leningradsky Rail Terminal
Paveletsky Rail Terminal
Rizhsky Rail Terminal
Savyolovsky Rail Terminal
Yaroslavsky Rail Terminal
River port: Moscow also has two passenger terminals, (South River Terminal and
North River Terminal or Rechnoy vokzal),
 

Moscow is the capital and the largest city of Russia. It is
also the largest metropolitan area in Europe  and ranks among the largest
urban areas in the world. Moscow is a major political, economic, cultural,
religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the
world, a global city. It is also the seventh largest city proper in the world,
a megacity. The population of Moscow (as of 1 June 2009) is 10,524,400.
It is located on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District, in the
European part of Russia. Moscow sits on the junction of three geological
platforms. Historically, it was the capital of the former Soviet Union, Tsardom
of Russia and the Grand Duchy of Moscow. It is the site of the Moscow Kremlin,
one of the World Heritage Sites in the city, which serves as the residence of
the President of Russia. The Russian parliament and the Government of Russia
also sit in Moscow.
Moscow is a major economic centre and is home to one of the largest numbers of
billionaires in the world; in 2008 Moscow was named the world’s most expensive
city for foreign employees for the third year in a row. However, in 2009,
Moscow moved to third after Tokyo and Osaka came in first and second,
respectively.
It is home to many scientific and educational institutions, as well as numerous
sport facilities. It possesses a complex transport system, that includes 3
international airports, 9 railroad terminals, and the world’s second busiest
(after Tokyo) metro system which is famous for its architecture and artwork.
Its metro is the busiest single-operator subway in the world.
Although Moscow was established more than 850 years ago it is still a modern
city with very dynamic life. It concentrates a lot of International business.
 International exhibitions, congresses and meetings take place daily in
different venues and exhibition centers of the city. It is a fantastic city to
combine work and culture and relaxation…