The most populous city in Europe, the Russian capital, Moscow has been at the forefront of world history for more than a century. With it's 10+ million citizens, and numerous historical sites to visit, Moscow has recieved a surge of tourism. Once the seat of world communism, Moscow can now be appreciated for it's historical diversity, and landmarks, which shaped much of the last hundred years of human civilization. Ancient monasteries and monoliths stand side by side here. Wonderful churches that had unfortunately been vandalized or abandoned during the Soviet era are being lovingly restored.
People have inhabited the Moscow area since the Stone Age. Because of its location on the Volga River, it steadily grew from a small town to a prosperous city. Moscow's history is filled with centuries of violence. In 1991, after the USSR dissolved, Moscow became a capital of Russia again, and has since became more westernized.
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Moscow has recently been names the world's most expensive city.
St. Basil's Cathedral
Cathedral of Christ the Savior
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
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