There are a lot of different places of interest in the city – various historical, cultural, and architectural sites. Such sights as the Novodevichy monastery and Kolomenskoye estate are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The city is the capital of Russia, the largest city in the country and Europe, and one of the largest cities in the world. The name of the city is bound with the name of the river it is standing on – the Moskva River.
Moscow is located in the center of the European part of Russia, between the rivers Oka and Volga.
The real age of Moscow is not known.
In the early 13 centuries, Moscow became the center of principality for the first time.
At the end of the 15 centuries, Moscow became the capital of the largest Russian state, and, at the beginning of the 16 century – the capital of a unified Russian state. In 1712, the capital of Russia was moved to a newly built town of Saint Petersburg, but Moscow remained the place where emperors were crowned.
In 1918, Moscow became the capital of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.