Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia – the largest country in the world. The first reliable records about Moscow date to 1147 which is considered to be the year of its foundation. In the beginning of the 13th century Moscow, for the first time, became the center of the principality and remained so until 1712 when the capital of Russia was moved to Saint Petersburg. In 1918 capital status however was returned to Moscow.
Today this city meets all the requirements of being a modern metropolis of such a vast country as Russia. Moscow leads in almost every sphere of human activity: the newest medical equipment, up-to-date educational and scientific institutes, the best Russian theaters and cultural venues.
The Red Square and the Moscow Kremlin with its Spasskaya Tower, Bolshoi Theatre, the Cathedral of St. Vasily the Blessed and lots of other sights make Moscow one of the most important historical and cultural cities in the world.
The Russian capital is one of the world sports centers too. Annually it receives famed sportsmen and sportswomen in such complexes as Olimpiyskiy and Luzhniki. This city cultivates many sports but the favorite is football – without a doubt. In 1980 Moscow was the place of the Games of the XXII Olympiad. In 2018 Moscow like several other Russian cities will host the FIFA World Cup.
Life in Moscow never stops.Even at night there’s plenty of things to do in Moscow. At any hour you can meet people of hundreds of ethnic origins speaking dozens of different languages. Moscow nightlife is diverse and can offer millions of variants of pastime.
Here everyone can find hotels and restaurants according to his/her own preferences. There are representatives of such popular and big hotel chains as InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International, Hilton Hotels Corp., Accor, Best Western International and others. At the same time you can easily find more intimate and cozy, even luxury, independently owned Moscow hotels. No mater what your culinary tastes are in Moscow you’ll have no problems satisfying your palate.
The climate here has four clearly expressed seasons with all the character features: winter, spring, summer and autumn. During every one of these seasons Moscow is beautiful in its own way. The coldest month is February and the warmest one is July. The maximum precipitation is observed in July, August and October, the minimum – in March and April. The mist is quite typical for Moscow, especially in June, September and October.
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