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Moscow is the capital and largest city of Russia. The city stands on the Moskva River in Central Russia, with a population estimated at 12.4 million residents within the city limits, while over 17 million residents in the urban area, and over 20 million residents in the Moscow Metropolitan Area. The city covers an area of 2,511 square kilometres , while the urban area covers 5,891 square kilometres , and the metropolitan area covers over 26,000 square kilometres . Moscow is among the world's largest cities, being the largest city entirely within Europe, the largest urban area in Europe, the largest metropolitan area in Europe, and also the largest city by land area on the European continent.Originally established in 1147, Moscow grew to become a prosperous and powerful city that served as the capital of the Grand Duchy that bears its namesake. Wikipedia
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Red Square is a city square in Moscow, Russia. It separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and now the official residence of the president of Russia, from a historic merchant quarter known as Kitai-gorod. Red Square is often considered to be the central square of Moscow since the city's major streets, which connect to Russia's major highways, originate in the square.
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The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed , commonly known as Saint Basil's Cathedral, is an Orthodox church in Red Square of Moscow, and is one of the most popular cultural symbols of Russia. The building, now a museum, is officially known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat, or Pokrovsky Cathedral. It was built from 1555 to 1561 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan. It was the city's tallest building until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600.The original building, known as Trinity Church and later Trinity Cathedral, contained eight chapels arranged around a ninth, central chapel dedicated to the Intercession; a tenth chapel was erected in 1588 over the grave of venerated local saint Vasily .
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The Monument to Minin and Pozharsky is a bronze statue designed by Ivan Martos and located on the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral. The statue commemorates Prince Dmitry Pozharsky and Kuzma Minin, who gathered an all-Russian volunteer army and expelled the forces of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth under the command of King Sigismund III of Poland from Moscow, thus putting an end to the Time of Troubles in 1612. The monument was conceived by the Free Society of Lovers of Literature, Science, and the Arts to commemorate the 200th anniversary of those events. Construction was funded by public conscription in Nizhny Novgorod, the city from where Minin and Pozharsky came to save Moscow.
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Resurrection Gate is the only existing gate of the Kitai-gorod in Moscow. It connects the north-western end of Red Square with Manege Square and gives its name to nearby Voskresenskaya Square . The gate adjoins the ornate building of the Moscow City Hall to the east and the State Historical Museum to the west. Just in front of the chapel is a bronze plaque marking kilometre zero of the Russian highway system.
This is a war memorial, dedicated to the Soviet soldiers killed during World War II. The dark red porphyry monument is decorated with a bronze sculpture of a laurel branch and a soldier's helmet laid upon a banner. In front of the monument, there is a five-pointed star in a square field of labradorite, which emanates the Eternal Flame from its center. The flame illuminates a bronze inscription "Имя твоё неизвестно, подвиг твой бессмертен" ("Your name is unknown, your deed is immortal"). The torch for the memorial's Eternal Flame was transported from Leningrad, where it had been lit from the Eternal Flame at the Field of Mars. To the left of the tomb is a granite wall with an inlay stating: "1941 - To Those Who Have Fallen For The Motherland - 1945".
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Arsenalna is a station on Kyiv Metro’s Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line. The station was opened along with the first stage and is currently the deepest station in the world at 105.5 metres . This is attributed to Kyiv’s geography where the high bank of the Dnieper River rises above the rest of the city. Also unusual is the station’s design, which lacks a central concourse and is thus similar in layout to stations on the London Underground.
The Moscow Kremlin , or simply the Kremlin, is a fortified complex in the center of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River to the south, Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square to the east, and the Alexander Garden to the west. It is the best known of the kremlins , and includes five palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. In addition, within this complex is the Grand Kremlin Palace that was formerly the Tsar's Moscow residence. The complex now serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation and as a museum with 2,746,405 visitors in 2017.The name "Kremlin" means "fortress inside a city", and is often also used metonymically to refer to the government of the Russian Federation in a similar sense to how "White House" refers to the Executive Office of the President of the United States.
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Novodevichy Convent, also known as Bogoroditse-Smolensky Monastery , is probably the best-known cloister of Moscow. Its name, sometimes translated as the New Maidens' Monastery, was devised to differ from the Old Maidens' Monastery within the Moscow Kremlin. Unlike other Moscow cloisters, it has remained virtually intact since the 17th century. In 2004, it was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Vorobyovy Gory is a Moscow Metro station. It is on the Sokolnicheskaya Line, between Universitet and Sportivnaya stations. Its name originates from a nearby elevated area literally translated as Sparrow Hills.
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Fersman Mineralogical Museum is one of the largest mineral museums of the world, located in Moscow, Russia. Its collections include more than 135,000 items. Among them natural crystals, geodes, druses and other kinds of mineral treasures. The museum was named after Alexander Fersman.
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The Shukhov Radio Tower , also known as the Shabolovka Tower , is a broadcasting tower deriving from the Russian avant-garde in Moscow designed by Vladimir Shukhov. The 160-metre-high free-standing steel diagrid structure was built between 1920 and 1922, during the Russian Civil War.
The State Tretyakov Gallery is an art gallery in Moscow, Russia, the foremost depository of Russian fine art in the world. The gallery's history starts in 1856 when the Moscow merchant Pavel Mikhailovich Tretyakov acquired works by Russian artists of his day with the aim of creating a collection, which might later grow into a museum of national art. In 1892, Tretyakov presented his already famous collection of approximately 2,000 works to the Russian nation. The museum attracted 894,374
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Terem Palace or Teremnoy Palace is a historical building in the Moscow Kremlin, Russia, which used to be the main residence of the Russian czars in the 17th century. Its name is derived from the Greek word τερεμνον . Currently, the structure is not accessible to the public, as it belongs to the official residence of the President of Russia. In the 16th century Aloisio da Milano constructed the first royal palace on the spot.
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The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics is a museum in Moscow, Russia, dedicated to space exploration. It is located within the base of the Monument to the Conquerors of Space in the north-east of the city. The museum contains a wide variety of Soviet and Russian space-related exhibits and models which explore the history of flight; astronomy; space exploration; space technology; and space in the arts. According to the Russian tourist board, the museum's collection holds approximately 85,000 different items and receives approximately 300,000 visitors yearly.
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The Bolshoi Theatre is a historic theatre in Moscow, Russia, originally designed by architect Joseph Bové, which holds ballet and opera performances. Before the October Revolution it was a part of the Imperial Theatres of the Russian Empire along with Maly Theatre in Moscow and a few theatres in Saint Petersburg . The Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera are amongst the oldest and most renowned ballet and opera companies in the world. It is by far the world's biggest ballet company, with more than 200 dancers.
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Kazan Cathedral Russian: Казанский собор, formally known as the "Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan", is a Russian Orthodox church located on the northeast corner of Red Square in Moscow, Russia. The current building is a reconstruction of the original church, which was destroyed at the direction of then General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, in 1936.
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This former imperial estate is now a very popular weekend destination for Muscovites. It is a vast collection of churches and other buildings from the 16 and 17th centuries, including some wooden architecture that was transported here by the Soviet government from Karelia. The original wooden palace (tiled as 'an Eighth Wonder of the World') was demolished in 1768, and replaced with a much more modest stone-and-brick structure. - The Moscow Government has completed a full-scale reconstruction in 2010. The rebuilt palace stands approximately 1 kilometer to the south of its original location, in order to preserve the historic foundations. -There are fifteen [http://mgomz.com/category/permanent-expositions Permanent Expositions]: '''Church of the Ascension''' (Церковь Вознесения Господня); '''Milestones in the History of Kolomenskoye''' (Вехи истории Коломенского), about the history of the Kolomenskoye village and its outskirts from V – III rd millennium BC to the beginning of the 20th century; '''Palace of the Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich''' (Дворец царя Алексея Михайловича), XVII century; '''Russian XVII Century Art Treasures''', exhibition at the Younger and Middle Tsarevnas’ Tower, Palace of the Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich (Сокровища русского искусства. XVII век.); '''The Honey Kolomenskoye''', exposition at the Bee-keeper’s farm (Медовое Коломенское); '''Peasant’s Farm''' (Усадьба коломенского крестьянина); '''Smith’s Yard''' at the Ethnographic Centre (Усадьба кузнеца); '''Falconry''' at the Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich Courtyard at the Falconry Yard (Соколиная охота царя Алексея Михайловича); '''Stable yard''' (Конюшенный двор); '''Church of Great Martyr St. George the Victorious''' (Церковь Святого великомученика Георгия Победоносца из Архангельской области), 1685; '''Tower of Nikolo-Korelsky Monastery''' (Проездные ворота Николо-Корельского монастыря), 15th century; '''Tower of Bratsk Stockaded Fort''' (Башня Братского острога), 1631 on the Angara River; '''Tower of Sumskoy Stockaded Fort''' (Моховая башня Сумского острога), what was part of the defense of North Russian maritime country-side (Pomor’ye) from the end of 16th to the beginning of the 18th century.; Water Mill on the Zhuzha River (Водяная мельница на речке Жуже). - Other sights: Church of Our Lady of Kazan, 17th century; Watertower, 17th century; Front gates, 1671–73; Polkovhichyi chambers, 17th century; Prikaznye chambers, 17th century; Sytny yard, 17th century; Back gates, 17th century; Park pavilion, 1825; Park gates, 19th century; Memorial pole from Shaydorovo village, 19th century; Boris stone from Belarus; Polovets stone idol; Chasovoy pole, 17th century; Peter the Great house (18th century) from North Dvina River; Lion's Gates from the Moscow Kremlin (surviving fragments); Oak-trees grove (one of the oldest oaks in Moscow); Golosov Ravine with sacred stones and springs in it; Dyakovo settlement Archeological site - Part of ''' UNESCO World Heritage List'''
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Part of a former royal estate situated several kilometers to the southeast of the city center. Built to commemorate the birth of Ivan the Terrible, Kolomenskoye's Church of the Ascension upended the Byzantine style with its wooden conical tower, and proved to be a milestone in the history of Russian ecclesiastical architecture. Since 1994, it has enjoyed a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
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Novospassky Monastery is one of the Russian Orthodox Church fortified monasteries surrounding Moscow from the south-east. The abbey traces its history back to Moscow's first monastery established in the early 14th century at the location where the Danilov Monastery now stands. The "Church of the Savior in the Wood" of the Kremlin was its original katholikon. Upon its removal to the left bank of the Moskva River in 1491, the abbey was renamed Abbey of the New Savior, to distinguish it from the older one in the Kremlin.The monastery was patronized by Andrei Kobyla's descendants, including the Sheremetyev and Romanov boyars, and served as their burial vault.
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