With its population over 10 million citizens, it is one of the world’s greatest megalopolises. Firstly mentioned in the Chronicles in 1147, Moscow, as compared with old capitals of Europe, such as Athens, Rome, Paris and London, is a middle-aged city. However, it is the standing that really matters, not the age. Being the capital of the world’s biggest country Moscow always played the very important role in political and cultural life of Europe and the world as a whole.

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