Moscow is a capital of the Russian Federation. It's a business, scientific, educational and cultural center of the country. Holy Moscow - that was the name for centuries and it has remained the symbolic heart of this vast country.
According to a legend mentioned in an old Russian chronicle Moscow was founded by Suzdal's Prince Yuri Dolgoruky in 1147. In the 14-th century Moscow becomes a center of Great Moscow Principality. Later it becomes a center of the whole Russian State.
At the beginning of the 18th century, Peter the Great demoted the city from its rank of Tsar's capital by building his own capital city which now once again bears his name, St. Petersburg. However, the Russian tsars were
cround in Moscow. In 1918 the Soviet government transferred the Russian capital back to Moscow.
Moscow was destroyed several times: by the Mongolian Tatar invasion, the Napoleonic invasion, the Nazi invasion; and every time it rose from its ruins. Now Moscow is one of the most beautiful cities of the world. It combines the best pieces of old and modern architecture.
The capital was especially transformed for the last years. Most of the historical buildings, architectural ensembles, churches and monasteries were restored.
Home for Pushkin, Lermontov and Dostoyevsky, it became a breeding ground for progressive thought and a haven for free-thinkers.
Moscow is a unique complex of attractions, the opportunity to get acquainted with traditions of Russian people
makes guests come here from all over the world.
You are welcome to Moscow!