Description of the city/ Moscow
Moscow is the biggest center and the capital of Russia. The city has a long history. The first mention about Moscow refers to the 12th century AD. The founder of the city is the Prince Yury Dolgoruky. The name Moscow derives from the name of the river that flows through the city.
During the long history of the city, it was repeatedly invaded, burned, but always reborn and rebuilt. It’s difficult to overestimate the beauty of Moscow. Its magnificent decoration was admired by many writers and poets. Its picturesque streets and areas have become an integral part of many literary works. Architecture of Moscow strikes with its variety and uniqueness. Many old buildings and constructions have preserved till our days. A number of monuments are included to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The most outstanding are – Red Square and the Moscow Kremlin, Novodevichy and Donskoy monasteries, Tsaritsyno, Ostankino, Kuzminki estates. Also we should name the world famous Bolshoi Theatre. But it’s impossible to list all the monuments of this beautiful city.
Moscow is full of parks, museums, theaters and art galleries. It is a center of cultural and economic life of Russia. Large number of famous Russian institutes and universities, banks and companies is situated here. Many tourists enjoy visiting Moscow. The city has great number of hotels and restaurants. Moscow is also the center of political life. Here is situated the residence of the State Duma and the President of the Russian Federation. Today Moscow is a modern European city with a multi-million population. It is rapidly evolving and becoming more and more beautiful.