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Welcome to Moscow

Moscow, Russia, Lomonosov University

Lying on both banks of the river with the same name, in the west of the Russian Plain, Moscow is Russia's largest city. The region has been inhabited since the Neolithic period, but the city is attested since 1147. Between 1547 and 1712, was the capital of United Russia and then, in 1918, the capital of the USSR and now Russia. Moscow is over 600 years the center of the Russian Orthodox Church, but also a political, economic and cultural. Here in the city center, architectural ensemble is famous Kremlin, a medieval fortress, with Red Square on the eastern wall.

The emblem of power since the middle Ages, the city Kremlin, defended by fortified wall guarded by 20 towers, is the seat of the Presidency and contains several palaces, cathedrals and buildings that house the country's riches. Red Square is a steady stream of visitors, for Kremlin, for Lenin's Mausoleum or St. Basil's Cathedral, located on the south side of the market. Around the Kremlin, stretches the Alexandrovski Park, loved by students. In the background you can see the two imposing neoclassical buildings: the old university and the former National Library.

In Moscow there is the oldest, largest and most prestigious high school in Russia, Lomonosov State University, founded in 1755 by scientist Michael Lomonosov, with help from the Empress Elizabeth of Russia.
In Moscow there are many museums and galleries: Tretyakov Gallery (1892) Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Contemporary History; Polytechnic Museum, the Kremlin Palace Armour, National History Museum.

Russians have great cult figures of the nation and this is expressed through the establishment and maintenance of commemorative museum houses. In Moscow are open: the house-museum Maxim Gorky, Anton Chekhov house-museum, the house-museum Fyodor ┼×aliapin house-museum Stanislavski, Alexander Pushkin House and Museum, House and Museum Alexander Skriabin, Leo Tolstoy museum house, the house-museum Victor Vasnetov and more.

Moscow is famous for the prestigious institutions of culture and art which hosts Balsoi Theater of Opera and Ballet (1856), Little Dramatic Theatre, State Palace of Kremlin, Theatre of Operetta, Moskovskaia Konservatoria, three concert halls, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.

In a walk through delightful amalgam of Moscow, you cannot avoid the Arbat area. On Novi Arbat Avenue you can admire: a Moorish castle, a seventeenth-century church, a casino, bars and shops with flashy advertisements. In the old Arbat pedestrian area you can find: antique dealers, outdoor stalls and street home too many curiosities.