Moscow is the capital of Russia, its political, economic, cultural and scientific center.
It was founded 8 centuries ago by Prince Yuri Dolgoruky.
Historians have accepted the year of 1147 as the start of Moscow’s history. Gradually the city became more and more powerful.
In the 13th century Moscow was the center of the struggle for the liberation of Russian lands from the tartar yoke.
In the 16th century under Ivan the Terrible Moscow became the capital of the new united state. Though Peter the Great moved the capital
to St. Petersburg in 1712, Moscow remained the heart of Russia, and was reinstated as the capitol in 1728.
Now Moscow is one of the largest cities in Europe.
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