What is Moscow?


Moscow ( /ˈmɒskaʊ/ or /ˈmɒskoʊ/; Russian: Москва, Moskva; ) is the capital city and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural and scientific center in Russia and in Europe. According to Forbes 2011, Moscow has the largest community of billionaires in the world. Moscow is the northernmost megacity on Earth, the most populous city in Europe, and the 5th largest city proper in the world. It's also the largest city in Russia with a population, according to the 2010 Census, of 11,503,501. By its territorial expansion on July 1, 2012 southwest into the Moscow Oblast, the capital increased its area 2.5 times; from about 1,000 square kilometers (390 sq mi) up to 2,500 square kilometers (970 sq mi), and gained additional population of 230,000 people.

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Moscow, Wisconsin - Demographics
... There were 208 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.9% were married couples living together, 2.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.8% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Boris Yegorov
... Borisovich Yegorov (Russian Борис Борисович Егоров November 26, 1937, Moscow – September 12, 1994, Moscow) was a Soviet physician-cosmonaut and he became the first physician to make a ... He also selected medicine as a career and graduated from the "First Moscow Medical Institute" in 1961 ... of birth November 26, 1937 Place of birth Moscow, Russia Date of death September 12, 1994 Place of death Moscow, Russia ...
Gorki Leninskiye
... (a work settlement) in Leninsky District of Moscow Oblast, Russia, 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) south of Moscow city limits and the Moscow Ring Road ... up in the possession of General Anatoly Reynbot, who was Governor General of Moscow in 1905 during the Revolution of 1905 ... After the Soviet government moved to Moscow in 1918, the luxurious estate was nationalized and converted into Vladimir Lenin's dacha ...
Edison Denisov - Biography
... In 1951-56 Denisov studied at the Moscow Conservatory — composition with Vissarion Shebalin, orchestration with Nikolai Rakov, analysis with Viktor Zuckerman and piano ... After graduating from the Moscow Conservatory, he taught orchestration and later composition there ... became a leader of the ACM - Association for Contemporary Music reestablished in Moscow in 1990 ...
Vladimir Of Staritsa
... Euphrosyne Khovanskaya, Vladimir spent his childhood under strict surveillance in Moscow ... He summoned Vladimir to Moscow and signed with him a treaty, whereby he was to live in Moscow with a small retinue and avoid contacts with Ivan's boyars ... Oprichniks burnt Vladimir's palace in Moscow, and most of his lands were confiscated into Oprichnina ...

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