Moscow is known all ower the world because it is capital of the most powerful states on the Earth. It is the political, economic, scientific and cultural heart of Russia. More than 8000000 people live in Moscow.
The Kremlin of Moscow is the symbol of the Russian politics because all main oficial organisations are situated here. The Mausoleum, the Grand Kremlin palace, the State Kremlin palace and the President's residence are on the territory of the Kremlin. The towers of the Kremlin are the simbol of Russia, especially the Spasskaya Tower. The building of the Assembly of Federation is also situated in Moscow.
Moscow was founded centuries ago. In 1156 the fortress was reinforced by prince Yuri Dolgoruky. By and by the settlement became bigger and more powerful. In the 13-th century Moscow became the capital of the Moscow principality as a centre of the struggle of the Russian lands against the Tatar yoke. Next time St.Pitersburg became the capital. But after the October revolution Moscow became the capital again. The battle of Moscow was one of the most important fights of World War II.
Moscow is now one of the most important centres of culture and scince. There are more than 70 educational and research institutes and universities in Moscow, including the greatest Moscow state university named after Lomonosov. Several greatest Russian libraries, including the State library named after Lenin and oth. are in Moscow.
There are more than 80 museums in this city. For example Oruzheynaya Palata. It's one of the oldest and richest museums.
The Tcar bell and the Tcar cannon are examples of scills of Russian craftsmen.
The State Tretyakov Gallery ia the greatest museum of Russian art, one of the world's leading museum.
The historical museum is the main museum of the State history.
There are the numerous churches and cathedrals in Moskow.
Moscow is also a city of theatres. There are more than 30 theatres in t