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Moscow is the capital of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural and scientific center in Russia and in Eurasia.
Moscow is the northernmost mega-city on Earth, the most populous city in Europe. It is the largest city in Russia, with
a population, according to the 2010 Census, of 11,503,000. By its territorial expansion on July 1, 2012 southwest into
the Moscow Oblast, the capital increased its area 2.5 times. Moscow is situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District.
Moscow is the site of the Moscow Kremlin, a medieval city-fortress that is today the residence of the Russian president.
The Moscow Kremlin is one of the several World Heritage Sites in the city. Both chambers of the Russian parliament also sit in Moscow.


Map of Moscow oblast: subjects of the federation

An air view of Moscow: Moscow, at an altitude of about 386 kms. A solar array panel for the space station is on the left side of the frame.


The city is served by an extensive transit network, which includes four international airports, nine railway terminals,
and one of the deepest underground metro systems in the world, the Moscow Metro, third to Tokyo and Seoul in terms
of passenger numbers. It is recognized as one of the city's landmarks due to the rich and varied architecture of
its 188 stations.


(L) Red Square in Moscow 1801 (R) Fire of Moscow 1812

Book shops at the Spassky bridge at the main gate of the Kremlin in the 17th century

Saint Basil's Cathedral at Moscow Kremlin

The Kremlin: The photography was taken from the other side of Moskva River.

(L) A high-fashion dress making (R) The Central Core, a shopping centre of the New-City in Moscow


Many shops in the New-City are almost same to that of EU and North American countries.
GUM ( Glavnyi Universalnyi Magazin ), known as State Department Store during the Soviet times.
Similarly named stores were found in some Soviet republics and post-Soviet states.
The most famous GUM is the large store facing Red Square.
It is currently a shopping mall. It has a clear roof.



The Main department store (GUM) in Moscow during New Year's holidays


According to Forbes 2013, Moscow has the largest community of billionaires in the world. In 2008, Moscow had 74 billionaires
with an average wealth of $5.9 billion, which placed it above New York's 71 billionaires. However, as of 2009, there are
only 27 billionaires in Moscow compared with New York's 55 billionaires. Based on Forbes' 2011-list of the world's billionaires,
Moscow is the city with the most billionaires in the world, with 79 from 115 in all of Russia. The nouveau riche, also called
the New Russians, often in a derogatory sense, have a reputation for flaunting their wealth; the avenues for doing so have
increased in recent times - a sense of fashion and self-consciousness has instilled itself through the many haute couture
and haute cuisine spots in Moscow.


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The photographs were taken in July, and article was written in August 2014,
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