Moscow is the capital of Russia. The city is situated in the European part of Russia on the banks of Moskva river. Moscow was founded in 1147 by Prince yuri Dolgoruki. Nowadays Moscow is one of the largest cities in theworld with 10 million inhabitants.
The Kremlin is the historic centre of the city. In 1156 the first wooden walls of Moscow Kremlin were constructed. The Kremlin was repeatedly rebuilt and gained its modern appearance after the gigantic reconstruction during the reign of Tsar Ivan III at the end of the 15th century. It contains fine examples of Russian architecture of the 15th to 17th centuries. Kremlin territory locates the first Moscow museum the Armory Chamber displaying unique specimens of Russian and foreign aplied art of the 12th to 20th centuries.
Everyone visiting Moscow for the first time should begin his or her acquaintance with the city on the Red Square. The main architectural detail of the square is the Cathedral of Intercession on the Moat which people renamed the Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed (1555-1561)
Moscow has something for everyone – and it is certain to usher anyone and everyone in with welcome arms! Moscow can be considered the very heart and soul of Russia – and with good cause. Despite its old age, the city is eternally youthful, multifaceted yet holistic. Moscow is growing and changing rapidly, while at the same time managing to remain an essentially Russian city. It is worth traveling to Moscow – even if just for one day — to admire the Kremlin’s majestic ensemble created by the genius of Italian architects and devoted labour of unknown Russian craftsmen.