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11 Interesting Facts about Moscow
July 27, 2018 21:44

In the soul of each person who has ever visited Moscow, this huge city leaves its special mark.  Moscow is a great, attractive and very interesting city, as evidenced by the facts covered in this article.

11 interesting facts about Moscow

 

  1. In Russia and Europe Moscow  is the largest city in terms of population. More than 12 million people live in Moscow. Moscow is one of the ten largest metropolises in the world.
     
  2. Only the fourth generation of people living in Moscow permanently can be considered indigenous Muscovites, but only 2% are those. At the same time, the percentage of Russian residents is decreasing from year to year.
     
  3. If you combine all the streets of the city, then their length will be about 4350 kilometers. A pedestrian traveling at a speed of 5 kilometers per hour without stops will need more than a month to overcome this path. Walking tour in Moscow book here!
     
  4. The highest television tower in Europe is Ostankino.  The height of the tower is 540 meters. Excursions to Ostankino tower book here!

     
  5. The Russian State Library, located in Moscow, is one of the largest libraries with more than 40 million books. According to the book fund, it is second only to the National Library of Congress in Washington.
     
  6. Moscow Zoo is the largest in Russia.  You can see here more than 550 species of animals from all over the world.
     
  7. 446 museums are located in Moscow.   However, only about 3% of the city's residents regularly visit museums.
     
  8. One of the largest museums in the world is the Moscow Kremlin. The oldest part of the city occupies 27 hectares and amazes with the beauty of the towers, cathedrals and palaces.

     
  9. Many cities in the world can envy Moscow in the number of parks. The oldest of them - the Alexander Garden – was created in the XVIII century.
     
  10. In Moscow, there are 837 Orthodox churches and chapels, and the Assumption Cathedral is the oldest building in Moscow (1475-1479), which has survived to the present day.
     
  11. The Moscow Metro is one of the deepest and the most beautiful in the world. Every day 10 thousand trains carry 9 million passengers, which is the highest world figure. By the way, if you go in the direction of the center, the stations will be announced in a male voice, and from the center - in a female voice; when moving along the circular line clockwise - male voice, counterclockwise – female in order to help blind passengers to navigate. Best excursions in Moscow metro book here!



Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Moscow travel to Russia interesting facts about Russian cities   

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