Moscow is capital of Russia. A city that has the status of a subject of the Russian Federation. It is also the center of the Moscow region, which surrounds Moscow from all sides.
The area of the city is 1081 km2.
Population 10 million 563.0 thousand people (as of 1.1.2010) 2.
The first mention of Moscow in the annals dates back to April 4, 1147.
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From 1276 the center of an independent principality, from 1319 the capital city of the Grand Duke (with interruptions). After the refusal of the Tver prince from claims to the great reign under the treaty of September 11 (September 3 according to the old style) of 1375, Moscow forever became the residence of the grand dukes, the official transfer of the capital from Vladimir took place in 1428.
The Soviet government moved the capital back to Moscow on March 11, 1918.