For someone Moscow is loved from childhood, someone came to the capital in search of a better life, someone could conquer it, and someone left disappointed. In the soul of each of us, this huge city leaves its mark, for everyone its own. But in any case, Moscow is a great, attractive and very interesting city, as evidenced by the facts.
Moscow is an important tourist center of Russia. The Red Square, the Moscow Kremlin, the Novodevichy Convent and the Church of the Ascension in Kolomenskoye are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. In the capital it is really possible to go around the sights all day or even weeks, and this time will not be enough to get around everything in the city. But in addition to cultural attractions, Moscow is famous for its various shopping centers, cafes and restaurants.
Moscow is by no means the largest inhabited object in the Russian Federation! The city of Zapolyarny in the Murmansk region covers an area of 4,620 square kilometers, which is almost 4 times the size of Moscow. True, the population of the Polar is only 17 thousand inhabitants, and this stretching is connected with huge deposits of minerals.
Moscow has a trolleybus stop “Volgogradsky Prospekt”, which is named after a metro station named after a street named after a city named after the river.
In the Moscow metro, when trains run to the city center, announcements are made by male voices, and from the center – by women. This is done for the blind to make it easier to navigate.
There is a law in Moscow forbidding dogs to bark at night! The decision, signed back in 1994, does not allow dogs to bark from 23 to 7 o’clock in the morning; the owners of the four-legged offenders may be fined.
Moscow became a millionaire city in the late 19th century. In 1897, a million of her inhabitants were born.
The phrase “Moscow does not believe in tears” is attributed by historians back to those times when the Moscow principality rose above all others. At that time, an impressive tribute was filmed from surrounding towns and villages, which, moreover, was constantly increasing. No pleas of numerous petitioners were taken into account, and individual complainers were seriously punished. Then the expression “Moscow does not indulge tears” was born, which later changed to modern “Moscow does not believe in tears”.
The length of Trade Union Street – the longest in Moscow – is 14 kilometers.
The root Muscovites can call themselves those who live in the city the fourth generation. True, according to modern estimates, there were no more than 2% of those in Moscow.
In ancient times, Clean Ponds were called “Pogany”: waste was regularly poured into it. In the 17th century the pond entered the princely estate, was cleaned and changed its name to a more noble one.
There are 3544 steps in the Ostankino Tower. Periodically, they run speed races. The absolute record belongs to the runner who has overcome the entire height of the TV tower in 11 minutes 55 seconds!
In Moscow there is a bus route numbered “0”, running between the Belorussian and Riga railway stations.