Moscow, Russia

St. Basil's Cathedral Moscow
St. Basil’s Cathedral


Population: 11,503,501 (2010)

Language(s): Russian

Demonym: Muscovite (in Eng.)

Area: 2,511 km2 (970 mi2)

Dialing Code: +7

Electricity Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C & E

Time Zone: Moscow Time, UTC+3


Moscow is the capital and largest city of Russia. And large is not an understatement – with almost 12 million people, it is the second-largest city in Europe (it is usually regarded to be in the part of Russia that is European, as is Istanbul, Turkey, the largest city in Europe), and one of the largest cities in the world. As with every proper European city, Moscow, too, straddles a river – the winding Moskva River.

The city has many world-renowned sites – from the colorful and quirky onion-shaped domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square to the political center that is the Kremlin, Moscow has something for everyone.

City facts put together in collaboration with sister site 6pt5. Language guides and more can be found on Shishek.

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