Moscow is the capital of Russia. It is believed that the city is eight and a half centuries old. Moscow is a real megapolis: more than 40 km from north to south, more than 30 from east to west. Including the suburbs, it has more than 10 million inhabitants, which makes it the Fifth largest city in the world. Besides, every day there are more than one million visitors in Moscow, and certainly a big part of them are tourists.
Moscow plays a significant part in industrial, scientific and cultural life of modern Russia. The city features the best theatres of the country, plenty of universities, exhibition halls and libraries. Some of Moscow museums are well known all over the world. Among them are the State Tretyakov Gallery that possesses the richest collection of Russian art in the world, the State Historical Museum, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, and many others.