Moscow - the capital of the Russian Federation, the federal city, the center of the political, social, cultural and economic life of Russia. Moscow - the most populated city in Europe and among the top ten cities in the world in terms of population (11,979,529 people).
The name of the town was given the name of the Moscow River and has a Baltic-Slavic origin. The exact age of Moscow scientists could not fix, but in the afternoon the city's founding in 1147 is considered when the city was first mentioned in the chronicles.
Moscow has been in the history of the capital of the Grand Duchy of Moscow, Russian kingdom, the Russian Empire, Soviet Russia and the USSR. Now in Moscow focused federal authorities of Russia, embassies and representative offices of foreign states, the headquarters of many major Russian and foreign commercial organizations and public associations.
Capital is located on the banks of the Moscow River in the center of the East European Plain, between the Oka and Volga. The climate is temperate continental Moscow. The territory of Moscow is more than two and a half thousand square kilometers.
All times are Moscow is designated by the international standard as Moscow Time Zone (MSK). Offset from the Coordinated Universal Time is UTC +4:00.