Moscow is Russia’s political capital and financial as well as cultural center. The city includes many must see attractions from the Kremlin and Red Square to the Assumption Cathedral. Moscow is the largest city in Europe complete with everything one can expect.
Moscow is situated on the delta of the Moskva river. Today, its population is approximately 10 million. The city is the residence of President and the Russian Government. Moscow and the Central region is currently the most developed area in the entire country. Moscow has several international airports and the majority of train journeys in Russia start from train stations in the city center.
Moscow has a humid continental climate with warm, sometimes hot, somewhat humid summers and long, cold winters. Typical high temperatures in the warm months of June, July and August are around 23 °C (73 °F), but during heat waves, which can occur anytime from May to September, daytime temperature highs often top 30 °C (86 °F) for sometimes one or two weeks.
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Moscow's cultural life in figures:
- Theatres, theatre-studios, experimental theatres - 93
- The most well-known theatres: the Bolshoi, the Maly, the Vakhtangov Art Theatre, Theatre on the Taganka
- Cinemas - 132
- Museums - 61
- Museums of worldwide reknown: Tretyakov Gallery, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the State Historical Museum, and others
- Exhibition halls - 30.