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Moscow (Russian: Москва) is the capital and the largest city of Russia with 12.2 million residents within the city limits and 16.8 million within the urban area. It is the capital of the Central Federal District and Moscow Oblast. Moscow is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific center in Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest city entirely on the European continent. Moscow is the northernmost and coldest megacity and metropolis on Earth.

Moscow is situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Russia making it the world's most populated inland city. Moscow is the seat of power of the Government of Russia, being the site of the Moscow Kremlin, a medieval city-fortress that is today the residence of the Russian president. The Moscow Kremlin and the Red Square are also one of several World Heritage Sites in the city. Both chambers of the Russian parliament (the State Duma and the Federation Council) also sit in the city.

The first reference to Moscow dates from 1147 when Yuri Dolgorukiy called upon the prince of the Novgorod-Severski to "come to me, brother, to Moscow".

The city ceased to be Russia’s capital in 1712 (except for a brief period from 1728 to 1732), after the founding of Saint Petersburg by Peter the Great near the Baltic coast in 1703.

Following the Russian Revolution of 1917, on March 12, 1918 Moscow became the capital of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic and of the Soviet Union less than five years later.

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, on May 8, 1965, Moscow became one of twelve Soviet cities awarded the Hero City title.

In 1980, it hosted the Summer Olympic Games.

Moscow's road system is centered roughly around the Kremlin at the heart of the city. From there, roads generally span outwards to intersect with a sequence of circular roads ("rings").

The first and innermost major ring, Bulvarnoye Koltso (Boulevard Ring), was built at the former location of the 16th-century city wall around what used to be called Bely Gorod (White Town). The Bulvarnoye Koltso is technically not a ring; it does not form a complete circle, but instead a horseshoe-like arc that begins at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and ends at the Yauza River.

The second primary ring, located outside the bell end of the Boulevard Ring, is the Sadovoye Koltso (Garden Ring). Like the Boulevard Ring, the Garden Ring follows the path of a 16th-century wall that used to encompass part of Moscow.

The third ring, the Third Transport Ring, was completed in 2003 as a high-speed freeway.

The Fourth Transport Ring, another freeway, is under construction to further reduce traffic congestion.

The outermost ring within Moscow is the Moscow Automobile Ring Road (often called the MKAD from the Russian Московская Кольцевая Автомобильная Дорога), which forms the approximate boundary of the city, was established in the 1950s. Outside Moscow, some of the roads encompassing the city continue to follow this circular pattern seen inside city limits.

Moscow employs several train stations to serve the city. Moscow's nine rail terminals (or vokzals) are:

Belorussky Rail Terminal
Kazansky Rail Terminal
Kiyevsky Rail Terminal
Kursky Rail Terminal
Leningradsky Rail Terminal
Paveletsky Rail Terminal
Rizhsky Rail Terminal
Savyolovsky Rail Terminal
Yaroslavsky Rail Terminal.

Local transport includes the Moscow Metro, a metro system famous for its art, murals, mosaics, and ornate chandeliers. When it first opened in 1935, the system had just two lines. Today, the Moscow Metro comprises twelve lines, mostly underground with a total of 188 stations. The Metro is one of the deepest subway systems in the world; for instance the Park Pobedy station, completed in 2003, at 84 metres (276 ft) underground, has the longest escalators in Europe.




Zelenograd (Russian: Зеленоград) is a city, which, along with the territories and settlements under its jurisdiction, forms one of the administrative okrugs of Moscow - Zelenogradsky Administrative Okrug (ZelAO). It is located 37 kilometers (23 mi) from the center of Moscow proper along Leningradskoye Shosse highway. The city color is green and its emblematic animal is the squirrel (more precisely Sciurus vulgaris).

Zelenograd was founded in 1958 and planned as center of textile industry initially. In 1962 Alexander Shokin (Chairman of State Committee of Electronic Technology, then first Minister of Electronic Technology) proposed to change the line of future city business to electronics.

Zelenograd was one of the most powerful centers of electronics, microelectronics and computer industry in the Soviet Union, and it still plays a similar role in modern Russia.

Zelenograd is home to the National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET).

In 1988, Zelenograd incorporated the former village of Kryukovo, one of the important sites during the Battle of Moscow (October 1941 – January 1942). Several monuments to the Defenders of Moscow and the heroes of the Great Patriotic War are located in Zelenograd and the surrounding area, the most famous of which is the Shtyki Memorial, from which the remains of the Unknown Soldier were taken for reinterment at the Kremlin Wall in the Alexander Garden in Moscow.



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Photocamera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS16.



Zelenograd.

The Shtyki Memorial

The Shtyki Memorial (Russian: Мемориальный комплекс «Штыки», lit. bayonets), also named the Monument to the Defenders of Moscow (памятник Защитникам Москвы), is a memorial complex in honour of those who defended Russia in the Battle of Moscow. At the site are a common grave and an architectural complex. It is located on the 40th km of Leningrad highway, at the second entry into the city of Zelenograd heading south, and the road to Mendeleyevo heading north. The memorial complex obtained its name because of the central obelisk, which represents the stylized image of three bayonets held together. The first burials in the common grave were in the winter of 1941; the architectural features were completed on 24 June 1974. The architects of the project were I. A. Pokrovsky, and Y. A. Sverdlovsky, with sculptors A. G. Shteyman, and E. A. Shteyman-Derevyanko.

The complex is composed of a kurgan, the Shtyki obelisk, and a bas-relief triptych with inscriptions. The kurgan contains the common grave known as Hill of Glory (Russian: Холм Славы), which rises to a height of 27 meters. The Shtyki obelisk is composed of three stylized bayonets that symbolize the rifle, tank and cavalry divisions. It is made of reinforced concrete and has a height of 42 meters from the apex of the barrow. The bas-relief triptych is on the southwestern side of the kurgan. Sculpted into three concrete stele are reliefs depicting a soldier in the helmet, a laurel branch, and the inscription: "1941 г. Здесь защитники Москвы, погибшие в бою за Родину, остались навеки бессмертны" in English: "1941 Here the defenders of Moscow, fallen in battle for the Motherland, remain forever immortal." Under the bronze wreath rest the ashes of hundreds of Soviet soldiers. On the wreath is inscribed: "Никогда Родина-мать не забудет своих сыновей" in English: "Never will the Motherland forget her sons".

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The Shtyki Memorial (II)






























 
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The Shtyki Memorial (III)













Same place.
27th August, 2011 , 3 pm.
























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Moscow.

Rostovskaya naberezhnaya

Rostovskaya naberezhnaya (Russian: Ростовская набережная).

"Rostov embankment - embankment of Moscow in the Khamovniki district on the left bank of the Moscow River".

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13th June 2012, 2 pm.



You can see
the Moskva River,
the ship "Москва-61"
and the Berezhkovskaya naberezhnaya.





You can see
the Moskva River
and the Berezhkovskaya naberezhnaya (Russian: Бережковская набережная).





You can see the Savvinskaya naberezhnaya (Russian: Саввинская набережная).





You can see the house №3 on the Savvinskaya naberezhnaya on the left.





You can see the 1-y Vrazhskiy pereulok (Russian: 1-й Вражский переулок; the word "переулок" mean "lane").





You can see the bushes and trees on the Rostovskaya naberezhnaya.





You can see
the Rostovskaya naberezhnaya
and the Most Bogdana Khmelnitskogo (Russian: Мост Богдана Хмельницкого; word "мост" mean "bridge").





You can see
the Moskva River
and Most B.K.
(This pedestrian bridge).





You can see the bushes on the Rostovskaya naberezhnaya.





You can see
the Moskva River
and Most B.K.

"Bohdan Zynoviy Mykhailovych Khmelnytsky (Russian: Богда́н Хмельни́цкий), (c. 1595 – 6 August 1657), was the Hetman of the Zaporozhian Host of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (now part of Ukraine). He led an uprising against the Commonwealth and its magnates (1648–1654) which resulted in the creation of a Ukrainian Cossack state. In 1654, he concluded the Treaty of Pereyaslav with the Tsardom of Russia."

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Rostovskaya naberezhnaya (II)















You can see the house №11 on the 7-y Rostovskiy pereulok (Russian: 7-й Ростовский переулок) in the center.








You can see the Berezhkovskaya naberezhnaya.








You can see the house №15 on the 7-y Rostovskiy pereulok.





 
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Thanks for the interesting photos. All that is usually shown of Moscow in the US is the Kremlin and Red Square since they of course are the most famous.
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Thanks for the interesting photos. All that is usually shown of Moscow in the US is the Kremlin and Red Square since they of course are the most famous.
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Rostovskaya naberezhnaya (III)


















The text advertising poster: "I want new shoes"











We can see Borodinskiy Most (Russian: Бородинский мост).

"The Battle of Borodino (Russian: Бородинское сражение, Borodinskoe srazhenie), fought on September 7, 1812, was a major engagement in the Napoleonic Wars during the French invasion of Russia. The fighting involved around 250,000 troops and produced at least 70,000 casualties, making Borodino the single deadliest day of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon's Grande Armée launched an attack against the Russian army, driving the latter back from their initial positions but failing to score a decisive victory. Both armies were exhausted after the battle and the Russians withdrew from the field the following day. Borodino represented the last Russian effort at stopping the French advance on Moscow, which fell a week later; but because the Russian army was not badly beaten enough to be rendered ineffective, the French would have no clear way of bringing Czar Alexander to peace, resulting ultimately in the retreat from Moscow and the defeat of the French invasion."

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Rostovskaya naberezhnaya (IV)



You can see the house №21 on the 7-y Rostovskiy pereulok on the right.
It is a Court of the Khamovniki district.








The text advertising poster: "I want to free (of charge) parking"
(It is advertising a shopping center).











You can see the house №23 on the 7-y Rostovskiy pereulok.














 
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Rostovskaya naberezhnaya (V)



You can see the house №5 on the Rostovskaya naberezhnaya in the center.

"House of Architects. Built by architect Shchusev in the style of "postconstructivism" in the 1930's. The side wings lined with beige brick, completed in the early 1960s.

In 1930 the Union of Architects of the USSR required to build new housing for the growing number of members. Under construction was given a plot of land at the Rostovskaya naberezhnaya, on the high bank of the Moscow River.

The house is inhabited many architects of the USSR and Russia, such as D. Arkin, G. Orlov, V. Krinsky, Vesnin brothers, B. Kusakov, A. Opolovnikov, M. Barkhin, Shkvarikov V., V. Magidin A. Chaldymov, N. Bilinkin, G. Goltz, M. Ginsburg, Polyakov, M. Sailboats, J. Kornfeld."

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You can see the house №3 on the Rostovskaya naberezhnaya on the right.














 
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Rostovskaya naberezhnaya (VI)
























You can see the house №1 on the Rostovskaya naberezhnaya in the center.








 
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Rostovskaya naberezhnaya (VII)












The Rostovskaya naberezhnaya ends under the bridge.




















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Rostovskaya naberezhnaya (VIII)



You can see the road. It is 7-y Rostovskiy pereulok.
But the building on the left is the house №1 on the Rostovskaya naberezhnaya.
The sign says "interior market" and "furniture" and "sanitary engineering".





You can see the house №7 on the Smolenskaya ulitsa (word "ulitsa" mean "street") on the left
and the house №1 on the Rostovskaya naberezhnaya on the right.


























 
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Rostovskaya naberezhnaya (X)















You can see the house №5 on the Rostovskaya naberezhnaya.

















 
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Rostovskaya naberezhnaya (XII)









You can see the house №23 on the 7-y Rostovskiy pereulok.























 
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Rostovskaya naberezhnaya (XIII)



You can see the house №23 on the 7-y Rostovskiy pereulok.











You can see the house №15 on the 7-y Rostovskiy pereulok.








You can see the house №15 on the 7-y Rostovskiy pereulok.








You can see the house №11 on the 7-y Rostovskiy pereulok.








 
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Rostovskaya naberezhnaya (XIV)



You can see the Most Bogdana Khmelnitskogo.





You can see the entrance on the Most B. K.





The stall on the left sells "fresh bread".
The stall on the right sells newspapers and magazines.
The stall in the center sells food.





You can see the house №11 on the 7-y Rostovskiy pereulok on the left
and the house №12 on the 7-y Rostovskiy pereulok on the right.
The house №12 belongs to the Turkish Consulate.











You can see the house №5 on the Rostovskaya naberezhnaya.





You can see the house №5 on the Rostovskaya naberezhnaya.





You can see the 7-y Rostovskiy pereulok
and the house №5 on the Rostovskaya naberezhnaya on the right.





 
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