Amazing Pics Capture Street Scenes of Moscow in 1970

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Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia. It is one of Russia’s federal cities, and the major political, economic, cultural, and scientific center of Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest city (both by population and by area) entirely on the European continent, and is among the world’s largest cities.

Moscow is the northernmost and coldest megacity on Earth. It is home to the Ostankino Tower, the tallest free standing structure in Europe; the Federation Tower, the second-tallest skyscraper in Europe; and the Moscow International Business Center.

Situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Russia, making Moscow Europe’s most populated inland city. The city is well known for its architecture, particularly its historic buildings such as Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Russian architectural style with a richly decorated and multicolored facade.

With over 40 percent of its territory covered by greenery, it is one of the greenest capitals and major cities in Europe and the world, having the largest forest in an urban area within its borders—more than any other major city—even before its expansion in 2012.

Moscow is a seat of power of the Government of Russia, being the site of the Moscow Kremlin, a medieval city-fortress that is today the residence for work of the President of Russia. The Moscow Kremlin and Red Square are also one of several World Heritage Sites in the city.

These color pics of Moscow were taken by Harold Slatore when he traveled there in 1970.

Moscow University. The University is across the Moscow River from Luzhniki Stadium

Moscow. At the Moscow airport.

Moscow. Bolshoi Theater

Moscow. Bolshoi Theater

Moscow. Church of the 12 Apostles is on the left

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