Moscow is the capital and largest city of Russia. The city stands on the Moskva River in Central Russia, and covers an area of 2,511 square kilometres (970 sq mi), while the urban area covers 5,891 square kilometres (2,275 sq mi), and the metropolitan area covers over 26,000 square kilometres (10,000 sq mi).
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Moscow is among the world’s largest cities, being the largest city entirely in Europe, the largest urban area in Europe, the largest metropolitan area in Europe, and the largest city by land area on the European continent.
Moscow has one of the world’s largest urban economies, and is one of the most expensive cities in the world. The city is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world, and is one of Europe’s most visited cities. The Moscow International Business Center is one of the largest financial centres in Europe and the world, and features some of Europe’s tallest skyscrapers. Moscow also has over 40 percent of its territory covered by greenery, making it one of the greenest cities in Europe and the world.
These fascinating photos were taken by paolo that show street scenes of Moscow in 1978 and 1979.