Moscow is a modern European
city with luxurious hotels, restaurants, casinos, world-famous
historical monuments and sights. Welcome to Moscow «so great
and so charming»! We do hope that these words of M. Bulgakov
will find a path to your hearts making you like this wonderful
city as we do!
Moscow is one of the ancient capitals of the world. The first
written mention of Moscow dates back to 1147, when Yuri Dolgoruky,
the Prince of the Suzdal land invited Prince Svyatoslav of the
Novgorod-Seversky land to that small town for a counsel. That’s
how the history of the Russian capital started and Yuri Dolgoruky
is believed to be the founder of Moscow. Soon a small wooden
fortress – the Kremlin – was built on a wooded hill over the
Moscow passed through many severe ordeals, it resisted a great
many enemy raids and was burnt several times but managed to recover
again and again. Neither intestine wars nor enemy invasions could
stop the rise and development of Moscow which grew rapidly as
a center unifying the Russian lands into a single state.
So, in spite of all troubles and misfortunes, Moscow was and
remains the great and unique capital of the great country.