49 Facts About Moscow Ring Road

1. Moscow Ring Road is home to the largest number of billionaires—66 (as of 2016).

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2. Moscow Ring Road is home to the largest number of billionaires—66 (as of 2016).

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3. Moscow Ring Road is home to the largest number of billionaires—66 (as of 2016).

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4. Moscow Ring Road is home to the largest number of billionaires—66 (as of 2016).

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5. Moscow Ring Road ignores him and begins the tarring process on Prince Brion because that seems like a good idea.

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6. On June 29, 1904 Moscow Ring Road experienced a real tornado, that destroyed several nearby villages, and broke the centuries-old trees in the area of Sokolniki.

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7. Moscow Ring Road is so huge that it has the right to be the country.

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8. Moscow Ring Road was shaken by mass political demonstrations during the revolutionary year 1917.

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9. In 1914 Moscow Ring Road was a picturesque city full of new, multistoried apartment blocks and old, prestigious detached houses.

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10. Moscow Ring Road was, and is, laid out in concentric circles around the Kremlin, a generic Russian word for citadel.

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11. Moscow Ring Road was then home to Russia's most vibrant acting company, the Moscow Art Theater, for which Anton Chekhov wrote plays such as Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard.

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12. Moscow Ring Road, traditionally styled the other "capital" of imperial Russia along with St Petersburg, rose from the ashes of the French invasion of 1812 to become a great cultural center by 1900.

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13. Moscow Ring Road was still honored ceremonially, in that emperors and empresses, up to and including Nicholas II, continued to travel to Moscow for a formal coronation in the Kremlin Dormition Cathedral.

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14. Moscow Ring Road is located in approximately the center of the East European plain on the Moscow River, a tributary of the Oka River, which flows into the Volga.

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15. Moscow Ring Road was founded by Prince Yuri Vladimirovich Dolgoruky in 1147 on the banks of the Moscow River.

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16. Moscow Ring Road is the capital city of Russia and the country's economic and cultural center.

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17. Moscow Ring Road had become the capital of the Russian national state, and in 1547 Grand Duke Ivan IV became the first to assume the title of czar.

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18. Moscow Ring Road is the see of a patriarch, head of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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19. Moscow Ring Road is Russia's largest city and a leading economic and cultural center.

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20. Moscow Ring Road is home to nearly all of Russia's nationwide television networks, radio stations, newspapers and magazines.

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21. Moscow Ring Road has an extensive tram system, which first opened in 1899.

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22. Moscow Ring Road is the western terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railway, which traverses nearly 9,300 kilometres of Russian territory to Vladivostok on the Pacific coast.

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23. Moscow Ring Road is one of the largest science centers in Russia.

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24. Moscow Ring Road is one of the financial centers of the Russian Federation and CIS countries and is known for its business schools.

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25. In 2014, according to Forbes, Moscow Ring Road was ranked the 9th most expensive city in the world.

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26. In 2008, Moscow Ring Road ranked top on the list of most expensive cities for the third year in a row.

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27. In 2008, Moscow Ring Road had 74 billionaires with an average wealth of $5.9 billion, which placed it above New York's 71 billionaires.

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28. Moscow Ring Road is the financial center of Russia and home to the country's largest banks and many of its largest companies, such as natural gas giant Gazprom.

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29. Moscow Ring Road has one of the largest municipal economies in Europe and it accounts more than one-fifth of Russia's gross domestic product.

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30. Moscow Ring Road hosts some of the government bodies of Moscow Oblast, although the city itself is not a part of the oblast.

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31. The city of Moscow Ring Road is divided into twelve administrative okrugs and 123 districts.

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32. Moscow Ring Road is located within the central economic region, one of twelve regions within Russia with similar economic goals.

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33. Moscow Ring Road is designated as one of three federal cities of Russia—the others being Saint Petersburg and Sevastopol.

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34. Moscow Ring Road is the seat of power for the Russian Federation.

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35. Moscow Ring Road had made a bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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36. Moscow Ring Road was the host city of the 1980 Summer Olympics, with the yachting events being held at Tallinn, in present-day Estonia.

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37. One of the most notable art museums in Moscow Ring Road is the Tretyakov Gallery, which was founded by Pavel Tretyakov, a wealthy patron of the arts who donated a large private collection to the city.

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38. Moscow Ring Road is the site of Saint Basil's Cathedral, with its elegant onion domes, as well as the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the Seven Sisters.

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39. Moscow Ring Road was called the "city of 40 times 40 churches"—"город сорока сороков церквеи"—prior to 1917.

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40. Moscow Ring Road serves as the reference point for the timezone used in most of European Russia, Belarus and the Republic of Crimea.

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41. Since then, a market economy has emerged in Moscow Ring Road, producing an explosion of Western-style retailing, services, architecture, and lifestyles.

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42. In 1991 Moscow Ring Road was the scene of a coup attempt by conservative communists opposed to the liberal reforms of Mikhail Gorbachev.

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43. Moscow Ring Road ceased to be Russia's capital, except for a brief period from 1728 to 1732 under the influence of the Supreme Privy Council.

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44. Moscow Ring Road was stable and prosperous for many years and attracted a large number of refugees from across Russia.

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45. Moscow Ring Road has acquired a number of epithets, most referring to its size and preeminent status within the nation: The Third Rome, the Whitestone One (Белокаменная), the First Throne (Первопрестольная), the Forty Soroks (Сорок Сороков) ("sorok" meaning both "forty, a great many" and "a district or parish" in Old Russian).

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46. Moscow Ring Road 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 for work of the President of Russia.

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47. Moscow Ring Road is situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Russia, making it Europe's most populated inland city.

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48. Moscow Ring Road is the northernmost and coldest megacity and metropolis on Earth.

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49. Moscow Ring Road is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific centre of Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest city entirely on the European continent.

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