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10 Fascinating Facts About Moscow, Russia

Moscow, the capital of Russia, is an iconic global city with great economic, cultural, political, and scientific significance.
Sucheta Pradhan Jun 20, 2020
If this city is on your travel bucket list, here are some fun and interesting facts about it!
Moscow is the 2nd most populous city in Europe after Istanbul.
Area-wise, it is the 3rd largest city in Europe after Istanbul and Athens.
Moscow proudly boasts being a city with the 3rd highest number of billionaire residents in the world after New York and Hong Kong.
As per the Forbes list, there are 70 billionaires in Moscow with the total net worth of $301.7 billion.
One of the centerpieces of Red Square, the mid-16th century Saint Basil’s Cathedral near Kremlin  ...
... was built by Ivan the Terrible who allegedly blinded the architect after the cathedral’s completion.
Ever since its inception, the Moscow Metro’s functioning has never been interrupted except only once – on October 16, 1941 – when the German forces were almost about to destroy it, but couldn’t.
In the mausoleum at Red Square, Vladimir Lenin’s corpse has been preserved. The preservation coasts Russia over $210,000 every year.
The first man in space, Yuri Gagarin, was buried at Moscow’s Kremlin Wall after his death in 1968.
The Tunisian Embassy in Moscow is said to be haunted by the ghosts of women who were abused and shot there by Stalin’s Chief of the Secret Police.
There is a group of seven skyscrapers in Moscow, which all look the same and are the most iconic landmarks of the city.
According to a strange law in Moscow, dogs are not allowed to bark from 11pm to 7am.
Moscow is one of the greenest capital cities in the world, encompassing the largest forest area within its urban borders.