Moscow, Russia

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JUNE 01, 2009 – JUNE 13, 2009

Moscow is the capital and largest city of the Russian Federation. In addition to being the largest metropolitan area in Europe, Moscow is also among the largest metropolitan areas in the world, and seventh largest city proper in the world. To handle this volume, the city maintains an incredibly complex transportation network, including the world’s second busiest metro system after Tokyo. This global megacity boasts the highest concentration of billionaires anywhere in the world and a major economic center. For the third straight year Moscow was ranked the world’s most expensive city for foreign employees in 2008 … [ for more purchase CIVIC INTIMACY ]

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Red Square

Moscow, Russia

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Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad in Russian) is the most famous space in Moscow and arguably, in the entire world. Centrally located in the city with many of the major roads radiating from this point, Red Square is often also referred to as the center of Russia. The origins of the name can sometimes be confused with the link between communism and the color red or the red brick walls of the Kremlin (the complex of buildings that contain the Russian government offices), however the name is in fact derived from the Russian word “krasnaya” meaning “red” or “beautiful”. Throughout its history this place has served as the most important gathering space in the city, from marketplace to ceremonial activities … [ for more purchase CIVIC INTIMACY ]