Moscow is the capital of Russia. It is the main political, economic, educational and cultural centre of this country. Moscow is the seat of our Government. The President of Russia lives and works there. Moscow is situated on the Moskva river. The city was founded more than 800 years ago by Yury Dolgoruki. There are many places of interest in our capital. The heart of Moscow is Red Square. The Moscow Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral are masterpieces of Russian architecture. For those who are fond of art the best place to visit is the Tretyakov Gallery or the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. The Gallery contains hundreds of masterpieces not only of Russian art but also of many other countries. Moscow is proud of the Bolshoi, Maly and Art theatres. Moscow is a scientific centre, too. The Academy of Sciences of Russia, the oldest university, many schools of higher education, colleges and scientific institutions are located there. Moscow is a very beautiful city. It has a great number of green parks, large squares and wide streets. There are lots of museums and theatres, cinemas and exhibitions in Moscow. Many concerts, shows, festivals, and presentations take place every day in our capital.