Moscow, the capital of Russia and it is the biggest political, industrial, scientific and cultural center. It is located in the centre of the European part of the country on the centre of the Moscow River. Nazi Armies were halted and defeated just outside Moscow during the second world war. In recognition of its war and labour features Moscow was awarded the title of - Hero City.
Nowadays Moscow is a big industrial centre. It's major industries are machine building, engineering, instrument making, metal working, electrical engineering and electronics.
Moscow is also called centre of science and education. It is the seat of the Academy of sciences, several academies of specific sciences and hundreds of research establishments. It has some 80 higher education institutions attended by almost 7,00,000 students.