About Moscow, Russia
Moscow is the economic, political and
scientific centre of Russia. Its economy is based on an
industrial and scientific potential.
There are many large enterprises of ferrous and nonferrous
metallurgy, machinery, metalworking, production of building
materials, light industry, food processing, defense industry,
The biggest machine and aircraft building plants, car
factories, textile manufactures and enterprises of town
development are situated in Moscow.
Moscow accounts for 1/3 of the country’s total budget, yet
occupying less than 1% of its territory. The city is
responsible for 30% of the country’s retail trade and 15% of
In 2005, the volume of foreign investment in Moscow reached
an impressive total of $25.2 billion, which is 47% of the
aggregate foreign investment in Russia.
Moscow is the largest transport hub of Russia and Eastern
Europe. Eleven railway lines link the capital to all the
regions of Russia, as well as to foreign countries.
There are three big river ports in Moscow (the Western,
Northern and Southern ones). Moscow, being connected to large
Russian cities and foreign countries by 13 highways, is the
main centre of road transport.
Moscow is the main hub of air transport of the country.
There are four airports in Moscow (Sheremetievo, Domodedovo,
Vnukovo and Bykovo).
The Moscow’s underground is the oldest in Russia and
the most extended one. In 2004 it has had 165 stations.
Other Major Cities:
- Nižnij Novgorod