American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- The capital and largest city of Russia, in the west-central part of the country on the Moscow River, flowing about 499 km (310 mi) eastward to the Oka River. First mentioned in 1147, Moscow became the capital of the principality of Muscovy and by the 15th century was the capital of the Russian state and the seat of the metropolitan (later patriarch) of the Russian Orthodox Church. The capital was transferred to St. Petersburg in 1712 but was returned to Moscow by the Soviets in 1918. Population: 10,400,000.
- n. The capital city of Russia.
- n. by extension The government of Russia or the Soviet Union
- n. A city in Idaho, USA
- n. A town name in Iowa, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Indiana, Pensylvania, etc. in the USA
- n. a city of central European Russia; formerly capital of both the Soviet Union and Soviet Russia; since 1991 the capital of the Russian Federation
“Denis Sinyakov/Reuters MOSCOW BLAST: Smoke and flames from a giant explosion and fire at a gas pipeline near a gas station filled the sky in southeast Moscow Sunday.”
“MOSCOW - AUGUST 05: The body of Russian dissident writer and Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn lies at the Donskoy Monastery on August 05, 2008 in Moscow, Russia.”
“MOSCOW - AUGUST 05: The body of Russian dissident writer and Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn lies in the Donskoy Monastery on August 05, 2008 in Moscow, Russia.”
“JILL DOUGHERTY, CNN MOSCOW BUREAU CHIEF (voice-over): A packed Moscow metro car deep underground, morning commuters on their way to work.”
“JILL DOUGHERTY, MOSCOW BUREAU CHIEF: Since 1995, Russia has been helping Iran to build a nuclear power plant near Bushehr, a deal worth at least $800 million to Moscow.”
“JILL DOUGHERTY, CNN MOSCOW BUREAU CHIEF: Russia has its first prowar demonstration today, 20 people standing across the street from the American embassy in Moscow with signs saying "America, we are with you.”
“MOSCOW - A new showdown between president and parliament has shortened the fuse on Russia's constitutional time bomb as Moscow waits for Friday's meeting of the Congress of People's Deputies.”
“MOSCOW - Two years after tanks rolled into Moscow, President”
“Christianovna had gone away on a visit to her cousin in Revel; a family of foreigners, known as 'living statues,' _des poses plastiques_, had come to Moscow, and the description of them in the _Moscow Gazette_ had aroused Anna Vassilyevna's liveliest curiosity.”
“MOSCOW - One of the Moscow subway suicide bombers was the 17-year-old widow of a slain newspaper reported on Friday, according to The ...”
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