from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
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- proper n. The capital city of Russia.
- proper n. The government of Russia or the Soviet Union
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- 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
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