Today we will tell you about some of the most interesting facts about the capital of Russia that arouse interest among city guests and pride among native Muscovites.
We should start with the fact that Moscow is the largest city in Europe. More than 12 million people live here (officially), which makes the metropolis one of the ten largest cities in the world. The ancestors of modern residents were, to a greater extent, farmers and gardeners - each had their own plot where people grew fruits and berries. Other occupations included leatherworking, the manufacture of clay and wood products, and so on.
People have settled in the place where modern Moscow existed for a long time. During numerous excavations, archaeologists have found fossilized bones, chiseled and bent for the convenience of performing various everyday tasks. At the confluence of the Neglinnaya River with the Moskva River, there was a settlement where cattle breeders lived.
The total length of all city streets is about 4350 kilometers. If we move at a speed of 5 kilometers per hour, then we will be able to overcome this distance only in a month. It will take one month to go from one edge of Moscow to another!
Moscow is surrounded by more than a dozen rivers and rivulets of various widths. The largest of them are Skhodnya, Setun, Khodynka and Yauza. True, for the convenience of the population, most of them were enclosed in collectors, and now they serve as sources of drinking water for a rapidly developing city.
One of the largest libraries in the world is located in Moscow, with about 40 million copies of printed works. According to this indicator, the state structure is second only to the Library of Congress located in the American Washington.
In 1994, the then government of the country passed a law that prohibits owners of four-legged pets (dogs) from walking their animals from 23:00 to 7:00 the next day. The main problem was the barking emitted by animals, which prevented the rest of the Muscovites from having a rest before the next working day. The law is still in effect today, and violators face a serious financial fine.
The Moscow metro is one of the most beautiful and deepest in the whole world. More than 9 million people visit it every day, and the number of trains is in the thousands. The leadership of the capital decided to divide the voice notification in the metro into two voices: male and female. The first one sounds when you eat towards the center, and the second one sounds when you eat away from the center. If you move along the circular line in a clockwise direction, the stations will be notified in a male voice, and against - in a female voice. This action is aimed at helping blind people in orientation in the city.
Another interesting feature of the Moscow metro is the rumor about the presence of a certain secret line, which, allegedly, was designed to connect the Kremlin with other strategically important sections. However, reliable information and any evidence in favor of this theory has not yet been provided.
Some foreigners come to Moscow for expensive and fashionable purchases. Tretyakovsky Proezd is considered the most expensive metropolitan street - the most prestigious shopping establishments and complexes are located here, where only the wealthiest customers can afford to buy.
As far as the native Muscovites are concerned, those who live in the family tree of four descendants born and raised in Moscow can now be considered as such. According to statistical data, today only 2% of the total number of residents of the capital can be classified as such, and every year the number of truly Russian people in the metropolis is rapidly decreasing. Who knows, maybe very soon there will be no Russian speakers left in Moscow?