Largest city in Europe, with a population of over 10,000,000. Former capital of the USSR, now capital of the Russian Federation.
The city is built in a series of rings surrounding the Kremlin, a massive medieval fortress in the center of the city which contains several palaces, cathedrals, and government buildings.
The subway system is the world's most used, and also one of the most extensive. Its beautifully decorated, spacious stations often feature opulent marble floors and crystal chandeliers. The city itself is experiencing a period of economic boom, with office rents skyrocketing and new apartment towers shooting up like weeds. Despite this, many in the city suffer from low living conditions, and much the rest of Russia has been left behind. The metropolis suffers from high pollution and glacial traffic, but is quickly rising to its place as one of the premier cities of Europe.
The winters in Moscow are incredibly cold.