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Today while on my plane I decided to do proper some research on Russia. Here is what I found.

Capital city: Moscow
Population: 143,420,300
Area: 6,592,769 sq miles
Government type: Communist (supposedly)
Main Religion: Russian Orthodox
Main Ethnicity: Russian
GDP per capita: Could not find

When I landed in Moscow I figured my first Objective would be to go see the Red Square. I did some research on the Red Square and here is what I found. Red Square is a city square in Moscow, Russia. The square separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the President of Russia, from a historic merchant quarter known as Kitai-gorod. As major streets of Moscow spread from here in all directions, being promoted to major highways outside the city, Red Square is often considered the central square of Moscow and all of Russia. The second monument in Russia I was going to see was The Kremlin. I also did research on this monument. 325px-RedSquare_(pixinn_net)


Erected in the 12th century, the Kremlin is a walled fortress inside the capital city, Moscow. The cathedrals within the walls of the Kremlin are examples of 15th century religious architecture in Russia. The complex also contains the Armory, Grand Kremlin Place and the Senate Building erected under the aegis of the state government of the Soviet Union, according to Frommer’s. The Moscow Kremlin, sometimes referred to as simply the Kremlin, is an historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River (to the South), Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square (to the East) and the Alexander Garden (to the West). It is the best known of kremlins (Russian citadels) and includes four palaces, four cathedrals and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation.300px-Moscow_Kremlin_from_Kamenny_bridge


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