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As well as being a thriving economic centre (boasting more billionaires than any other city in the world), Moscow is also a centre of the arts.

This includes superb works of Russian and European art, decorative arts and crafts and unique collection of 18 century paintings, primarily portraits of Russian emperors and several generations of the Sheremetev family.

The city is well known for its architecture, particularly its historic buildings such as Saint Basil's Cathedral with its brightly coloured domes.

With over 40 percent of its territory covered by greenery, it is one of the greenest capitals and major cities in Europe and the world, having the largest forest in an urban area within its borders—more than any other major city—even before its expansion in 2012.

Today the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet and Opera Company still perform, as well as a number of reputable theatre groups.

Perhaps this is why these times are still referred to by many ageing Russian's as a golden age in their history.

Russia has since enjoyed an uneasy and politically unstable ride from a Socialist central economy to a Capitalist system - and although many have seen untold wealth, many more - particularly from poorer communities - have seen their living standards decrease.

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By broader definitions Moscow is among the world's largest cities, being the 14th largest metro area, the 18th largest agglomeration, the 15th largest urban area, and the 11th largest by population within city limits worldwide.

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