Russia is the largest country in the world in terms of its physical area. There are more than thousand cities located on its territory both large and small in terms of their area and population. In our today’s article, we’re going to tell you about the largest cities in Russia.
Moscow is the capital of Russia, and the largest and densely populated city in Russia. Moscow has an estimated population of 12 million people, which several times exceeds the population of some European countries.
Moscow is a culturally and ethnically developed metropolitan city which has about fifty confessions. In Moscow, you can see people of various ethnic origins, although Russians make up 90% of its population.
St Petersburg is the second largest city and the northern capital of Russia. Its population is more than 5 million people. The city is considered the cultural center of Russia, as it attracts attention of a large number of tourists from around the world. The city is also of cultural and historical value; it hosts monuments and landmarks which have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Novosibirsk is the third largest city in Russia in terms of population. Only 100 years ago Novosibirsk was a small town. Now its population exceeds 1.5 million. Despite the fact that the city is located very far from the capital, people of more than 80 ethnic origins live there: Germans, Finns, Kazakhs, Tatars, Koreans, Poles, etc.
Yekaterinburg is the fourth largest city in Russia with the population about 1.4 million. The city was founded in 1723 as a steel processing plant on the decree of Peter the Great. It was named after Yekaterina I, Empress of Russia. In 1781 Empress Yekaterina II granted Yekaterinburg the status of a city.
In addition, Yekaterinburg is a tourist and cultural center. It hosts a lot of monuments, historical buildings, and landmarks which attract tourists from all over the world.
Nizhny Novgorod is the fifth largest city in Russia. The city was founded in the 13th century. Nizhny Novgorod has an estimated population of 1.2 million. The historical part of the city is full of landmarks and is a tourist center in Russia. Nizhny Novgorod is also included in the list of 100 cities around the world which are of world cultural value.
That’s the end of our article. We have told you about 5 largest cities in Russia. These cities are really important for the country and they are significant cultural centers in Russia. Have you ever been to these cities? Leave your impressions in the comment section.
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