Moscow was first mentioned in the records dated back to the year 1147. Thus, Prince Yuri Dolgoruky founded it more than eight centuries ago. Historians have accepted the year 1147 as the start of Moscow's history. As for me, all the people who have come to Moscow should see the Kremlin and Red Square. The Kremlin is the heart of the Moscow. It is the oldest historical and architectural center. On Red Square we can see a monument to Minin and Pozharsky, St. Basil's Cathedral which was built in the mid-16th century in memory of the victory over Kazan. Now Moscow is the capital of Russia, it's political, economic, cultural and commercial center, one of the largest cities in the world. The population of the city is over 9 million. Moscow is the seat of the Russian Parliament and the center of political life. There are more than 80 museums. The largest are the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and the State Tretyakov Gallery. The best-known theatre is Bolshoi Theatre. Moscow is a city of students. There are over 80 higher educational institutions in it.