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Lubyanka Square
Lubyanskaya Square (Russian: Лубянская площадь, Lubyanskaya ploshchad'), or simply Lubyanka in Moscow
Moscow
lies about 900 metres (980 yd) north-east of Red Square. History first records its name in 1480, when Grand Prince Ivan III
Ivan III
of Moscow, who had conquered Novgorod
Novgorod
in 1471, settled many Novgorodians in the area. They built the church of St Sophia, modelled after St Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod, and called the area Lubyanka after the Lubyanitsy district of their native city. Lubyanka Square
Lubyanka Square
is best known for the monumental Lubyanka Building, designed by Aleksandr V. Ivanov (ru) and constructed from 1897 to 1898. Originally built for the insurance company Rossiya, it later became better known for housing the headquarters of the KGB in its various incarnations
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St Sophia Cathedral In Novgorod
The Cathedral of St. Sophia (the Holy Wisdom
Holy Wisdom
of God) in Veliky Novgorod is the cathedral church of the Archbishop of Novgorod
Archbishop of Novgorod
and the mother church of the Novgorodian Eparchy.Contents1 History 2 Features 3 See also 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] The 38-metre-high, five-domed, stone cathedral was built by Vladimir of Novgorod between 1045 and 1050 to replace an oaken cathedral also built by Bishop Joachim the Korsunian in the late tenth century[1] (making it the oldest church building in Russia
Russia
proper and, with the exception of the Arkhyz and Shoana churches, the oldest building of any kind still in use in the country). It was consecrated by Bishop Luka Zhidiata (1035–1060) on September 14, in 1050 or 1052, the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. (A fresco just inside the south entrance depicts Sts
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Central Administrative Okrug
Central Administrative Okrug, or Tsentralny Administrativny Okrug (Russian: Центра́льный администрати́вный о́круг, Tsentralny administrativny okrug), is one of the twelve administrative okrugs of Moscow, Russia, located within the Kamer-Kollezhny Bank. Population: 741,967 (2010 Census);[1] 701,353 (2002 Census).[2] It was established in 1991. OKATO number 45 286 000 000.Contents1 Territorial organisation 2 Coat of arms 3 Government and infrastructure 4 Economy 5 Education 6 Sister cities 7 References 8 External linksTerritorial organisation[edit]Map of territorial entities in the okrugThe okrug, governed by the prefecture, encompasses ten districts
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Tverskoy District
Coordinates: 55°46′N 37°36′E / 55.767°N 37.600°E / 55.767; 37.600Tverskoy and Kitai-gorod
Kitai-gorod
on the map of Moscow. As of 2007, Kitai-gorod is a separate territory governed directly by Central Administrative OkrugCoat of arms of Tverskoy District Tverskoy District
Tverskoy District
(Russian: Тверско́й райо́н, IPA: [tvʲɪrˈskoj] ( listen)) is a district of Central Administrative Okrug
Central Administrative Okrug
of the federal city of Moscow, Russia. Population: 75,378 (2010 Census);[1] 75,955 (2002 Census).[2] The district extends from Kitai-gorod
Kitai-gorod
northwest to Belorussky and Savyolovsky Rail Terminals
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Russian Language
Russian (Russian: ру́сский язы́к, tr. rússkiy yazýk) is an East Slavic language
East Slavic language
and an official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
and many minor or unrecognised territories throughout Eurasia
Eurasia
(particularly in Eastern Europe, the Baltics, the Caucasus, and Central Asia). It is an unofficial but widely spoken language in Latvia, Moldova, Ukraine
Ukraine
and to a lesser extent, the other post-Soviet states.[31][32] Russian belongs to the family of Indo-European languages
Indo-European languages
and is one of the four living members of the East Slavic languages
Slavic languages
(which in turn is part of the larger Balto-Slavic branch)
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1991 Soviet Coup D'état Attempt
Coup failed, pyrrhic Russian SFSR victorySurrender of the GKChP Failure of the Union of Sovereign States
Union of Sovereign States
proposal Restoration of Estonian and Latvian independence Dissolution of the Soviet UnionBelligerents GKChP Taman Guards Kantemir Division Communist Party Alpha Group Vympel GroupSupporting republics:[1] Azerbaijan Pridnestrovian SSR[2]
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Ivan III
Ivan III Vasilyevich (Russian: Иван III Васильевич; 22 January 1440, Moscow
Moscow
– 27 October 1505, Moscow), also known as Ivan the Great,[1][2] was a Grand Prince of Moscow
Grand Prince of Moscow
and Grand Prince of all Rus'. Sometimes referred to as the "gatherer of the Rus' lands", he tripled the territory of his state, ended the dominance of the Golden Horde over the Rus', renovated the Moscow
Moscow
Kremlin, and laid the foundations of Russian state. He was one of the longest-reigning Russian rulers in history.Contents1 Gathering of Rus' lands 2 Domestic policy 3 Foreign policy 4 Legacy 5 Further reading on Ivan III 6 Timeline 7 Marriages and children 8 Ancestry 9 See also 10 References 11 Further reading11.1 Primary sources12 External linksGathering of Rus' lands[edit] Ivan's rule is marked by what subsequent Russophile historians called 'the Gathering of the Russian Lands'
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Novgorod
Veliky Novgorod
Veliky Novgorod
(Russian: Вели́кий Но́вгород, IPA: [vʲɪˈlʲikʲɪj ˈnovɡərət]), also known as Novgorod the Great, or Novgorod Veliky, or just Novgorod, is one of the most important historic cities in Russia,[15] which serves as the administrative center of Novgorod Oblast. It is situated on the M10 federal highway connecting Moscow
Moscow
and St. Petersburg. The city lies along the Volkhov River
Volkhov River
just downstream from its outflow from Lake Ilmen. UNESCO
UNESCO
recognized Novgorod as a World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
in 1992
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White Sea
The White Sea
Sea
(Russian: Белое море, Béloye móre; Karelian and Finnish: Vienanmeri, lit. Dvina Sea; Nenets: Сэрако ямʼ, Serako yam) is a southern inlet of the Barents Sea
Sea
located on the northwest coast of Russia. It is surrounded by Karelia
Karelia
to the west, the Kola Peninsula
Kola Peninsula
to the north, and the Kanin Peninsula
Kanin Peninsula
to the northeast. The whole of the White Sea
Sea
is under Russian sovereignty and considered to be part of the internal waters of Russia.[3] Administratively, it is divided between Arkhangelsk
Arkhangelsk
and Murmansk Oblasts and the Republic of Karelia. The major port of Arkhangelsk
Arkhangelsk
is located on the White Sea
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Moscow Metro
(average) 6.992 million (highest, Dec. 26, 2016) 9.715 million [2]Annual ridership 2.442 billion (2017)[2]Chief executive Viktor KozlovskyWebsite http://mosmetro.ru/OperationBegan operation 15 May 1935Operator(s) Moskovsky MetropolitenHeadway Peak hours: 1-2 minutes Off-peak: 4–7 minutesTechnicalSystem length 364.9 km (226.7 mi)[1] 418.9 km (260.3 mi) including Moscow
Moscow
Central CircleTrack gauge 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 27⁄32 in)Electrification 825 V DC third rail, 3 kV DC overhead lineAverage speed 39.54 km/h (24.57 mph)[2]System mapMap all coordinates in "Category: Moscow
Moscow
Metro stations" using: OpenStreetMap ·  Google
Google
MapsDownload coordinates as: KML · GPXThe Moscow
Moscow
Metro (Russian: Моско́вский метрополите́н, tr
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Moscow
Moscow
Moscow
(/ˈmɒskoʊ, -kaʊ/; Russian: Москва́, tr. Moskva, IPA: [mɐˈskva] ( listen)) is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 12.2 million residents within the city limits[11] and 17.1 million within the urban area.[12] Moscow
Moscow
is recognized as a Russian federal city. Moscow
Moscow
is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific centre of Russia
Russia
and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest city entirely on the European continent. By broader definitions Moscow
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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Raketa
Raketa
Raketa
(Russian: Paкéтa, IPA: [rɐˈkʲɛtə], "Rocket") wristwatches, have been manufactured since 1961 by the Petrodvorets Watch
Watch
Factory in Saint Petersburg. The Petrodvorets Watch Factory
Petrodvorets Watch Factory
is Russia's oldest factory, founded by Peter the Great
Peter the Great
in 1721. Raketa watches have been produced for the Red Army, the Soviet Navy, and for North Pole expeditions, as well as for civilians
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Sokolnicheskaya Line
The Sokolnicheskaya line
Sokolnicheskaya line
(Russian: Соко́льническая ли́ния, IPA: [səˈkolʲnʲitɕɪskəjə ˈlʲinʲɪjə]) (Line 1; Red Line) is a line of the Moscow
Moscow
Metro. It opened in 1935 and is the oldest in the system. There are currently 22 stations open on the line. As of 2016[update], the line is 32.5 kilometres (20.2 mi) long.[1]Contents1 History1.1 Recent developments and future plans 1.2 Timeline 1.3 Name changes2 Transfers 3 Rolling stock 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] As the line was the first formal one in the system, its history of development coincides with the history of the Moscow
Moscow
Metro's first stage altogether
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Gulag
The Gulag
Gulag
(Russian: ГУЛАГ, IPA: [ɡʊˈlak] ( listen); acronym of Glavnoye Upravleniye Lagerej, Main Camps' Administration or Chief Administration of [Corrective Labor] Camps) was the government agency in charge of the Soviet forced labor camp system that was created under Vladimir Lenin[1][2] and reached its peak during Joseph Stalin's rule from the 1930s to the 1950s. The term is also commonly used in English language to refer to any forced-labor camp in the Soviet Union, including camps that existed in post- Stalin
Stalin
times.[3][4] The camps housed a wide range of convicts, from petty criminals to political prisoners. Large numbers were convicted by simplified procedures, such as NKVD
NKVD
troikas and other instruments of extrajudicial punishment
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Memorial (society)
www.memo.ru/eng/index.htm (English version) memohrc.orgMemorial (Russian: Мемориа́л) is a Russian historical and civil rights society that operates in a number of post-Soviet states. It focuses on recording and publicising the Soviet Union's totalitarian past, but also monitors human rights in Russia
Russia
and other post-Soviet states.Contents1 Mission and activities1.1 Research and educational work 1.2 Political work 1.3 Archives 1.4 Media1.4.1 Virtual Gulag1.5 Kovalevsky Forest 1.6 The
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