Moscow was called the "city of 40 times 40 churches"—prior to 1917. Moscow is Russia's capital of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, which has been the country's traditional religion. Other religions practiced in Moscow include Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Yazidism, and Rodnovery.
Moscow, city, capital of Russia since the late 13th century. It is not only the political center of Russia but also the country’s most populous city and its industrial, cultural, scientific, and educational capital. Moscow has also been the spiritual center of the Russian Orthodox Church for over 600 years.
The area east of Moscow between the Oka and Volga rivers had better soils than most of northern Russia and comprised a region of prosperous towns. Moscow’s authority was greatly enhanced when in 1326 the metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church transferred his seat from Vladimir to Moscow.
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