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MOSCOW VS ST. PETERSBURG. PART 2. Role in History - Ancient Russia vs. Communist vs. Czar’s Empire

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Moscow was the ancient capital of Russia, and this part of history is connected with old-style churches with onion-shaped towers, boyars with beards and long coats, Ivan the Terrible, and colorful Kremlin halls. After 1703, Peter the Great moved the Russian capital functions to the newly built Saint Petersburg, and Moscow lost its status of cultural, political, administrative, and commercial center.

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