Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO)
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(Moscow, Russian Federation)
Capital of the Russian Federation, the city of Moscow has become a major tourist destination, with some of the world's most famous and photographed buildings. An important city of politics, commerce, finance and industry, Moscow has grown up around the Moskva River and is the most densely populated city in the whole of Europe, with a population exceeding 10 million people.
In total there are five different airports serving this part of Russia, all of which lie on Moscow's outskirts. Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) handles the largest number of international flights and is sited to the north-west, while Domodedovo International Airport (DME) deals with the more domestic Russian airlines and lies directly south.
There are also several individual railway stations around the city of Moscow, with nine main terminals handling an influx of trains from all over Europe and much of Asia, including many regular arrivals from Russia's number two city, St. Petersburg. Both the Moskva River and Oka River features a range of cruises and passenger boats, with three different ports and two separate river terminals.
Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) Maps: Important City Districts
Public transport around the city itself is excellent and the Moscow Metro is amongst the busiest on the planet. Buses too are popular and the Central Bus Terminal frequently sees over 25,000 passengers each day.
Around the city of Moscow you will find more than 100 parks and gardens, 24 concerts halls, over 130 cinemas, and a host of museums and art galleries. The most well-known attractions are located around central Moscow and include Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin, all of which are within walking distance of each other and on the northern side of the Moscow River and the canal. To the south you will find the Garden Ring, the Tretyakov Gallery and Gorky Park. A long ring road surrounds the outside of the city, with an inner-ring road closer to Moscow city centre.
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