Moscow is situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Russia, making it Europe's most populated inland city.The city is well known for its architecture, particularly its historic buildings such as Saint Basil's Cathedral with its brightly coloured domes.The most linguistically well-grounded and widely accepted is from the Proto-Balto-Slavic root *mŭzg-/muzg- from the Proto-Indo-European * hence it was one of a few Slavic ū-stem nouns.
The earliest East Slavic tribes recorded as having expanded to the upper Volga in the 9th to 10th centuries are the Vyatichi and Krivichi.
Daniel came of age in the 1270s and became involved in the power struggles of the principality with lasting success, siding with his brother Dmitry in his bid for the rule of Novgorod.
From 1283 he acted as the ruler of an independent principality alongside Dmitry, who became Grand Duke of Vladimir.
According to Forbes 2013, Moscow has been ranked as the ninth most expensive city in the world by Mercer and has one of the world's largest urban economies, being ranked as an alpha global city according to the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, and is also one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world according to the Master Card Global Destination Cities Index.
Moscow is the northernmost and coldest megacity and metropolis on Earth.