If you like night photos of different cities, you will love these pictures. Moscow is the capital, the most populous city, and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the world, a global city. Moscow is the most populous city on the continent of Europe and the seventh largest city proper in the world, a megacity. The population of Moscow is 10,562,099. It is located by the Moskva River in the Central Federal District, in the European part of Russia. Moscow sits on the junction of three big geological platforms. Historically, it was the capital of the former Soviet Union, Russian Empire, the Tsardom of Russia, and the Grand Duchy of Moscow. It is the site of the Moscow Kremlin, one of the World Heritage Sites in the city, which serves as the residence of the President of Russia. The Russian parliament and the Government of Russia also sit in Moscow.