Chekhov is one of the most interesting cities in the Moscow region. It is located about seventy-five kilometers south of Moscow. You may get to the city from the capital by train of Kursk direction or to Simferopol highway. Chekhov is located on the left bank of the Lopasnya River.

The city's name is honor of the Great Russian writer Anton Chekhov. Prior to that, it was called by name of Lopasnya river, on the banks of which a settlement appeared. The first mention of the parish Lopasnya refers to 1175. In those days Lopasnya was one of the main townships and served as a barrier to attacks on the enemies of Russia.

For a long time Lopasnya was owned by famous Russian nobles, such as Troubetzkoy, Volkonski, Vasilchikov, Vyazemskij. The parish is very closely related to Alexander Pushkin. Here lived his family; here is the family crypt with the remains of the descendants of the great poet. Historical museum is the manor house "Lopasnya-Zachateisk," in which Pushkin’s family lived.

The country is developing, the industry too, nothing stands still and the rate of pollution of cities is also growing.

It is terrible to imagine how many emissions of pollutants and waste is produced annually in the normal mode. We dream about the health of our children, hoping to age with fewer sores, but the residents of industrial cities probably cannot do it, and it will remain a dream if no one will change in environmental safety.

Below I will give you the data about the ten most polluted cities of Russia. Industrial society evolving at the same rate as it is now doomed to disease. How can we get rid of various forms of cancer, when in stores now we cannot find organic food and in the cities where concentrates the bulk of the population, are emitted into the atmosphere of hundreds of thousands of tons of pollutants.

In the process of the industrialization, rural residents became gradually move to the cities in search of an easy, comfortable and prosperous life. This process is continuing today, it is difficult to find work and a good education to children in the villages. As a result of the immense growth of the urban population, there are problems with ground movement of automobile transportation, endless traffic jams, which do not stop almost never in metropolitan areas. The way out of the current situation is the appearance of such type of transportation as subway.

The start of subway construction in the Soviet Union was initiated in 1931 in Moscow, where the construction of the first 11 km of the branch of the Moscow Metro has begun.

To date, the Russian Federation has 1,109 settlements with city status. After reading the article about the big cities, I’ve find out what are the biggest cities in Russia, and I’ve decide to find out what are the best small city in Russia.

I reviewed probably hundreds of pages of the Russian-speaking Internet, making the sample, in terms of population. I'm not sure that the order of arrangement of these cities has not changed since the data range from 2010 to 2013.

Recently, it was compiled rating of the most attractive cities of Russia - the leaders are Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novosibirsk. The study was conducted by specialists of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation and the Russian Union of engineers; they were helped by experts Rosstroy, Epidemiology, and Moscow State University.

Russian cities were evaluated by 13 counts: the dynamics of population, demographic characteristics of the population, the social dimensions of society and the well-being of citizens, social infrastructure, the city's economy, housing development, housing affordability, innovation activity, transport infrastructure, physical infrastructure, human resources and the natural environment situation.

The study was conducted in 2012-2013 and affected 164 Russian cities. The ranking includes the city, with leading positions in most areas (the exception is the index of housing affordability). These are cities with a population of one million or more people - Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Rostov-on-Don.

Moscow is one of the world’s richest cities in the number of tourist attractions. At a conservative estimate there are more than five thousand of Moscow attractions. These include both UNESCO World Heritage sites and monuments, quays, churches, bridges, buildings, museums, circuses, stadiums and many other attractions of the capital.

Moscow attractions

On my website you will find a description and photographs of the most famous, colorful and all the favorite sights of Moscow. Here you may learn not only about previously known locations in Moscow, but also to choose a place walking, as well as to discuss the sights with other readers.

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