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Old 16-10-2015, 09:23 PM   #141
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Ivan the Terrible..
There are numerous myths and legends about Russia’s capital and its citizens.. About 70 percent of Russians living outside Moscow think of their nation’s capital as “just a big city”.. 22% said that they consider Moscow to be the incarnation of Russia’s best things.. About 36% of those living in the province said that they treated Moscow positively, whereas another 36% said that they did not have any special feelings about the capital..20% percent of the polled said that their attitude to Moscow was utterly negative in every sense..

Many of the polled described Moscow as the city that sucks out Russia’s blood. This negative association creates certain hostility to Muscovites, who, as many of the polled said, live better not just because they work better, but just because of the fact that they live in Russia’s capital..

The research also showed that the majority of non-Muscovites think of Moscow residents as a separate category of Russian people.. They imagine a Muscovite as a person having a good job, a high income, and fine business qualities.. However, when speaking about personal qualities, many Russians distinguish negative traits, such as snobbism and arrogance..Russia ’s Center for Migration Research said that the number of native Muscovites, whose grandparents also lived in Moscow, is currency very small..

The average salary in Moscow makes up approximately 33,000 rubles ($1,000). The average salary in the rest of Russia makes up 15,000 rubles. A manager in Moscow receives 27,000 or 30,000 rubles ($900) a month, whereas the same manager in other large cities – Krasnodar, Yekaterinburg or Krasnoyarsk, for instance – would be paid up to 10,000 rubles ($320) for the same job..The prices on goods and service in Moscow make Russia’s capital one of the most expensive cities in the world.. For instance, living in a Moscow hotel is 40 percent more expensive than staying in a similar-class hotel in London..

Muscovite (also known as common mica, isinglass, or potash mica) is a phyllosilicate mineral of aluminium and potassium with formula KAl2(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2, or (KF)2(Al2O3)3(SiO2)6(H2O). It has a highly perfect basal cleavage yielding remarkably thin laminæ (sheets) which are often highly elastic. Sheets of muscovite 5 m × 3 m have been found in Nellore, India..The name muscovite comes from Muscovy-glass, a name given to the mineral in Elizabethan England due to its use in medieval Russia as a cheaper alternative to glass in windows.. This usage became widely known in England during the sixteenth century with its first mention appearing in letters by George Turberville, the secretary of England's ambassador to the Russian tsar Ivan the Terrible, in 1568...
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