More About Moscow Hosts of IRB RWC Sevens 2013

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Moscow – the capital of Russia and one of the ten largest cities in the world. Boasting more than 850 years of history – Yury Dolgoruky founded the city in 1146 – Moscow has grown into a metropolis of more than 11.6 million people.

Despite cold winter temperatures, Moscow’s summer climate is perfect for sevens rugby, with average late June temperatures of 17-19°C and the possibility of significantly warmer days.

Moscow is renowned as an international scientific, cultural, business and financial centre boasting a world-class transport and hotel infrastructure. The city is visited by more than 4 million tourists every year, who come for attractions including more than 60 museums and who stay in the city’s 300+ hotels. These include the Kremlin Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery, and the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum.

The city is served by three international airports: Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, and Vnukovo. The largest of these, Sheremetyevo, lies just nine kilometres from the Moscow Ring Road, while Domodedevo is 22 kilometres away and Vnukovo 10.

All three are connected to the city centre with regular train services to three of the city’s nine major train terminals.

Moscow’s public transit system is among the world’s most developed, and the city’s underground rail system boasts 12 lines and 185 stations.

The city is also a heralded global sporting centre and has hosted such major international tournaments as the 1980 Summer Olympics and the 2008 UEFA Champions League final, as well as annual World and European Championships in a variety of sports.

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