is one of the autocephalous Eastern Orthodox churches, in full communion with other Eastern Orthodox patriarchates.The Primate of the ROC is the Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus'. Unlike its rival, Moscow has a well-defined city centre marked by the . These markets, which under the Soviets were known as , its rival and the former (1712–1918) capital of Russia. Petersburg has absorbed western European influences, Moscow is viewed as a traditional Russian city.At this page of our resource devoted to the Russian scammers that we know of you can try to determine if your correspondent is a Russian scammer by typing in the name of his city and comparing it with the cities which are in our constantly updated database of Russian scammers.
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(province), lie in the northwest corner of the most highly developed and densely populated part of Russia.
Moscow is situated in the broad, extremely shallow valley of the Moscow River and its tributaries.
The ROC, as well as the primate thereof, officially ranks fifth in the Orthodox order of precedence, immediately below the four ancient Patriarchates of the Greek Orthodox Church, those of Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem.
The official Christianization of Kievan Rus' widely seen as the birth of the ROC is believed to have occurred in 988 through the baptism of the Kievan prince Vladimir and his people by the clergy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate whose constituent part the ROC remained for the next six centuries, while the Kievan see remained in the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate until 1686.