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a russian district or provincial council, or elective local-governmental administrative division, founded in 1864 by tsar alexander the liberator.

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  • rebuilt, moscow developed from the 1830s as a major textile and metallurgical center. during the 19th and early 20th cent. it was the focus of the zemstvo cooperative and slavophile movements and became a principal center of the labor movement and of social democracy. in 1918 the soviet government transferred the capital back to moscow and fostered spectacular economic growth in the city, whose population doubled between 1926 and 1939 and again between 1939 and 1992. during world war ii moscow was the goal of a two-pronged german offensive. although the spearheads of the german columns were stopped only 20 to 25 mi (32–40 km) from the city's center, moscow suffered virtually no war damage. the city hosted the olympic games in 1980. factmonster.com

  • rebuilt, moscow developed from the 1830s as a major textile and metallurgical center. during the 19th and early 20th cent. it was the focus of the zemstvo cooperative and slavophile movements and became a principal center of the labor movement and of social democracy. in 1918 the soviet government transferred the capital back to moscow and fostered spectacular economic growth in the city, whose population doubled between 1926 and 1939 and again between 1939 and 1992. during world war ii moscow was the goal of a two-pronged german offensive. although the spearheads of the german columns were stopped only 20 to 25 mi (32–40 km) from the city's center, moscow suffered virtually no war damage. the city hosted the olympic games in 1980. infoplease.com