The city of Moscow has an estimated population of about 12 million inhabitants within the city boundaries.
Moscow is the most populous city in Russia and in Europe (2016 data), according to a UN report. The city is in the Central Federal District located in the western part of the Russian Federation.
Historically, Moscow's position was central in the Russian homeland. It was the capital of the former Soviet Union, and Muscovite Russia, the pre-Imperial Russian state.
There are 3 primary international commercial airports serving Moscow: Sheremetyevo International airport , Domodedovo International airport and Vnukovo International Airport . The international airport code for Moscow (covers Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo) is MOW
The most common entry point for foreign passengers, handling 60% of international flights.
Sheremetyevo International airport (Международный Аэропорт Шереметьево, Mezhdunarodniy Aeroport Sheremet'evo ) (International airport code: SVO), international airport located 29km (18 miles) NW of Moscow, Russia.
It is a hub for the passenger operations of the Russian international airline Aeroflot, and one of the three major airports serving Moscow along with Domodedovo International airport and Vnukovo. It is the second largest in Russia (after Domodedovo).
Domodedovo International airport (Международный Аэропорт Москва-Домодедово Mezhdunarodniy Aeroport Moskva-Domodedevo ) (International airport code: DME) is an International airport located 42 km SSE of the centre of Moscow, Russia.
In March 2009 it was announced that the approval had been granted, making Domodedovo Airport the first in Russia approved for New Large Aircarft operations such as the Airbus A380.
Domodedovo International airport is the leading airport in Russia in terms of passenger through0ut, and is the primary gateway to long-haul, domestic and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) destinations.
Vnukovo Airport (: Аэропорт Внуково Aeroport Vnukovo ) (International airport code: VKO), is an International airport located 28 km (17 miles) SW from the centre of Moscow, Russia. It is one of three major airports serving Moscow
Vnukovo is the oldest of Moscow's operating airports. Vnukovo Airport is equipped with a VIP hall, which is used by many political leaders and important people visiting Russia.