Moscow Virtual Roadshow
- September 2021
- live from Moscow
The Moscow City Tourism Board is pleased to invite you to participate in the Moscow Virtual Roadshow as a trade partner.
Being a partner of the Moscow Virtual Roadshow, you will have an opportunity to meet online the Moscow representatives of the leading Income Tour Operators, Hotels and the points of touristic attraction, who can’t wait to meet and excite you with our charming city. We will share the latest news about the e-visa to Russia, anti COVID-19 measures and our plans for 2021.
Where did the name Moscow come from?
There are a few hypotheses regarding the origin of this word, but only three of them are generally accepted among linguists:
- It is believed that the river on which the city stands had been named Moskva (Moscow) by local Finno-Ugric tribes before the city was founded. “Mosk” means “a beard” or “a cow” and “va” means “water”.
- According to another version, all wandering rivers were called “Moskva”. If you take a closer look, you will see that this river has many turns and curves.
- The third version says that the word Moskva was formed from the words “mosk” (stone) and “kov” (cover) since the city was built around a fortress.