Moscow is the capital of the Russian Federation and the largest multicultural mega-city of eastern Europe. Its present population is estimated to be more than 10 million. The majority of Moscow's population is nominally Russian Orthodox, though a significant number of Moscovites follow Islam. Other religions of its inhabitants include Judaism, Roman Catholic Christianity, various forms of Protestantism (the Lutheran tradition, Methodism, Baptism, Pentecostalism), Buddhism, Neo-Paganism, and the Hare Krishna movement. As in Russia in general, nearly half of Moscow's nominal Christian population make only occasional visits to religious sites and exercise religious rituals. Yet Moscow is Russia's biggest religious center with about 500 religious organizations, 532 registered Russian Orthodox churches, 10 monasteries, 6 mosques, 5 synagogues, a Buddhist temple, a Sikh temple, a Hare ...

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