Like most other major cities in the world, Moscow was founded on a river. In the 18th and 19th centuries the riverside area became heavily industrialized because factories required a large amount of water to operate. It was also a convenient place to dump industrial waste.
This year Human Resources Consultancy Mercer once again named Moscow as the world’s most expensive city for expatriates. Adrian Carnegie polled top Moscow realtors for their take on the findings of the survey.