The world's most expensive cities
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The Kremlin( Sergei L. Loiko / Los Angeles Times )
Moscow is the financial and political hub of Russia. In the heart of the city is Vladimir Lenin's Mausoleum and Red Square -- a landmark known for military parades and protests during the Soviet era.
Popular attractions in the city include the Bolshoi Theatre, St. Basil Cathedral and the Kremlin.
2009 rank: 3