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Dens of the German Quarter (russian: Nemetskaya sloboda), Moscow
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Dens of the German Quarter (russian: Nemetskaya sloboda), Moscow
"German" Quarters developed in Moscow in the 16th century and were populated by foreigners from Western Europe (collectively called "Germans" by the Russian people (the Russian word for "German" translit. nemets, relates to the Russian word for "mute" translit. nemyi) and by prisoners taken during the Livonian War of 1558-1583.

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