What are capital cities and what role do they play in political history? If we take the encyclopedia definition, it is where the seat of government is located. But then we can say its role is negligible, as government buildings can be moved from one city to another. Capital cities are much more than this. They are a symbol of the state, a reflection of its political system. Authored by Igor Okunev, the video is accompanied by a list of additional sources, providing a foundation for those who would like to learn more about the specific topics addressed.