|Reich Commissariat of Muscovy|
of Nazi Germany
|•||Surrender of the Soviet Union||7 January 1942|
|•||Tsardom of Muscovy established||7 October 1949|
Reichskommissariat Moskowien (also rendered as Moskau, abbreviated as RKM; Russian: Рейхскомиссариат Московия), literally "Reich Commissariat of Muscovy (or Moscow)", was the civilian occupation regime that Nazi Germany created in central and northern European Russia following the defeat of the Soviet Union in 1942. It was also known initially as the Reichskommissariat Russland (Reich Commissariat of Russia). Siegfried Kasche was appointed Reichskomissar until the formation of the Tsardom of Muscovy in 1949.