Recently, I noticed that British people pronounce Moscow differently than I had thought, and been taught in school. The correct British pronunciation is [‘mɒskəʊ], with the first part pronounced just like moss. However, -cow is not pronounced like the word cow. Instead, the -ow in Moscow is pronounced like the -ow in low or grow. In contrast, in American English, Moscow is either pronounced as [‘mɑːskaʊ] or as [‘mɑːskoʊ]. Here, the first part matches the American pronunciation of moss, and the -ow is pronounced either as in cow [aʊ] or as in the American version of mow [oʊ].