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Dzerzhinsky, Moscow Oblast


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Dzerzhinsky is located in Russia
Location of Dzerzhinsky
Dzerzhinsky is located in Moscow Oblast
Dzerzhinsky (Moscow Oblast)
Coordinates: 55°38′N 37°51′E / 55.633°N 37.850°E / 55.633; 37.850
Federal subjectMoscow Oblast[1]
Founded1380 (Julian)Edit this on Wikidata
Town status since1981
 • Total15.66 km2 (6.05 sq mi)
160 m (520 ft)
 • Total47,163
 • Estimate 
55,669 (+18%)
 • Density3,000/km2 (7,800/sq mi)
 • Subordinated toDzerzhinsky Town Under Oblast Jurisdiction[1]
 • Capital ofDzerzhinsky Town Under Oblast Jurisdiction[1]
 • Urban okrugDzerzhinsky Urban Okrug[2]
 • Capital ofDzerzhinsky Urban Okrug[2]
Time zoneUTC+3 (MSK Edit this on Wikidata[5])
Postal code(s)[6]
140090, 140091, 140093Edit this on Wikidata
OKTMO ID46711000001
Twin townsMontanaEdit this on Wikidata

Dzerzhinsky (Russian: Дзержи́нский) is a town in Moscow Oblast, Russia, located on the bank of the Moskva River, 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) south of the city of Lyubertsy. The western part of Dzerzhinsky borders with the territory of the federal city of Moscow. Population: 47,163 (2010 Census);[3] 41,488 (2002 Census);[7] 36,108 (1989 Census).[8]


St. Nicholas Monastery

The Monastery of St. Nicholas

The settlement has grown around the Ugresha Monastery which stands at the heart of the modern town. The monastery has been one of the richest in Russia since the 17th century when Tsar Alexis and Patriarch Nikon built their palaces on the grounds. It was greatly expanded in the 19th century, under the supervision of St. Pimen of Ugreshi. One of the new churches in the monastery is dedicated to St. Pimen. The walled area of the monastery has several picturesque ponds.

Modern history

After the October Revolution of 1917, in an effort to fight child homelessness, the monastery was reorganized into a children labor colony in 1920. The colony was later transformed into a labor commune by Felix Dzerzhinsky. In 1921, the colony spread outside the boundaries of the former monastery and an official settlement was established. In 1938, it was granted urban-type settlement status, just after the commune had dissolved. Town status was granted to Dzerzhinsky in 1981.[citation needed]

On March 31, 2006, Viktor Dorkin, the head of the Local Government Board, was shot and killed.[1] Investigation stated that he was assassinated because of his professional career. One killer was detained before May 5, 2006.[2]

Administrative and municipal status

Within the administrative divisions framework, it is incorporated as Dzerzhinsky Town Under Oblast Jurisdiction—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts.[1] As a municipal division, Dzerzhinsky Town Under Oblast Jurisdiction is incorporated as Dzerzhinsky Urban Okrug.[2]


The town's industry comprises Heat and Power Central #22 (ТЭЦ-22, CHP-22), a reinforced concrete constructions factory, and military chemical industry.[9]


Lyubertsy–Dzerzhinsky railway is used for cargo transportation only. The passenger line was dismantled due to inefficiency.

Culture and education

Six secondary schools and one professional school operate in the town, as well as a musical school and a school of arts. Dzerzhinsky has a local newspaper,"Ugreshskiye Vesti" («Угре́шские вести», "Ugresh news").

International relations

Twin towns and sister cities

Dzerzhinsky is twinned with:



  1. ^ a b c d e Law #11/2013-OZ
  2. ^ a b c d Law #133/2004-OZ
  3. ^ a b Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2011). "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года [2010 All-Russia Population Census] (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service.
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  5. ^ "Об исчислении времени". Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации (in Russian). June 3, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  6. ^ Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (in Russian)
  7. ^ Russian Federal State Statistics Service (May 21, 2004). "Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек" [Population of Russia, Its Federal Districts, Federal Subjects, Districts, Urban Localities, Rural Localities—Administrative Centers, and Rural Localities with Population of Over 3,000] (XLS). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года [All-Russia Population Census of 2002] (in Russian).
  8. ^ "Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность наличного населения союзных и автономных республик, автономных областей и округов, краёв, областей, районов, городских поселений и сёл-райцентров" [All Union Population Census of 1989: Present Population of Union and Autonomous Republics, Autonomous Oblasts and Okrugs, Krais, Oblasts, Districts, Urban Settlements, and Villages Serving as District Administrative Centers]. Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года [All-Union Population Census of 1989] (in Russian). Институт демографии Национального исследовательского университета: Высшая школа экономики [Institute of Demography at the National Research University: Higher School of Economics]. 1989 – via Demoscope Weekly.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 1, 2009. Retrieved August 16, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  1. ^ Dzerzhinsky mayor shot dead by two killers, Wikinews (in English)
  2. ^ Police in Moscow Oblast arrest one suspect in mayor's murder, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Newsline 06-05-05 [3] (in English)


  • Московская областная Дума. Закон №11/2013-ОЗ от 31 января 2013 г. «Об административно-территориальном устройстве Московской области», в ред. Закона №72/2015-ОЗ от 5 мая 2015 г. «Об отнесении города Озёры Озёрского района Московской области к категории города областного подчинения Московской области, упразднении Озёрского района Московской области и внесении изменений в Закон Московской области "Об административно-территориальном устройстве Московской области"». Вступил в силу на следующий день после официального опубликования (13 января 2013 г.). Опубликован: "Ежедневные Новости. Подмосковье", №24, 12 февраля 2013 г. (Moscow Oblast Duma. Law #11/2013-OZ of January 31, 2013 On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Moscow Oblast, as amended by the Law #72/2015-OZ of May 5, 2015 On Re-Classifying the Town of Ozyory in Ozyorsky District of Moscow Oblast as the Town Under Oblast Jurisdiction, on Abolishing Ozyorsky District of Moscow Oblast, and on Amending the Law of Moscow Oblast "On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Moscow Oblast". Effective as of the day following the day of the official publication (January 13, 2013).).
  • Московская областная Дума. Закон №133/2004-ОЗ от 29 октября 2004 г. «О статусе и границе городского округа Дзержинский», в ред. Закона №94/2012-ОЗ от 3 июля 2012 г. «О внесении изменений в Закон Московской области "О статусе и границе городского округа Дзержинский"». Вступил в силу со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Ежедневные Новости. Подмосковье", №216, 13 ноября 2004 г. (Moscow Oblast Duma. Law #133/2004-OZ of October 29, 2004 On the Status and the Border of Dzerzhinsky Urban Okrug, as amended by the Law #94/2012-OZ of July 3, 2012 On Amending the Law of Moscow Oblast "On the Status and the Border of Dzerzhinsky Urban Okrug". Effective as of the day of the official publication.).