| 12.87 km²|
Lyubertsy (Russian: Люберцы; [ˈlʲʉbʲɪrtsɨ]) is a city and the administrative center of Lyuberetsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Population: 172,525 (2010 Census); 156,691 (2002 Census); 165,478 (1989 Census).
It was first mentioned in 1621 and was granted town status in 1925. It is sometimes described as a working class suburb of Moscow.
Lyubertsy was home to the Lyubers Soviet sports youth movement in the 1980s. During the perestroika years of the 1990s, the Lyubers, and by association Lyubertsy, formed a part of the emerging organized crime syndicates.
Within the framework of administrative divisions, Lyubertsy serves as the administrative center of Lyuberetsky District. As an administrative division, it is incorporated within Lyuberetsky District as the Town of Lyubertsy. As a municipal division, the Town of Lyubertsy is incorporated within Lyuberetsky Municipal District as Lyubertsy Urban Settlement.
Lyubertsy is a major industrial center. There are over twenty-five industrial enterprises and a large railway junction. Prevailing branches of industry are mechanical engineering, metalworking, production of construction materials, woodworking, and food processing.
The largest enterprises include:Kamov company. Ukhtomsky Helicopter plant named after N. I. Kamov (developer of the world-famous Ka-50 "Black Shark" and Ka-52 "Alligator" helicopters)
Ukhtomsky machine-building plant, making equipment for raising livestock
"Torgmash" joint-stock company produces manufacturing equipment
A construction materials plant
"Lyuberetskye carpets" collective
"Belaya dacha" agricultural processing plant, a supplier for McDonald's
Sergey Abeltsev, politician
Yuri Gagarin, first human in space
Alexander Menshikov, assistant of Peter the Great
Nikolay Rastorguyev, lead singer of rock group Lyube
Boris Razinsky, association football player
Vasily Yakemenko, youth politician