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| Town of Staraya Kupavna|
Noginsky Municipal District
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Staraya Kupavna (Russian: Ста́рая Купа́вна) is a town in Noginsky District of Moscow Oblast, Russia, located on the left bank of the Shalovka River (Klyazma's tributary) 23 kilometers (14 mi) east of Moscow. Population: 21,811 (2010 Census); 21,433 (2002 Census); 25,052 (1989 Census)..
Staraya Kupavna Wikipedia
Under the name of Kupavna (Купавна), it was first mentioned in the 14th century. It was granted town status in 2004.
Within the framework of administrative divisions, it is, together with five rural localities, incorporated within Noginsky District as the Town of Staraya Kupavna. As a municipal division, the Town of Staraya Kupavna is incorporated within Noginsky Municipal District as Staraya Kupavna Urban Settlement.
Over thirty companies are operating in the industrial area of the town, including: OJSC Pharmaceutical plant "Akrikhin", CJSC "Base #1 Chimreaktivov", CJSC "Textile firma Kupavna", OJSC "Zhelezobeton, OJSC "Moskhim", OJSC "Lakra Sintez", OJSC "Biserovsky kombinat etc.
Kupavna railway station is located on the Moscow–Nizhny Novgorod line 9 kilometers (5.6 mi) from the town. Local buses link the town with Moscow, Noginsk, and Monino.
On November 23, 2009, the former mayor of Staraya Kupavna, Anatoly Pleshan, was convicted of taking a bribe for assisting a developer with getting an approval from the residents for construction of a high-rise condo and sentenced to seven years in prison.
There is a cultural center "Akrikhin", named after local pharmaceutical producer Akrikhin.
Weekly newspaper Staraya Kupavna was first published in 1998. Since 2004, Alternativnaya gazeta newspaper has been published, with over 10,000 copies in 2004-2006. In 2008, Molodaya Kupavna newspaper was first issued and TV channel Staraya Kupavna started broadcasting.
The Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox church built in 1751 has recently been reopened after being closed in Soviet times.