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Zhukovsky, Moscow Oblast

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Country  Russia
Founded  1935
Population  104,736 (2010)

Zhukovsky (Russian: ) is a city in Moscow Oblast, Russia, located on the Moskva River, 40 kilometers (25 mi) southeast of Moscow. Population: 104,736?(2010 Census); 101,328?(2002 Census); 100,609?(1989 Census).


Map of Zhukovsky, Moscow Oblast

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, it is incorporated as Zhukovsky City Under Oblast Jurisdiction—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, Zhukovsky City Under Oblast Jurisdiction is incorporated as Zhukovsky Urban Okrug.


Zhukovsky is the center of track and field athletics in Moscow Oblast. Most notable athletes born in Zhukovsky are Yuriy Borzakovskiy, Yekaterina Podkopayeva, Andrey Yepishin, Dmitry Bogdanov, and others. In 2005, Meteor Stadium, a new world class athletics stadium was opened.

In 2008, President Vladimir Putin signed a presidential decree establishing the National Aircraft Construction Center.

Twin towns and sister cities

Zhukovsky is twinned with:

  • Le Bourget, France
  • Sydals Municipality, Denmark
  • Ulyanovsk, Russia


Zhukovsky, Moscow Oblast in the past, History of Zhukovsky, Moscow Oblast

The urban-type settlement of Stakhanovo was founded in 1935 from the dacha settlement Otdykh (literally, "Relaxation"). It was named after Alexey Stakhanov, a famous Soviet miner. On April 23, 1947, the settlement was granted town status and renamed Zhukovsky, in honor of the pioneer of aero- and hydrodynamics Nikolay Zhukovsky.

Research and economy


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