Sister cities of Krasnogorsk, Moscow Oblast
Krasnogorsk (Russian: Красного́рск) is a city and the administrative center of Krasnogorsky District of Moscow Oblast, Russia, adjacent to the northwestern boundary of Moscow, on the Moskva River. Population: 116,896 (2010 Census); 92,545 (2002 Census); 90,477 (1989 Census).
An urban-type settlement was established here in 1932, to which town status was granted in 1940.
In the 1940s, the Antifascist Central School, in which many foreign Communists studied and lectured, was located at Krasnogorsk.
After the war the German V2 rocket scientists which the Soviet Army had captured were settled here with their families.
It is known for the Moscow Country Club at Nakhabino, and the Krasnogorskiy Zavod company, which produced the Zorki, Zenit, and Krasnogorsk cameras there until the early 1990s. The coat of arms acknowledges this by featuring a lens and light rays.
The city is home to Zorky Bandy Club, former national champions for men and current champions for women. Their home arena has a capacity of 8000.
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