Sister Cities of the World

Sister cities of Pushkino, Moscow Oblast

Pushkino (Russian: Пу́шкино) is a city and the administrative center of Pushkinsky District of Moscow Oblast, Russia, located at the confluence of the Ucha and Serebryanka Rivers, 30 kilometers (19 mi) northeast of Moscow. Population: 102,874 (2010 Census); 72,425 (2002 Census); 75,847 (1989 Census); 57,000 (1974); 30,000 (1959); 21,000 (1939).

According to one of the historic versions, the village of Pushkino was first documented in 1499 when it belonged to Grigory Morkhinin "Pushka", a boyar whose male-line descendants include Aleksandr Pushkin. A statue of "Pushka" graces one of the town's main squares. During the following centuries, the neighbourhood evolved into a favoured summer retreat of Russian nobility. In 1678, a five-domed church of Saint Sergius was built at the manor of Komyagino. (picture). Another notable estate is Muranovo, where the Russian poets Evgeny Baratynsky and Fyodor Tyutchev used to spend their summers. A dacha of Vladimir Mayakovsky, who lived in Pushkino during summer seasons of 1920-1928 is also a museum. Pushkino was granted town status in August 1925. Today it is notable for its Institute of Forest Science, one of the few in Russia.

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