Zhukovsky, Moscow Oblast

Zhukovsky, Moscow Oblast

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Zhukovsky, Moscow Oblast

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Zhukovsky () is a city in Moscow Oblast, Russia, located on the Moskva River, southeast of Moscow. Population:

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 Nikolai Zhukovsky.

Zhukovsky is a home to the M. M. Gromov Flight Research Institute known as LII and N. Ye. Zhukovsky Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute known as (ЦАГИ) TsAGI — they are two major facilities involved in testing and designing aircraft. These facilities were employers for a great portion of the city's population before perestroika. Also, there is situated the Aeromechanics faculty of MIPT.

There are a number smaller, but also important enterprises, such as:

There are also some aviation design bureaus - Sukhoy, Ilyushin, Tupolev, etc located in the area

Machine-building, woodworking plants, spare parts factory, paper-millFood industry - Inko, Nestlé, local bread-baking plant.

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