Odintsovo (English)
Одинцово (Russian)
-  City[citation needed]  -
Odintsovo rail station
Map of Russia - Moscow Oblast (2008-03).svg
Location of Moscow Oblast in Russia
Odintsovo is located in Moscow Oblast
Coordinates: 55°40′N 37°17′E / 55.667°N 37.283°E / 55.667; 37.283Coordinates: 55°40′N 37°17′E / 55.667°N 37.283°E / 55.667; 37.283
Coat of Arms of Odintsovo (Moscow oblast).png
Flag of Odintsovo (Moscow oblast).png
Coat of arms
Administrative status
Country Russia
Federal subject Moscow Oblast
Administrative district Odintsovsky District[citation needed]
Administrative center of Odintsovsky District[citation needed]
Municipal status
Municipal district Odintsovsky Municipal District[citation needed]
Urban settlement Odintsovo Urban Settlement[citation needed]
Head[citation needed] Alexander Gusev[citation needed]
Representative body Council of Deputies[citation needed]
Area 7.75 km2 (2.99 sq mi)[citation needed]
Population (2010 Census,
139,021 inhabitants[1]
Rank in 2010 122nd
Population (2002 Census) 134,844 inhabitants[2]
Rank in 2002 121st
Density 17,938 /km2 (46,460 /sq mi)[3]
Time zone MSD (UTC+04:00)[4]
Founded 1470[citation needed]
Official website

Odintsovo (Russian: Одинцо́во) is a city in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Population: 139,029 (2010 Census preliminary results);[1] 134,844 (2002 Census);[2] 125,149 (1989 Census).[5] Town status was granted to it in 1957.



The village of Odintsovo was formed in the late 14th century. The famous story among the Odintsovians is about the noble named Andrey Odinets.(Odinets is a nickname he had, real name Andrey Ivanovitch Domotkanov, rus. Андрей Иванович Домотканов) For the great service to the Moscovian leader of the time, Dmitry Donskoy, Odinets was granted land to the south west of Moscow.

Andrey Odinets founded Odintsovo as a way of thanking Donskoy, and so the land does not remain empty. Odinets' name is now forever in history, with the village, and in 1957, town of Odintsovo named after him. Odintsovo literally means in Russian as "belonging to Odinets".


Odintsovo is home to the Church of Grebnevskaya, Icon of the Mother of God, which was built in 1802.

Sister city


  • Odintsovo volleyball clubs "ISKRA" (men) and "Zarechye-Odintsovo"(women) have each become champions of Russia in the past and they are very strong in the present. "Zarechye-Odintsovo" have won in the final in April 2008 against Dinamo Moscow to become champions of Russia. Many male and female players in Russian national volleyball teams have either grown up, or played/trained in Odintsovo.
  • "The Ice Palace", or the Odintsovo ice skating and hockey ring, was named to have "the best ice ever played on" by North American and former Soviet ice hockey veterans during the Stanley Cup visit in 2004.
  • The multiple Olympic, Russian and World Cross-country skiing champion Larisa Lazutina is from Odintsovo.

Coat of arms

Church of Grebnevskaya

The coat of arms of Odintsovo shows a white deer, representing cleanness and purity. The deer lies facing the West, though looks at the East, and most people believe that the deer looks at the East (where Moscow is situated) with pity. Interestingly enough, although Odintsovo is only few miles away from Moscow, the environment of Odintsovo is not even nearly as polluted as Moscow's. This is mostly explained by the large numbers of parks and relief areas.


  1. ^ a b Федеральная служба государственной статистики (Federal State Statistics Service) (2011). "Предварительные итоги Всероссийской переписи населения 2010 года (Preliminary results of the 2010 All-Russian Population Census)" (in Russian). Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2010). Federal State Statistics Service. http://www.perepis-2010.ru/results_of_the_census/results-inform.php. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  2. ^ a b Федеральная служба государственной статистики (Federal State Statistics Service) (2004-05-21). "Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек (Population of Russia, its federal districts, federal subjects, districts, urban localities, rural localities—administrative centers, and rural localities with population of over 3,000)" (in Russian). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2002). Federal State Statistics Service. http://www.perepis2002.ru/ct/doc/1_TOM_01_04.xls. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  3. ^ The value of density was calculated automatically by dividing the 2010 Census population by the area specified in the infobox. Please note that this value may not be accurate as the area specified in the infobox does not necessarily correspond to the area of the entity proper or is reported for the same year as the population.
  4. ^ Правительство Российской Федерации. Постановление №725 от 31 августа 2011 г. «О составе территорий, образующих каждую часовую зону, и порядке исчисления времени в часовых зонах, а также о признании утратившими силу отдельных Постановлений Правительства Российской Федерации». Вступил в силу по истечении 7 дней после дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Российская Газета", №197, 6 сентября 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Resolution #725 of August 31, 2011 On the Composition of the Territories Included into Each Time Zone and on the Procedures of Timekeeping in the Time Zones, as Well as on Abrogation of Several Resolutions of the Government of the Russian Federation. Effective as of after 7 days following the day of the official publication).
  5. ^ "Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность наличного населения союзных и автономных республик, автономных областей и округов, краёв, областей, районов, городских поселений и сёл-райцентров. (All Union Population Census of 1989. Present population of union and autonomous republics, autonomous oblasts and okrugs, krais, oblasts, districts, urban settlements, and villages serving as district administrative centers.)" (in Russian). Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года (All-Union Population Census of 1989). Demoscope Weekly (website of the Institute of Demographics of the State University—Higher School of Economics. 1989. http://demoscope.ru/weekly/ssp/rus89_reg.php. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 

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