Zhukovsky, Moscow Oblast

Zhukovsky (Russian: Жуко́вский, Russian pronunciation: [ʐʊˈkofskʲɪj]) is a city in Moscow Oblast, Russia, located on the Moskva River, 40 kilometers (25 mi) southeast of Moscow. Population: 104,736 (2010 Census);[2] 101,328 (2002 Census);[7] 100,609 (1989 Census).[8]


Zhukovsky Central Square
Zhukovsky Central Square
Flag of Zhukovsky
Coat of arms of Zhukovsky
Coat of arms
Location of Zhukovsky
Zhukovsky is located in Russia
Location of Zhukovsky
Zhukovsky is located in Moscow Oblast
Zhukovsky (Moscow Oblast)
Coordinates: 55°35′50″N 38°07′13″E / 55.59722°N 38.12028°E / 55.59722; 38.12028Coordinates: 55°35′50″N 38°07′13″E / 55.59722°N 38.12028°E / 55.59722; 38.12028
Federal subjectMoscow Oblast[1]
City status sinceApril 23, 1947
 • BodyCouncil of Deputies
 • HeadAndrey Voytuk
130 m (430 ft)
 • Total104,736
 • Estimate 
108,187 (+3.3%)
 • Rank154th in 2010
 • Subordinated toZhukovsky City Under Oblast Jurisdiction[1]
 • Capital ofZhukovsky City Under Oblast Jurisdiction[1]
 • Urban okrugZhukovsky Urban Okrug[4]
 • Capital ofZhukovsky Urban Okrug[4]
Time zoneUTC+3 (MSK Edit this on Wikidata[5])
Postal code(s)[6]
Dialing code(s)+7 49648
OKTMO ID46725000001
City DayThird Sunday of August


The urban-type settlement of Stakhanovo was founded in 1935 from the dacha settlement Otdykh (literally, "Relaxation").[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

Administrative and municipal statusEdit

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.[1] As a municipal division, Zhukovsky City Under Oblast Jurisdiction is incorporated as Zhukovsky Urban Okrug.[4]

Research and economyEdit

Zhukovsky is a home to the M. M. Gromov Flight Research Institute and N. Ye. Zhukovsky Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute — 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:

The airline Aviastar-TU has its head office in Zhukovsky.[9]

There are also a number of flight testing divisions of the aviation design bureaus (Sukhoy, Ilyushin, Tupolev, etc.) located in the area as well as machine-building plants, paper-mill food industry - Inko, Nestlé, local bread-baking plant.

In 2008, President Vladimir Putin signed a presidential decree establishing the National Aircraft Industry Centre.[10]



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 the Meteor international standard athletics stadium was opened.

There was also a bandy club Strela based in Zhukovsky.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Zhukovsky is twinned with:[11]

Notable peopleEdit

External linksEdit



  1. ^ a b c d e Law #11/2013-OZ
  2. ^ a b Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2011). "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года [2010 All-Russia Population Census] (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service.
  3. ^ "26. Численность постоянного населения Российской Федерации по муниципальным образованиям на 1 января 2018 года". Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Law #171/2004-OZ
  5. ^ "Об исчислении времени". Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации (in Russian). June 3, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  6. ^ Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (in Russian)
  7. ^ Russian Federal State Statistics Service (May 21, 2004). "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] (XLS). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года [All-Russia Population Census of 2002] (in Russian).
  8. ^ "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]. Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года [All-Union Population Census of 1989] (in Russian). Институт демографии Национального исследовательского университета: Высшая школа экономики [Institute of Demography at the National Research University: Higher School of Economics]. 1989 – via Demoscope Weekly.
  9. ^ "Contact information Archived July 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine." Aviastar-TU. Retrieved on June 7, 2016. "Addess: [sic] 4 Grishchenko street, Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, Russian Federation, 140180 " - Russian address: "Адрес: 140180, Россия, Московская область, г. Жуковский, ул. Грищенко д. 4"
  10. ^ Kommersant-Putin Inked Ruling to Create National Aircraft Construction Center in Zhukovsky Archived June 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Города-побратимы". zhukovskiy.ru (in Russian). Zhukovsky. July 10, 2017. Retrieved February 5, 2020.


  • Московская областная Дума. Закон №11/2013-ОЗ от 31 января 2013 г. «Об административно-территориальном устройстве Московской области», в ред. Закона №249/2019-ОЗ от 29 ноября 2019 г. «О внесении изменений в Закон Московской области "Об административно-территориальном устройстве Московской области"». Вступил в силу на следующий день после официального опубликования (13 января 2013 г.). Опубликован: "Ежедневные Новости. Подмосковье", №24, 12 февраля 2013 г. (Moscow Oblast Duma. Law #11/2013-OZ of January 31, 2013 On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Moscow Oblast, as amended by the Law #249/2019-OZ of November 29, 2019 On amending the Law of Moscow Oblast "On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Moscow Oblast". Effective as of the day following the day of the official publication (January 13, 2013).).
  • Московская областная Дума. Закон №171/2004-ОЗ от 15 декабря 2004 г. «О статусе и границе городского округа Жуковский», в ред. Закона №21/2012-ОЗ от 23 марта 2012 г «О внесении изменений в Закон Московской области "О статусе и границах Раменского муниципального района и вновь образованных в его составе муниципальных образований", Закон Московской области "О статусе и границах Люберецкого муниципального района, вновь образованного в его составе городского поселения и существующих на территории Люберецкого района Московской области муниципальных образований", Закон Московской области "О статусе и границе городского округа Бронницы" и Закон Московской области "О статусе и границе городского округа Жуковский"». Вступил в силу со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Ежедневные Новости. Подмосковье", №247, 29 декабря 2004 г. (Moscow Oblast Duma. Law #171/2004-OZ of December 15, 2004 On the Status and the Border of Zhukovsky Urban Okrug, as amended by the Law #21/2012-OZ of March 23, 2012 On Amending the Law of Moscow Oblast "On the Status and Borders of Ramensky Municipal District and Newly Formed Municipal Formations Within Its Structure", Law of Moscow Oblast "On the Status and Borders of Lyuberetsky Municipal District, Newly Formed Urban Settlement Within Its Structure, and Existing Municipal Formations on the Territory of Lyuberetsky Municipal District of Moscow Oblast", Law of Moscow Oblast "On the Status and Borders of Bronnitsy Urban Okrug", and Law of Moscow Oblast "On the Status and Borders of Zhukovsky Urban Okrug". Effective as of the day of the official publication.).