Dzerzhinsky is named in honour of Feliks Dzerzhinsky - the leader of the feared Soviet secret police. The real reason for visiting Dzerzhinsky is to see the Nikolo-Ugreshsky Monastery which is a real gem in an otherwise rather typical commuter city. It can easily be visited from Moscow.
|Name in Russian||Дзержинский|
|Status||City-municipality in the Moscow Region|
|Location||On the River Moksva|
|Distance||25km south-east of Moscow|
|Time Zone||Moscow Time|
|Population||48,470 people (2014)|