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Chekhov is named in honour of Anton Chekhov who lived at an estate just outside of the city, but the city of Chekhov also has a link with Pushkin, whose family lived at the city's Lopasnya-Zachatievskoe Estate. Any trip to Chekhov should of course include a visit to Anton Chekhov's Melikhovo Estate, but also just outside the city is the beautiful Voznesenskaya Davidova Hermitage. Chekhov can easily be visited as a day trip from Moscow.


Basic facts
Name in Russian Чехов
Status City and administrative centre of the Chekhov District of the Moscow Region
Location On the River Lopasnya
Distance 70km south of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 67,603 people (2014)
First Mentioned 1175
Former Names Lopasnya (until 1954)
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Top recommendations in Chekhov

  • Melikhovo Estate

    Go to the nearby Melikhovo Estate which is now the Literary and Memorial Museum-Reserve of Anton Chekhov.

  • Voznesenskaya Davidova Hermitage

    Go to nearby Novy Byt to see the impressive Voznesenskaya Davidova Hermitage.

  • Lopasnya-Zachatievskoe Estate

    Visit the Lopasnya-Zachatievskoe Estate which is connected to the family of Aleksandr Pushkin.

  • Museum of Chekhov's Letters

    Visit the Museum of Chekhov's Letters which has exhibits on a typical 19th-century post office and letters written by Anton Chekhov.