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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.


Basic facts
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)
First Mentioned 1380
Former Names Ugresha
Official Website

Top recommendations in Dzerzhinsky

  • Nikolo-Ugreshsky Monastery

    Visit the beautiful Nikolo-Ugreshsky Monastery.