Krasnoselsky Destrict, Moscow

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Krasnoselsky Destrict on the map o Moscow

Krasnoselsky Destrict (Roushie: Красносе́льский райо́н‎ is a destrict o Central Admeenistrative Okrug o Moscow, Roushie. Population: 47,501 (2010 Census preliminary results);[1] 45,229 (2002 Census).[2]

Maist o the destrict's territory is occupee'd bi railroads, rail yards, an the three rail terminals aroond Komsomolskaya Square. It contains a narrae sector o central Moscow an aw, extendin north-east frae Lubyanka Square athin the boondaries o Myasnitskaya Square an Bolshaya Lubyanka Street. Housomever, the famous KGB-FSB Lubyanka biggin technically belangs tae Meshchansky Destrict.

The boondary atween Krasnoselsky an soothboond Basmanny Destrict passes through Red Gates Square an Novaya Basmannaya Street, thus Krasnoselsky Destrict contains the northren edge o historical Basmannaya Sloboda, includin the kitk o Saunt Peter an Paul, built in 1705–1723 tae a draft bi Peter the Great.

Black Angel o Glory on the coat o airms commemorates the loss o Red Gates in 1927; white Y denotit three railroads that converge in Komsomoskaya Square.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kirk o Sts. Peter an Paul, built tae a draft bi Tsar Peter the Great

Krasnoye Selo (Красное Село, lit. bonnie veelage), that gave it name tae the destrict an Krasnoselskaya Street, existit syne Middle Ages east o present-day Kazansky Rail Terminal. It wis separatit frae Moscow bi a swamp aroond extinct Olkhovets Creek; construction o dams on the creek creatit a lairge pond that occupee'd present-day steid o Yaroslavsky Rail Terminal an smawer ponds dounstream.

In the 17t century, Roushie militar set up a fortifee'd armoury wast o the pond, on steid o Leningradsky Rail Terminal, exceedin twinty hectares; it blew up durin the 1812 fire o Moscow an wis abandoned. Accoonts o a ryal palace placit north o the pond are, likely, no true[3], housomeivver, young tsar Peter I, who wis raised in nearbi Preobrazhenskoye, uised to ride boats on the pond.

In 1851, the state completit the first mainline railroad frae St. Petersburg tae Moscow, an set up the extant terminal biggin, designed bi Konstantin Thon, wast o the pond. This remote steid wis chosen due tae heich costs o laund in the ceety an fear o accidental fire.

Mair railroads follaeed wi Yaroslavsky Rail Terminal (1862, rebuilt in the 1900s by Fyodor Schechtel an expandit bi Lev Kekushev), Kazansky Rail Terminal (1864, rebuilt in the 1910s bi Alexey Shchusev an expandit efter Warld War II), an the line leadin tae Kursky Rail Terminal (1870s) wi its awn station on an owerpass. The pond wis filled anerlie in the 1900s, in line wi Schectel's project. New terminals wur inevitably encircled wi rail yards, wirkshops, warehooses an connectin lines, thus ower a hauf o Krasnoselsky Destrict is nou occupee'd bi railroad facilities.

In 1935, the first line o Moscow Metro reached Komsomolskaya Square; its service yard wis placit east o Yaroslavsky Terminal. At the same time Commissariat o Railroads teuk ower the launds atween the terminals an Garden Ring an set up an ambitious office construction program, stairtin wi Ivan Fomin's constructivist "Tank Ingine Biggin", which still hooses the heidquairters o Russian Railways. In 1947–1952, Railways acquired twae skyscrapers—a mixed residential an office touer in Red Gates Square an Hotel Leningradskaya in Komsomoskaya Square.

In the 1980s, the blocks north-wast frae these twa touers wur torn doun an rebuilt wi Leonid Brezhnev-era heich-rise offices. Umwhile Domnikovskaya Street in this office compoond, widened tae 8–10 lanes, is nou namit efter Andrei Sakharov.

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United Aircraft Corporation haes its heid office in the destrict.[4]

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  • (Roushie) П. В. Сытин, "Из истории московских улиц", М. 1948

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