Meshchansky Destrict

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Meshchansky Destrict on the map o Moscow
Coat o airms o Meshchansky Destrict

Meschansky Destrict (Roushie: Мещанский район‎) is a destrict o Central Admeenistrative Okrug o Moscow, Roushie. Population: 58,117 (2010 Census preliminary results);[1] 56,077 (2002 Census).[2]

The destrict extends due north frae Kitai-gorod tae Kamer-Kollezhsky Val. Wastren bundary wi Tverskoy Destrict follaes the track o Neglinnaya River (Neglinnaya Street, Tsvetnoy Boulevard, Samotechnaya Street, Soviet Airmy Street). Eastren bundary wi Krasnoselsky Destrict follaes Bolshaya Lubyanka Street an Sretenka Street, then ane block east frae Mira Avenue.

The district contains pairt o Kuznetsky Most Street, Rozhdestvensky monastery an Rozhdestvensky Boulevard, Olympic Stadium an a row o neoclassical, palace-like biggins north frae the Garden Ring. It hooses heidquarters o Federal Security Service in Lubyanka Square, Central Bank o the Roushie Federation, FAPSI an ither govrenment agencies.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Meshchane in the Roushie Empire denotit a social estate o poor toun residents who did no qualify as merchants or ceevil servants; in modren Roushie, it is a pejorative name for a narrow-mindit philistine. Meschansky Destrict acquired its name earlier, in the seicont hauf o 17t century, through the Ukrainians an Belaroushies abductit frae their hametouns in the course o Russo-Pols War (1654–1667). These fowk settled north frae present-day Garden Ring, reachin 692 hoosehaulds bi 1682 (Sytin, p.296). In their leids, meshchane meant simply "toun fowk", "the locals", athoot negative connotation; the name o Meshchanskaya sloboda persists tae date.

Seembols on the coat o airms denote:

Gallery[eedit | eedit soorce]

North frae Garden Ring: fower historical biggins in a row are dividit atween Meshchansky an Maryina Roshcha Destrict

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  • П. В. Сытин, "Из истории московских улиц", М. 1948
  • City law on district boundaries, current version [1]
  • Year of Dostoyevsky's monument referenced to: "Архитектура РСФСР за XXX лет", М, 1949

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