Lyublino District

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Coordinates: 55°40′30″N 37°46′00″E / 55.67500°N 37.76667°E / 55.67500; 37.76667

Lyublino (Russian: Люблино) is a district of South-Eastern Administrative Okrug of the federal city of Moscow, Russia. Population: 165,759 (2010 Census);[1] 152,100 (2002 Census).[2] The district's area is 17.41 square kilometers (6.72 sq mi), making it the ninth biggest district in Moscow.[citation needed]

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In the mid-16th century, there was a village, known as Godunovo, on the shores of the Goled River. In the 1680s, for the first time, this area was mentioned as Godunovo-Lyublino. In 1772, it was mentioned simply as Lyublino.

During the 18th century, areas of Lyublino was owned by several Russian princes. In the 19th century Lyublino had been a simple town near Moscow, until railroad was built there. After 1870 there were built many workshops near railroad station.

In 1866, in Lyublino was living Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky. His impressions about summer spent in Lyublino he described in his novella The Eternal Husband. Also, a great Russian painter Vasily Surikov draw there his famous masterpiece "Menshikov v Beryozove".

In 1925, Lyublino officially became a town, having absorbed all of the surrounding towns. During the Soviet Era Lyublino became a part of Moscow in 1960, as a part of Zhdanovsky District. In 1969 Lyublinsky District was separated from Zhdanovsky District. By the 1970s almost all of the one-stored buildings were destroyed, being replaced with an apartment buildings.

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