Sokolniki District

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Sokolniki District
район Сокольники (Russian)
Msk vao sokolniki.svg
Location of Sokolniki District in Moscow
Coordinates: 55°47′41″N 37°40′35″E / 55.79472°N 37.67639°E / 55.79472; 37.67639Coordinates: 55°47′41″N 37°40′35″E / 55.79472°N 37.67639°E / 55.79472; 37.67639
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Flag of Sokolniki (municipality in Moscow).png
Coat of arms
Flag
Location
Country Russia
Federal subject Moscow
Administrative structure
Statistics
Population (2010 Census) 57,444 inhabitants[1]
- Urban 100%
- Rural 0%
Time zone MSK (UTC+04:00)[2]
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Sokolniki District (Russian: райо́н Соко́льники) is a district of Eastern Administrative Okrug of the federal city of Moscow, Russia; located in the northeast corner of the city. Population: 57,444 (2010 Census);[1] 54,975 (2002 Census).[3]

Etymology[edit]

Sokolniki got its name from the word "сокол" (sokol, meaning "falcon") in lieu of the Tsar's falcon hunting grounds which were located there, primarily on the territory of the present-day Sokolniki Park. The district also provides the name for one of its metro stations: Sokolniki Metro Station.

Sports[edit]

The district is home to the FC and HC Spartak Moscow. The latter plays its games in the Sokolniki Sports Palace, located within Sokolniki Park.

Miscellaneous[edit]

In 2006, after twenty years of construction and changing ownership, a twenty-story hotel had finally opened overlooking the Sokolniki metro station and Sokolniki square. This hotel is now the Holiday Inn Sokolniki.

In Tolstoys War and peace Pierre fights a duel in Sokolniki.

The Elite House in Sokolniki will soon be one of the largest buildings in the world with DuPont Tyvek used as a weather and water barrier.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 All-Russia Population Census) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ Правительство Российской Федерации. Постановление №725 от 31 августа 2011 г. «О составе территорий, образующих каждую часовую зону, и порядке исчисления времени в часовых зонах, а также о признании утратившими силу отдельных Постановлений Правительства Российской Федерации». Вступил в силу по истечении 7 дней после дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Российская Газета", №197, 6 сентября 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Resolution #725 of August 31, 2011 On the Composition of the Territories Included into Each Time Zone and on the Procedures of Timekeeping in the Time Zones, as Well as on Abrogation of Several Resolutions of the Government of the Russian Federation. Effective as of after 7 days following the day of the official publication.).
  3. ^ "Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек" [Population of Russia, its federal districts, federal subjects, districts, urban localities, rural localities—administrative centers, and rural localities with population of over 3,000]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2002) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. May 21, 2004. Retrieved February 9, 2012.