Vidnoye, Moscow Oblast
Vidnoye (Russian: Ви́дное) is a town and the administrative center of Leninsky District of Moscow Oblast, Russia, located 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) south of Moscow city limits. Population: 56,752 (2010 Census); 52,198 (2002 Census); 55,829 (1989 Census).
It was established as Rastorguyevo summer cottage community in 1902. Close to it is Gorki Leninskiye, Vladimir Lenin's estate in his final years. The Sukhanovka prison was established by the NKVD in 1938 on the grounds of the old Ekaterinskaia Pustyn' Monastery. In 1949 settlement of Vidnoye was established for workers at the newly built Moscow Coke and Gas Works factory (work on the factory started in 1937, but was interrupted during World War II). Vidnoye was granted town status in 1965.
- Industry: Moscow Coke and Gas Works, Metallist factory, Gipsobeton company.
- Public transportation: commuter trains to Moscow (Rastorguyevo railway station of the Pavelets line), eight bus lines. Several trolley lines were introduced recently (fourteen trams as of January 2006).
- Local newspaper: Vidnovskiye Vesti (est. 1931).
- One local cable TV station: Vidnoye-TV.
In Vidnoye there are following sports arenas: Vidnoye sports palace, Metallurg ice stadium, Motoball stadium, swimming pool. There are several sport clubs for teenagers.
Women's Basketball Club Spartak Moscow Oblast is a women's basketball team based in Vidnoye, Russia that plays in FIBA’s EuroLeague Women. It is a highly successful team in recent years, winning the 2005-2006 EuroCup Women and the 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 EuroLeague Women championship and the inaugural SuperCup Women.
Motoball (Motorcycle Polo) 
Vidnoye is hometown of Metallurg motoball team:
- winner of European champions cup (1995),
- 9-times winner of Eastern-Europe league (2000, 2002—2009),
- 8-times champion of USSR (1979—1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991),
- 15-times champion of Russia(1993—1998, 2000, 2002—2009),
- 2-times USSR cup winner (1981, 1991),
- 14-times Russia cup winner(1992, 1994—1997, 1999, 2002—2009).
- 22 members of «Metallurg» team participated as part of Russian national team in European championship.
- European championships that took place in town of Vidnoye:
- 1992 — VII championship (winner — Russia team),
- 1998 — XIII championship (winner — Russia team),
- 2006 — XXI championship (winner — Russia team).
Notable people 
International relations 
Twin towns and sister cities 
Vidnoye is twinned with:
- Glyfada, Greece
- Kant, Kyrgyzstan
- Losser, Netherlands
- Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
- Shaoshan, China
- Tuusula, Finland
Town streetviews 
- "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.
- "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.
- Demoscope Weekly (1989). "Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность наличного населения союзных и автономных республик, автономных областей и округов, краёв, областей, районов, городских поселений и сёл-райцентров." [All Union Population Census of 1989. Present population of union and autonomous republics, autonomous oblasts and okrugs, krais, oblasts, districts, urban settlements, and villages serving as district administrative centers]. Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года (All-Union Population Census of 1989) (in Russian). Institute of Demographics of the State University—Higher School of Economics. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
- Энциклопедия Города России. Moscow: Большая Российская Энциклопедия. 2003. p. 70. ISBN 5-7107-7399-9.
- Website of Vidnoye (Russian)