Preobrazhenskoye District

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Preobrazhenskoye District
Msk vao preobrazhensky.svg
Location of Perovo District on the map of Moscow
Coordinates: 55°47′53″N 37°43′33″E / 55.79806°N 37.72583°E / 55.79806; 37.72583Coordinates: 55°47′53″N 37°43′33″E / 55.79806°N 37.72583°E / 55.79806; 37.72583
Moscow-raion-preobrazhenskoye-august-2016-001.jpg
View of Preobrazhenskoye District
Location
Country Russia
Federal subject Moscow
Statistics
Time zone MSK (UTC+03:00)[1]
Official website
Preobrazhenskoye District on WikiCommons

Preobrazhenskoye District (Russian: райо́н Преображе́нское) is a district of Eastern Administrative Okrug in the federal city of Moscow, Russia.

Geography[edit]

Nearby districts include:

Etymology[edit]

The district takes its name from the village of Preobrazhenskoye (Russian: Преображенское, lit. '[village] of the Transfiguration'), where both Tsar Alexis of Russia (reigned 1645-1676) and his son Peter I of Russia (reigned 1682-1725) had residences.

History[edit]

The village of Preobrazhenskoye first appears in records in 1661. At that time two churches were built there; the village took its name after one of them - the Church of the Transfiguration at Preobrazhenskoye (ru). In 1672, during the rule of Alexis of Russia, the first professional theater in Russia was founded here. On November 18 1699, secret diplomatic negotiations between Peter the Great and Western embassies started here, resulting in the signing of an alliance between Russia, Denmark, and Poland-Lithuania against Sweden (November 22, 1699) and the subsequent Great Northern War of 1700-1721.

The district has a reputation as the cradle of the Imperial Russian Navy. Peter the Great (born 1672) spent his adolescent years here together with his mother Natalya Naryshkina - exiled by the order of his half-sister the Tsarevna Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia (regent: 1682-1689). The famous toy army of Peter the Great consisting of Preobrazhensky and Semyonovsky regiments developed here in the 1680s. Peter began implementing the idea of creating a Russian Navy on the nearby Yauza River. His famous botik, which came to be known as the "grandfather of Russian Navy", was re-launched there.

Transportation[edit]

There are forty streets total in the district.

The bridges in the district include:

Public transportation consists of bus, trolleybus, and tram routes.

The district is home to Preobrazhenskaya Ploshchad and Bulvar Rokossovskogo Metro stations. Cherkizovskaya metro station is located nearby.

Sights[edit]

The historical Preobrazhenskoye Cemetery is located in the district.

Sports[edit]

Lokomotiv association football stadium is located in the district, near Cherkizovskaya metro station. The stadium hosts FC Lokomotiv Moscow team and many national and UEFA matches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Правительство Российской Федерации. Федеральный закон №107-ФЗ от 3 июня 2011 г. «Об исчислении времени», в ред. Федерального закона №271-ФЗ от 03 июля 2016 г. «О внесении изменений в Федеральный закон "Об исчислении времени"». Вступил в силу по истечении шестидесяти дней после дня официального опубликования (6 августа 2011 г.). Опубликован: "Российская газета", №120, 6 июня 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Federal Law #107-FZ of June 31, 2011 On Calculating Time, as amended by the Federal Law #271-FZ of July 03, 2016 On Amending Federal Law "On Calculating Time". Effective as of after sixty days following the day of the official publication.).