Yasenevo District

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Yasenevo District

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Flag of Yasenevo District
Coat of arms of Yasenevo District
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Location of Yasenevo District on the map of Moscow
Coordinates: 55°35′11.30″N 37°31′3.59″E / 55.5864722°N 37.5176639°E / 55.5864722; 37.5176639
Federal subjectMoscow
 • Total25.4 km2 (9.8 sq mi)
 • Estimate 
Time zoneUTC+3 (MSK Edit this on Wikidata[3])
OKTMO ID45910000

Yasenevo District (Russian: райо́н Я́сенево) is an administrative district (raion) of South-Western Administrative Okrug, and one of the 125 raions of Moscow, Russia.[4] The area of the district is 25.4 square kilometers (9.8 sq mi).[1] Population: 172,300 (2017 est.).


Yasenevo is located in the South of Moscow and is adjacent to the Moscow Ring Road. The development of the residential area started in 1976 under the leadership of Yakov Belopolsky,[5] an architect specialising in complex development of residential districts. Yasenevo is a commuter area without major industrial sites.

The neighbouring districts are Tyoply Stan to the West, Konkovo and Zyuzino to the North, and Chertanovo to the East. To the South, the area beyond the Ring Road has never been developed; it was part of the Moscow Oblast until 2012 when it was assigned to the newly-created Novomoskovsky Administrative Okrug. From all directions except the Western one, the Yasenevo residential area is surrounded by the Bitsa Park and is not directly adjacent to any other district. The Western part of Yasenevo forms a limited industrial/warehouse area.

Of the 25,4 sq km of Yasenevo's area, only 6,4 sq km are developed for residential purposes (the majority of the district's area being the Bitsa Park). Yasenevo's residential space amounts to almost 3 million square metres. As of July 2020, Yasenevo was ranked 55th among Moscow's districts in terms of average housing prices.[6]

Yasenevo is one of the ecologically cleanest areas of Moscow.[7][8]

The highest point of Moscow is located in Yasenevo close to the Tyoply Stan metro station, at 255.2 metres above sea level.[9]

Up to the fall of the USSR, KGB insiders called Yasenevo "the Russian Langley."[10] In the English-speaking world, Yasenevo is known for hosting the headquarters of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR).[11] It is however located beyond the Ring Road and is thus outside the district.[citation needed]


Yasenevo is the location of school 3 and 4 of the British International School, Moscow.


  1. ^ a b "General Information" (in Russian). Yasenevo District. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "26. Численность постоянного населения Российской Федерации по муниципальным образованиям на 1 января 2018 года". Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Об исчислении времени". Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации (in Russian). 3 June 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  4. ^ Государственный комитет Российской Федерации по статистике. Комитет Российской Федерации по стандартизации, метрологии и сертификации. №ОК 019-95 1 января 1997 г. «Общероссийский классификатор объектов административно-территориального деления. Код 45», в ред. изменения №278/2015 от 1 января 2016 г.. (State Statistics Committee of the Russian Federation. Committee of the Russian Federation on Standardization, Metrology, and Certification. #OK 019-95 January 1, 1997 Russian Classification of Objects of Administrative Division (OKATO). Code 45, as amended by the Amendment #278/2015 of January 1, 2016. ).
  5. ^ "Открытие в Ясеневе юбилейной выставки, посвященной 100-летию со дня рождения Якова Борисовича Белопольского | Муниципальный округ Ясенево". www.moyasenevo.ru. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  6. ^ "Цены на квартиры по районам Москвы – рейтинги районов и округов". IRN.RU - Аналитический портал о недвижимости (in Russian). Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  7. ^ "Обзор экологии Москвы по районам. Карта экологии 2020". Musor.Moscow (in Russian). 2020-03-02. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  8. ^ "Экологические карты Москвы". ecofactor.ru. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  9. ^ Alexey Goncharov // Алексей Гончаров. "Самая высокая точка Москвы". www.unmonument.ru. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  10. ^ Wise, David (1991-11-24). "Closing Down the K.G.B." The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-04-01.
  11. ^ "The KGB's mole master". Los Angeles Times. 2007-12-02. Retrieved 2021-04-01.

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Coordinates: 55°35′11″N 37°31′04″E / 55.586472°N 37.517664°E / 55.586472; 37.517664