Yuzhnoye Butovo District

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Yuzhnoye Butovo District
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Location of Yuzhnoye Butovo District on the map of Moscow
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Street scene, Yuzhnoye Butovo District
Country Russia
Federal subject Moscow
Time zone MSK (UTC+03:00)[1]
Official website
Yuzhnoye Butovo District on WikiCommons

Yuzhnoye Butovo District (Southern Butovo, Russian: Ю́жное Бу́тово) is the biggest residential district in South-Western Administrative Okrug of Moscow, Russia. The district's history dates back to 1612, and it is named after a Don Cossack Butov.

Butovo memorial[edit]

Main article: Butovo firing range

Situated approximately 27 km south-east of Moscow, Butovo is the site of the Butovo firing range, a mass grave dating from the "Great Purge" of the 1930s. In excess of 20,000 people were shot and buried there from August 1937 to October 1938 [1]. It has become a shrine to Joseph Stalin's victims and has an Orthodox church on the grounds.

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Coordinates: 55°32′46″N 37°32′39″E / 55.54611°N 37.54417°E / 55.54611; 37.54417

  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.).