Krasnoye Selo
Krasnoye Selo is a municipal town in Krasnoselsky District
Krasnoselsky District, Saint Petersburg
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 of the federal city
Federal cities of Russia
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 of St. Petersburg
Saint Petersburg
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, Russia
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. It is located south-southeast of the city center. Population:

It was founded in the early 18th century, as a suburban village south of St. Petersburg. In 1764, the village had a paper mill, located near the road leading to St. Petersburg. During the 19th century, Krasnoye Selo developed as a recreational suburb of the capital with numerous summer dacha
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s and villas, including the summer residences of the Tsar
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s. In 1884, the famous airplane designer Alexander Mozhaysky tested his early monoplane
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there, achieving a power-assisted take off or 'hop' of 60 to 100 ft (18.3 to 30.5 ).

Krasnoye Selo was granted town status in 1925, and in 1973 it was transferred under the jurisdiction of the city of Leningrad.
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