Reútov is a town in Moscow Oblast
Moscow Oblast
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, Russia
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, located east of Moscow
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. Population: 50,200 (1970).

In 2007, Reutov was named one of the best places to live in the Russian Federation in the category of small towns with a population of fewer than 100,000 people.


The exact date of the town's foundation is unknown; however, most historians believe that Reutovo was founded between 1492 and 1495.

From 17th to 18th century the small village of Reutovo belonged to the dynasties of Prince Turenin and Prince Dolgorukov. At the beginning of the 18th century Reutovo became a village. Census Book of 1709 has a record of village Reutovo, owned by the Prince Vasily Mikhailovich Dolgorukov.

In 1787, the village was acquired by Prince N.I. Maslov. Under his rule Reutovo became a luxurious country estate. At the beginning of the 19th century Prince Maslov went bankrupt and the village became a property of Lt. Col. A. M. Pohvistnev where in 1824 he built a cotton mill. Yarn from the factory was among the best in Russia and won a gold medal at the All-Russian National Show in 1831. Shortly after that Pohvistnev sold the land and the mill.

In 1843 the land and the cotton mill was purchased by S.A. Mazurin, a Moscow merchant. He built a brick factory, dormitories, and restructured the cotton mill gradually forming a factory town Reutovo.

Since 1955 Reutov is the host for NPO Mashinostroyeniya, formerly known as USSR Experimental Design Bureau No.52, where development of various robotic an manned space satellites, ICBMs, cruise missiles takes place; the long time director was V.N. Chelomey.

It is separated from Moscow by MKAD
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 and Nosovikhinskoye Highway, actually you just have to cross the street to get there. Now Reutov has the status of Science-town, or Naukograd
A naukograd , meaning "science city", is a formal term for towns with high concentration of research and development facilities in Russia and the Soviet Union, some specifically built by the Soviet Union for these purposes. Some of the towns were secret, and were part of a larger system of closed...

 (Наукоград) and celebrates its anniversary on the last Saturday of September.

Buses and route taxis

Unlike in other cities and towns of Moscow Oblast, public transport is fully serviced by Mosgortrans (State unitary company "Moscow city transport") but always without suburban fare. The only 28 bus is serviced by Balashikha
Balashikha is a city in Moscow Oblast, Russia, located on the Pekhorka River east of Moscow. It is known for its unique river and waterway system. The Pekhorka River system covers an area of from north to south and from east to west, and many small lakes and ponds were created by damming to...

. The transports connect
  • From the west: to metro Novogireyevo
  • From the south: with districts Novokosino, Kosino, Lubertsy and Kazansky railway.
  • From the north: to metro Pervomayskaya

Railway and metro

Railway station: Reutovo, 5 stops (approx 20 mins) by commuter train (elektrichka
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) from Moscow Kursky Rail Terminal
Kursky Rail Terminal
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Twin towns/sister cities

Reutov is twinned
Town twinning
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 with: Mansfield
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, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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Nesvizh is a city in Belarus. It is the administrative center of the Nesvizh District of Minsk Province and location of the Nesvizh Castle World Heritage Site. Its 2009 population is 14,300 .-History:...

, Belarus
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