Desnogorsk (Russian Десногорск ) is a town in Smolensk Oblast (Russia) with 29,677 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010 ).


The city is located in the south of Smolensk heights about 150 km southeast of the Oblasthauptstadt Smolensk on the right bank of the Desna, a left tributary of the Dnieper. The river is dammed, 42 km ² Desnogorsker reservoir.

Desnogorsk the Oblast is administratively subordinated directly.

A few kilometers south leads past the A101 trunk road from Moscow to Belarus border to the city.


Desnogorsk originated in the 1960s in connection with the construction of three kilometers away Smolensk nuclear power plant, received on 26 February 1974 status of urban-type settlement and 1989, the city law.


Note: Census data

Culture and sights

33 kilometers away from Desnogorsk is the former country estate Nowospasskoje the composer Mikhail Glinka, now a museum.


City -forming enterprise is operated by RosEnergoAtom Smolensk nuclear power plant, next to companies in the construction industry and the food industry.