Elektrogorsk (Russian Электрогорск to German as " Electric Town" ) is a town in Moscow Oblast, Russia. It is located 88 km east of Moscow and has 22,480 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010 ).


Elektrogorsk emerged in the early 20th century in the course of the construction of the power plant Elektrogorsk, served as the fuel abundant in the marsh areas of the environment in which peat. This power plant, which bore the name Elektroperedatscha, was also the first of its kind in Russia and should play an important role in the electrification of the Moscow region. Today's Elektrogorsk was founded in 1912 as a housing estate for the power plant personnel.

In 1921, the settlement already counted more than 4500 inhabitants. It originated here schools, hospitals, recreational facilities, and in 1925 a railway branch line was moved here. The construction of the power plant allowed, among other things, the light rail transit system in the nearby Bogorodsk in 1924.

1946 received Elektrogorsk the city status.

Economy and infrastructure

The most important companies in the city is the thermal power station, which now belongs to the power company Mosenergo. Furthermore, there is Elektrogorsk in a furniture factory, a pharmaceutical plant and an asphalt plant. Is also based in Elektrogorsk is a research center for the safety of nuclear power plants.

South of Elektrogorsk the highway M7 from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod runs to Ufa addition Elektrogorsk has a regional station at a branch of the railway line Moscow - Nizhny Novgorod.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Boloschew Alexander (1947-2010), basketball player
  • Mikhail Vasiliev (born 1962 ), former ice hockey player