Gus-Khrustalny (town)

Gus Chrustalny (Russian Гусь - Хрустальный ) is a Russian city in Vladimir Oblast. It is situated in the area of ​​Meschtschora lowlands, some 200 km east of Moscow and 63 km south of the Oblasthauptstadt Vladimir. The city has 60 784 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010 ). Through the town of Little River Gus, a left tributary of the Oka flows.


The name of the town - literally " the bleikristallene Gus" - is connected to the present day with the glass crafts; the river name Gus means in Russia also goose, which is also reflected in the coat of arms, but has etymologically unrelated to the bird. 1756, the first lead crystal factory was founded and built a settlement at the same time. The products of this factory were nationally famous over the centuries. In the 19th century also developed in place the textile industry. The city status was given the place in 1931.


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Among the places of international significance include the built in 1892-1902 magnificent George's Cathedral with the monumental painting The Last Judgement by Viktor Vasnetsov, today it houses a significant lead crystal museum. As one of the oldest cities around Vladimir Gus Chrustalny belongs to the Russian Golden Ring.

Near the city is the largest civilian earth station of Russia.

Trading Arcades

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Sergei Korsakov (1854-1900), psychiatrist