Naro- Fominsk (Russian Наро - Фоминск ) is a town with 64 665 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010 ) in Moscow Oblast, Russia. It is located 70 km south-west of Moscow, on the river Nara and near the Russian highway M3 from Moscow to Kiev.


Naro- Fominsk emerged called Fominskoje Malaya and Nara from two villages. Fominskoje first recorded in 1328, so this year is also considered the founding year of the city. The village of Malaya Nara, whose name was derived from the Nara river had in the 17th century in the possession of Savva Monastery of Zvenigorod.

Until the 19th century the two villages had no economic or other significance. On October 22, 1812 during the Russo -Prussian War, and two days before the Battle of Maloyaroslavets, Napoleon Bonaparte made his army halt in the retreat from Moscow in Fominskoje to draw then directions Maloyaroslavets (50 km from Naro- Fominsk away ).

1840 originated in Malaya Nara with the paper mill of the merchant Skuratov a first industrial plant. Since then, the two towns grew together into a working class neighborhood that already had a school, a hospital and a pharmacy end of the 19th century. 1925, the two villages were officially united with the working settlement Naro- Fominskoje, which became the city of Naro- Fominsk a year later.

During the Battle of Moscow in World War II Naro- Fominsk the end of 1941 was highly competitive and was partially destroyed in air raids of the Wehrmacht.

Economy and infrastructure

Naro- Fominsk regarded as an important center of textile industry. Furthermore, there is in the city a work of the packaging manufacturer Rexam.

The town has a railway connection to the main route from Moscow to Kiev. Consist of the Nara railway station regular trains, among others, to Moscow ( Kiev railway station ), Obninsk, Kaluga or.

In Naro- Fominsk is the Military Academy of the Russian Armed Forces, among others, in the politician and Lieutenant General Alexander Lebed had completed his studies officer.


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