Petushki, Vladimir Oblast

Petuschki (Russian Петушки ) is a town in Vladimir Oblast (Russia) with 15,148 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010 ).


The city is located about 70 km west of the Oblasthauptstadt Vladimir left the Klyazma, a left tributary of the opening into the Volga Oka.

Petuschki is the administrative center of the homonymous Rajons.


Near the village since 1678 known Petuschki ( consecutive Starye Petuschki, Alt- Petuschki ) was an eponymous railway station on the route Moscow - Nizhny Novgorod, built in 1861, around which was a station settlement. The name provides the Russian plural form for chicken represents (see coat of arms ). The exact reason for the name is unknown; probably it is derived from the relatively common family name Petushkov.

1926, the station settlement of the status of an urban-type settlement as Novye Petuschki ( New Petuschki ) was awarded. In 1929, the city administrative center of a Rajons.

On November 11, 1965 settlement and ancient village were united and its town charter.


Note: from 1970 census data

Culture and sights

In Petuschki 1910 consecrated Assumption Church stands ( Свято - Успенская церковь / Swjato - Uspenskaja Tserkov ) in the " pseudo- Russian" style. The water tower of the station represents one of the eight obtained in Russia hyperboloid structures Vladimir Schuchows

The city has a museum of local history and since 1997 a rooster Museum ( Musei Petucha ), which is mainly dedicated to the representation of cocks in painting and folk art.

Near Petuschki the former residences of the noble family Vorontsov - Dashkov from the 18th century and the landowner Karpova from the 19th century lie.

Special gained fame Petuschki by Venedikt Yerofeyev 1970 published in samizdat Kultwerk Travel to Petuschki ( Moscow Petuschki ), which ostensibly tells the journey of a drunkard with a elektrichka from Moscow to Petuschki while representing the Soviet reality with sarcastic humor in gloomy shades, Petuschki can also be understood as a symbol of a lost " province nest ".

Economy and infrastructure

In Petuschki there is an electrical engineering (control and instrumentation ) and a textile factory and enterprises of wood processing and food industry ( chocolate factory of the company Stollwerck Rus) and the building materials industry.

The town lies on the railway opened in 1862 through Moscow- Nizhny Novgorod ( kilometer 126), on the upside today, much of the features of the Trans-Siberian railway on its western section from Moscow. Petuschki is the terminus for most commuter trains from Moscow towards Vladimir.

By Petuschki the M7 highway Moscow - Nizhny Novgorod -Kazan - Ufa leads (part of European route 22).