City in Tula Region
The formation of Novomoskovsk is associated with the construction of the then largest in the USSR chemical plant. It was built by young people from the Komsomol. The plant is the town's main enterprise.
The small town has a strong sporting tradition. Former player of the USSR national football Aleksandr Lenev, wrestler and twice Olympic champion (Munich in 1972, Montreal in 1976) Valery Ryazantsev, and member of the Russian national gymnastics team Ksenia Semenova were born in Novomoskovsk. Recently, the town built one of the region's largest ice palaces.
Earlier in this place, the village of Bobrovka (from the word "beaver") existed. The name belonged to the family of Count Bobrinsky, descendants of the illegitimate son of Catherine the Great. Beavers are depicted in modern emblem of Novomoskovsk.
Novomoskovsk is twinned with the famous Turkish resort of Kuşadası From 1930 to 1961, the city was called Stalinogorsk
In 2007, the city won the "Golden Ruble" competition as the most economically developed of all the towns of the Russian Federation. The children's railway in the local amusement park is considered one of the best in Russia.
It is believed that the Don River originates from Novomoskovsk. A brook flows through the children's park, which is considered to be the source of the great river. A city with the same name exists in Ukraine.
Popular singer Irina Saltykova was born in Novomoskovsk.
- In Novomoskovsk the Relay travelled by the children's railway
Novomoskovsk, 14.10.2013 15:16The fire of the XXII Olympic Winter Games-2014 overcame the part of the Relay on the children's railway in Novomoskovsk, the Tula region.