Odintsovo is a city and the administrative center of Odintsovsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Western suburb of Moscow. Population: 138.930 ; 134.844 ; 125.149.
The village of Odintsovo was established in the late 14th century by a noble known as Andrey Odinets whose real name Andrey Domotkanov. For the great service to Dmitry Donskoy Odinets was granted land to the southwest of Moscow. Town status was granted to Odintsovo in 1957.
2. Administrative and municipal status
Within the framework of administrative divisions, Odintsovo serves as the administrative center of Odintsovsky District. As an administrative division, it is, together with nineteen rural localities, incorporated within Odintsovsky District as the City of Odintsovo. As a municipal division, the City of Odintsovo is incorporated within Odintsovsky Municipal District as Odintsovo Urban Settlement.
Odintsovo volleyball clubs Iskra men and Zarechie Odintsovo women were both champions of Russia in the past and are still performing successfully. Zarechie Odintsovo won in the final in April 2008 against Dinamo Moscow to become champions of Russia. Many male and female players in Russian national volleyball teams either grew up, or played/trained in Odintsovo.
"The Ice Palace", or the Odintsovo ice skating and hockey ring, was named to have "the best ice ever played on" by North American and former Soviet ice hockey veterans during the Stanley Cup visit in 2004.
4. Notable people
- Ivan Dubasov 1897–1988, artist active in the Soviet Union
- Olga Budina born 1975, theater and film actress
- Larisa Lazutina born 1965, Olympic, Russian, and World Cross-country skiing champion