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History

In 2006, after winning the investment grant for multipurpose shopping mall construction within the Moscow Government programme on development of consumer market and services, Garant-Invest Group started the implementation of Moskvorechie shopping and entertainment center project near Kashirskaya metro station in Moskvorechye-Saburovo district, the Southern Administrative Area.

Opening of Moskvorechie shopping and enterntainment center in March 2014 enlarged the number of qualitative trade and service companies in Moskvorechye-Saburovo district, but still their number is rather small, despite of good infrastructure and long history (there are 7 research institutes located in the area, National Research Nuclear University - MEPhI, the largest higher education institution in the country, a number of industrial enterprises, medical centers, kindergartens, schools, cultural institutions).

The name of the district originated from Saburovo settlement, earlier located in its eastern part and opened in 1920 near Moskvorechie railway station.

The history of the area began in the 18th century when descendants from Kolomna entered Moscow suburbs while escaping from the Tatar-Mongol invaders and later founded a settlement Kolomenskoe on the right bank of Moskva River.

In the 16-18th centuries the territories of today’s Moskvorechye-Saburovo belonged to the noble boyar families, Saburovs and Godunovs. In the 18th century they were assigned by Peter I to Dmitry Kantemir, a prominent statesman of Russia and Moldova. The name of Kantemir remained in the names of Kantemirovskaya Street and Kantemirovskaya metro station.

In the past the territory of Moskvorechie-Saburovo was mainly occupied by villages and adjacent settlements which formerly served as country residences of the Russian Tsars. Local peasants were quite prosperous for the time; the source of their welfare was cultivation of gardens and fruit trade.

At the beginning of the 20th century Moskvorechie railway station of the Kurskaya railroad was opened near Saburovo. The power line from Kashirskaya hydroelectric power station to Moscow was stretched near and the village was electrified.

In 1960 the settlements located on the territory of the present Moskvorechie-Saburovo were annexed by the city. Large-scale residential development began and by the mid-1980s the last private houses were finally demolished.

Kashirskoye shosse, one of the most important city’s motorways, stretches through the district. In Moskvorechie-Saburovo district situated such places of interest as Tsaritsyno State Museum-Reserve, Borisovskie Prudi recreation area, Kolomenskoye State Museum-Reserve.