Presnya, Moscow

Presnya or Presnensky District is a district in Moscow, located in the Central Administrative District. The district corresponds to the intracity municipal formation of the Presnensky municipal district.

On the territory of the district there are a significant number of plants and factories (they are gradually being withdrawn from the territory), the House of the Government of the Russian Federation, large business complexes (Moscow City, the World Trade Center).

Previously, the Krasnopresnensky district was one of the most industrialized areas of Moscow. In view of the construction of the Moscow City business center and the program for the withdrawal of enterprises from the city center, the district is losing its industrial potential.

Created in 1991 from the Krasnopresnensky district.



Krasnaya Presnya

Subway: Krasnopresnenskaya   Barrikadnaya

1 Residential building on Kudrinskaya Square (Vysotka on Vosstaniya Square), Kudrinskaya Square, 1.
2  White House. The administrative building was built in the 1970s according to the architectural developments of the 1920s. Everything is fenced off, you can't get close.
3 Church of the Nine Martyrs of Kiziche.
4 House of Narkomfin. Residential apartment building built in the late 1920s according to an individual project, with a separate amenity building. For a long time it was very rotten, in 2018 it is undergoing a major overhaul with a return to the original appearance. The house is planned to be made elite, perhaps the passage to it will be blocked.


Gruzinskaya sloboda

Subway: Krasnopresnenskaya   Barrikadnaya     Belorusskaya
5 Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1911), st. Malaya Gruzinskaya, 27/13,. ☎ +7 (499) 252-3911. One of the two active Catholic churches in Moscow and the largest Catholic cathedral in Russia. It was built of red brick at the beginning of the 20th century in the forms of "international" neo-Gothic. In the early 2000s, work was carried out in the cathedral on the installation of a Kuhn organ (1955), donated by the Basel Lutheran Cathedral. The organ, by the way, one of the largest in the country, was consecrated in January 2005 and since then organ concerts with the participation of Russian and foreign organists have been regularly held in the cathedral (the schedule of concerts is here).


Trekhgorny val

Subway: Street 1905
6  Tryokhgornaya manufactory.
7  Monument to the Heroes of the Revolution of 1905.


Moscow City

Subway: Vystovochnaya,   International ,   Delovoy centr
8 Moscow City, Presnenskaya embankment, Testovskaya street. A unique complex of skyscrapers in Russia, created as a business district, in which business, residential apartments and leisure will be combined. Many towers are the tallest and one of the tallest buildings not only in Russia but also in Europe.
9  Observation deck of the tower "Federation Vostok" (Observation deck "Panorama 360") , st. Presnenskaya embankment, 12. ☎ +7 (495) 151-94-94 10:00 — 22:00. Adult 1200 rubles, children from 8 to 14 years old - 1000 rubles. In the morning 10:00-12:30 400 rubles cheaper. The observation deck is located in the Moscow City International Business Center in the Vostok Federation Tower on the 89th floor at an altitude of 360 meters. From here you can see the panorama of Moscow. The price includes an entrance ticket with an unlimited stay, a visit to an ice cream factory + an unlimited amount of Chistaya Liniya ice cream and a printed photo 10x15 cm.
10  Oko tower observation deck (High Port 354 observation deck), 1st Krasnogvardeisky pr-d, 21 building 2. ☎ +7 (495) 4326895. 10:00 - 23:00. Adult 1500 rubles, children 750 rubles. It is located on the roof of the restaurant complex "354" and is the highest open observation deck in Europe.
11 World Trade Center (Hammer Center). A business center built according to an American project in 1976-1980. Little known, but you can freely go inside through entrance No. 1, at least on weekdays and Saturdays. Inside is a large public space with free access, where the luxurious interiors of the American Plaza of the 1970s have been preserved. There is a grocery store and a mobile phone salon, if the guards ask you, you can say that you are going to them.



Subway: Begovaya   Belarusian   Dynamo   Petrovsky Park
12 Central Moscow hippodrome, Begovaya street, 22. ☎ +7 (495) 945-42-03.


What to do

1  Moscow Zoo (Barrikadnaya,   Krasnopresnenskaya). ☎ +7 (499) 252 29 51. 7:30 - 21:00. 500 rubles, for children under 17 free of charge.
2 Expocentre, Krasnopresnenskaya embankment, 14. ✉ ☎ 8 800 707-37-99, +7 (499) 795-37-99, fax: +7 (495) 605-60-75. Mon-Fri 9:00–18:00. One of the main exhibition centers of the country, located on the Krasnopresnenskaya embankment. Thematic exhibitions are constantly held, although recently Crocus Expo has taken the palm.
3 Museum of Russian Impressionism, 15 Leningradsky Prospekt, building 11 (  Belorusskaya   Dynamo   Petrovsky Park). Fri–Tue 11:00–20:00, Wed–Thu 12:00–21:00. Private museum with a small but nice collection. Since there is no Russian impressionism in nature, more or less what the owner likes is exhibited, but basically it is Russian art between realism and avant-garde, the end of the 19th and the very beginning of the 20th century. In addition, the lower floor of the building is dedicated to quality temporary exhibitions. As a bonus, the museum is built on the site of a former Bolshevik factory (owned by the owner of the collection), which is now closed and turned into a loft. The surviving buildings of the early 20th century (which you can not only enter, but you will have to go into them if you go to the museum from Leningradsky Prospekt) are an excellent example of pro-March architecture.


Night life

Club "16 tons"   , Presnensky Val, 6, building 1 (  Street 1905). ☎ +7 (495) 253-5300. 11:00-6:00. Beer restaurant in Irish traditions, with a dance floor and a concert venue. Highly recommended for a visit on St. Patrick's Day.


Where to stay

Sheraton Palace, 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya st., 19 (metro station Belorusskaya, Mayakovskaya).



The head of the district council until October 30, 2010 was Galina Sergeevna Boryatinskaya]. She was fired by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin after a Saturday tour of the district.

Since 2018, the head of the Administration of the Presnensky municipal district has been Larisa Anatolyevna Kormilitsina.

Dmitry Pavlovich Yumalin has been the head of the municipal district and the Chairman of the Council of Deputies of the Presnensky municipal district since December 2017.

On December 21, 2010, by order of the Mayor of Moscow, Alexey Nikolaevich Komov was appointed head of the Presnensky district council.

On January 11, 2012, by order of the Mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, Chupakhina Galina Yuryevna was appointed head of the Presnensky district council.

On May 6, 2013, by order of the Mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, the head of the Presnensky district council, Chupakhina Galina Yuryevna, was relieved of her post at her own request.

On June 4, 2013, by the order of the Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin, the head of the Presnensky district council appointed the acting and deputy head of the council for housing and communal services and improvement, Tarasov Alexander Sergeevich.

On July 4, 2014, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin asked the prefect of the Central Administrative District, Viktor Fuer, to draw up an order to dismiss the head of the Presnensky district council in connection with the provision of false information on the Our City portal.

On July 7, 2014, on the official website of the Government of Moscow, the mayor's order was published on the release of the head of the Presnensky district council of Moscow, Tarasov Alexander Sergeevich, from his position "on his own initiative."

On October 15, 2014, according to the order of the Mayor of Moscow S. Sobyanin dated October 15, 2014 No. 889-RM, Mikhailov Alexander Valentinovich was appointed to the position of Head of the Presnensky District Council of Moscow.


Hail protection scandals

In 2007, on the territory of the Khlebozavod im. V.P. Zotov there was a fire, which led to a complete stop of production. Immediately after the fire, a project appeared to restore the production building, which is an architectural monument, as well as to create a multifunctional administrative and business complex around it. The proposed project caused dissatisfaction on the part of city defenders, the project was suspended. Since the end of 2013, work on the project has been resumed - a building permit has been received, and coordination has been carried out.
Main article: Zotov Bakery
In 2011 and 2012, there was a scandal against the demolition of a 19th-century apartment building in Bolshoi Kozikhinsky Lane, in which the composer A. E. Varlamov lived in 1841. In July-August 2011, the demolition was accompanied by beatings of the residents of houses No. 23 and 27, as well as defenders of the architectural appearance of Moscow. In February 2012, among other city defenders, People's Artist of Russia Tatyana Dogileva suffered from police actions: on February 13, she was punched in the stomach, and the next day - in the face.
In March 2013, the demolition of the mansion of the architect S. V. Sokolov began in Elektrichesky Lane. The demolition was opposed by the Internet publication Fronde TV and the public coalition In Defense of Old Moscow. The activists blocked the passage of vehicles to the construction site and prevented the work of the chippers. The demolition was stopped by the police. On March 15, 2013, the city defenders appealed to the prosecutor's office. In June 2014, the old mansion was demolished.


The largest enterprises

Trekhgornaya manufactory is the oldest textile enterprise in Russia. Founded in 1799. Currently transferred to the territory of the Gavrilovo-Yamsky flax mill. Located in the quarter between Rochdelskaya street and Krasnopresnenskaya embankment.
CHPP-7 is a small power plant, currently a branch of CHPP-12. It adjoins the territory of Tryokhgornaya manufactory.
"Bakery them. V.P. Zotov "- the former Khlebozavod No. 5, built in 1929-1933, engineer - G.P. Marsakov. The production building of the bakery is an object of cultural heritage of regional importance (Decree of the Government of Moscow No. 1608-RP dated August 10, 2004). After a fire in 2007, the work of the bakery was completely suspended. Since the end of 2013, the implementation of the project for the reconstruction of the production building and the development of the nearby territory with high-rise buildings of the multifunctional residential complex "Crystal Towers" has begun. It is planned to place a museum of baking business and a cafe specializing in bakery products in the production building.
Presnensky Machine-Building Plant is a defense enterprise that also produces equipment for the textile industry.
Krasnopresnenskaya Observatory, Moscow State University


Transport companies

Electric depot of Krasnaya Presnya metro.
Depot named after Ilyich of the Moscow Railway.



Station "Barrikadnaya"
Krasnopresnenskaya station
Station "Ulitsa 1905 Goda"
Station "Vystavochnaya"
Station "International"
Station "Business Center"
Station "Shelepikha"

platf. MCC "Business Center"
platf. MCC "Shelepikha"
platf. Begovaya (on the border of the district)
platf. Testovskaya
The Begovaya and Testovskaya platforms belong to the Moscow-Smolensk (Belarusian) direction. They have a direct direct connection to the Savelovskoye direction, they are included in the MCD-1.

Bus routes
m3. Serebryany Bor - Budyonny Avenue
m31. Krasnopresnenskaya metro station - Moscow City
m32. Belorussky Railway Station - Moscow City
m35. Krylatskoye — Krasnopresnenskaya metro station
p321. World Trade Center - Ulitsa 1905 Goda metro station
p344. Silicate plant — Okhotny Ryad metro station
c364. Krasnopresnenskaya metro station - Peschanaya Square
p369. Fili Park - "Mayakovskaya metro station"
t18. Strelbischensky lane - Rizhsky railway station
t54. Metro station "Filyovsky Park" - Belorussky railway station
69. Park "Fili" - Metro station "Krasnopresnenskaya"
116. Novozavodskaya Street - Belorussky Station
152. Filevskaya floodplain - Krasnopresnenskaya metro station
366. Gerasim Kurin Street - Tishinskaya Square
379. Luzhniki Stadium - Savelovsky Station
850. Krylatskoye - Krasnopresnenskaya metro station