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Coordinates: 55°5′35″N 36°36′38″E / 55.09306°N 36.61056°E / 55.09306; 36.61056

View of the former Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant

Obninsk (Russian: О́бнинск) is a city in Kaluga Oblast, Russia, located 102 km southwest of Moscow, on the main rail line between Moscow and Kiev. Its population was 105,706 in the 2002 Census and 100,178 in the 1989 Census. It is one of the major Russian science cities. The first nuclear power plant in the world for the large-scale production of electricity opened here on June 27, 1954, and it also doubled as a training base for the crew of the Soviet Union's first nuclear submarine, the Leninsky Komsomol, or K-3. Now the city is home to twelve scientific research institutes. Their main activities are nuclear power engineering, radiation technology, medical radiology, and meteorology.

Obninsk is famous for its meteorological tower which was built to study spreading of radiation from the nuclear station.



The chief of the city Administration is professor Nikolay Shubin.[1]

International relations

Obninsk has one sister city, as designated by Sister Cities International:


  1. ^ Nikolay Shubin

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