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Coat of arms of Shkhodnya

Skhodnya (Russian: Сходня) was formerly a town in Moscow Oblast, Russia, located on the Skhodnya River some 12 km northwest of Moscow. On September 15, 2004, it was merged into the city of Khimki.[1]

Skhodnya's population was recorded at 19,119 inhabitants as of the 2002 Census; down from 20,366 recorded in the 1989 Census. In 1974, the population stood at around 19,000.

Skhodnya was founded in 1874 and granted town status in 1961.

In 1974, a former manor house in Skhodnya was the site of a camp training Middle Eastern terrorists in the use of small arms, explosives, military tactics, and ideology.[2]


  1. ^ Resolution of the Governor of Moscow Oblast #209-NG of September 15, 2004 On merger of the city of Khimki of Moscow Oblast and the town of Skhodnya of Khimkinsky District of Moscow Oblast
  2. ^ Claiborne, William (17 November 1980). "PLO Terrorist Recalls His Training, Mission: Terrorist: Soviets Gave PLO Training". Newsday. ProQuest 1002861278.

Coordinates: 55°57′N 37°18′E / 55.950°N 37.300°E / 55.950; 37.300