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(until 1941, Sereda), a city under oblast jurisdiction and the administrative center of Furmanov Raion, Ivanovo Oblast, RSFSR. Railroad station on the Ivanovo-Nerekhta-Leningrad line. Population, 41,000 (1974). Industry includes a factory of the Ivmashdetal’ Ivanovo Production Association, a clothing factory, and three factories for the spinning and weaving of cotton. The city has branches of textile and machine-building technicums. It was given its present name in honor of D. A. Furmanov, who was born in the city. A museum devoted to the writer is located in Furmanov.