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Noginsk(nəgēnsk`), city (1989 pop. 123,000), central European Russia, on the Klyazma River. It is a major textile center, processing cotton, silk, and wool. Founded in the 16th cent. as Rogozhi, the city was later called Bogorodsk; it was renamed Noginsk in 1930.
(until 1930, Bogorodsk), a city under oblast jurisdiction, the administrative center of Noginsk Raion, Moscow Oblast, RSFSR. Renamed in honor of V. P. Nogin, the city is located on the Kliaz’ma River, a tributary of the Oka. It is a station on the branch line that extends from the Friazevo station on the Moscow-Vladimir railroad line, 52 km east of Moscow. Population, 108,000(1974; 81,000, 1939; 93,000, 1959).
Noginsk has been a center of the textile industry since the 19th century. The large V. I. Lenin Glukhovskii Cotton Combine is located there; local plants also produce fuel-metering equipment and reinforced-concrete structural members. There is a poultry hatchery. The Glukhovskii Evening Textile Technicum, pedagogical and medical schools, a drama theater, and a museum of local lore are located in the city. Noginsk arose in the 16th century as the village of Rogozha and has been a city since 1781.