- Sparrow Hills
Sparrow Hills (from 1935-1999 – Lenin Hills) is the name of a location in the south-west of Moscow, positioned on the high right bank of the Moscow River and covered in forest. It is located opposite Luzhnikov, one of the seven hills of Moscow. The hills stretch from the mouth of the River Setuna to the Andreev Bridge (on the small ring of the Moscow railroad). In the north, they are bordered by the Neskuchny garden.
The slope running to the river is marked by deep ravines and springs. The Sparrow Hills form a similarly named park, which includes three ponds and much forest.
The name of the hills is taken from the name of the village Borovyovo, which existed here in the middle ages. From 1648 to the eighteenth century, the Andreevsky men’s monastery operated at the foot of the northern part of the hills. From the end of the nineteenth century the hills were a popular location for country homes.