Lytkarino is the town in the Moscow region located in 8 km to the southeast from the capital.
The first mention of Lytkarino big village belongs to 1429. Then, at the 15-17th centuries, this village belonged to the Moscow Chudov monastery.
There are two versions concerning an origin of the name of the town. The first one is that it had its name from the name Lytka River. The second – from the word "lytkar", i.e. the one who works with a lytka (knapping tool).
Development of the village began with rock excavation near Lytkarino. The specular reflector plant was built near Lytkarino in 1934; the territory around it was actively built up with residential quarters in the next years. In 1939 the village receives the status of the urban-type settlement, and in 1957 – the town status.
The main sight of the town are the lytkarino pits attracting hundreds fans of extreme rest. In addition, Lytkarino is interesting by it asrchitectural monuments. The most significant among them is a church of Sacred apostles Peter and Pavel, Lytkarino's estate, the Petrovsky estate, church of the Nativity of the Theotokos.