The name of this district comes from "ostanki", which means " remains in Russian. The television towere which stands there was built on the sight of an old cemetery.
Some 500+ years ago, the Old Woman of Ostankino first appeared. She appeared to the first ruler of Ostankino, Boyar Satin, and forbid himfrom tilling the land because it would upset the dead. She was chased out of town and the land tilled. Soon after, the Boyar fell to disgrace and and was excited.