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a city (settlement until 1931) in Vladimir Oblast, RSFSR, on the Peksha River (a tributary of the Kliaz’ma). Railroad station on the Aleksandrov-Kineshma line, 76 km northwest of Vladimir. Population, 42,000 (1970; 11,000 in 1926). There are plants for the processing of nonferrous metals, the manufacture of cables, the rebuilding of television tubes, and the production of reinforced-concrete structures. Kol’chugino also has a creamery, garment and furniture factories, and a logging and lumber combine. It is the site of a technicum for the processing of nonferrous metals.