Moscow Basin

Moscow Basin,

lignite basin, c.200 mi (320 km) long and 50 mi (80 km) wide, central European Russia, S of Moscow. Tula is the chief city of the region. Low-grade bituminous and lignite coals, suitable for the power plants of the Moscow industrial region, are mined there.
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The government plans to reduce the inefficient production of low-quality coal in the Urals region and Moscow basin.
The distribution of the genus Estlandia is confined to the Middle and Upper Ordovician of the North Estonian Confacies Belt and the northwestern part of the Moscow Basin (Rubel 1963; Alikhova 1969).
The largest regional falls in output were recorded in the Moscow basin (Tula region), down 17.
The Moscow Basin forms a crescent shape starting to the north of the capital city and running around the west to taper out south of the city.

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