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, city (1989 pop. 181,000), E European Russia, a port on the Volga River. It has a large chemical fiber complex. Founded by Ukrainian settlers, it was a major destination of German settlers during the reign of Catherine the Great. The city was called Pokrovsk until 1931.
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an urban-type settlement and administrative center of Ordzhonikidze Raion, Yakut ASSR. Landing on the left bank of the Lena River, 78 km above Yakutsk. There is a construction-materials plant in Pokrovsk.

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When Denisov had come to Pokrovsk at the beginning of his operations and had as usual summoned the village elder and asked him what he knew about the French, the elder, as though shielding himself, had replied, as all village elders did, that he had neither seen nor heard anything of them.
Next day when Denisov had left Pokrovsk, having quite forgotten about this peasant, it was reported to him that Tikhon had attached himself to their party and asked to be allowed to remain with it.
Andrew Atroshenko was born in 1965 in Pokrovsk, Russia.