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a city under oblast jurisdiction and administrative center of Skopin Raion, Riazan’ Oblast, RSFSR. Railroad station on the Uzlovaia-Riazhsk line, 110 km south of Riazan’. Population, 23,700 (1975).
Skopin is a coal-mining center in the Moscow Coal Basin. The city has plants producing auto accessories, glass, experimental technological equipment, and reinforced-concrete products. It also has a hydrometallurgical plant, factories that manufacture rugs, clothing, and art products, and food-processing industries. Skopin has an agricultural technicum and a medical school.