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Skopin

 

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.

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In September 2000 two Russian schoolgirls were kidnapped by former metalworker Victor Mokhov and held in his basement in the Russian city of Skopin for almost four years.
On both occasions the babies were taken away by Mokhov and abandoned on doorsteps in the small town of Skopin.
Their account of life in the basement, in the town of Skopin, is as inspiring as it is horrific.
And in the ancient town of Skopin, 110km from Moscow, it has raised the question of how an apparently civilised man, described by friends and work colleagues as "normal, friendly and outgoing", could have carried out such evil deeds for so long without discovery in such a quiet location.
Only when the heavy iron trap-door to the cellar under Mokhov's garage in the quiet town of Skopin was dragged open on Tuesday, did the dark, damp prison finally give up its terrible secret.
Shortly after their birth, the babies were taken away by the monster and abandoned at night on the streets of Skopin.