The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a city and the administrative center of Šalčininkai Raion, Lithuanian SSR. Šalčininkai is located 45 km southeast of Vilnius on the Vilnius-Lida highway and has a railroad station on the Vilnius-Lida line. The city has an alcohol plant and a production combine whose products, made of fiber glass reinforced plastics, include boats and launches.

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