Barsuki


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Barsuki

 

an urban-type settlement in Leninskii Raion, Tula Oblast, RSFSR. Situated on the right bank of the Upa River at the Nekrasovo railroad station 15 km northwest of Tula, it has a population of 4,300 (1968). There is extraction of flux limestone and crushed stone and a factory for the production of heated asphalt.

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The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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