The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
the Russian term for the middle part of an animal hide and the leather made from it. The cheprak is characterized by great density, thickness, and durability; it is used to make shoe soles, thongs, and other articles.
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