The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
an urban-type settlement, the center of Dedovichi Raion, Pskov Oblast, RSFSR, on the right bank of the Shelon’ River (in the Lake Il’men basin). It has a railroad station on the Leningrad-Vitebsk line. Industries include flax processing and dairies.
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