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Dzerzhinskii

 

an urban-type settlement in Moscow Ob-last, RSFSR. Dzerzhinskii is located on the Moscow River, 15 km south of the town of Liubertsy, with which it is connected by a railway spur and a highway. Population, 24,000 (1970). The settlement arose in 1921. As part of the effort to care for neglected children, a children’s work settlement was created here, reorganized subsequently at F. E. Dzerzhinskii’s initiative into an educational labor commune, which existed until 1938.

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