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a city (since 1936) under oblast jurisdiction and the administrative center of Frolovo Raion, Volgograd Oblast, RSFSR. Situated on the Archeda River of the Don River basin. Railroad station (Archeda) on the Volgograd-Povorino line, 155 km northwest of Volgograd. Population, 38,000 (1974). The city has a steel foundry, a plant making chemical products for consumer use, a plant producing keramzit (artificial filler for lightweight concrete), a milk plant, a food-processing combine, and a grain elevator. The Metallist Plant is located in Frolovo. Oil and natural gas are extracted in the vicinity.