The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a city (since 1958) and the administrative center of Iasnogorsk Raion, Tula Oblast, RSFSR. Situated on the upper course of the Vashana River, a tributary of the Oka. Railroad station on the Tula-Moscow line, 35 km north of Tula. Population, 21,000 (1974).

Industry is represented by a milk plant, the Metallist Plant, and a machine-building plant that produces primarily mining equipment, electric locomotives, and pumps. An evening technicum for the manufacture of mining equipment is located in the city. Iasnogorsk has a museum of local lore.


Korolev, A. A. iasnogorsk. Tula, 1975.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.