Opochka


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Opochka

 

a city and administrative center of Opochka Raion, Pskov Oblast, RSFSR. It is located on the Velikaia River (which empties into Lake Pskov), 62 km northwest of the Pus-toshka railroad station on the Velikie Luki-Rēzekne line and 130 km south of Pskov. Industries include flax processing and the manufacture of clothing. Opochka has a creamery, a distillery, and a plant for the manufacture of reinforced-concrete structural members. It also has a pedagogical school.

REFERENCE

Vasil’ev, N. I., A. V. Stepanov, and T. F. Fedorov. Opochka. Leningrad, 1973.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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