The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
an urban-type settlement and the administrative center of Pachelma Raion, Penza Oblast, RSFSR. Railroad station on the Penza-Riazhsk line, 143 km west of Penza. Pachelma has a butter factory and a plant manufacturing reinforced-con-crete products.
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