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an urban-type settlement, administrative center of Pristen’ Raion, Kursk Oblast, RSFSR. Railroad station (Rzhava) on the Kursk-Belgorod line, 78 km southeast of Kursk. A railroad branch line (31 km) runs from Pristen’ to Oboian’. A butter factory, a brickyard, and railroad transport enterprises are located in the settlement.

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