The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
an urban-type settlement in Zapadnaia Dvina Raion, Kalinin Oblast, RSFSR. Staraia Toropa has a railroad station on the Moscow-Riga line. A center for lumbering, it has a branch of the Toropets Furniture Combine and a cheese plant.
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