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an urban-type settlement in Vorotynets Raion, Gorky Oblast, RSFSR.

Vasil’sursk is a landing on the Volga where the river is joined by the Sura. The settlement is 126 km southeast of the Kstovo railroad station. Population, 4,800 (1968). There is fishing and wood processing; the settlement also has a children’s tuberculosis sanatorium and two rest homes. Vasil’sursk is situated in a picturesque locality; landscape painters like I. I. Shishkin and I. I. Levitan worked here. The settlement was founded in 1523.

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The modified zone, looming more than 500km (310 miles) high over Vasilsursk, a small Russian town in eastern Europe, experienced an electric spike with 10 times more negatively charged subatomic particles than surrounding regions.
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The Bolshoi was evacuated to Kuibyshev, and the ballet school went to a small town, Vasilsursk, on the Volga [not Sverdlovsk].