The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
an urban-type settlement in Alagir Raion, Severnaia Ossetiia ASSR. Located on the northern slopes of the Greater Caucasus, 56 km southwest of the Alagir railroad station. Population, 3,000 (1970). Lead-zinc ores are mined here.
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