The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
an urban-type settlement in Shilka Raion, Chita Oblast, RSFSR. It is located 80 km northwest of the Shilka railroad station (on the Trans-Siberian Railway). Population, 14,500 (1968). Gold is mined there, and there is a mineralogical museum.
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