The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a city and administrative center of Ves’egonsk Raion, Kalinin Oblast, RSFSR. Railway terminal of a branch of the Sonkovo-Leningrad line. Landing on the western shore of the Rybinsk Reservoir. Population, 8,000 (1968). Lumber that is floated down the Mologa River is processed in the woodworking combine. There is a winery (60 percent of the wines are made from cranberries), a fish cannery, a flax-spinning mill, and a logging and timber distribution establishment in the city. A machine-building plant is being built there (1971). Ves’egonsk was founded in 1776.

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