The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
an urban-type settlement in Mama-Chuia Raion, Irkutsk Oblast, RSFSR. Situated on the right bank of the Vitim River, a tributary of the Lena. Population, 2,000 (1969). An important industry is the mining and processing of potash mica (muscovite).
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