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a city in Volgograd Oblast, RSFSR, and a port on the left bank of the Volga at the source of the Akhtuba. Railroad station 25 km from Volgograd. Population, 142,000 (1970).

Volzhskii was founded in 1951 in connection with the construction of the Twenty-second Congress of the CPSU Volga Hydroelectric Power Plant, and it became a city in 1954. It has a chemical combine with a plant producing tires, as well as organic synthesis, synthetic rubber and fiber, asbestos and technical rubber goods, and nitrogen and oxygen plants. In addition, there are plants producing bearings, abrasives, and pipes, a mechanical repair plant, plants producing rein-forced-concrete products and porous clay filler, a meat combine, and a dairy and cheese combine. The educational institutions in Volzhskii include evening departments of the Volgograd Polytechnic Institute and the Institute of Engineers of Municipal Economy, a polytechnic technicum, a medical school, and a museum of city history.

The basis of the city’s plan (1954; architects V. N. Gugel’ and R. M. Torgovnik and engineers E. V. Burmistrov and E. Kh. Troitskaia) is a trident with streets radiating south from the main square and commanding a view of the water reservoir. The city has been built up in small blocks with a closed, perimetric plan. A stadium, palace of culture, and other buildings have been built.


Volzhskii—gorod gidrostroitelei. Stalingrad, 1961.
Pavlichenkov, V. I. Volzhskii. Moscow, 1961.



an urban-type settlement in the Krasnoiarsk Raion, Kuibyshev Oblast, RSFSR. Located on the right bank of the Sok River, near its influx into the Volga. It has a railroad station (Bol’shaia Tsarevshchina) 30 km north of Kuibyshev. Population 4,500 (1968). The settlement has reinforced-concrete and asphalt-bitumen plants.

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