The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
an urban-type settlement, the administrative center of Zalegoshch’ Raion, Orel Oblast, RSFSR, on the Neruch’ River (Oka basin). It is a railroad station 63 km east of Orel. It has a sugar mill, a creamery, and a brickyard.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.