Zheleznogorsk

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Zheleznogorsk

 

a city in Kursk Oblast, RSFSR. The city is situated on the Moscow-Kiev highway, 130 km north-west of Kursk and 4 km from the Mikhailovskii Rudnik rail-road station, the terminal point on a 52-km branch of the Briansk-L’gov line. Population, 31,000 (1970). The city originated as a settlement in 1957, when the Mikhailovka deposit (the Kursk Magnetic Anomaly) began to be worked; it was designated a city in 1962. The city has an iron-ore combine as well as a combine that manufactures corrugated containers and a plant that manufactures reinforced concrete products; construction of an ore-dressing combine was begun in 1972. There is a mining and metallurgical technicum.

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