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Bobriki

For a city of the same name in Ukraine, see Novomoskovsk, Ukraine.

Novomoskovsk (Russian: Новомоско́вск), called Bobriki (Бо́брики) before 1934 and Stalinogorsk (Сталиного́рск) between 1934 and 1961, is a city and the administrative center of Novomoskovsky District of Tula Oblast, Russia, located at the source of the Don and Shat Rivers. Population: Template:Ru-census2010 134,081 (2002 Census);[4] 146,302 (1989 Census);[5] 143,000 (1974); 107,000 (1959); 76,000 (1939).

History


The city originated in the 18th century as the family manor of Counts Bobrinsky, who industrialized it towards the end of the 19th century. In the Soviet period, the town continued to develop as a coal (lignite) mining center. The city was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor on January 14, 1971.

Notable residents

International relations

Twin towns and sister cities

Novomoskovsk is twinned with:

References

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