Kineshma

Kineshma

[kee-nish-muh; Russian kyee-nyi-shmuh]
noun
a city in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, NW of Nizhni Novgorod.
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city, Ivanovo oblast (province), western Russia, on the Volga River. Founded in the 16th century, the city grew rapidly after the October Revolution in 1917 as a river port, handling cotton, petroleum, timber, and grain. The terminus of a railway from Ivanovo, Kineshma is also an important textile, chemical, and machine-building centre. Its satellite towns, Zavolzhsk, across the Volga, and Navoloki, make chemicals and cottons, respectively. Pop. (1991 est.) 104,900

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