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city, Stavropol kray (region), southwestern Russia. It lies along the Podkumok River in the Caucasus foothills just southwest of Pyatigorsk. Founded in 1803 as a spa based on abundant local mineral springs, Kislovodsk has become one of the largest health resorts in Russia, with seven springs and more than 40 sanitoriums and rest homes. Its carbonaceous mineral water, narzan, is bottled and distributed throughout the country. Kislovodsk is the birthplace of the writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Pop. (1989 prelim.) 114,000.