Kolomna

Kolomna

[kuh-lawm-nuh]
noun
a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, SE of Moscow.
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Kolomna (Russian kaˈlɔmnə)
 
n
a city in the W central Russia, at the confluence of the Moskva and Oka Rivers: railway engineering centre. Pop: 151 500 (1999 est)

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kolomna

city, Moscow oblast (province), western Russia. It lies southeast of Moscow near the confluence of the Moskva and Oka rivers. First mentioned in 1177, Kolomna formed a key stronghold on Moscow's southern frontier; it was sacked four times by the Tatars. Kolomna was one of the earliest Russian locomotive-building centres, and today diesel engines, heavy machinery, and synthetic rubber are produced. Pop. (1991 est.) 163,500

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