|Rybinsk (Russian ˈribinsk)|
|Shcherbakov, Former names: Andropov a city in W central Russia, on the River Volga: an important river port, terminal of the Mariinsk Waterway (between Saint Petersburg and the Volga) at the SE end of the Rybinsk Reservoir (area: 4700 sq km (1800 sq miles)). Pop: 218 000 (2005 est)|
city, Yaroslavl oblast (province), northwestern Russia, on the Volga River. The 12th-century village of Rybnaya sloboda became the town of Rybinsk in 1777. Its river port flourished after the opening (1810) of the Mariinsk Waterway, linking the Volga to the Baltic Sea, and again with the latter's reconstruction as the deep Volga-Baltic Waterway in 1964. A wide range of engineering and other products are made in the city.
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