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[sur-puh-kawf, -kof; Russian syer-poo-khuh f] /ˈsɜr pəˌkɔf, -ˌkɒf; Russian ˈsyɛr pu xəf/
a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, S of Moscow. Unabridged
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city, Moscow oblast (province), western Russia, on the Nara River at its confluence with the Oka. Founded in 1374 as a stronghold protecting Moscow from attack by the Tatars, who sacked it in 1382 and 1408, modern Serpukhov is a major textile (cotton and artificial silk) city; engineering is also important. Pop. (1991 est.) 141,200

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