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Cherkessk

Cherkessk (chĭrkĕskˈ) [key], city (1989 pop. 113,000), capital of Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Stavropol Territory, SE European Russian, on the Kuban River. Founded in 1825 as Batalpashinsk, it manufactures electrical equipment and shoes and has food-processing plants.

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