Novomoskovsk nô˝vəməskôfsk´ [key], city (1989 pop. 146,000), W central European Russia. An industrial center in the Moscow lignite basin, it has lignite mines and chemical plants. Founded in 1930 as Bobriki, the city was renamed Stalinogorsk in 1934 and Novomoskovsk in 1961.
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