Cherepovets

Cherepovets (chĕrĭpəvyĕtsˈ, chĕrĭpôˈvyĭts) [key], city (1989 pop. 310,000), NE European Russia, on the Rybinsk Reservoir. A rail and water transportation center of the Volga-Baltic Waterway, it has an iron and steel complex that supplies St. Petersburg's metallurgical industries. Chemical plants for the production of fertilizers and lumber mills are found there.

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