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BOLKHOV

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 177 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BOLKHOV, a town of Russia, in the government of Orel, and 35 M. N. of the city of Orel. Pop. (1897) 20,703. It is prettily situated amongst orchards and possesses a cathedral. There is a lively trade in hemp, hemp-seed oil, hemp goods and cattle, and there are hemp-mills, soap-works and tanneries. The much-venerated monastery, Optina Pustyn, is close by.
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