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MINUSINSK

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 565 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MINUSINSK, a town of Russia, in East Siberia, and the government of Yeniseisk, 18o m. S.S.W. of Krasnoyarsk railway station, and 5 M. from the right bank of the Yenisei, in a fertile prairie region. Pop. (1897), 10,255. It is a centre for. trade with the native populations of the Sayan Mountains and north-western Mongolia. It has an excellent natural history, ethnographical and archaeological museum (1877), with a library and a meteorological station. Coal and iron abound in the vicinity. 1 This name occurs in six inscriptions of the years 211—217 found at Constantine (Cirta), North Africa (C.I.L. vol. viii.). Like the other North African fathers Tertullian, Cyprian, Arnobius and Lactantius, he was a lawyer. Some use may have been made.of rhetorical expressions of M. Cornelius Fronto of Cirta (d. c. A.D. 170).
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