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  • Many monogorod industries are stuttering in the financial crisis, especially those that produce materials that fed the pre-crisis construction boom.

    Slate Magazine


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  • My pleasure. It's fun looking out for monovocalics and panvocalics now. :)

    May 22, 2009

  • Yes, Monovocalic Proper. Thanks, c_b.

    May 22, 2009

  • Mollusque, don't you have a list for this somewhere? *rummaging*

    May 21, 2009

  • "Monogorods are Russian towns that survive purely on the basis of one major factory. Everywhere in the world, there are towns and cities that grew up around particular industries, but the Soviet Union's planned economy made the situation more extreme, and there are more than 500 such places in Russia today."

    - Shaun Walker, A Town Called Asbest,, 5 May 2009.

    May 21, 2009