Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Honored Allies Wednesday: Moscow Oblast (USSR)

"Moscow Oblast is a federal subject of Russia.  With a living area of 17,100 sq mi, it is one of the most densely populated regions in the country.  The oblast has no official administrative center; its public authorities are located in Moscow and Krasnogorsk (Moscow Oblast Duma and government), and also across other locations in the oblast.   Located in European Russia between latitudes 54° and 57° N and longitudes 35° and 41° E, Moscow Oblast borders Tver Oblast in the northwest, Yaroslavl Oblast in the north, Vladimir Oblast in the northeast and east, Ryazan Oblast in the southeast, Tula Oblast in the south, Kaluga Oblast in the southwest, and Smolensk Oblast in the west.  The oblast mostly surrounds the federal city of Moscow, which is not part of the oblast, but rather a separate federal subject in its own right.  The oblast is highly industrialized, with the major industries being metallurgy, oil refining, and mechanical engineering, along with the food, energy, and chemical industries."  It would receive the Order of Lenin in  1934.

That's a lot of medals!

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