PETROVSK, RUSSIA, a town of eastern Russia, in the government of Saratov, on the Medvyeditsa, a tributary of the Don, 60 m. N.W. of the town of Saratov. Pop. (1864), 10,128; (1897), 13,212. It was founded by Peter the Great in 1698 as a defence against the Kuban Tatars. Its industrial establishments include distilleries, tanneries, tallow and brickworks.
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