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Rybnoe is a Russian town (from 1961), the administrative center of the Rybnoe District in the Ryazan Region.

It stands on the Vozha River (influx of Oka), 3 km to the northwest of Ryazan.

It has a railway station. The town with the population of 18 791 people (2014) takes the overall area of 14 sq km.

History of Rybnoe

It was first recorded in chronicles as Rybino Settlement in 1597 and then Rybnoe. The name is derived from the Russian word ryba, i.e. fish and so is associated with fishery on River Vozha. The settlement was plundered and totally burned by Tatars in 1634.

Russian armies headed by the Moscow Prince Dmitry (afterwards Dmitry Donskoy) crushed the Mongol Tatar armies in the vicinities of Rybnoe, in the flood plain of River Vozha and its influx Mecha in August, 1378.

Rapid growth of the settlement in the 19th century was connected to construction and start-up of the railroad Moscow - Ryazan in 1864.

In the 1930s a raw starch plant, a building materials combine, a garment factory, and others were built.

It has been the district center since 1929. An industrial township from 1943, it became a town in 1961.

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