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Sasovo is a Russian town (since 1926), the administrative center of the Sasovo District in the Ryazan Region.

The town takes the area of 24 sq km. Its population makes 27 343 people (as of 2014). It has a railway station.

The city is located on River Tsna (the basin of Oka) in the southeastern part of the Meshchora Lowland, 184 km to the southeast of Ryazan.

History of Sasovo

Sasovo was first time recorded in 1642. The dwellers of Sasovo participated in the Peasant War of 1670-71 headed by Stepan Razin and tried to siege the powerful fortress of Shatsk.

From 1778 Sasovo Settlement was part of the Elatom District of the Tambov Province. Rope and spinning manufacture was developed in the 18th century. In the mid 19th century it was a large trade centre.

In 1835 Sasovo had 527 yards. One of the house owners was V.P. Turgeneva, the mother of Ivan Turgenev.

After the opening of the section Ryazan - Sasovo of the Moscow and Kazan railroad in 1893 there came to be railway transport enterprises.

It has been the town since 1926.

Architecture and Sights

The former Baron von Launits estate (19th century) is located in Kargashino Village at the 18 km distance from Sasovo.

The town has the Local Lore Museum and A. Averkin Museum of Russian Song.

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