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Kaspiysk until 1947 known as Dvigatelstroy , is a city in the Republic of Dagestan, Russia
Russia or , officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation , is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects...

, located on the Caspian Sea
Caspian Sea
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, 18 kilometres (11.2 mi) southeast of Makhachkala
-Twin towns/sister cities:Makhachkala is twinned with: Sfax, Tunisia Siping, China Spokane, United States Vladikavkaz, Russia Yalova, Turkey Ndola, Zambia-See also:*...

. Population: 43,000 (1972).

The city is home to a large naval storage facility that houses Russian hovercraft
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 and ekranoplans.