Arzamas (ərzəmäs´), city (1990 pop. 110,000), E European Russia, on the Tyosha River. A rail junction, it has food-processing plants and industries that produce farm implements. An ancient Mordovian settlement, Arzamas became a fortress after Czar Ivan IV captured it from the Kazan Tatars in 1552.
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