Krasnyi Luch

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Krasnyi Luch
Красний Луч
Executive Committee building in Krasnyi Luch
Executive Committee building in Krasnyi Luch
Flag of Krasnyi Luch
Coat of arms of Krasnyi Luch
Coat of arms
Country  Ukraine
Oblast  Luhansk Oblast
Founded 1895
Area 153,56 km2 (5,929 sq mi)
Elevation 269 m (883 ft)
Population 82,765
World War II Memorial Complex "Mius Front" dedicated to fortifications of Mius-Front

Krasnyi Luch (Ukrainian: Красний Луч, Russian: Красный Луч) is a city in the Luhansk Oblast (province) of south-eastern Ukraine, currently controlled by the Lugansk People's Republic.[1] It is incorporated as a city of oblast significance. Population: 82,765 (2013 est.)[2].


The town was founded as Krindachyovka at the beginning of the 20th century, and renamed as Krasnyi Luch (lit. "red beam") in 1920. The city became one of the most important coal mining centres of the Donets Basin.


Native language as of the Ukrainian Census of 2001:[3]

People associated with Krasnyi Luch

On the right is a picture of the Wall of Honor. Such walls were installed in every oblast seat throughout the Soviet Union. With the dissolution of the Soviet state those landmarks were mostly removed, but in some instances were retained as the relics of the past.

Light heavyweight fighter Nikita Krylov originates from Krasnyi Luch.[4]


  1. "Численность населения по состоянию на 1 октября 2015 года по Луганской Народной Республ ике" (PDF) (in Russian). Luhansk People's Republic. Retrieved 21 December 2015.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  4. "I am Russian but competitor for Ukraine". Retrieved 23 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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