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Щастя (Ukrainian)
Coat of arms of Shchastya
Coat of arms
Country  Ukraine
Oblast Luhansk Oblast
Founded 1754
City Status 1963
Population (2013)
 • Total 12,773
Area code(s) (+380)
Vehicle registration BB / 13

Shchastya (Ukrainian: Ща́стя, Russian: Сча́стье Schastye) is a city in Novoaidar Raion in Luhansk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. Population: 12,773 (2013 est.)[1].

Just north of Shchastya, there is the Luhansk power station, a large powerplant built in the 1950s. The town of Shchastya is situated on the river Seversky Donets. During the 2014 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the city became a key site of fighting.

To facilitate the governance of Luhansk Oblast during the War in Donbass, the Verkhovna Rada on 7 October 2014 made some changes in the administrative divisions, so that the localities in the government-controlled areas were grouped into districts. In particular, Shchastya was transferred from Luhansk Municipality to Novoaidar Raion.[2]


City on the map of Luhansk is identified by number "1".

1754 - was founded village Shchastya

1953 - beginning of building Luhansk Thermal Electric Station.

1963 - Shchastya becomes town.

In 2014 Shchastya was controlled by the separatist Lugansk People's Republic from late April 2014 till the Ukrainian army retook the city on 14 June 2014.[3]

On 5 August 2014, a monument of Lenin Lenin was removed from the city of Shchastya.


Native language as of the Ukrainian Census of 2001:[4]


Map of the town.


  1. "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>
  2. "Рада изменила границы районов Луганской области" (in Russian). 7 October 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2015.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. (Ukrainian) The terrorists started firing at Luhansk with "Grad" - source
  4. [1]

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