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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.
1754 - was founded village Shchastya
1953 - beginning of building Luhansk Thermal Electric Station.
1963 - Shchastya becomes town.
On 5 August 2014, a monument of Lenin Lenin was removed from the city of Shchastya.
Mertvy Donets River near Shchastya
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