Stakhanov, Luhansk Oblast

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Stakhanov
Стаханов
City of regional significance
Flag of Stakhanov
Flag
Coat of arms of Stakhanov
Coat of arms
Stakhanov is located in Lugansk Oblast
Stakhanov
Stakhanov
Stakhanov is located in Ukraine
Stakhanov
Stakhanov
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Country Ukraine
Province Luhansk Oblast
Population [1]
 • Total 122,300
The Mir Cinema in Stakhanov.

Stakhanov (Ukrainian: Стаханoв; Russian: Стаханoв) is a city in the Luhansk Oblast (region) of eastern Ukraine. The city is incorporated as a city of oblast significance. Population: 77,593 (2013 est.)[2].

History

The city is named after the famous Soviet miner Alexey Stakhanov, who started his career there. From 1937 to 1940 the city was named Sergo (Ukrainian: Серго), and before 1937 and from 1940 to 1978 the city was known as Kadievka (Russian: Кадиевка), or Ukrainian Kadiyivka (Ukrainian: Кадіївка). A labor camp for German prisoners of war was established at Stakhanov during the Second World War.

The city's economy depends on a railway car building works, ferroalloy plant and coal mines.

Starting Mid-April 2014 pro-Russian separatists captured several towns in Donetsk Oblast;[3][4] they took over Stakhanov on 2 May 2014.[5][6] On 22 July 2014 a rally was held that demanded that the pro-Russian separatists should leave the town.[7]

According to reports on September 16 2014, the city, which had been occupied by Lugansk People's Republic-affiliated Don Cossacks, seceded from the LPR on 14 September.[8] It was said Don Cossacks there proclaimed the Republic of Stakhanov, and that a "Cossack government" now ruled in Stakhanov.[9][8] However the following day this was claimed to be a fabrication, and an unnamed Don Cossack leader stated the September 14 meeting had, in fact, resulted in 12,000 Cossacks volunteering to join the LPR forces.[10]

Demographics

Native language as of the Ukrainian Census of 2001:[11]

City municipality

Stakhanov Municipality also includes two other cities.

Notable people

Notable people that were born or lived in Stakhanov include:

References

  1. "The large towns | Stakhanov". RUSL of M. Gorky. Retrieved 9 August 2012.<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>
  3. http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117387/putin-accidentally-helping-unite-eastern-and-western-ukraine
  4. http://en.itar-tass.com/world/735082
  5. https://news.pn/en/incidents/103133
  6. https://news.pn/en/politics/103050
  7. https://news.pn/en/criminal/109738
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 16 September 2014" (Press release). Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 15 September 2014" (Press release). Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 18 September 2014" (Press release). Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. 18 September 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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