Rubizhne

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Rubizhne
Рубіжне
Rubezhnoye (Рубежное)
Flag of Rubizhne
Flag
Coat of arms of Rubizhne
Coat of arms
Rubizhne is located in Ukraine
Rubizhne
Rubizhne
Location of Luhansk
Coordinates: 49°00′36″N 38°22′17″E / 49.01000°N 38.37139°E / 49.01000; 38.37139Coordinates: 49°00′36″N 38°22′17″E / 49.01000°N 38.37139°E / 49.01000; 38.37139
Country
Oblast
Raion
Ukraine
Luhansk Oblast
Elevation 74 m (243 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 63,474

Rubizhne (Ukrainian: Рубіжне, Russian: Рубежное, Rubezhnoye) is a city of regional significance in Luhansk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. Its population is 61,657 (2009).[1]

The city started growing from a railway station built in 1904.

During the 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine the town was captured Mid-April 2014[2][3] by pro-Russian separatists.[4]

Rubizhne is famous for its chemical and pharmaceutical plants and factories. The headquarters of "Microkhim", the largest Ukrainian producer of substances and medicines for cardiology,[5] is situated in Rubizhne. Also, one of the biggest plastic pipe plants of Ukraine, Runezhnoye Pipe Plant ru:Рубежанский трубный завод, is located in the town.

Rubizhne is the town of birth of MMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko, and Olympic champion in fencing Vladimir Smirnov.

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