Rubizhne

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Rubizhne
Рубіжне
Rubezhnoye (Рубежное)
Rubizhne skyline
Rubizhne skyline
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
Rubizhne Municipality
Founded 1896
City status 1934
Elevation 74 m (243 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 63,474
Rubizhne local government building
Railway station
Rubizhne Palace of Culture

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

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

Starting Mid-April 2014 pro-Russian separatists captured several towns in Luhansk Oblast;[2][3] including Rubizhne.[4] On 21 July 2014, Ukrainian forces secured the city from the pro-Russian separatists.[5][6]

Demographics[edit]

On January 1, 2014 the city population was 59,951 inhabitants. Ukrainian Census of 2001:,[7] the city population was 65,322 inhabitants.

In the city the population attended by the following ethnic groups:

Economy[edit]

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,[8] 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.

Notable residents[edit]

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

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