|City of regional significance|
Podilsk railway station
|• Total||25.44 km2 (9.82 sq mi)|
|Elevation||248 m (814 ft)|
|• Density||1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)|
Podilsk (Ukrainian: Подільськ, Romanian: Bârzula), until May 2016 Kotovsk (Ukrainian: Котовськ, is a city in Odessa Oblast, Ukraine. Administratively, Podilsk is incorporated as a town of oblast significance. It also serves as the administrative center of Podilsk Raion, one of twenty-six districts of Odessa Oblast, though it is not a part of the district. Population: 40,640 (2015 est.) In 2001, population was 40,718 (2001).
Birzula, as it was called then, was the capital of the Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic from 1928 to 1929.
The city is known as the place where Soviet military leader Grigori Kotovsky was buried in a mausoleum. In 1935, the city was named after him; formerly the settlement bore the name Birzula. The mausoleum was later destroyed during the Romanian occupation of Transnistria.
The city has a major railway station and depot on the line Odessa—Zhmerinka (stretch Razdelnaya—Poberezhye). The Lenin statue in Kotovsk was pushed off its pedestal and broken into several pieces on December 9, 2013.
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