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Krasnodon

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Coordinates: 48°18′N 39°44′E / 48.300°N 39.733°E / 48.300; 39.733

Krasnodon
Краснодон
City of regional significance
Krasnodon skyline
Krasnodon skyline
Flag of Krasnodon
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Coat of arms of Krasnodon
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Krasnodon is located in Ukraine
Krasnodon
Krasnodon
Location of Krasnodon
Coordinates: 48°18′0″N 39°44′0″E / 48.30000°N 39.73333°E / 48.30000; 39.73333
Country
Oblast
 Ukraine
Luhansk Oblast
Founded 1914 as Sorokino
Renamed 1938 as Krasnodon
Government
 • Mayor Yuri Borisovich Baklagov [1]
Area
 • Total 77.33 km2 (29.86 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 44,283
Postal code 94400
Area code(s) +380 6435
Climate Dfa
Website http://krasnodon.org.ua/

Krasnodon (Ukrainian, Russian: Краснодон) is a city in Luhansk Oblast (region) of eastern Ukraine. It is incorporated as a city of oblast significance and serves as the administrative center of Krasnodon Raion (district), though it does not belong to the raion. Population: 44,283 (2013 est.)[2].

Population of Krasnodon in 1972 was 70,400, in 1989 it was around 53,000, in 2001 it was 49,921.[3]

History[edit]

Krasnodon was established in 1914 along the banks of the Velyka Kamyanka, a tributary of the Seversky Donets River, as the settlement of Sorokino.[citation needed] It soon became one of the centers of the coal mining industry of the Donbass region.[citation needed] By the Decision of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, on 28 October 1938 it was renamed to Krasnodon.[citation needed]

During the German-Soviet War, Krasnodon was occupied by Nazi Germany from July 20, 1942 to February 14, 1943.[citation needed] The Soviet Komsomol organization resistance Young Guard operated in the city from October 1942 to January 1943, when most of its members were arrested and executed.[citation needed] The Young Guard are commemorated with monuments and a memorial complex in Krasnodon.[citation needed]

Since 2014, Krasnodon has been controlled by the Luhansk People's Republic and not by Ukrainian authorities.[4] NATO released satellite data from 21 August 2014 and claimed it showed a large column of armoured vehicles crossing into Ukraine from Russia through Krasnodon.[5]

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Native language as of the Ukrainian Census of 2001:[6]

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