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

Krasnodon

Краснодон
Krasnodon / Sorokyne
Krasnodon skyline
Krasnodon skyline
Flag of Krasnodon
Flag
Coat of arms of Krasnodon
Coat of arms
Krasnodon is located in Lugansk Oblast
Krasnodon
Krasnodon
Location of Krasnodon/Sorokyne
Krasnodon is located in Ukraine
Krasnodon
Krasnodon
Krasnodon (Ukraine)
Coordinates: 48°18′0″N 39°44′0″E / 48.30000°N 39.73333°E / 48.30000; 39.73333
Country
Oblast
 Ukraine
Luhansk Oblast
Founded1914 as Sorokino
Renamed1938
Government
 • MayorYuri Borisovich Baklagov[1]
Area
 • Total77.33 km2 (29.86 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
 • Total44,283
Postal code
94400
Area code(s)+380 6435
ClimateDfa
Websitekrasnodon.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. Its population is approximately 43,683 (2017 est.)[2].

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

In 2016 the city was renamed Sorokyne (Ukrainian: Сорокине; Russian: Сорокино) as part of decommunization in Ukraine. The city's name change process has been temporarily suspended as it is not controlled by the government of Ukraine.

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]

A local newspaper is published in the city since September 1930[4].

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 the Ukrainian authorities.[5] NATO released satellite data from 21 August 2014 and confirmed it showed a large column of armoured vehicles crossing into Ukraine from Russia through Krasnodon.[6]

Demographics[edit]

As of the Ukrainian Census of 2001:[7]

Ethnicity
  • Russians: 63.3%
  • Ukrainians: 33.2%
  • Belarusians: 1.3%
  • Other: 2.2%
Language

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Городской голова (in Russian). Krasnodon Official City Page. Retrieved March 19, 2009.
  2. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  3. ^ Численность и состав населения Украины (in Russian). ukrcensus.gov.ua. Archived from the original on March 29, 2009. Retrieved March 19, 2009.
  4. ^ № 2915. Слава Краснодона // Летопись периодических и продолжающихся изданий СССР 1986 - 1990. Часть 2. Газеты. М., «Книжная палата», 1994. стр.382
  5. ^ Численность населения по состоянию на 1 октября 2015 года по Луганской Народной Республ ике (PDF) (in Russian). Luhansk People's Republic. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 February 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  6. ^ "New Satellite Imagery Exposes Russian Combat Troops Inside Ukraine". 28 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
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