|Krasnyi Luch / Khrustalny
Красный Луч / Хрустальний
Executive Committee building in Khrustalny
|Area||153,56 km2 (5,929 sq mi)|
|Elevation||269 m (883 ft)|
Krasnyi Luch (Russian: Красный Луч) or Khrustalny (Ukrainian: Хрустальний) is a city in the Luhansk Oblast (province) of south-eastern Ukraine, currently controlled by the Lugansk People's Republic. It is incorporated as a city of oblast significance. Population: 82,765 (2013 est.).
The town was founded as Krindachyovka at the beginning of the 20th century, and renamed as Krasnyi Luch (lit. "red beam") in 1920. The city became one of the most important coal mining centres of the Donets Basin. The city was under German occupation from 1942 to 1944. The Jews were thrown in and killed with other categories of victims, such as the Communists, in the well of the Bogdan coal mine. Total number of victims was about 2,000.
- Ukrainians: 49.2%
- Russians: 46.1%
- Belarusians: 1.1%
People associated with Krasnyi Luch
On the right is a picture of the Wall of Honor. Such walls were installed in every oblast seat throughout the Soviet Union. With the dissolution of the Soviet state those landmarks were mostly removed, but in some instances were retained as the relics of the past.
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- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- Goodbye, Lenin: Ukraine moves to ban communist symbols, BBC News (14 April 2015)
- "I am Russian but competitor for Ukraine". m.sovsport.ru/. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
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