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In Shelekhov

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Location of Irkutsk Oblast in Russia
Shelekhov is located in Irkutsk Oblast
Location of Shelekhov in Irkutsk Oblast
Coordinates: 52°13′N 104°07′E / 52.217°N 104.117°E / 52.217; 104.117Coordinates: 52°13′N 104°07′E / 52.217°N 104.117°E / 52.217; 104.117
Administrative status (as of July 2013)
Country Russia
Federal subject Irkutsk Oblast[1]
Administrative district Shelekhovsky District[2]
Administrative center of Shelekhovsky District[3]
Municipal status (as of June 2013)
Municipal district Shelekhovsky Municipal District[4]
Urban settlement Shelekhovskoye Urban Settlement[4]
Administrative center of Shelekhovsky Municipal District,[4] Shelekhovskoye Urban Settlement[4]
Head[citation needed] Valery Desyatov[citation needed]
Population (2010 Census) 47,943 inhabitants[5]
Time zone IRKT (UTC+08:00)[6]
Founded May 1953[citation needed]
Town status since 1962[citation needed]
Postal code(s)[7] 666031–666037
Dialing code(s) +7 39550[citation needed]
Official website
Shelekhov on Wikimedia Commons

Shelekhov (Russian: Шелехов; IPA: [ˈʂelʲɪxəf]) is a town and the administrative center of Shelekhovsky District in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, located 20 kilometers (12 mi) southwest of Irkutsk, the administrative center of the oblast. It is located on the plains between the rivers Irkut and Olha. The official day of the city is celebrated on 12 July.


Example of dwelling housing in Block No3.


In 1956, it was named Shelekhov honoring a Russian explorer Grigory Shelikhov. The name of the city is spelled differently from the surname of the explorer as Grigory himself used two different signatures with both spelling variants of his surname. In 1962, Shelekhov was granted town status.[citation needed]


The city was founded in May 1953 when the first construction workers of the Irkutsk Aluminum Smelter had installed the first six housing tents. In memory of these first construction workers, a monument of concrete in the form of tents referred to as "The First Tent" was erected near the administrative building of the plant. However, this year mostly symbolizes first mention of an actual inhabited area as the settlement was then called by the abbreviation of the aluminum plant- IrkAZ, and not Shelekhov.

According to GIPROGOR, a Russian urban planning and investment company, it was initially planned to create a city with a population of 100,000 people. The first inhabitants were the people of the villages Olkha, Markovo, Vvedenschina and the settlement of Bolshoj Lug.

On March 30, 1954 the commission adopted a temporary construction scheme of dwelling houses. In autumn a film projector was launched that held regular movie showings. In October the first ten members of the Komsomol had arrived for the construction of the Irkutsk Aluminum Smelter.[8] By the end of the year 2148m² of living space was commissioned.

Initially, the residential buildings were planned to be divided into different blocks. However currently, the city is represented by several blocks and residential areas.

By the end of 1955 the construction site and the settlement received permanent electric lighting from the grid. In June 1956 the first workers of the Orel Komsomol arrived on train to the site. Over a thousand people were initially housed in a tent city near Kultuk. Given the increase in demand, the first kindergarten was opened on 15 September 1955 and the first high school was opened by the end of 1956.[9]

Administrative and municipal status[edit]

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Shelekhov serves as the administrative center of Shelekhovsky District,[3] to which it is directly subordinated.[2] As a municipal division, the town of Shelekhov is incorporated within Shelekhovsky Municipal District as Shelekhovskoye Urban Settlement.[4]


The Canada-United States match of the 2012 Women's Bandy World Championship was played in Shelekhov.[10] Irkutsk was awarded the 2014 World Championship for men and some of the matches were played in Shelekhov,[11][12] at the Stroitel Stadium.[1]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns and sister cities[edit]

Shelekhov is twinned with:



  1. ^ a b Charter of Irkutsk Oblast
  2. ^ a b Registry of the Administrative-Territorial Formations of Irkutsk Oblast
  3. ^ a b Law #49-OZ
  4. ^ a b c d e Law #89-oz
  5. ^ Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2011). "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 All-Russia Population Census) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ Правительство Российской Федерации. Федеральный закон №107-ФЗ от 3 июня 2011 г. «Об исчислении времени», в ред. Федерального закона №271-ФЗ от 03 июля 2016 г. «О внесении изменений в Федеральный закон "Об исчислении времени"». Вступил в силу по истечении шестидесяти дней после дня официального опубликования (6 августа 2011 г.). Опубликован: "Российская газета", №120, 6 июня 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Federal Law #107-FZ of June 31, 2011 On Calculating Time, as amended by the Federal Law #271-FZ of July 03, 2016 On Amending Federal Law "On Calculating Time". Effective as of after sixty days following the day of the official publication.).
  7. ^ Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (Russian)
  8. ^ Из архива города, Retrieved 25 March 2014
  9. ^ Все о Шелехове, Retrieved 25 March 2014
  10. ^ WCS 2012 home page
  11. ^ The WCS 2014 for men will be held in Irkutsk, Russia.
  12. ^ Иркутск подал заявку на чемпионат мира


  • Законодательное Собрание Иркутской области. Постановление №9/5-ЗС от 15 апреля 2009 г. «Устав Иркутской области», в ред. Закона №2-У от 7 июля 2015 г. «О поправках к Уставу Иркутской области». Вступил в силу по истечении десяти дней после дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Областная", №45, 24 апреля 2009 г. (Legislative Assembly of Irkutsk Oblast. Resolution #9/5-ZS of April 15, 2009 Charter of Irkutsk Oblast, as amended by the Law #2-U of July 7, 2015 On Amending the Charter of Irkutsk Oblast. Effective as of the day following a ten-day period after the day of the official publication.).
  • Законодательное Собрание Иркутской области. Закон №49-ОЗ от 21 июня 2010 г. «Об административно-территориальном устройстве Иркутской области», в ред. Закона №183-ОЗ от 31 декабря 2014 г. «Об отдельных вопросах административно-территориального устройства Иркутской области и о внесении изменений в Закон Иркутской области "Об административно-территориальном устройстве Иркутской области"». Вступил в силу после дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Областная", №71, 25 июня 2010 г. (Legislative Assembly of Irkutsk Oblast. Law #49-OZ of June 21, 2010 On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Irkutsk Oblast, as amended by the Law #183-OZ of December 31, 2014 On Various Issues Regarding the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Irkutsk Oblast and on Amending the Law of Irkutsk Oblast "On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Irkutsk Oblast". Effective as of after the day of the official publication.).
  • Законодательное Собрание Иркутской области. Закон №89-оз от 16 декабря 2004 г. «О статусе и границах муниципальных образований Шелеховского района Иркутской области», в ред. Закона №43-ОЗ от 21 июня 2013 г. «О распространении действия Закона Иркутской области "О статусе и границах муниципальных образований Шелеховского района Иркутской области" на всю территорию нового субъекта Российской Федерации — Иркутской области и внесении в него изменений». Вступил в силу с 31 декабря 2004 г., но не ранее чем через 10 дней со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Восточно-Сибирская правда", №254–255, 20 декабря 2004 г. (Legislative Assembly of Irkutsk Oblast. Law #89-oz of December 16, 2004 On the Status and Borders of the Municipal Formations of Shelekhovsky District of Irkutsk Oblast, as amended by the Law #43-OZ of June 21, 2013 On Expanding the Scope of the Law of Irkutsk Oblast "On the Status and Borders of the Municipal Formations of Shelekhovsky District of Irkutsk Oblast" to the Whole Territory of the New Federal Subject of the Russian Federation—Irkutsk Oblast—and on Amending It. Effective as of December 31, 2004, but not earlier than 10 days after the official publication date.).
  • Registry of the Administrative-Territorial Formations of Irkutsk Oblast (Russian)