Donetsk

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gold winning

. * Nadezhda Tkachenko, Olympic-gold winning pentathlete. * Marina Tsvigun, religious sect leader, new age movement. * Oleg Tverdovsky, ice hockey player. * Kirill Borisovich Tolpygo, Soviet physicist and a Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. * Viktor Sidyak, fencing, first Soviet individual sabre Olympic gold medal in Munich 1972, multiple times winner of World Championships and Olympic medalist (1968, 1972, 1976 and 1980). * Petro


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-pro-russia-forces.html?hpw&rref world&_r 0 Ukrainian Officials in East Act to Blunt Pro-Russian Forces , The New York Times (MARCH 7, 2014) Donetsk became one of the centers of the 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine. On 7 April 2014, pro-Russian activists seized control of Donetsk's government building and declared the "Donetsk People's Republic",


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English It was constructed in the end of the 1940s to the beginning of the 1950s. It was rebuilt in 1973 and again from 2011 to 2012. Because of fighting the airport has been closed as of 26 May 2014 and the airport has since then largely been destroyed.world great-reads la-fg-c1-ukraine-airport-20141028-story.html Ukraine fighters, surrounded at wrecked airport, refuse to give up, Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times, October 28, 2014 ref>


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is to be completed in 2014. Building of fourth stage of Donetsk ring road to end in 2014, Interfax-Ukraine (11 January 2014) Air travel In addition to public and rail transport, Donetsk has an international airport (Donetsk Airport).


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Oblast Donetsk , Ukrainian SSR (Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic), Soviet Union DATE OF DEATH Overview The vocabulary mix of each of the languages (Ukrainian and Russian) varies greatly with location, or sometimes even from person to person, depending on the level of education, personal experience, rural or urban residence, origin of interlocutors, etc. The percentage of Russian words and phonetic influences tends to gradually increase in the east and south and around big Russian


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Cup , which is classified as a ITF Women's Circuit and started in 2012. Donetsk was always an important athletics (athletics (sport)) centre, and hosted various events. Donetsk was on of the host towns on the 1978 and 1980 Soviet Athletics Championships, and was the sole host town of the event in 1984. Donetsk also hosted the 1977 European Athletics Junior Championships. The stadium used for those athletics events was the RSC Olimpiyskiy (at the time called RSC Lokomotiv). Among


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the different track and field sports, Donetsk especially has a big name in pole vaulting. Sergey Bubka, regarded by many as the greatest pole vaulter in history, grew up in the city, and also started in 1992 an annual pole vaulting event in Donetsk, called Pole Vault Stars. Bubka himself set the world indoor record (Men's pole vault indoor world record progression) at the event three times (1990, 1991, 1993). His indoor world pole vault record of 6.15m, set in the Donetsk


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in the Donbas (about 40%) and the Crimea (about 30%). Soviet conspiracy theories and political culture in Ukraine:Understanding Viktor Yanukovych and the Party of Region by Taras Kuzio (23 August 2011) Currently there are three major new airport terminals under construction in Donetsk, Lviv and Kiev, a new airport has already opened in Kharkiv


field sports

the different track and field sports, Donetsk especially has a big name in pole vaulting. Sergey Bubka, regarded by many as the greatest pole vaulter in history, grew up in the city, and also started in 1992 an annual pole vaulting event in Donetsk, called Pole Vault Stars. Bubka himself set the world indoor record (Men's pole vault indoor world record progression) at the event three times (1990, 1991, 1993). His indoor world pole vault record of 6.15m, set in the Donetsk

Donetsk

'''Donetsk''' ( ; former names: '''Oleksandrivka''', '''Yuzivka''', '''Stalinе''', see also: cities' alternative names (Names of European cities in different languages: C-D#D)) is an industrial city in Ukraine on the Kalmius River. Administratively, it is a centre of Donetsk Oblast, while historically, it is the unofficial capital and largest city of the larger economic and cultural Donets Basin (''Donbas'') region. The city of Donetsk is adjacent to another major city of Makiivka and along with other surrounding cities forms a major urban sprawl and conurbation in the region. Donetsk is a major economic, industrial and scientific centre of Ukraine with a high concentration of companies and a skilled workforce.

The city was first mentioned in 1779 as Oleksandrivka, by the Ukrainian cossacks after ruining of the Zaporizka Sich by the Russian Emperatrice Katherine II in 1775. In 1869 Welsh (Wales) businessman, John Hughes (John Hughes (businessman)) constructed a steel plant and several coal mines (coal mining) in the region; the town was thus named '''Yuzivka''' (Юзівка) in recognition of his role in its founding ("Yuz" being a Russian or Ukrainian approximation of Hughes). During Soviet (Soviet Union) times, the city's steel industry was expanded. In 1924 it was renamed ''Stalinе'' (Сталіне), and in 1932 the city became the centre of the Donetsk region. Renamed Donetsk in 1961, the city today remains the centre for Ukraine's coal mining and notable steel industry centre.

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