Luhans'k


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Lu·hans'k

 (lo͞o-hänsk′) or Lu·gansk (lo͞o-gänsk′)
A city of eastern Ukraine in the Donets Basin southeast of Kharkiv. A coal-mining center, it was founded c. 1795. From 1935 to 1958 and from 1970 to 1990, it was known as Voroshilovgrad.
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Ninety-one percent of Donetsk oblast lives in cities, as does 87 percent of Luhans'k oblast and 80 percent of Kharkiv oblast; by contrast, Ivano-Frankivs'k and Ternopil' oblasts are under 45 percent urban and L'viv oblast 61 percent.
Thus a cult of Bandera in western Ukraine, where no fewer than 40 new monuments and memorial sites appeared between 2007 and 2010, was answered by the erection of monuments dedicated to the victims of Ukrainian nationalist terror (in Luhans'k and Simferopol'), while vandalism against monuments of Soviet times (particularly against statues of Lenin) became prominent in central Ukraine.