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(Russian praˈkɔpjɪfsk)
(Placename) a city in S Russia: the chief coal-mining centre of the Kuznetsk Basin. Pop: 216 000 (2005 est)


(prəˈkɔp yəfsk)

a city in the S central Russian Federation in Asia, NW of Novokuznetsk. 278,000.
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Investigators believe that a poisonous gas leak inside the mine, located in the town of Prokopyevsk, could have caused the deaths.
Although SDS Ugol is a large company with big production volumes, the bulk of its business is steam coal, which is unlikely to generate more than $150-200 mln of EBITDA in 2010, while its coking coal business (Prokopyevsk Ugol) is quite weak, with no more than $100 mln EBITDA last year.
The new cities include Krasnodar, Ujno-Sakhalinsk, Kemerovo, Novotroitsk, Bratsk, Angarsk, Biysk, Rubtsovsk, Prokopyevsk, Tolyatti, Novokuybyshevsk, Saratov, Dimitrovgrad, Astrakhan, Taganrog, Shakhty, Novocherkassk, Novomoskovsk, Rybinsk, Magnitogorsk, Orsk, and Kamensk Uralskiy.
Even the "massive" spread of computers has not made them available to the slum-dwellers of Rio de Janeiro or the miners of Prokopyevsk in Central Siberia.
In addition, NLMK has a negative track record of coal acquisitions (Prokopyevsk Ugol) and knows very well that a strong professional management team is essential in coal mining (taking into account that Raspadskaya's key management will likely leave after the sale) and that it would bear significant execution and operational risks with Raspadskaya.