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Yekaterinoslav Province



Lugansk, began around 1795, when a British industrialist founded a metal factory there. Lugansk is still known today for it's metal-working industries, as well as for building locomotives.

It became a city around 1882. On November 5, 1935, its name was changed to Voroshilovgrad, to honor Soviet military commander and politician Kliment Voroshilov, but on March 5,1958, it was changed back, due to a new Soviet law prohibiting naming cities after living people. In 1970, after Voroshilov died, the city was re-re-named to honor him. In 1990, the Ukranian government renamed it with the original name.

While it's now the administrative center of Lugansk oblast, between WWI and WWII it was considered part of Yekaterinoslav province.


Hotel at Lugansk, from an old postcard.

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