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Donets Basin also known as Donbass or Donbas ( Russian (русский язык  listen?) is the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages. Russian belongs to the group of Indo-European languages, and is therefore related to Sanskrit, Greek, and Latin, as well as the modern Germanic, Romance, and Celtic... Russian: Донбасс from Donetskiy bassein) is a historical, economic and cultural region of Ukraine (Україна, Ukrayina in Ukrainian; Украина in Russian) is a republic in eastern Europe which borders Russia to the east, Belarus to the north, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the southwest and... Ukraine. It combines two An oblast (Russian, Ukrainian: о́бласть) is a name for the subnational entity of Bulgaria, Russian Federation, Ukraine, and the former Soviet Union. In the Soviet Union and the mentioned post-Soviet republics, oblasts are one step below the national level and further subdivided... oblasts ( Province is a name for a secondary, or subnational entity of government in most countries. In some countries an alternative term is used, such as state (in Australia and the United States), department (in France), or region (in Italy, where a province is a subdivision within a region, making it... provinces) in the east of the country: Donetska Oblast ( Ukrainian: Донецька область, Donets’ka oblast’) is an oblast (province) of eastern Ukraine. Its capital is Donetsk. Historically, the province is an important part of the Donbas region. The oblasts area of... Donets'ka oblast' and Luhansk Oblast (Луганська область, Luhanska oblast in Ukrainian) is an oblast (province) of eastern Ukraine. Its capital is Luhansk. The population is largely Russian-speaking. The area of the region is 26,700 km... Luhans'ka oblast', with the centers in Categories: Stub | Cities in Ukraine ... Donetsk and Luhansk ( Ukrainian: Луганськ, Luhansk; Russian: Луга́нск, Lugansk) is a city in southeastern Ukraine. Administratively - a capital city of Luhanska oblast (region), historically - part of Donbas region. Population 445,900 (2004). Located in the Donets... Luhans'k correspondingly. The city of Categories: Stub | Cities in Ukraine ... Donetsk is considered the unofficial In politics a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. It is almost always the city which physically encompasses the offices and meeting... capital of Donbass.


The name of the region originates from the Coal Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground either by underground mining, open-pit mining or strip mining. It is a readily combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock. It is composed primarily of carbon and hydrocarbons, along with assorted other elements, including sulfur. Often associated with the... coal-field discovered in late ( Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. In the sense of the Common Era... 19th century). That field ( For the term related to television programmes, see watershed (television). A watershed or catchment basin is the region of land that drains into a specified body of water, such as a river, lake, sea, or ocean. Rain that falls anywhere within a given body of waters watershed will eventually... basin) was named after the Donets (Донец), is a tributary of Don River, Russia. It originates in Central Russia, flows South-East through Ukraine and then Russia again to join Don. Total length is 650 mi (1,050 km). It is a significant transportation artery to service Donets Basin -- an area... Donets river flowing across the region.


In Events January 29 - Feodor III becomes Tsar of Russia First measurement of the speed of light, by Ole Rmer Bacons Rebellion Year in topic 1676 in literature 1676 in music 1676 in science Births May 8 - Frederick I of Sweden August 26 - Robert Walpole, first Prime Minister of... 1676 the first town of the Donbass emerged: Sol'anoje (now Slavyansk) which was built for the high-profit business of extracting newly-discovered rock-salt reserves. In Events Pope Innocent XIII becomes pope Johann Sebastian Bach composes the Brandenburg Concertos April 4 - Robert Walpole becomes the first prime minister of Britain September 10 - Treaty of Nystad is signed, bringing an end to the Great Northern War November 2 - Peter I is proclaimed Emperor of All the Russias... 1721 vast and rich coal fields were found, which started the "industrial boom" which led to the flourish of the region in (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. Historians will sometimes specifically refer to the 18th century as 1715-1789, denoting the period of time between the death... 18th–first half of (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... 20th century.


Donbass may sometimes be referr to a larger Supranationalism is a method of decision-making in international organizations, where power is held by independent appointed officials or by representatives elected by the legislatures or people of the member states. Member-state governments still have power, but they must share this power with other actors. Furthermore, decisions are made... supranational region also consisting a part of neighbouring Categories: Stub | Oblasts of Russia ... Rostovskaya An oblast ( Russian, Ukrainian: о́бласть) is a subnational entity of Bulgaria, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and the now-defunct Soviet Union, approximately equivalent to a province. Official terms in other succesor states of the Soviet Union differ, e.g. voblast is used for... oblast' in The Russian Federation ( Russian: Росси́йская Федера́ция, transliteration: Rossiyskaya Federatsiya or Rossijskaja Federacija), or Russia (Russian: Росси́я, transliteration: Rossiya or Rossija), is a country that stretches... Russia. This is explained by the fact that Donets' coal basin geographically extends to that area (also specializing in Coal Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground either by underground mining, open-pit mining or strip mining. It is a readily combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock. It is composed primarily of carbon and hydrocarbons, along with assorted other elements, including sulfur. Often associated with the... coal- The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually (but not always) from an ore body, vein, or (coal) seam. Materials commonly recovered by mining include bauxite, coal... mining), which sometimes called a "Russian Donbass". But lesser economical and, most of all, sociopolitical significance of that Russian area (compared with the Ukrainian part) leads to gradual abandonment of such generic usage of the Donbass term.


The Donbass region overwhelmingly supported Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine's 2004 presidential elections. Yanukovych, who is a native of Donetsk and once served as the region's governor, was accused of being complicit in large scale electoral fraud during the presidential election. In the subsequent "orange revolution,' the Donbass remained an unwavering bastion of support for Yanukovych.


External links

History of Donbass, (in Russian) (http://www.ukrindustrial.com/regions/?fuseaction=adm_oda.showSection&rgn_id=24&sc_id=2)


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Donets Basin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (294 words)
Donets Basin also known as Donbass or Donbas (Russian: Донбасс from Donetskiy bassein) is a historical, economic and cultural region of Ukraine.
That field (basin) was named after the Donets river flowing across the region.
This is explained by the fact that Donets' coal basin geographically extends to that area (also specializing in coal-mining), which sometimes called a "Russian Donbass".
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