Mezhdurechensk, Kemerovo Oblast

Meschduretschensk (Russian Междуреченск ) is a city in Russia in the Kemerovo Oblast. She has (October 14, 2010 Balance ) 101 678 inhabitants.


Meschduretschensk located about 60 kilometers east of Novokuznetsk, the largest city of Kemerovo Oblast, as well as approximately 312 kilometers south-east of the regional center of Kemerovo. The city is situated on the Tom River. Meschduretschensk has a railway connection to the distance between Novokuznetsk and Abakan.

History and Economics

Meschduretschensk as a city there since June 23, 1955 it was established on the site of the settlement Olscheras that had arisen as a workers' settlement in the framework of the development of a coal deposit in 1948. Today the city is one of the largest coal mining areas of Russia and home to a total of four mines, including Raspadskaja, the largest coal mine in Russia.

In addition to mining, which is decisive for the economic life of the city, there are several processing plants in Meschduretschensk today for the subsidized coal and two food manufacturing companies. In addition, the city is considered a well-known winter sports resort in the region: Here is the Sports Park Jugus with five ski slopes.

Outside Russia, the city came on 23 March 1994 in the negative headlines when near them an Aeroflot plane with 75 people on board crashed.

In the early morning hours of May 9 of 2010 ( local time) it came in the coal mine Raspadskaja to two methane explosions, which resulted in at least 30 miners died.


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