Progress, Amur Oblast
Progress (Russian Прогресс ) is an urban-type settlement in the Amur Oblast (Russia) with 11,156 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010 ).
The settlement is situated about 160 km as the crow southeast of the Oblasthauptstadt Blagoveshchensk, near the town on the river Raitschichinsk Kiwda, a good 10 km above its confluence with the Bureya. The Kiwda is dammed at Progress to a small reservoir.
Progress is one of the Oblastverwaltung directly subordinate county to which even the places Noworaitschichinsk and Kiwda belong.
Its history begins in 1927, when here of evacuees from Belarus, close to the village elder Kiwda a collective farm of the same name (Progress for progress ) was founded. In the 1930s a railway line was led to Raitschichinsk and there the newly developed lignite mines through the town.
1946 started near Progress with the establishment of various industries and the Raitschichinsker thermal power plant, which commenced operations on 25 October 1953. In 1956 the place the status of an urban-type settlement and the western neighboring city Raitschichinsk was placed under administrative.
In the context of an administrative reform progress in 2005 in an independent urban district ( okrug Gorodskoi ) outsourced.
Note: Census data
Economy and infrastructure
In addition to the thermal power plant Raitschichinskaja GRES with a capacity of 219 megawatts there in Progress enterprises of the construction industry, the food industry and the machinery and equipment manufacture.
The settlement is located on the railway line that runs from the station Bureya the Trans-Siberian railway to Raitschichinsk since 1936 ( Amurskaja stations, kilometer 12 and Progress, km 16). Through the village leads the regional road R 466 R 461 Blagoveshchensk - Oblutschje at Raitschichinsk with Bureya and Nowobureiski on the M58 highway connects Amur.