Kimovsk

Kimovsk

Kimovsk (Ки́мовск) is a town in Tula Oblast, Russia, located at the watershed of the Don and Volga Rivers some 77 km southeast of Tula. Population: 31,100 (2005 est.); 33,169 (2002 Census); 38,294 (1989 Census).

Kimovsk was founded during the Great Patriotic War in connection with intensive coal exploitation at the Moscow Coal Basin. The Soviets built numerous mines on the lands of a kolkhoz called Young Communist International (Коммунистический интернационал молодёжи, abbreviated as КИМ, or KIM; hence the name Kimovsk) and habitat for miners in a settlement of Mikhaylovka (Миха́йловка). In 1948, Mikhaylovka was renamed Kimovsk and granted town status in 1952.

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