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Kamyanske

Kamyanske, formerly Dniprodzerzhynsk dənyĭp˝rōdzĭrzhēnsk´ [key], Rus. Dneprodzerzhinsk, city (1989 pop. 282,000), central Ukraine, a port on the Dnieper River. It is a major industrial center with iron and steel, machine tool, chemical, and cement plants. Settled before the mid-18th cent., it was industrialized in the late 19th cent. Under Stalin the name of Kamyanske (Rus. Kamenskoye ) was changed (1936) to Dniprodzerzhynsk to honor Feliks Dzerzhinsky , the founder of the Russian secret police. A large dam on the Dnieper was completed here in 1964. The original name was restored in 2016.

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