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Kamyanske

Kamyanske, formerly Dniprodzerzhynskdənyĭp˝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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