John Hughes

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Hughes, John


Born 1814 in Merthyr Tydfil, Great Britain; died June 17 (29), 1889, in St. Petersburg. British entrepreneur and Russian capitalist.

The son of an engineer, Hughes in 1860 became director of a British metallurgical plant that filled orders for the Russian government. In 1869, after receiving a concession from the Russian government to build a metallurgical plant, he formed the New Russia Company, a joint-stock company for the production of coal, iron, and rails. The company owned the Hughes Metallurgical Plant, built between 1869 and 1872 in the village of Iuzovka (now Donetsk). Subsidies from the Russian government enabled Hughes to transform his plant into a large combine for the production of rails and other metal goods; it was at the combine’s iron mines that the Iuzovka strike of 1887 took place.

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Peter Snodgrass presenting a trophy for the winning pair of Simmentals: Sterling Patricia, owned by the British Simmental Cattle Society and Farnborough Redhot, from Farnborough Fields Farm, near Banbury; Peter Snodgrass, John Hughes,and Graham Davis (all of Needham & James; John Hughes (staff) and Christopher Northsote-Green; Debbie Blake and Needham & James client Paul Teague
FALKIRK co-manager John Hughes insists the Bairns can shake off their underdog tag tomorrow night even though opponents Dundee left him mightily impressed by holding Celtic to a 1-1 draw on Sunday.