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a city under oblast jurisdiction, the center of Nevel’sk Raion, Sakhalin Oblast, RSFSR. Located on the western shore of southern Sakhalin Island; a port on the Sea of Japan (Tatar Strait). Railroad station. Population, 22,800 (1973). Nevel’sk is an important center of the fishing industry of Sakhalin (one-third of the fish caught and processed in the oblast). Direction of the trawling fleet is carried out from Nevel’sk, and the city has a ship-repair plant. There is a school of marine navigation. Nevel’sk was named in honor of G. I. Nevel’skoi.

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It was stressful, there was not enough ventilation," said mineworker Mike Khonto.