Bodaibo

Bodaibo

 

a city in Irkutsk Oblast, in the RSFSR. It has a wharf on the right bank of the Vitim River, where the Bodaibo River flows into the Vitim. Airlines link the city with Irkutsk (1,135 km away). The population is 12,800 (1968). Bodaibo is a major base of the Lena-Vitim gold industry region. The city has a sawmill, repair shops, food enterprises, and a mining technicum. The Mamakan Hydroelectric Power Plant was built in the city in 1962. Bodaibo arose in 1864 as a placer residence (of warehouses) serving the gold industry region; it was made a city in 1925. In 1912 a big strike took place at the gold placers; the strike was cruelly suppressed by the government.

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Maryte Kontrimaites father not only was valued by the authorities as an excellent carpenter and jack of all trades (in Bodaibo his skills prevented his family from being sent to even more distant regions and later facilitated his return to his native village in Lithuania); he was also famed for his ability to slaughter pigs, a skill that provided him with fresh meat in return for the service.
Maryte Kontrimaite recalls how Lithuanian children and adolescents, studying on Sundays with her mother as teacher, were known in Bodaibo for their talents: "They studied singing and dancing and even performed at some Russian holidays.
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Residents in the town of Bodaibo, in the Irkutsk region of Siberia, saw a large luminous body looking like a ``huge stone'' fall from the sky on Thursday, according to Russian newspaper Pravda.
Lenzoloto has alluvial and hard rock mining licences in the region around Bodaibo in northern Irkutsk administrative region, and these include a licence to mine the giant Sukhoi Log hard rock deposit.
Major organization : ADMINISTRATION BODAIBO URBAN SETTLEMENTS
Address : The Russian Federation, 666904, Irkutsk, Bodaibo g st 30 YEARS OF VICTORY, 3
Address : Russian Federation, 666904, Irkutsk, Bodaibo g st 30 YEARS OF VICTORY, 3
Address : The Russian Federation, 666902, Irkutsk, Bodaibo g, IRKUTSK, 4 / A