The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(until 1946, Neuhausen), a city, the center of Gur’evsk Raion, Kaliningrad Oblast, RSFSR. Railroad station (Gur’evsk-Novyi) 7 km northeast of Kaliningrad. The city was founded in 1262. It was renamed in honor of the Hero of the Soviet Union Major General S. S. Gur’ev. who perished in the assault on the city of Konisberg (now Kaliningrad) during the Great Patriotic War (1941–45).



a city (since 1938) in Kemerovo Oblast, RSFSR. Situated in the foothills of the Salair Ridge. Terminal on the branch line from Belovo. Population, 27,000 (1970).

Gur’evsk arose in 1815 with the construction of a silver foundry, which later became a metallurgical works (producing steel, rolled metal, and cast-iron and metallurgical articles). It is the site of a cement plant, a mineral-dye plant, and a plant for extracting and processing metallurgical fluxes.

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