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city (since 1926) in Perm’ Oblast, RSFSR. Located on the western slope of the Urals, on the Lys’va River (a tributary of the Chusovaia), 133 km east of Perm’. Railroad station on the Kuzino-Kalino line. Population, 73,000 (1972; 27,000 in 1926, 51,000 in 1939).

Lys’va was founded in 1785 to house the workers of an iron foundry constructed there; it was originally named Lys’venskii Zavod. By the early 1860’s, there were four mills in operation. One of the first demonstrations of workers in Russia took place in Lys’va: the Lys’va strike, which lasted from May 18 to May 23, 1861. A Social Democratic organization was created on Apr. 17, 1904, and a strike was carried out under its leadership from February to April 1905. A committee of the RSDLP was formed on March 10 (23); in October 1917, there were more than 1,000 Bolsheviks in the city. Soviet power was proclaimed on Oct. 28 (Nov. 10), 1917.

The city’s largest enterprise is a metallurgical plant, which produces tinplate for the canning industry, galvanized iron, enameled and galvanized kitchenware, and electric stoves. The city has a turbogenerating plant, a ferroconcrete plant, and a stocking and glove factory. A general technical department of Perm’ Polytechnic Institute, an electrical-machine building technicum, and a medical school are in Lys’va. The city has a drama theater.

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Electronic auction: maintenance repair of mbdo "dyussh" (repair of sports halls and facilities, elimination of violations of fire safety) repair of the supply and exhaust ventilation system in the building of the health complex (hall of sambo and judo) address: lysva, ul.
Address : 618900, Perm Territory, Lysva G, Ul Lenina, 2A
Born in the village of Katta Taldyk in the Osh region of Kirghizia, whither her mother escaped from Lwow during the second world war, Anna was reunited with her father in Lysva, in the Ural Mountains, a year later, and in 1946 her family settled in Szczecin (Stettin) on the Baltic Sea, a city that became Polish at the end of the war, when Poland's borders were moved west.
At the officer's order, Vladimir Bratislav, The Beast Of Lysva, the most dangerous man in Russia's recent history, turns and repeats his name and prison number.
Bratislav's evil legacy has torn the small industrial town of Lysva apart.
repair of the blind area and the basement part of the building wall at: lysva, ul.
Address : 618905, Perm Territory, Lysva G, Ul Smyshlyaeva, 106/1
Address : The Russian Federation, 618900, Perm, Lysva g, Mira, 26, -
Address : The Russian Federation, 618204, Perm, Chusovaya g, Lysva, 99
Russian national operator Rostelecom has installed 150 km fibre lines in the town of Lysva in the Perm region.
3 steam turbines having a capacity 34 MW each and also to supply two generators produced by Elektrotyazhmash-Privod LLC (located in the town of Lysva, Perm Region).