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, city (1989 pop. 181,000), E European Russia, a port on the Volga River. It has a large chemical fiber complex. Founded by Ukrainian settlers, it was a major destination of German settlers during the reign of Catherine the Great. The city was called Pokrovsk until 1931.
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an urban-type settlement and administrative center of Ordzhonikidze Raion, Yakut ASSR. Landing on the left bank of the Lena River, 78 km above Yakutsk. There is a construction-materials plant in Pokrovsk.

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He was a peasant from Pokrovsk, near the river Gzhat.
Next day when Denisov had left Pokrovsk, having quite forgotten about this peasant, it was reported to him that Tikhon had attached himself to their party and asked to be allowed to remain with it.
Primorsk 1 (wind, 100MW) and Nikopol (PV, 200MW) are already in the construction phase, with expected commissioning by end-2018, but Pokrovsk (240MW), Orlovka (100MW) and Primorsk 2 (100MW) are only in various stages of development with expected completion by end-2019.
There are 5 regional research centers in the Academy with double subordination to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine [4]: Donetsk (Pokrovsk city), Western (Lviv city), Southern (Odessa city), Northeast (Kharkiv city), Prydniprovsky (Dnipro city), as well as the Center for Evaluation of Scientific Institutions and the Development of Regions (Kyiv city).
Andrew Atroshenko was born in 1965 in Pokrovsk, Russia.