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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a balneological health resort 12 km southwest of Kharkov. Summers are warm, with an average July temperature of 20°C, and winters are mild, with an average January temperature of – 7°C. Annual precipitation is 520 mm.

Therapeutic remedies include mineral water with the following chemical composition:

It is used for baths and drinking therapy. Treatment is provided for those with diseases of the digestive organs. Rai-Elenovka has a sanatorium, a water-treatment facility, an ozokerite-treatment facility, and a mineral-water drink hall.

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