Novokuybyshevsk

Novokuybyshevsk

Novokuybyshevsk (Russian: Новоку́йбышевск) is a city in Samara Oblast, Russia, located on the eastern bank of the Volga River, 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) away from it. Population: 108,438 (2010 Russian census);[2] 112,973 (2002 Census);[7] 112,987 (1989 Soviet census).[8] During the Russian Civil War, the area where the city now stands was a place of ferocious battles with the White Russians. In 1946, shortly after World War II, the Soviets constructed an oil refinery in Novokuybyshevsk, which resulted in the establishment of a large village of approximately 14,000 people.[citation needed] The location soon turned out to be so advantageous that the government decided to develop the village into a major industrial center. In September 1951, the first working refineries started operating, on February 22, 1952, following the decision of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR, Novo-Kuybyshev was granted town status and renamed Novokuybyshevsk.[citation needed]