Volgodonsk

Volgodonsk

Volgodonsk (Russian: Волгодонск, .mw-parser-output .IPA-label-small{font-size:85%}.mw-parser-output .references .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .infobox .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .navbox .IPA-label-small{font-size:100%}IPA: [vəlgɐˈdonsk]) is a city in Rostov Oblast, Russia, located in the east of the oblast on the west bank of the Tsimlyansk Reservoir. Population: 170,841 (2010 Russian census);[3] 165,994 (2002 Census);[8] 175,593 (1989 Soviet census);[9] 28,000 (1970). Volgodonsk was founded in 1950[2] as a small settlement for the Tsimlyansk hydroelectric dam maintenance personnel. It grew in size due to the construction of the Volga–Don Canal. On September 16, 1999, a powerful truck bomb exploded outside an apartment building, killing 19 people and injuring a further 69. It was the fifth explosion in a series of apartment bombings in Russia that killed more than 300 people.