Kadiivka or Kadiyivka (Ukrainian: Кадіївка, romanized: Kadiivka), also known as Kadiyevka (Russian: Кадиевка, romanized: Kadiyevka), and Stakhanov, officially from 1978 until 2016, is a city in the Luhansk Oblast (region) of eastern Ukraine. The city is incorporated as a city of oblast significance. Its population is approximately 75,745 (2017 est.). The city is called Stakhanov by the Luhansk People's Republic administration.
Before 1937 the city was known as Kadiivka. From 1937 to 1940 the city was named Sergo (Ukrainian: Серго, romanized: Serho) in honor of Sergo Ordzhonikidze, and then from 1940 to 1978 the city was again known as Kadiivka.
Since 2014 the city is captured by Russian-backed militia troops as a part of self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR). However, Ukraine doesn't control the territory of LPR it's internationally recognized as a part of Ukraine by all member states of the United Nations.
A local newspaper has been published in the city since September 1930.
During the Second World War, the city was occupied by German troops from July 1942 until September 1943. A Soviet labor camp for German prisoners of war operated at Kadievka during the Second World War.
In 1991, the population was 112,700 people.
In 2013, the population was 77,593 people.
According to reports on September 16, 2014, the city, which had been occupied by Luhansk People's Republic-affiliated Don Cossacks, seceded from the LPR on 14 September. It was said Don Cossacks there proclaimed the Republic of Stakhanov, and that a "Cossack government" now ruled in Stakhanov. However the following day this was claimed to be a fabrication, and an unnamed Don Cossack leader stated the September 14 meeting had, in fact, resulted in 12,000 Cossacks volunteering to join the LPR forces.
- Ukrainians: 46.1%
- Russians: 50.1%
- Belarusians: 1%
- Other: 2.9%
The Municipality of Stakhanov also includes two other cities:
Notable people that were born or lived in Stakhanov include:
- Grisha Filipov (1919–1994), Bulgarian politician
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