Lysychansk [Лисичанськ; Lysyčans'k]. Map: V-19, DB Map: DBII-4. A city (2014 pop 103,459) on the Donets River in Luhansk oblast. Founded in 1795, it is the oldest coal-mining center in the Donets Basin. It received the status of city in 1938. Today Lysychansk has six coal mines, an oil refinery, a soda, rubber, and glass factory, a regional studies museum, and the Volodymyr Sosiura Literary Memorial Museum.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]