Rubizhne [Рубіжне; Rubižne]. Map: IV-19, DB Map: DBI-4. A city (2014 pop 59,951) in Luhansk oblast. It originated as the town of Russko-Kraska, which sprang up around the aniline dye factory built near the railway station Rubizhne in 1915. The town was renamed in 1930 and was granted city status in 1934. In addition to the Krasytel Manufacturing Consortium the city has a reinforced-concrete products plant, a metalworking plant, a baking complex, and a hosiery factory.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]