Snizhne [Сніжне; Snižne]. Map: DBIII-5. A city (2014 pop 48,003) in Donetsk oblast. It was founded in 1784 and was known as Vasylivka village until 1864. It belonged to the Don Cossack province. In 1900 anthracite coal began to be mined there, and thereafter the town grew quickly (1939 pop 16,200). In 1938 it attained city status. Today it has ten coal mines, a chemical machinery building plant, a machine repair factory, and several enterprises of light industry.
[This article was updated in 2014.]