Definitions

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  • proper noun An industrial region in eastern Ukraine.

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  • noun an industrial region in the Ukraine

Etymologies

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From Ukrainian Донбас (Donbás), abbreviation of Донецький басейн (Donéc’kyj baséjn, "Donets Basin"), after Донець (Donéc’, "Donets River") + басейн (baséjn, "basin"). Compare Donbass, from Russian.

Examples

  • Charting the mechanisation of the Donbas area of the Ukraine, it is an aural assault of collaged industrial sounds, as harsh, heavy and blaring as the work itself.

    Marx at the movies

  • A further two to 32 trillion cubic meters of shale gas may lie close to the Polish border, and up to 8 trillion cubic meters of coal-bed methane gas may be in the Donbas basin, according to estimates made last year by former President Viktor Yushchenko 's energy advisor Bohdan Sokolovsky and the Ukrainian government' s National Agency for Energy Resource Management, though these reserves have yet to be commercially proven.

    Ukraine

  • Donbas workers praised his film for showing how hard their lives were; for the Party, that was exactly the reason why it was suspicious.

    Marx at the movies

  • I believe, however unpopular it is to say, that I see Ukraine benefiting from a split/secession; the Donbas region has a completely different mentality and interpretation of history and constantly pulls Ukraine in a direction against which the majority of the oblasts (states) desire.

    Ukraine's 2010 Presidential elections

  • I believe, however unpopular it is to say, that I see Ukraine benefiting from a split/secession; the Donbas region has a completely different mentality and interpretation of history and constantly pulls Ukraine in a direction against which the majority of the oblasts (states) desire.

    Damian Kolodiy: Ukraine's 2010 Presidential elections

  • And everyone worries that Mr. Yanukovych and his band of Donbas-based "dons" are ruthlessly pursuing the same anti-democratic agenda that sparked the Orange Revolution of 2004.

    Ukraine's Democracy in Danger

  • And everyone worries that Mr. Yanukovych and his band of Donbas-based "dons" are ruthlessly pursuing the same anti-democratic agenda that sparked the Orange Revolution of 2004.

    Ukraine's Democracy in Danger

  • And everyone worries that Mr. Yanukovych and his band of Donbas-based "dons" are ruthlessly pursuing the same anti-democratic agenda that sparked the Orange Revolution of 2004.

    Ukraine's Democracy in Danger

  • Most of Ukraine's coal is mined in the Donetsk/Donbas basin in the eastern region of the country.

    Energy profile of Ukraine

  • Donbas coal fields to first secretary and chairman of the USSR Council of

    CASTRO INTERVIEW ON RETURN FROM SOVIET TRIP

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