Definitions

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  • proper n. A vast coal mining region in Kemerovo oblast in Siberia, Russia between Tomsk and Novokuznetsk.

Etymologies

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From Russian Кузбасс (Kuzbáss), abbreviation of Кузнецкий бассейн (Kuznéckij basséjn, "Kuznetsk Basin").

Examples

  • "I don't think Yeltsin or Zyuganov will do much," said Lidia Lasnova, an economist visiting Moscow from the Kuzbass region of Siberia.

    Reports Of His Death...

  • Also in Russia, rescue workers searching for four missing coalminers after an explosion in the Siberian region of Kuzbass.

    CNN Transcript Mar 20, 2007

  • Thousands of striking miners demanding better working and living conditions in the Donbass and Kuzbass coalfields and in other areas posed what Gorbachev called the most serious threat yet to perestroika.

    1989, Jan

  • The strike wave now in Russia in the Kuzbass district is now taking on more of a political character.

    Press Briefing By Mike Mccurry

  • He asked Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to order the relevant ministries and government departments to take steps to ensure that coal can be shipped from the Kuzbass.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Coal shipments from the Kuznetsk Basin (Kuzbass), Russia's leading coal-producing area, were 4 million tonnes less than planned during May-July due to problems caused by a large number of freight firms, the region's governor said.

  • All of Russia's leading coal producers have operations in the Kuzbass, including steam coal miners SUEK and Kuzbassrazrezugol as well as coking coal producers Mechel and Raspadskaya .

  • Aman Tuleyev, the governor of Kemerovo which includes the Kuzbass fields, said regional coal miners had built up stockpiles of 10.7 million tonnes of coal, double normal levels.

  • The Kuzbass methane reserves are estimated at 13 trillion cubic meters.

    RIA Novosti

  • Russian state-run gas monopoly Gazprom plans to launch coalbed methane pilot production in the Kuzbass coalbasin in 2011, Gazprom Deputy Chairman Valery Golubev said on Monday.

    RIA Novosti

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