|Mines – the second area and the third largest city in the Rostov region in Russia. Located on the river Grushevka, 26 km from the border with Ukraine, in 68 km from Rostov-on-don. Is an educational and industrial center of Southern Russia. In terms of industrial production ranked fourth in the region. The population of 245,2 thousand people, 89,35% Russian, of 2.69% of Ukrainians, 2.5% of Armenians.
Telephone code: 7 863 6. Postcode: 346500. Automobile codes: 61, 161.
Based in 1805 year as the hamlet Vlasivka, the village and havrylivka. In 1867 year he received the city status and the name of the mountain settlement Hrushevsky, the river Grushevka. In 1881 year was renamed Alexandrovsk-Grushevsky in honor of who ascended the throne of Alexander III. 1921 is the name Mine, due to the large number of existing mines (many of them closed in the 1990-2000).