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Belogorsk is a city (from 1926) of Russia, the administrative center of Belogorsk District of the Amur Region.

The population of Belogorsk makes 75 164 people (as of 2011). The city stands on River Tom' (inflow of Zeya), approximately 100 kilometers away from Blagoveshchensk and borders on China.

History of Belogorsk

Belogorsk was founded by immigrants from the Perm Province in 1860 as Alexandrovskoye Village. In 1913 Bochkarevo railroas station was founded there during the building of the Trans-Siberian Railway.

From 1926 it was the town of Alexandrovsk. In 1931 it was renamed into Krasnopartizansk. From 1935 it was named Kuybyshevka-Vostochnaya after the surname the Soviet party and statesman Valerian Kuybyshev (1883-1935); the definition Vostochnaya (meaning eastern) was added for differentiation from a range of other names also formed after the same surname. In 1957, obviously for some change from Valerian Kuybyshevs name, the city was renamed into Belogorsk. The new name meaning White Mountains can be presumably related to the white color of quartz sand in coastal breakages of the local river, or can be simply an artificial "beautiful" name.

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