Rovenky (Ukrainian: Ровеньки, translit. Roven’ky, Ukrainian: Ровеньки, translit. Rovenki) is a coal mining city in Luhansk Oblast (province) of south-eastern Ukraine. The city is designated as its own separate raion (district) within the oblast.
The current estimated population is around 58,500 (as of 1991).
Rovenky was founded in 1705, and was incorporated as a city in 1934. During the Great Patriotic War, Rovenky was occupied by Nazi Germany. A group of the underground anti-fascist Komsomol (Communist youth) organization Young Guard operated there.
There is a Pamyati pogibshikh museum in the city (In Memory of Dead in English), which is a branch of the Krasnodon-based memorial complex Young Guard. There is also the Common Grave of five members of the Young Guard and a monument, erected in 1965 on the place where they were shot by the Nazis in 1943.
Ukraine (Ukrainian: Україна, transliterated: Ukrayina) is a country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the east; Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary to the west; Romania and Moldova to the southwest; and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south. The city of Kiev (Kyiv) is both the capital and the largest city of Ukraine.