There's a city in the Ukraine (see Icons Passim) that was founded in 1869 by a Welsh businessman, John Hughes, who constructed a steel plant and several coal mines in the region; the town was named Yuzovka (Юзовка) in recognition of his role in its founding ("Yuz" being a Russian or Ukrainian approximation of Hughes).
In the Soviet era it was renamed to Staline,and then Stalino.
Today it's called Donetsk, and it is where England drew with France in Euro 2012 last night.
Isn't that great?
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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