- Klyuchi, Kamchatka Krai
Klyuchi ( _ru. Ключи́) is a settlement in
Kamchatka Krai, Russia, situated on the Kamchatka River, 30 km to the north of Klyuchevskaya Sopka. Population: 7,073 (2002 Census); 11,251 (1989 Census).
It was founded in 1731. In 1951, it was granted
urban-type settlementstatus and in 1979—town status. In 2004, it was demoted to a settlement [http://www.vestipk.ru/?id=archive&action=showday&part=polit&art=44] in order to become eligible for increased funding from the Russian federal budget.
Klyuchi, being in a very isolated part of the Soviet Union, has been near an
ICBMtesting range since the Cold War, the Kura Test Range, and is served by Klyuchi air base.
* [http://kluchy.kws.ru Unofficial website of the settlement] ru icon
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=56.318836,160.842419&spn=0.048752,0.072613&t=k Google Maps satellite image]
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