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Definition of CHELYABINSK
city W Russia in Asia pop 1,143,000
geographical name(Concise Encyclopedia)
City (pop., 2002: 1,078,300), west-central Russia. Located 125 mi (200 km) southeast of Yekaterinburg on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, it is the capital of Chelyabinsk oblast. Founded as a frontier outpost on the site of a Bashkir village in 1736, its growth was greatly stimulated by the eastward evacuation of Russian industry in World War II.