Жито́мирська о́бласть

Zhytomyr Oblast

Жито́мирська о́бласть (Zhytomyr Oblast) has granite underground, the granite is mined for construction stone, forestry, agriculture and various machinery manufacturing. The northern part is in the Chernobyl zone, numerous towns are evacuated. But before World War II it was only 60 kilometers from Poland, because this western corner of Ukraine belonged to Poland at that time. And like all others, the Soviets built border fortifications, which were dubbed Лінії Сталіна (Stalin Line). The only underground site we have listed was part of this defense line.