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Budyonnovsk (Russian: Будённовск) is a town in Stavropol Krai, Russia. Previously, it was named Svyatoy Krest (Свято́й Крест, lit. "holy cross") and Prikumsk (Прику́мск).[citation needed] Population: 64,624 (2010 Census);[4] 65,687 (2002 Census);[9] 55,350 (1989 Census).[10]

It was founded in 1799 by Armenian settlers from Derbent.[2] During World War II, Budyonnovsk was occupied by German troops from August 18, 1942 to January 10, 1943.

The Budyonnovsk hospital hostage crisis took place here on June 1995.

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Budyonnovsk serves as the administrative center of Budyonnovsky District, even though it is not a part of it.[1] As an administrative division, it is incorporated separately as the town of krai significance of Budyonnovsk—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts.[1] As a municipal division, the town of krai significance of Budyonnovsk is incorporated within Budyonnovsky Municipal District as Budyonnovsk Urban Settlement.[6]

Budyonnovsk has a humid continental climate (Köppen: Dfa) with low precipitation, much sunlight and large differences between summer and winter. The town experiences some of the hottest summers in Russia. Although precipitation is relatively low, the proximity of the Caspian sea brings significant humidity, causing a steamy summer heat.

An airbase is located 14 km (9 miles) northwest of the town.

Three Armenian churches were torn down by Soviet authorities during the Soviet period.[12] On July 1, 2010, a new Holy Ascension Armenian apostolic church was opened in Budyonnovsk.[13]

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