Solnichniy [Солнечный] is a smaller mining town located about halfway up the eastern coast of South Zagoria, between Berezino and Krutoy Cap. Although small in size, Solnichniy contains one of Chernarus' only coastal quarries.
The name derives from "Sunny" in Russian.
Although fairly isolated from other hot-beds of industrialization in South Zagoria, Solnichniy has one of the largest quarries in the region, supplying most of the non-imported asphalt and road based resources required to maintain the newly introduced highway system that joins the previosuly rural towns. The town is well known for it's communist roots, dating back to 1997 and the formation of the Working Man's Defence Alliance (WMDA) by local miners, thought to be a civilian union, while in reality a fervently anti-government group with strong communist ideals. The town is particularly famous for workers riots in 1999 over working pay conditions that lead to the deaths of three protesters and the dissolvement of the WMDA. From this, a splinter group named the Chernarussian Movement of the Red Star (ChDKZ) was formed from the ashes of the WMDA. Many locals see the town, and specifically the mine as the birth place of the movement.
Resources from the Solnichniy mine were specifically used in construction of infrastructure and the military base on Utes, as well as many of the housing projects in Berezino, Elektrozavodsk and Chernogorsk.
Since the infection the town has been mostly abandoned, not much infected roam the area, but it is not entirely safe. Often survivors go missing trying to explore the local mine.
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