16 State Farm Street ("ulitsa Sovkhoznaya" in Russian) is the address of the church of St.Antonius and St.Theodosius of Kiev Cave Laura, the only Orthodox Church in Metallist.
This is where my friend Father Vladimir serves as a dean.
His family, friends and me visited the village of Yelan Rostov region, Russia, in October 2010 to attend the church’s Feast Day – St.John the Evangelist’s Day. Father Vladimir participated in the liturgy there.
September 15 is the church's Feast Day.
Feast Day Photo Gallery
There are two wonderful mosaics in Metallist that you can’t miss:
- one is at the entrance to Luhansk institute of agricultural industry production in the main street - October Street;
- another one is at the wall of the Village Club.
If you enter the building of Luhansk institute of agricultural industry production , you will see the exhibition of sheaves in the hall.
There are posters and samples of the best sheaves that are the result of the work of local scientists.
You can get to Metallist by bus 251 from Defense Street. There is a bus stop in front of Rossiya shopping mall at the side of the street with even numbers. It's in front of a nine-storey apartment house at 2 Defense Street ("ulitsa Oboronnaya" in Russian)
Get on the (crowded) bus at Rossiya shopping mall bus stop.
The bus will take you past Druzhba Hotel, along Marx Street, past May Day Park to Metallist.
It will arrive to the end station in about 45 minutes.
The bus fare is mere 35 C (2.50 UAH).
As a matter of fact, if I were a well-to-do foreigner, I would not get into any bus, but would merely take a taxi at any bus stop or taxi stand and spend a couple of hours visiting Metallist.
You can also hire a cab by hour. It might cost you $25-$30 an hour.
So if you wish to have a good idea of Metallist and its subordinated villages in the vicinity, a taxi would be the best solution, even if it's a bit more expensive than the crowded bus (full of the deft local pickpockets, by the way, like any local bus).
It's up to you, fellow travelers.
Enjoy your trip!
This store is centrally located in the main street.
This is where you can buy necessary food and drinks.
I did some shopping here before coming to see my friend.
The store is called Skazka ("Fairy Tale").
Another store is in Lenin Street.
What to buy: almost anything to eat & to drink
What to pay: 20-100 UAH
The residents of Metallist celebrate their Town Day on the third Saturday of October.
On October 16, 2010 they celebrated the 80th anniversary of the foundation of Metallist.
The festival was crowned with a big fireworks display.
The celebrations take place in and around the Village Club.
The Village Club is open on week days from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday are days off.
The club attracts a lot of residents of Metallist, young and old.
There is a dance studio for schoolchildren, a DIY society and a veterans' choir.
They gather in the afternoon.
The participants of those hobby groups present their creative activities at the village festivals such as Town Day in October.