During my stay in Kirivsk I decided to visit the old railway bridge that I had seen last time.
It's a wonderful place to enjoy the countryside.
The views are fantastic!
You can see the nearest village of Golubivka and the horizon of Kirovsk.
The bridge is located on the road to the settlement of Donetskiy that is a part of the city of Kirovsk.
See also: A Hike to the Bridge.
This obelisk located in the old city park was dedicated in 1977 when the 60th anniversary of the Bolshevik uprising called the Great October Socialist Revolution was celebrated.
You can see an inscription at the obelisk: To the Fighters of the Revolution and the bas-relief representing a worker in a soldier’s uniform and a peasant – the moving forces of the Bolshevik uprising.
You can see this unusual memorial at the city railway station called Golubivka.
The memorial is devoted to railwaymen and other heroic defenders of the city who fought in the armored train called For Motherland! during the Great Patriotic war of 1941-1945.
The inscription at the front wall of the memorial reads,
To the courageous crew of the armored train
The inscription at the sidewall of this Soviet-time memorial is in Ukrainian, which is also very rare in our region, especially in this Russian-speaking area.
The inscription reads,
To those who went victoriously
In the severe combat hour
To defend Ukraine, our dear Motherland
And our Soviet Donets Basin!
We will dispel the black clouds,
The golden sun will rise,
The mighty Donets Basin will come to life again
And flourish in luxuriant blossom!”
Location: on the western outskirts of the city, about 2 km from the city center.
I find Lenin Monument located on the outskirts to be mpressive.
And the silver color is also very special...
As the locals say jokingly, Lenin is very helpful here for he is pointing the people the road to the shop that is across the street from the monument.
Lenin was known to say, "You are going the right way, comrades..."
So the merry locals understand that famous phrase of his as "The shop is over there".../ "fresh vodka is on sale; hurry, everybody!...
”Visit the Ferry!” – this is what our friends in Kirovsk advised us to do on our way to Luhansk after our stay in Kirovsk.
We came to the ferry for our friends in Kirovsk had advised us to do so.
They knew that the ferry is one of the places of active rest of the young people from Kirovsk.
The ferry is located about ten miles to the north of Kirovsk.
We were glad to meet some young people at the ferry and had a nice conversation.
They also wanted us to take pictures of them and did not mind our publishing those pictures on VT.
Another opportunity to attend a divine service is to go 10 km north of Kirovsk to the village of Golubivka Popasne District.
The village is famous for its huge cathedral with a stainless steel roof and rich decor.
You can see the typical Ukrainian village: houses, wells, a pond, the river, datchas and shops. There is everything here.
The railway station of that village is on Luhansk-Svatovo line and is called Syphonnaya.
The village is 5 km from P-36 motorway (Luhansk-Lissichansk) that is known as the old Bakhmut Road.
This is another Orthodox cathedral that is located in Kirovsk.
It is in the satellite town of Chervonogvardiyske (Red Guard Town) that is located 15 km to the east of Kirovsk, rather far from the city boundary.
The cathedral is rather small and nice-looking and is another example of the Russian church architecture.
This cathedral is located not far from Golubivska coalmine on your way to the western outskirts of the city and the railway station.
The cathedral parish celebrates St.Nickolas Day on December 19 as a big Orthodox Church holiday.