The city lake in located in the northern part of the city.The lake has a beach, a bar and a water cycle hiring station.The lake looks clean enough and we saw there were many people bathing there, although it was not a weekend.There are several springs that keep the lake water clean.Still, officially it is forbidden to bathe here due to huge...more
The city local lore museum is perhaps the only place where it is possible to kiss Comrade Lenin's bust on the cheek or forehead without having to use the ladder.The thing is the Lenin's bust is so huge that eight young men had to carry it into the hall.It used to stand at one of the local vocational schools.Now the bust is deprived of its pedestal...more
This statue is not just a portrait, but a symbol.It is a symbol of the Communist party leadership: wise, strong and inflexible. Kirov looks like a Soviet saint - the position to which he was elevated after his sudden death in 1934. No other Soviet leader deserved or received such a posthumous honor as him. It is a rather strange phenomenon I must...more
This new cafe is located to the right of the entrance to the city park.It has two halls: the bar hall and the terrace hall.We had lunch in the terrace hall two times and enjoyed it a lot!You can enjoy the popular dishes dishes of the Ukrainian cuisine here. Ukrainian borshch, fried potatoes home style, cottage cheese varenykymore
There are buses to Luhansk departing from Borissov Street (market area) every area starting with 6 a.m.The bus number is 301.Buses from Luhansk to Kirovsk start at 9 a.m. (from Youth Block) and at 10 a.m. from the central stadium area in Oboronnaya Street. The buses to Kirovsk run on about an hour frequency until 6 p.m.The bus fare is about 25 UAH...more
The city railway station is called Golubivka in honor of the city founder Peter Golub who was among the first settlers of the area.There are different trains that you can take here:#846 Debaltsevo( a famous railway junction) departing at 9.21 p.m. #6882 Vengerovka(a railway junction of Luhansk region) – at 10.03 a.m.#383 Mariupol(at the Sea of...more
This is the place where you are attracted by special odor of meat products, especially smoked meat. You can buy our national pride – salted pork fat for $5 a kilogram, lots of sausage, cheese and other products.Picture 2,3: There is Style store in Market Square and you cannot miss the florist’s at the entrance to that store.Look what flowers they...more
The market itself is rather old and has different pavilions.There are also people from the country who bring their vegetables and sell them “from land”, as we say. They usually stand outside the market. You can negotiate to bring down the price, which will bring you maximum $1. So is it worthwhile?more
The reading room of the local library is another attracting place for many young (and not so young) people. It was interesting for me to read some chapters from the book of the local writer Sophia Yanush-Zharko (1915-1995) She was an enthusiastic archives collector, the leader of the city people’s museum built by her initiative. She collected a...more
Like in many towns and cities of the former Soviet Union, there is an Afghan War memorial in this city, too. It stands in the city park and represents the mourning pictures of the four soldiers and officers, city residents, who died during their service in Afghanistan in the period from 1982 till 1985. They are: two young soldiers who were only 19,...more
Since the city sidewalks and roads leave much to be desired, it would be great to have a small torch when walking at night. You never know what pit you may fall into on your way home, especially if the entrance door to your apartment house is not lit like this one...And, above all, do not try to save some money by not taking a taxi at night. Even...more
Since the city residents use the water from the polluted Seversky Donets, it is not worth while taking a risk of drinking the tap water, even though it may be purified well enough. Remember that the tap water is just raw material to be processed by the end consumers (us) and only then consumed.Why not buy mineral water and consume it?... This is...more
Trying to visit all the three settlements that belong to the city.
Unique Suggestions: Study the map: they are so scattered (from 10 to 20 km from each other plus horrible roads) that you will have to spend the whole day trying to see them all.
Fun Alternatives: Do it on three separate days and then you will see and experience more...
Luggage and bags:
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: the climate is very continental, so the nights may be cold.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: available
Photo Equipment: available
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: available
Miscellaneous: even if you leave something behind, don't worry: you can buy almost anything here!
Have a nice stay in Kirovsk!
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:...more
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...more
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...more
The city boasts a nice stadium called Coalminer ("Shakhtar" in Ukrainian).
You can watch soccer matches of local schools or the local soccer team that is also called "Shakhtar" ("Coalminer").
The city newspaper has been published since April 2, 1965.It is an 8-page newspaper with lots of local information. It is called The Workers’ Word.The phone numbers of the editorial office are: +38 06446 4 13 33Fax: +38 06446 3 00 65Contact person: Vera Mova.E-mail: email@example.comThe editorial office is at 7 Pogulyayev Street.The newspaper’s...more
Der lange Weg nach KirowskDer von den Faschisten entfesselte Krieg war zu ein zweischneidiges Schwert geworden: im Dezember 1944 geriet Obergefreiter Karl B. während des Rüchzuges der deutschen Armee in sowjetische Gefangenschaft. Wir haben eine Kopie seine Sache im Kriegsgefangenenhefter gesehen. In seiner Sache gibt es ein Todesprotokoll, dass im...more
Picture 1:The city leisure center is called Lenin Palace of Culture. It has been renovated recently and promises to be very spacious and nice with a lot of things to attend: hobby groups, sections and concerts of amateur activities.Pictures 2 and 3:The city Ukrainian gymnasium stands out among other eight schools of the city. I liked everything...more