I am sure you will enjoy your visit to the Young Guards Palace of Culture , or the city conference center.Here are some pictures I was allowed to take inside the conference/leisure center - the old Soviet murals depicting the symbols of the socialist construction.The unique chandelier in the main hall is worth seeing too.Have a nice stay!more
Young Guards memorial museum was built in 1970.Victory Banner panel is at the entrance to the second floor of the museum. The panel is also called Immortality.Young Guards Memorial museum is perhaps the only place in Luhansk region and in the FSU countries in general where you can see a statue of Joseph Stalin (!) who "won the war".Why not have a...more
As soon as you arrive to the bus terminal, you can proceed to the city center as you come to the main street - The First Mounted Army Street - and walk past the Orders Sign and then turn left and walk past the city hotel to Young Guards Square.You will see the memorial museum to your left and the administration building to your right and the...more
This restaurant belongs to the Armenian community.They have chosen a nice location on the river bank, built several tents, brought rare pheasants and built a large cage for them.Here you can enjoy the serene atmosphere, good and not-so-expensive shish kebabs. shish kebab, lavushmore
This cafe located at the city conference cenetr attarcted us for the locals recommended it to us as a good place for a dinner and dancing.They were right.After a good meal we went dancing and enjoyed it a lot.The atmosphere is nice.You can order some music from the DJ who also sings live. fried potatoes with lots of onions home stylemore
Lots of concerts and also dances take place at this leisure center that we call Palace of Culture.
It is located next to the main square and looks very impressive.
It dates back to the fifties when the coalmining industry was in full swing...
Here are pictures of the evening city
Dress Code: casual but clean and neat
Although the city has a railway station, I always take a bus to get there from Luhansk. All the tourists coming to the city to honor the war heroes arrive to the bus terminal. The railway station remains in the use of the locals, so to say. It is in the neighboring town of Sukhodolsk, a satellite town of Krasnodon.There are buses to Krasnodon...more
Young Guards memorial museum has always been destination #1 in Krasnodon.Of course many groups and individuals coming to Krasnodon for a day trip miss lots of other interesting places in the city.But time is limited and it is usually consumed with a museum excursion and visits to war memorials.more
The residents and visitors of Krasnodon have a privilege: the city clock.It is located at the left tower of the city conference center in downtown Krasnodon.Frankly speaking I am not sure if the clock is operating, but it doesn't matter for a meeting point.This is where you could agree to meet after your own individual city tour.more
If you decide to visit the church located near the under counstruction site - St.George's Chapel in First Mounted Army Street, - be careful.The entire area is fenced, but there is a small entrance leading to the chapel. You have to pass a huge foundation area of a future cathedral.There is no construction site there now, but the construction pit...more
It's not a real danger, but please pay attention to the following things (like anywhere else in Ukraine though):the traffic tends to be very busy and accidents do occur like this one. No panic, the traffic police are professionals, confide in them.Litter in the city parks especially after a weekend, tends to accumulate. Don't be shocked or...more
AquaterraorAquatoria water trucks attract scores of locals.These truck carry fresh drinking water, 5C a liter.If you are thirsty, get a bottle of mineral water at a local store or buy big bottles from such a truck like locals do.The tap water here, like in many other towns and cities of Luhansk region, leaves much to be desired.There are a lot of...more
Looking at the old coalmine waste heaps that we call TEPIKOH (Terra cone, that is, earth cone) some people might feel like mountaineering, but, alas, it is not recommended.
It is a health hazard.
You never know where the hidden pits are and who knows what awaits you at the bottom of the pit. It might take you right to the coalmine bottom that can be half a mile deep.... It's worse than quicksand...
So why take a risk?
You can merely enjoy the sight and have a picture of yourself taken at its background, but please do not try any mountaineering, OK?
The locals never walk up any coalmine waste heap.
They say there is enough danger in everyday life without it.
Unique Suggestions: Approach a waste heap somewhere on the outskirts and walk around it.
Fun Alternatives: walk up the hill at The Unsubdued memorial complex.
It is quite safe.
Enjoy the view!
Luggage and bags:
as you wish
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The city is located at over 200 meters above sea levels, twice higher than Luhansk, hence windy weather at times....
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: everything's available here at the market or at numerous stores and shops....
Photo Equipment: take yours
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: a flashlight and good walking shoes would be a good idea
Miscellaneous: enjoy your stay no matter how short it is!
My local friend took me to Pervomayka (May Day Village) to visit the Russian Cossacks museum and to meet the Russian Don Cossacks themselves.We met Colonel Anatoly who is the head of local Don Cossacks organization called Stanitsa Sorokinskaya Company. The Russian Don Cossacks do not recognize the Soviet name of the city and prefer to call it...more
This museum occupies an old Russian Cossacks' house at 5 Leningrad Street in Pervomayka.The museum contains a lot of exhibits donated by Cossack families and found by Cossack community members.The Russian flag flies proudly at the entrance to the museum. The museum shares the same building with the Headquarters of the Russian Cossacks of Sorokino...more
One day a friend of mine who lives in Krasnodon and likes history invited me to come to his city to see the Great Ancient Wall. The Wall is located on the eastern outskirts of Krasnodon in the settlement called Pervomayka ("May Day Village").You can get by bus 141, 111 and trolleybus 4 from downtown Krasnodon.The Wall is located right near the city...more
You can watch sports at the city Palace of Sports located to the left of the city conference center.
The building is very similar to other such buildings all over Ukraine.
A good newspaper for good people - this is the motto of the city mewspaper called Krasnodon News.I used to buy it at kiosks each time I visited this city.This weekly newspaper has been published since April 2004. It has a lot of articles and pictures about the local life and events. visiting the memorials and the new center.more
Home city of many heroes This is how Krasnodon is often referred to, like no other town and city in Luhansk region. Eighteen natives of Krasnodon became Heroes of the Soviet Union during the Second World War and eleven residents got the title of the Hero of the Socialist Labor.The city has also been known as a huge industrial center of Luhansk...more
The Orders Sign stands proudly in the city’s main street: The First Mounted Army Street.The city itself has no orders like, say, Luhansk.The city organizations and establishments have three orders:The city’s young Communists organization was awarded with the Order of the Red Battle Banner on October 25, 1968 for the heroism and courage shown during...more