Krutaya Gora Travel Guide

  • A map of Slav Serbia
    A map of Slav Serbia
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  • The central village store and bar
    The central village store and bar
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    The bus stop is opposite the store+bar
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Krutaya Gora Things to Do

  • Visit the Ancestors Memorial

    Walking to my friend's house I saw this monument in the main street.The memorial plaque reads,................................................................To our great ancestorsfrom thankful descendants.................................................................This memorial plaque was dedicatedon the Village Day of Zhovteon September 24,...

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  • View the Local Church

    The church is located on the exit from the village in the building of the former veterinary control center. Since there is now cattle-farm here, the vet service building was sold and the new owner wished to transfer the building into the church property.The church is still under construction. When I was there they were laying the white tiles on the...

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  • Observe a Minute of Silence

    That is what we do when we visit war memorials.They are practically in every town and village here.Zhovte is no exception.My local acquaintance Olga, a school teacher, whom I met in the bus on the way to Zhovte advised me to visit the village war memorial and showed me the way to it.The village history states that 132 villagers went to the front...

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  • Central Place

    You can see this village store in the main street as soon as you arrive to Zhovte.They have a good choice of goods there, almost anything you want in terms of food and drinks.You can consume what you buy there, if you sit at a table on the entrance terrace, if you don't mind the iron-barred fence around the terrace. The local never mind it and tend...

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  • Village Store

    You can have a bite at one of the wo bars in the village.The first one is a self-service bar located in the red-brick house opposite the bus stop.Marichka store and bar is another opportunity.They have a separate room where you can relax with a small company of friends.They can heat a pizza for you and provide you with tea/coffee and drinks. pizza

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Krutaya Gora Transportation

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    by hunterV Updated Aug 6, 2013

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    A bus ride to this village will take you about 35-40 minutes.
    You have to take bus 221 at the local bus station located in the square of the old railway station in Kirov Street.
    The buses depart almost every hour:
    from Luhansk: 6.30 a.m., 7.30 a.m., 10.30 a.m. (on Saturday & Sunday), 12.30, 2.30 p.m., 4.30 p.m., 5.30 p.m., 6.30 p.m., 8.00 p.m.
    from Zhovte to Luhansk: 6.30 a.m., 7.30 a.m., 8.30 a.m., 9.30 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 1.30 p.m., 3.30 p.m., 5.30 p.m., 6.30 p.m., 7.30 p.m.
    The bus fare is 5.50 UAH (as of August 2011) - less than $1.

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Krutaya Gora Shopping

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    by hunterV Updated Jul 8, 2014

    The local market is mostly open on at weekends. It is located next to the central store in Lenin Street and occupies a small area on both roadsides.
    There is a wide choice of agricultural products as well as clothes here.

    What to buy: food and drink, clothes

    What to pay: UAH 100 and up

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Krutaya Gora Local Customs

  • Church Celebrations

    Also, I went to see the local church called Assumption of Virgin Mary Church and met Father Alexander, the church dean. The priest blessed me to take some pictures inside the church.The church is located at 1d Lenin Street in Zhovte.The church celebrates its Feast Day on August 28 every year.You can try to read more :- about the history of the...

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  • Honoring the Ancestors

    The village was founded in the first half of the 18th century. It was a part of Slav Serbia from 1753 till 1764. Slav Serbia was established by the decree of Empress Elizabeth I, the daughter of Peter I, who invited Serb Hussars (cavalry troops) to settle on the right bank of the Seversky Donets to protect the southern border of the Russian Empire....

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  • Agricultural Work

    Many locals have greenhouses and grow a lot of vetetables and fruit in the gardens and orchards. Their greenhouses are even seen on pictures from the sattellite.My neighbor and friend Vitaly bought a neglected house in this village ten years ago and turned the household into his datcha where he grows fruit and vegetables. Tomatoes are in the first...

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Krutaya Gora Warnings and Dangers

  • Jobless Guys

    Be careful about making friends at local pubs with young people who, after hearing you speak English, come up to you speaking decent English and saying, "Hi, bro! I love your country, I like your lifestyle", etc.They might extend their hands to greet you, which is very weird for strangers here. Even if we see friends at a table in a pub, maximum...

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  • Negative Impression

    During my last stay in Zhovte I had a negative impression when I felt smelt terrible fire fumes: a garbage container was burning from inside. Someone must have thrown a butt into a container.As I was waiting for my Luhansk bus, I had to inhale those horrible fumes. There was no getting away from them.How glad I was when the bus arrived!The garbage...

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Krutaya Gora Off The Beaten Path

  • At the Footbridge

    You can explore the riverbank and take a look at the suspended footbridge across the Seversky Donets. The bridge connects two parts of the village. It is used by locals who visit each other in Zhovte. I saw them carrying heavy bags, perhaps to the market.

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  • Visiting the Ferry

    The ferry connects two parts of the village. It operates when needed. When I was there, I did not see any cars that needed it.This ferry is one of the two ferries across the river in Luhansk region.Standing at the ferry, we also saw a footbridge connecting the two parts of Zhovte. The footbridge is a busy place I must say.

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  • Fishermen’s Paradise

    The village is located on both banks of the Siversky Dinets. You can drive (or walk) along the earth roads that run parallel to the riverbank and enjoy the picturesque views. Some people even call it Little Switzerland.This place is very attractive for local (and not only) fishermen who know that at this place the river is the deepest: its depth...

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Krutaya Gora Favorites

  • Merry Vacations

    There are two children’s camps in Krutaya Gora: Merry Beehive with 510 kids from coalminers families and Sputnik Camp that belongs to Alchevsk Metallurgical Corporation.Kids at Sputnik Camp enjoy soap boiling club where they produce their own soap and take it home. The camp’s motto is Beauty and kindness will save the world.

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  • Village Council

    According to the information of the village council, the population of Zhovte comprises 1,312 persons. The village council incorporates four neighboring villages: Kruta Hora, Lobachevo, Novosiolovka and Sabovka.The address of the village council is: 1 Komsomol Lane. Contact phone: +38 06473 6 41 42Contact person: Marina Romanova, village...

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