Luhansk Travel Guide

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    Ukraine leisure center in Defense Street
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Luhansk Things to Do

  • Alexeyev Block Monuments

    There is a new monument in Border Guards Park behind Dzerzhinsky monument.It's in Defense Street ("ulitsa Oboronnaya" in Russian), just opposite Ukraine Leisure Center.This monument was dedicated in 2011 and is devoted to the frontier guards who fell while on duty.The golden memorial represents a frontier guard while on duty and his service dog...

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  • Top Ten of Luhansk

    There are dozens of attractions in Luhansk: squares, monuments and memorial places.Depending on what you would like to see here, you will find several places of interest I am sure.Here are ten attractions most visited by the locals here in Luhansk. How many of them have you seen? There are all worth visiting and taking a picture of:1. Heroes Square...

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  • Vladimir Dahl's House

    You can also enjoy visiting Vladimir Dahl's Literature Museum in Dahl Street in the Old Town.Dahl Street was formerly called English Street, which was renamed into Young Spartacus Street by the Bolsheviks after 1917. In 1976 the street was renamed into Dahl Street.It was the first street in the city in the 19th century. This is where foreign...

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Luhansk Hotels

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  • Gostinny Dvor

    My American friend Jack stayed at this new hotel for several days and he was kind enough to take me...

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  • Luhansk Hotel

    Lugansk hotel is located at the central crossing at 76 Sovetskaya Street. (on the picture here) It's...

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Luhansk Restaurants

  • Irish Cafe Bar

    This restaurant is located right in the very center, next to the central entrance to the market in Sovietskaya Street.It has three halls: the first one as you enter is for smokers and the next two are for non-smokers. There is also a terrace where you can sit in warm weather. The hall with open air seats on the terrace has gladd windows, a huge TV...

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  • Central Cafes

    A nice and very popular downtown restaurant of American cuisine in the main street that has tables both outside and inside. The outside table are located on the attic floor of this restaurant.They have American style interior and also offer dishes of Italian and Japanese cuisine.You can also order dishes of the Ukrainian cuisine here.The restaurant...

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  • Antiq Gallery

    This cafe is located in Antiq Gallery in Brest Fortress Heroes Block, opposite Dimitrov Block, one bus stop away from the circus.The cafe's name would sound as "tiptop" or "in tiptopshape" in English. So your unsuspecting friend, who knows nothing about this cafe, calling you when you are there will hear, "We're in tiptopshape". He/she will surely...

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Luhansk Nightlife

  • New Nightclubs

    There are several new nightclubs are in the West End of Luhansk, among them Fifth Element;and in the East End:GagarinBarkhatColosseum casual

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  • Young People's Refuge

    There are a dozen of nightclubs in the city. The majority of the nightclubs is located in the eastern districts of Luhansk (what I call the East End). Others (the new ones) are located in the western districts (what I call the West End). They were dedicated within the last five years.Here is a list of our nightclubs as of May 1, 2009.East End...

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  • In the West End

    My friends and I heard of this new nightclub and one day we decided to go there for there was a ballet program at night there. Because of that program the entrance ticket was 40 UAH (plus 10 UAH deposit for the entrance magnet card). The club is open from 8 p.m., but the program started at about 11 p.m. and lasted for about 45 minutes.This new...

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Luhansk Transportation

  • Our Airport

    You can get to Luhansk from Kiev and back by plane. There are no other flights to Luhansk from any other Ukrainian city like we used to have before.The air ticket would cost you about $100 and the taxi ride to Boryspil International Airport from downtown Kiev would cost you about $35 (one hour drive).As of June 27, 2008, all flights to Luhansk were...

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  • From the Airport in Kiev to Luhansk

    mTimetable of Flights,International Airport LuhanskThe flights are performed by a Brazilian turbo jet “Embraer-145” (49 seats, two rows with three seats each, broad aisle, Rolls-Royce engines, 850 km/h).You can try reservation via Vienna: +43 (170) 073-36-56.You can buy the Dniproavia tickets Kiev-Luhansk on-line (they code-share it seems). The...

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  • Hiring a Taxi

    You can order taxi calling 1655 ('Eurotaxi') or 1658 ('Astra') or 1652 form a landline phone . Besides, there are lots of private taxis.These are some useful phone numbers to call a taxi service from your hotel room or apartment:Don’t forget that if you order a taxi by phone, they charge you less than hiring a taxi at a taxi stand.r-= Astra =-Call:...

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Luhansk Shopping

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  • Wholesale Hyper Mart

    This store called here "hypermart" is located on the western outskirts of Luhansk and offers the registered customers lots of different goods, both for the office and for everyday use.To become a registered customer, you have to be a company or a private entrepreneur.This Cash & Carry store is huge by our standards and the prices are a bit lower...

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  • Artists’ Gallery Pictures

    It is located just opposite the Foreign Languages Lyceum and Intensive English School #30 40 Saint-Etienne Street, in the building with the sculpture of an archer at the entrance.The shop offers a lot of works by local artists: canvases, embroidered shirts, blouses and towels, miniature souvenirs, etc. The prices are quite reasonable and you can...

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  • East End Shopping

    If you happen to be in the eastern outskirts of the city, or at the bus terminal, drop in at this new supermarket.There are a lot of departments and all necessary service there.There is another Leleka supermarket in Defense Street near the bus terminal and a new one in Budyonny Street.There is also a big market area in that street.It is called...

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Luhansk Local Customs

  • English Learners' Clubs

    English-speaking people can attend English learners' club at the State Regional Library in Sovietskaya Street. www.library.lg.uaThe club members meet on weekends (at 2 p.m. on Saturday as a rule) and are always eager to meet guest speakers from many countries. You can call +38 0642 53 34 40 beforehand to know if they gather the next weekend.They...

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  • Watch the Wedding Ceremonies

    You can watch many newly-weds arriving to Druzhba hotel at the weekend.This place has long become a photo session place for the local newly-weds.They have their pictures taken as a couple and with their relatives and friends.There is a symbolic bridge near the hotel and the newly-weds leave their locks at its railings as a symbol of long-term...

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  • Celebrations in City Districts

    Holiday Program in the City DistrictsArtyom District December 26, 10 a.m. – Dedication of the District's New Year's Day Tree: square in front of the District Soviet; December 27 – 31 – Children’s sports competitions “Merry Starts” (District Soviet Square); December 29, 10 a.m. – New Year's Day partyUkrainian Drama Theater, Oboronnaya Street;...

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Luhansk Warnings and Dangers

  • Leeches of Luhansk

    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, 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 what we...

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  • Being Invited to Table

    One day my American friend and I were sitting at a bar having beer. Soon another company from a neighboring table, hearing that we were speaking English, started inviting us over to their table.My American friend was affable enough (or even too affable) to agree and we went over to their table. The guys spoke decent English and were quite friendly....

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  • Spiking in Luhansk

    I’ve read this tip on VT and I am thankful to planxty for it.I completely agree with it:“A problem (not specific to London by any means) is "spiking" of drinks in bars / nightclubs. By "spiking" I don't mean slipping extra vodka in an orange juice, but the use of seriously strong sedatives such as Rohypnol, with the victims then being taken...

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Luhansk Tourist Traps

  • Ukrainian Brides, Anyone?

    I have heard that there are dozens of dating agencies in Luhansk catering for foreigners. What they offer can often be called a game, although it looks legitimate.Here is an ad that I saw on a pole in Luhansk.The ad made me think of how the local dating agencies work with foreigners. The ad reads,Work!International marriage agencyis inviting young...

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  • Just Be Sober-Minded!

    >>>>> For single men writing to local "marriage-minded" young ladies whose pictures they found on the Internet.As far as I know, lots of foreign single men come to Luhansk every week in search of their fair ladies.They come to meet a person who, in their opinion, is their genuine sweetheart...Very few single men start having any...

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  • Your Travel Assistants

    For single men who have high hopes about local young ladies and who wish to meet a soul mate in Luhansk : - Make friends with some trustworthy locals and ask them for advice and help;- stay sober-minded and prepared to any surprise;- do not be in a hurry with the gifts you brought from home;- explore the city on your own or with your new (not...

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Luhansk What to Pack

  • Everyday Hustle

    Bring slip-on shoes with you (no shoelaces!). According to our customs we have to take off our shoes when we enter other people’s apartments or your own.Having slip-on shoes will rid you of the hassle of messing with your shoelaces several times a day.Wearing a pocketed undershirt - that’s where you’d better keep your money.No pickpockets can get...

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  • Camping Uptown

    no problem available including digital We have a city beach at the Seversky Donets, but bathing has been forbidden there for more than ten years due to the big concentration of dangerous substances in the water. So it's better just to enjoy the sights of the countryside there and not to take a risk. Nevertheless people do bathe at our city...

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  • Everything Is Available!

    Usual bags In winter the temperature may fall to 10 or 20 degrees below zero centigrade and in summer it rises to more than 30 degrees.Besides, it is often windy with us, so it's good to have a cap on. Even if you leave something behind, no problem. Many things are available at our stores and markets. also available. good shoes/boots for a cold...

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Luhansk Off The Beaten Path

  • "The Sea of Luhansk"

    If time permits, you can also see the Sea of Luhansk, an artificial lake at the River Olkhovka on the western outskirts of the city.We could have lunch at "Apsny" Abkhazian restaurant at the lakeshore (until it was closed in 2008)It was nice to take pictures of the unique century-old willow-tree, the oldest one in the city.It is located at the...

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  • Eight-Point Star of Communism

    This unique star is represented in the marble floor of the College of Arts built in 1952-53.This is where you can stand in the middle and enjoy the wonderful acoustics.I wonder why they had to depict an eight-point star in Communist times...It looks very special...Picture 2Where do you think this picture was taken? Not in the arts museum or...

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  • The East-Ukrainian National University

    This university has become quite famous since it got the title of the National University and was named after Vladimir Dahl who was born in Luhansk on November 22, 1801 and published his great works under the pen name of Cossack of Luhansk.They have built a new building at Budyonny Street that looks very modern and attracting.This university...

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Luhansk Sports & Outdoors

  • Attending a Soccer Match

    If you want to see our fans and hear how they support their team Zarya, come to any soccer match when our local team plays with other teams of the Premier League.I remember attending a soccer match with my VT friend Michael when our team won a match. It was great to see the match! This is also a good place to meet your old friends and to hear and...

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  • City Soccer Team

    The city soccer team Zarya (Dawn) used to play in the first league. Due to a new composition of the team: only two guys are local, all the rest are legionaires, our city team won the last championship in the first league and entered the highest league. Now it plays better with the legionaires. Its task now is to remain in the highest league where...

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  • Our Central Stadium

    For inquiries please call 53 41 04 or 53 41 83 to know about the forthcoming sports events in the city. You can either attend a soccer match at our central stadium called Vanguard (30,000 seats) and located in Oboronnaya (Defense) Street or go to any University where different sports competitions are often held such as mini-soccer competitions,...

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Luhansk Favorites

  • Your Possible Assistants

    If you experience problems in finding the right things in Luhansk (post office, telegraph, menus in English, institutions, etc.), Intourist company could be one of your assistants then.They have their office in Kotsiubinsky Street opposite Absolute supermarket and could help you contact any office, offer you any route in Ukraine with the help of...

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  • Some Useful Links

    There are several web sites with the map of Luhansk. You can check them out to find out if they are useful to you:Map of LuhanskMap of LuhanskMap of Luhansk Here are some useful links about Luhansk that I have often visited:(the majority of them are in Russian, though)More sides of the cultural life of the city are reflected in the Virtual Lugansk...

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  • Lots of Monuments

    Many foreign travelers I have met in Luhansk wonder that we have so many different monuments and memorial places.Many of those monuments are the Soviet legacy, others have been dedicated of late and are devoted to the city history and its outstanding people. I think every year the city gets a new monument now, which was not the case in Soviet...

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