Novopskov Travel Guide

  • Coat-of-arms and flag of Novopskov District
    Coat-of-arms and flag of Novopskov...
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  • Hills on the right bank of the Aydar
    Hills on the right bank of the Aydar
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  • The main street is Lenin Street, of course
    The main street is Lenin Street, of...
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Novopskov Things to Do

  • A Stroll in Youth Park

    This park adjoins the club. This is where young people can attend a dance when the weather is fine. The disco grounds are behind the monument.There is a very special monument here that glorifies farmers' labor - the monument to the female farmer. The young farmer lady is depicted sitting in front of a wheat field trimming her hair and getting ready...

  • Viewing the War Memorial

    Like in many villiges, towns and cities of Ukraine and in FSU countries, there is a war memorial in Novospkov dedicated to the heroes of the last world war.Traditionally, we call that war the Great Pariotic War of 1941-1945.The war memorial is in the main street - Lenin Street. It is very impressive indeed.Also, there is Heroes Park behind the war...

  • Visit the Local Lore Museum

    The local lore museum of Novopskov Count is located at 18 Lenin Street.The museum was founded in 1962 and moved to its present building in 1978.It contains several halls with rich exhibitions, especially the ethnigraphic hall.The museum is proud of its ethnographic collections: century-old women's attire and unique embroidered towels.The local lore...

  • Drop in at the Leisure Center

    The town's leisure center was dedicated in 1958.A bas-relief over the entrance has old Soviet symbols including a sheaf of wheat.The building has a big hall where all concerts and shows take place.There is a big coat-of-arms of the county on the first floor at the entrance to the hall.The second floor is used for dances and shows too.Also, the...

  • Memory of the Free Village Area

    In 1994 the local lore museum received a great new addition: the museum director purchased the neighboring old house that dates back to 1880.The house belonged to the Vagins. After the death of the last representative of the Vagins, Maria Vagin, there were no heirs and the house was on sale. The museum director collected the necessary sum of money...

  • The Town Memorials

    There is Chernobyl Memorial in Novopskov too.It is located at the end of the Heroes memorial in Lenin Street. Heroes Memorial is located behind the Second World war memorial. It is dedicated to the ten war heroes who came from Novopskov County or used to live and work there before the war.You can see ten monuments with a picture and the name of...


Novopskov Restaurants

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    Itaka: Local Cafes and Restaurants

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    Itaka is the best restaurant in Novopskov, as many locals say.
    This restaurant along with some cafes: Prichal ("Moorage") and Bereg ("Riverbank") is located behind Market Square on the bank of the River Aydar.
    This is where you can have a good shish kebab, as locals say, meaning that tghe meals are good there.
    Young people prefer cheaper places like Promin store+cafe ("Ray") in May Day Street and Raduga ("Rainbow") cafe in Market Square.
    I only had a snack at Ukraina cafeteria in lenin Street.
    There are several cafes in Market Square too, among them Levada cafe.

    Levada cafe, Market Square, Novopskov Chicken Grill cafe, Market Square, Novopskov A Market Square cafe, Novopskov Ukraine banquet hall (on the second floor) Promin store+cafe, May Day Street, Novopskov
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Novopskov Transportation

  • Cab or Walk

    There are no town buses here. Locals use intercity buses to get to their destination.Your choice is either to study the timetable and find out about the buses (like I did), to grab a cab or to take a walk to where you need. I would recommend hiring a cab. It will not ruin your bidget, I assure you.There are a lot of cabs in Market Square near and...

  • By Bus to Novopskov

    There are several buses to Novopskov a day.The first one departs at 6.40 a.m.It arrives to Novopskov at around 10 a.m. and elaves at 1 p.m.There is a bus from Ossinovo to Luhansk that departs at 2.10 p.m.The bus fare from/to Luhansk is about $4.There are enough cabs at the bus terminal. They will take you to any village or place in the district.

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Novopskov Shopping

  • Downtown Shopping

    I went shopping at the central market.The prices were not much different from those in Luhansk.There are many kiosks where ladies from the country sell their harvest goods: vegetables, sunflower oil, eggs, etc.You can get a good bargain for honey here: 40 UAH for a one liter jar.Novopskov District is famous for its bee-keeping. You can even see...

  • Stores and Shopping Malls

    There arer several small stores in the main street.You can also go shopping to Krakovyanka ("Crakau Lady") - such a strange name!This store is called trade center with us.There is a nice florist's in Lenin Street.I liked shopping in small shops here. food and drink 50-100 UAH (it depends)

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Novopskov Local Customs

  • Root Plastics

    Root Plastics is very popular handicraft with the people of Novopskov District.They look for pieces of wood in the forest and with a bit of fantasy turn them into works of art.There are competitions in root plastics among school students to encourage their fantasy and team spirit. You can see samples of such art in the local lore museum. Those...

  • Celebrating Women's Day

    All town celebrations take place in the Leisure Center in Lenin Street. They include amateur acivities concerts and shows.Celebration of International Women's Day on March 8 takes place on the eve of this popular holiday: on March 6 or 7.There is a big concert and a fashion show in the club.The show is prepared and produced by Svetlana Gayeva, a...

  • Agricultural Workers' Day

    Agricultural Workers' Day is a new Ukrainian state holiday approved by the President's order No. 428/93 dated October 7, 1993.The holiday is celebrated on the third Sunday of November.This holiday became traditional and very popular with the inhabitants of Novopskov and its district.There is a big fair at Fair Square. It is accompanied by concerts...


Novopskov Warnings and Dangers

  • Riding and Walking Around

    Not all the town streets are paved or asphalted.Many side streets are not.They are earth roads, but have sandy soil, so there is practically no mud.These side streets are good for walking.The only thing that is essential here is a flashlight for your stroll at night for not all side streets are well lit...

  • Local Cave

    There is a cave in the nearby hills and chalk cliffs towering above the right bank of the River Aydar.Local teenagers don't mind exploring the cave, but I would not recommend that to you, fellow travelers, even if you have a local guide with you.You never know what is in store for you in such caves. It's the matter or geoligists to explore and open...

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Novopskov Off The Beaten Path

  • Town Beach

    The River Aydar is a very picturesque spot in this area.It makes a loop within the town limits and the peak of the look faces Lenin Street and can be seen on the way to/from the bus terminal.The Aydar is not too good for bathing, but the beach is never empty on a fine summer day.It is not equipped with any facilities and can be described as what we...

  • St.Nickolas Cathedral

    The new local church was built in 1999.It is located in School Street not far from the bus terminal.

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  • Road T13-02

    The scenery is nice and the roads are not too bad.If you travel by car, you can also use that chance to do some shopping. Almost every village house offers vegetables, eggs, honey or milk for sale. You can see goods placed on a stool in front fo a house entrance.The passing cars can make a stop and in front of a "mini-shop" and buy something for...

  • Local Newspaper

    The local 12-page newspaper is called Novopskovshchina ("Novopskov Land").It has been published since February 2008 in two languages: Russian and Ukrainian.It's a weekly newspaper.The editorial office is at 59 Women's Day Street in Novopskov.Editor's phone number: 8 099 325 40 72;e-mail: visiting the ethnographic museum...

  • SS Novopskov

    There was a fishermen's transport ship called NOVOPSKOV. It was built in 1979 in East Germany and served for twenty-five years before it was sold to China, withdrawn from the register and dismantled.Its board number was BA-0495, I 0811 It was registered in Port Corsakov, Sakhalin, Russia.Port Corsakov, Sakhalin, RussiaPhoto of Port Corsakov,...


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