“In Commemoration of the Fallen Heroes” museum is dedicated to the memory of the fallen heroes of the Young Guards underground organization and the residents of the city who were seized, tortured and massacred by the Nazis.
It is located in the basement of the city hospital.
The hospital itself was used by the Nazis during the occupation in 1942-1943 as the Gestapo HQ (Secret Police HQ).
The museum is open from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m.
It was founded in 1967. They say about three million people have visited this museum since then.
More pictures in the travelogue...
If your local friends invite you for a picnic in the open, you might go to the nearest woods, but be careful and courageous: you will see loads and loads of litter left by the careless local “wild tourists” who do not care about keeping their country tidy.
This picture was taken on the city outskirts near Chapayev Street.
Drive along Shevchenko Street past the brewery until you reach the gas station and the Orthodox Cross that you see on the picture here (it will be on your left). Turn left at the turning.
There is one pond in Karl Marx Street and another one is at the end of Chekhov Street.
Both are rather polluted by local "wild tourists". I have not seen any tourists on their banks, but it was interesting to observe the lanscape.
I am sorry there does not seem to be any means availavle for turning the ponds into pretty parks for people.