Roven'ki Travel Guide

  • Young Guards memorial, Rovenki, Ukraine
    Young Guards memorial, Rovenki, Ukraine
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    Dzerzhinsky Street, Rovenki, Ukraine
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    At a soccer match
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Roven'ki Things to Do

  • Visiting Orthodox Churches

    You can attend a service at St.Nickolas Cathedral in Karl Marx Street. This cathedral was built in 1948.There is St.Joakim and St.Anna Chapel located in the city park. You can also see Orthodox Crosses at every entrance to the city.It is a new tradition that appeared and is used in many towns and cities of Luhansk (and not only) region.Here is the...

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  • The Soviet Cosmonaut's Memorial

    If you walk along Lenin Street and past the building of the City Council, you might be surprized to see this black monument.It commemorates the place where there was a house before the new apartment houses were built there. The house belonged to the Shonins.This memorial is dedicated to the Soviet cosmonaut, General Georgiy Shonin (August 3, 1935...

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  • Leaders and Activists

    Another monument worth visiting is, of course, Lenin monument in front of the City Council building. Nothing special about it, just another monument to the "beloved" leader of the proletariat.Very special is the Chernobyl memorial located opposite St.Joakim and St.Anna Chapel in the city park.The Young Guards memorial located near the Leisure...

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Roven'ki Restaurants

  • Downtown Restaurant

    The full name of the restaurant is Donbass-2005."Donbass" means "The Donets Basin".We had dinner two times there and enjoyed it very much. Fish a la Donbas, fries, vegetable salad, pork chop village style

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  • Dances at the Restaurant

    Like in many restaurants, there is a DJ here. His service is included into your bill.You can order almost any piece of music with a dedication there (“Dedicated to our friend so-and-so…). So make your own disco!The order of a song will cost you 10 UAH – nothing to weep about!When I was there with our Austrian friends, we ordered a fiery music by...

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  • The Earlier, the Better

    This café opens at 7 a.m. We had our breakfast there. The cheburekis were delicious (big thin meat pies deep fried in sunflower oil).They only have instant coffee, though. Chebureki and minipizza

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Roven'ki Nightlife

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    by hunterV Updated Jul 4, 2010

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    This is the only nightclub in the city I know of.
    Also, I have visited it and had a beer there.
    There are show programs, a nice bar, and ultra-modern music.
    You can also play Russian billiards and pool.

    Dress Code: casual

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Roven'ki Transportation

  • City Shuttle Buses

    There are dozens of shuttle bus routes in the city.You only have to be able to read their route inscription on the bus or simply ask people at the bus stops about the direction.If you decide to grab a cab, you will not go bankrupt, I assure you. A two-hour ride around the city will cost you $20.Enjoy your ride!

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  • Railway Station

    You can also get to Rovenki via Debaltsevo station located in Donetsk region.But I would still recommend taking a train to Luhansk and then a bus to Rovenki.

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  • Luhansk - Rovenki

    There are buses to and from Rovenki almost every hour. It will take you about an hour to get there from Luhansk (about $2).

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Roven'ki Shopping

  • Shopping Inside the Blocks

    Even if you forget to buy something downtown, you can get it at numerous small shops located inside city blocks. food $ drink and household appliances 50 UAH and more

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  • Lots of New Stores

    There are lots of new big and small shops and stores in every block or street of Rovenki.They occupy mostly first floor premises in apartment houses.The stores are specialized in selling certain ware. I have seen even a massage equipment store. any item or appliance you need. UAH 100 and up

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  • Local Shopping

    The city market is the traditional place of shopping for many locals.It was fun to walk along its numerous shopping rows, study the prices and do a bit of shopping. food & drink and what not 50 UAH & more

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Roven'ki Local Customs

  • Leisure Center

    Many concerts and gala meetings take place at the City Leisure Center - a gem of the Soviet architecture, a much better and more modern building and very well taken care of unlike that of Luhansk.The leisure center is officially called Gorky Palace of Culture.I remember we were taken to this conference center during my first stay in the city when I...

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  • Miss Rovenki Show

    Miss Rovenki beauty contests became a tradition in the city.It is held every fall at the conference center. The show usually attracts lots of paticipants, spectators and mass media.A lot of unusual titles are offered to the young participants during that show:The First Vice Miss RovenkiThe Second Vice Miss RovenkiModel of the YearMiss PhotoMiss...

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  • Glory to Coalminers!

    The coalminers labor has always been revered here.Rovenki-Antratsit as the biggest industrial corporation of the city employs about 22 thousand workers. There are several monuments to coalminers in the city.You can read about their work every day in the city newspapers or learn news from the local radio and TV.Also, we saw the best coalminers...

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Roven'ki Warnings and Dangers

  • A Stroll in the Woods

    Be careful when you have a stroll in the nearby woods.Also, be prepared to see the woods in an aweful state: dirty and full of litter left by the local wild tourists, as we call those good-for-nothings who do not think about nature and have no pride of their native land...

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  • Portholes Wherever You Go

    Who on earth built this road right over these nice portholes? - this is what you would ask driving along the city roads like we did when we were in our "Ford" during our stay there.Some portholes are pretty decent (that is, HUGE, BOTTOMLESS) and would leave no chance to your car, whether it is a VW or a BMW. Any car would turn into SM (scrape...

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  • Tap Water

    Like in many towns and cities of Luhansk region and Ukraine, tap water is not for drinking, so avoid drinking it. It's kind of raw material to be processed before consuming...Why not buy mineral water at any shop or from trucks delivering mineral water to the city blocks. The trucks deliver "Aquatoria" mineral water.You can also get some water for...

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Roven'ki Tourist Traps

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    by hunterV Written Dec 11, 2008

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    I can't really describe any tourist traps as of today.
    Perhaps it could be your desire to drive along the city streets.
    Since there are enough portholes there, please be careful not to ruin your car.

    Unique Suggestions: Learn to read Russian and Ukrainian road signs, ask the locals about the best roads to drive along.

    Fun Alternatives: Take a bus/a cab.

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Roven'ki What to Pack

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    by hunterV Updated Mar 11, 2011

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: good and reliable shoes, a jacket to resist the frequent winds

    Miscellaneous: since the streets and lanes on the outskirts (and not only) are rarely lit, please do not forget to pack a flashlight to be able to walk along the dark streets at night.

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Roven'ki Off The Beaten Path

  • Visiting War Memorial Places

    “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...

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  • Outing in the Woods

    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...

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  • Explore City Ponds

    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.

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Roven'ki Sports & Outdoors

  • City Stadium

    The city stadium is called Shakhtar ("Coalminer") like in many other coalmining cities of Luhansk region.The city Sports Center is located right next to the city park. The city stadium has 5,500 seats.

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  • Sports in the Yards

    There are many sportsgrounds inside the blocks in the city.This one is a basketball field behind 21 Lenin Street. basketball and volleyball

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  • Useful Phone Numbers

    These are some updated phone numbers in the city.To call Rovenki from outside you have to dial +38 06433, if you call from a landline phone in Luhansk, dial 8 233. If you call from a mobile in Ukraine, dial 8 06433 before the phone number itself.Bus terminal - 5-00-15 Central drugstore - 5-00-41 Polyclinic - 5-07-44 District doctor - 5-02-88...

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  • Progressive and Wealthy City

    I enjoyed seeing lots of new mansions in Rovenki. Many of these mansions are still under construction, others are being built there. We could not help taking a picture of some of them, although the passing militia officer approached us and inquired about the purpose of our photography.Traveling around the city you can also see that many apartments...

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  • Industrial Center

    I got to know about the city's industry.Rovenki is a large industrial center of Luhansk region.These are the operating enterprises in the city:seven operating coalmines, two concentrating mills processing coal; light industry enterprises: a furniture factory and a shoe factory; food industry enterprises: a bakery, a mixed feed producing factory and...

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