Rubizhne Local Customs

  • The flaf of Rubizhne at the city museum
    The flaf of Rubizhne at the city museum
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Most Recent Local Customs in Rubizhne

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    Photography As a Passion

    by hunterV Updated Dec 3, 2013

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    New blocks of apartment houses in Peace Street
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    As far as I know, there have been lots of ardent photographers in Rubizhne.
    Eugene Alexandrov was an outstanding city photographer whose works are kept in the city museum now.
    My two photo album dedicated to Rubizhne are also exhibits of the city museum.
    I made them in 1978-1980 and last year presented them to the museum.
    I took my first color pictures with Smena 8M camera that I had received as a birthday present from my parents once.
    In 2008 I decided to take them to the museum that is now accumulating its exhibits for the future exhibitions.
    There are five color pictures among my first color photography endeavors.
    Here they are:
    - Picture 1: New apartment houses are being built.
    - Picture 2: Bohdan Khmelnitsky Street, Rubizhne, 1978
    - Picture 3: My secondary school, Students Street, 1978
    - Picture 4: At the entrance to the central market, Rubizhne
    It was a very quiet square at that time, not like now.
    It is very crowded and full of shops and kiosks now.
    - Picture 5: The war memorial in Kirov Avenue.

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    The First Beach

    by hunterV Updated Nov 24, 2013

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    On a fine November day at the lake
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    This is how they often call the beach at Lake Sandy in Rubizhne. Locals also call this lake simply Vodnaya (“Water Station”).
    It so happens that this beach is the first beach of Luhansk region to get a certificate/permit for providing vacation services for city residents.
    The waters of this lake are said to be very clean, unlike hundreds of other ponds and lakes that have long been polluted.
    Please take a look at Beach in Rubizhne
    As of June 1, 2013, the city beach at this lake was the only one out of the 22 official public beaches of the entire Luhansk region that was certified by the State Sanitary Inspection that is inexorable in the issues of public health.
    The beach has a volleyball grounds, mini-football grounds and badminton grounds.
    The kids enjoy riding a banana glide, sports grounds and merry-go-rounds.
    In other words, the local holidaymakers get everything they need for active rest, as it were.
    You can get to the beach by bus 109, if you get off at its final stop, and then walk along Kharkiv Street for about 30 minutes or simply take a taxi, which may cost you UAH20-30.
    Fun at the Lake
    The First Beach (Boss’ Interview).
    After the holiday season is over, you can still enjoy a fine day at the lake, if you wish to have a bath and to sit at the cafe. There s a side entrance located to the left of the beach building. You only have to make a reservation beforehand.

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    Chemist Day Celebrations

    by hunterV Written Nov 24, 2013

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    Southern Station Park, Rubizhne
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    Chemist Day Celebrations in Rubizhne in 2012
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    May 27: Southern Station Leisure Center
    6 p.m. – Kids’ drawing competition on the pavement "Sun in My Little Palms”;
    7.30 p.m. - Childhood Festival competitive games and entertainment program for children;
    7.30 p.m. - My Dawn concert for residents;
    8 p.m. - Honoring the best workers of Zaria Chemical Factory;
    9 p.m. - Starship Troopers" competitive entertaining program and a song contest
    9.30 p.m. – celebration fireworks display;
    21:30 Праздничный фейерверк;
    9.35 p.m. - In Retro Style dance program.

    May 28, Lenin Square, Rubizhne
    10 a.m. – 3 p.m. - International motocross competition (sand career at the 8th Microdistrict Ring);
    1 p.m. – At "Chemist" stadium: a friendly football match between the veterans of Rubizhne and veterans of "Dinamo" Kiev FC;
    5 p.m. - Rainbow Colors kids’ drawing competition on the pavement in Lenin Square;
    6 p.m. - Children's entertainment program;
    7 p.m. – City Graduation Day party;
    8 p.m. – concert program;
    9 p.m. – holiday fireworks display;
    9.15 p.m. – 10 p.m. – young people’s disco in the main square.

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    Twin Cities

    by hunterV Updated Nov 20, 2013

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    At the city museum, Rubizhne
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    Rubizhne has a twin city in Russia: the city of Rossosh, a district center of Voronezh Region.
    The cities are almost equal in the population – about 60 thousand inhabitants.
    Rubizhne and Rossosh became twin cities in 2008.
    There is a youth program exchange. Different youth festivals have been held within the past five years:
    - Fall of the Humor Leaves students’ variety theaters festival;
    - It’s Our Time youth festival;
    - Slav Constallation forum;
    - Youth Cooperation forum.
    There is an exchange of delegations on occasion of city day celebrations.

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    On a Large Scale

    by hunterV Written Nov 20, 2013

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    In Mendeleyev Street, Rubizhne
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    Chemical Industry Day has long been a traditional and popular celebration in Rubizhne, even though the huge chemical enterprise barely breathes its last. Dye chemical corporation was a huge aniline production enterprise in Soviet times. This is where my parents used to work.
    This festival is observed on the last weekend of May.
    It would be a lucky time for your visit to Rubizhne.
    A gala meeting is held at the city leisure center in the afternoon. In the evening there is a large holiday program: a concert dedicated to chemical workers, sports competitions for kids and teenagers, and a fair.
    The holiday program ends with a young people’s disco and a fireworks display that attracts hundreds and hundreds of people every year.

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    Liberation Day

    by hunterV Updated Nov 19, 2013

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    Holy Assumption Cathedral, Rubizhne
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    On January 31, 1943 Rubizhne was liberated from Nazi invaders.
    January 31 is the City Liberation Day.
    It is observed every year with a gala meeting at Heroes Obelisk in Kirov Avenue.

    The meeting starts at 10 a.m. and includes speeches of officials and war veterans that are preceded by a memorial service for the deceased liberators of the city. The service is held by a priest from a city cathedral.
    The state anthem of Ukraine resounds twice at the meeting: at its beginning and at its end.
    Then the participants lay a Garland of Glory and flowers to the foot of the Heroes Obelisk.
    The soldiers of the guard fire a three-time gun salute, which is followed by the State Anthem of Ukraine.

    After the meeting the veterans are invited to a café where they are offered free lunch at the expense of the City Council. They watch a special amateur activities concerts prepared by thankful city residents, both young and old.
    Liberation Day is one more occasion to honor war veterans and to think about the lessons of war.
    The city museum and all city school hold special lessons and meetings devoted to Liberation Day.

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    Mendeleyev and Rubizhne

    by hunterV Updated Nov 5, 2013

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    Mendeleyev monument in Mendeleyev Street
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    Dimtry Mendeleyev visited the Donest Basin in 1888 during his research work, but Rubizhne did not exist then. He arrived to what is now Donets'k located about 100 miles to the south-west of Rubizhne, but also visited the coalmines in Lissichansk located 20 miles from Rubizhne.
    Dmitry Mendeleyev visited the metallurgical factory and the coal mine built under the guidance of John Hughes, the British entrepreneur who had founded Donetsk. Mendeleyev said to John Hughes, “You have accomplished a feat. What used to be a desert became alive. The result is obvious, the success is complete, the opportunity has been proven by your business ".
    He stayed in the Donets area for about three months - February, March and April of 1888 - and wrote a book afterwards. He called his book "Power Resting on the Banks of the Donets". Mendeleyev wrote, "In my trips about Donets Area I was struck by his inexhaustible riches that surpass everything seen before, not only in Russia but also in other parts of Europe and America that I had visited for the study of their industry. "
    Honoring Dmitry Mendeleyev (1834-1907), the Father of the Russian Chemical science, who created the Periodical System of Chemical Elements, is another custom here.
    You can see this monument to the Great Chemist (a bust) in Mendeleyev Street not far from the bus terminal opposite School 8.
    Also, there is Mendeleyev monument in the old city park.
    You can see a huge mural with a portrait (a bust) of Dmitry Mendeleyev on the second floor of the city leisure center.

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    Attending a Liturgy

    by hunterV Updated Nov 1, 2013

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    Holy Assumption Cathedral, Rubizhne
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    It's another tradition in Rubizhne, especially now that we have so many new churches and cathedrals.
    The biggest cathedral is located in Lenin Street, one of the main streets of the city.
    Holy Assumption Cathedral is located at 42 Lenin Street in Rubizhne.
    Father Eugenius (Meletich) is the cathedral dean.
    Tel. +038 06453 7 83 12
    The cathedral was built with white bricks manufactured by the local brick factory, which makes it different from many other new churches built with yellow bricks.
    The cathedral's Feast Day is on August 28 every year.
    You can see some pictures from a liturgy at this cahedral here:
    Liturgy at Holy Assumption Cathedral

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    Folk Arts Exhibitions

    by hunterV Written Oct 28, 2013

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    Folk arts exhibition @ Leisure center
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    You can view different folk arts exhibitions at the city leisure
    The exhibitions are held on the ground floor regularly one after another.
    I saw an exhibition of Classic Ameteur Arts Club where different works of club members were represented.

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    Young and Talented

    by hunterV Written Oct 28, 2013

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    Performance of kids dance ensembles
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    In late March 2013, when I happened to stay with my parents, I was privileged to attend the performance of kids dance ensembles.
    I was amazed how dance happy the kids are. There were a lot of wonderful dance groups and ensembles at the concert, among them Orlionok (“Eaglet”) merited dance ensemble, Crystal circus studio and many others.
    Their activities are based at the city leisure center where a lot of school students from all over the city learn and perform folk dances and popular dances and then they take an active part in all city festivities.
    However, I saw a big contrast between the performances of kids dance groups with their happy kids’ dances that were followed by “Big Business Dance Show” - the performance of “Fortuna” show ballet – a cowboy tavern style young ladies dance group.

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    Musical Comedy

    by hunterV Updated Oct 28, 2013

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    Beneficial performance, Musical Comedy Theater
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    Rubizhne is one of the few cities of Luhansk region (perhaps, the only one) that has its own amateur musical comedy theater that works at the city leisure center in Lenin Square.
    They staged My Fair Lady and other operas, which is unique for the entire Luhansk region.
    I attended a beneficial performance of the People’s Musical Comedy Theater on march 30, 2013. It was dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the theater.
    Musical Comedy People's Theater occupies Room 205 in the City Leisure Center.
    Tel.+38 099 063 43 31
    Leader: A.I.Havva

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    Flowerbeds of Rubizhne

    by hunterV Updated Oct 28, 2013

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    The winner flowerbed, Avalon Cafe, Rubizhne
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    Many new flowerbeds have appeared in the city streets.
    They are mostly near or in front of stores or cafes and restaurants.
    As of today, the flowerbed of Avalon Cafe was found to be the best and the most beautiful according to the city flowerbeds contest.
    The Central City Hospital's flowerbed was donated by Nataly Wedding Store to the patients of the hospital. There is a plaque that mentions the gift of Nataly Co.

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    Celebrate with Us!

    by hunterV Updated Oct 28, 2013

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    City Leisure Center, Rubizhne
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    Family Day – 2013
    Family Day – 2013 was full of different events to anybody's taste. Here is a list of them for your information.
    September 12
    5 p.m. – “In the Circle of Family and Friends” sports and amusement program (14 and 16 30 Years of Victory Street);
    September 13
    3 p.m. – “I Was Born Talented” concert program (City Leisure Center);
    5 p.m. – “Guys from our Yard” sports program (School 2 sports grounds);
    7.30 p.m. – “Autumn Nocturne” concert program;
    9 p.m. – Fireworks display, disco.
    September 14
    8 a.m. - “Be Healthy” trade fair (Central Market);
    10 a.m. – Sports festival dedicated to Physical Education and Sports Day (Chemical Worker Stadium);
    At noon – pet show.
    1 p.m. – “City of Masters” decorative and applied folk arts exhibition;
    2 p.m. – “Be a Talent and Develop Yourself!” children works exhibition;
    2.15 p.m. – Young Model Makers exhibition;
    3 p.m. – “The Fastest Toddler” running race;
    3 p.m. – “Rainbow Parade of the Dance” concert program;
    4 p.m. – Rubizhne Dance Square;
    5 p.m. – Bay carriages competition;
    5 p.m. – Varenyk of the Free Village Area” dumpling cooking competition;
    6 p.m. – “How Wonderful This World Is” concert;
    8.30 p.m. – a gift concert.
    9.30 p.m. fireworks, disco.
    September 15
    9.30 a.m. – “Open Fun Football Schools” (Chemical Workers Stadium);
    4 p.m. – “Dad, Mum and I Are a Friendly Family” (Southern Station Children’s Park).

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    Family Day, a City Festival

    by hunterV Updated Sep 27, 2013

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    This nice festival traditionally takes place on the second weekend of September every year.
    It has been observed since 1981.
    In fact, it's a city day, but unlike many other towns and cities of Ukraine, it is called Family Day.
    It's the only city that celebrates a Family Day in Ukraine. All others call their city festivals a city day.
    Here is a Youtube video about this festival:
    Family Day – 2013
    The program of the festival in Rubizhne includes many different things, among them:
    - a procession when the local amateur actors show family scenes;
    - a relay race in the streets;
    - yard holidays called "We Live in One Neighborhood";
    - a charity festival "Rubizhne Is a City of Charity";
    - a children's holiday "The World I Live in";
    - exhibition of handicrafts;
    - a show program "Our United Family";
    - a gala concert in the evening;
    - a fireworks display that starts at about 9 p.m.
    - a young people's disco.
    The fireworks display team works from the roof of the City Council building and the fireworks display lasts for about ten minutes.

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    City Festival

    by hunterV Updated Jul 24, 2013

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    Sweethearts' Bench, Lenin Square
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    In 2010 the festival program will include a lot of interesting shows, contests and games, among them:
    - Our Native City’s Seven Wonders;

    - Family Quest game;

    - Creation of albums “Golden Circle of Handicrafts”;

    - Family Treasures of Rubizhne;

    - Outstanding Contemporary Figures of Rubizhne;

    - “My native city means a lot for me. Rubizhne, I love you!”;

    - Shining Stars festival;

    - Unbelievable Love Stories interactive contest;

    - Life Requires Movement sports festival;

    - Golden Hands’ Gifts for the city festival.

    I feel I have to attend the festivities this year too!

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