Rubizhne Things to Do

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    Pay a Visit to the Museum

    by hunterV Updated Jan 8, 2014

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    Autumn Scherzo amateur  applied arts exhibition
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    Visiting the local museum, you can view different applied arts exhibitions.
    I viewed the Autumn Scherzo arrts exhibition on the second floor.
    It represents several amateur artists of Rubizhne - ladies whose hobby is embroidering. They perfect themselves in creating embroidery masterpieces: cross-stitched canvases - replicas of famous Russian artists' paintings or individual projects of the local amateur artists. Their canvases are full of shades and produce an impression of real painted pictures.

    You can take a look at my travelogue about the museum

    Also, contact the museum director:
    Olga Kaut
    Rubizhne City Museum
    21 Kirov Avenue
    Rubizhne
    Tel.+38 06453 5 22 76

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    Memory of the Past War

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    The local museum occupies the old building of the former kindergarten (I am sorry they had to give up the kids' building) in Kirov Street located opposite the common grave of the Soviet soldiers who fell in the battles for liberation of Rubizhne in 1943.
    The museum presents a Victory exhibition in the war hall. The exhibition has a lot of authentic exhibits, photographs, letters dating back to 1941-1945 along with some furniture pieces of that time.
    A lot of school students are taken for a field tour to the museum and are shown this exhibition whose motto is the same good Soviet war motto, Nobody is forgotten, nothing is forgotten!
    As for me, I enjoyed viewing the embroidery masterpieces and the ethnographic hall at the museum.

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    Arts Exhibitions

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    You can visit arts exhibitions at the city museum.
    The exhibitions are held on the second floor regularly one after another.
    There is one constant exhibition devoted to the Great Patriotic war of 1941-1945.
    You can take a look at my travelogue about the museum
    Also, contact the museum director:
    Olga Kaut
    Rubizhne City Museum
    21 Kirov Avenue
    Rubizhne
    Tel.+38 06453 5 22 76

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    More Mosaic

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    This mosaic is called Victory Day (by me). :-)
    The Victory Day mosaic adorns the back wall of the building of the former Komsomolets movie theater and represents the celebration and the joy of Victory Day.
    It’s pleasant to sit on a bench in the adjoining park and to admire that unusual mosaic on the back wall of the movie theater.
    It is really unique, like nothing else I have seen in the towns and cities of Luhansk region and outside it.
    You can merely stand in front of this mosaic, look at it and ponder about its meaning.

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    Stroll in the Central Park

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    The Central Park is located behind the former movie theater (Mendeleyev Street) around the war memorial in Labor Square.
    There are several benches where people, mostly the tenants of the nearby apartment houses, like to sit.
    The kids enjoy playing at the playground located here in the park.
    You can also sit at a bench opposite the Victory Mosaic and contemplate observing that unique mosaic.

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    Eternal Flame

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    This is where you could see the Eternal Flame in the city.
    There is no flame here any more since the authorities have started to value gas like never before.
    The Eternal Flame is located in Kirov Street at the mass grave of the soldiers and officers who fell in the battle for liberation of the city in January 1943.
    The bronze figure of the mourning officer with a burial wreath in his hand is a symbol of people’s mourning and a reminder of the tragedy of the last world war.
    The mass grave is in front of this monument.
    There are memorial plaques with the names of the fallen soldiers and officers.
    The inscription on the black memorial plaque at the monument reads,
    .........................................................................................................................................
    Eternal glory to those who perished in the battles for the liberation of Rubizhne
    .........................................................................................................................................

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    A Downtown War Memorial

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    Downtown war memorial, Rubizhne
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    These are pictures of the central war memorial located in Labor Square in the park behind the former Komsomolets movie theater.
    The war memorial can be very well seen from Bohdan Khmelnitsky Street and Kirov Street when you leave the city park and approach Khmelnitsky Street.
    The war memorial in Labor Square is dedicated to those soldiers and officers who did not come back from the fronts of the last world war.
    Also, you can see a memorial plaque to the Heroes of the Soviet Union at the foot of the obelisk.
    There are plaques with the names of all city residents who fell at the fronts of the last world war.
    The white bas relief at the foot of the obelisk symbolizes the unity of three generations of the Motherland defenders: sons, fathers and grandfathers.
    The inscription below the bas relief reads,
    /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/
    To the residents of Rubizhne
    who fell in the battles
    for the liberation and independence
    of their Motherland in 1941-1945
    /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/
    Seven city residents were awarded with the honorary title of the Hero of the Soviet Union:
    Nickolay Boyko, senior lieutenant;
    Vassily Danko, senior sergeant;
    Fyodor Dachko, senior lieutenant;
    Vadim Doichev, senior lieutenant;
    Mikhail Mikhailichenko, colonel;
    Nickolay Rudenko, senior batallion commissar;
    Stepan Shvets, major.
    All of these heroic officers had also the rank of „Guards“ preceding their army rank, which sounded like "Guards senior lieutenant".
    You can see memorial plaque all around the foot of the war memorial. The plaque contain the names of the city residents who fll in battles for the liberation of their Motherland during the Grat Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
    I must say the star on the top of the obelisk looks very extraordinary and awkward. Unlike all other ordinary five-point stars this one seems to stand on its two points as though they were legs and the distance between those lower points is much shorter than usual.

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    The Ukrainian Flag

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    The national flag in Labor Square, Rubizhne
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    Labor Square is where different rallies were held in the Soviet era.
    Now they are all held in the new central square - Lenin Square located in front of the City Council building.
    There were two words masde of huge iron Russian letters on both sides of the flag pole located in the middle of Labor Square: SLAVA TRUDU ("Glory to labor!").
    Those iron letters were removed after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. They were considered too dangerous for passersby for the letters became too rusty and the wind began to move them…
    Labor Square is the biggest asphalted square in the city.
    Another one, Lenin Square, is paved. It is located between the City Council building and the Leisure Center.
    You can see several five-storey apartment houses on two sides of Labor Square.
    There are stores on the first floor of those apartment houses.
    The flag pole in the middle of Labor Square has a Ukrainian flag.

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    Visiting Labor Square

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    War Memorial, Rubizhne, Ukraine
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    Labor Square adjoining Khmelnitsky Street and the City Park is one of the oldest squares of the city.
    It dates back to the thirties of the last century.
    This is where different rallies were held in the Soviet era.
    Some of the City Day celebrations in September also take place in this square today.
    There is a park in the middle of the square where you can see Heroes Obelisk - the war memorial dedicated to all residents of Rubizhne who did not come back from the war.
    You can see the telephone exchange, several stores, a cafe and a war memorial in that square - Heroes Obelisk.

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    Stand and Ponder

    by hunterV Updated Dec 1, 2013

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    Chernobyl memorial, Rubizhne
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    Like in many other towns and cities of Ukraine, there is a Chernobyl memorial in Rubizhne.
    It commemorates the victims of the 1986 nuclear plant catastrophe - both residents and those who took part in liquidation of the consequences of the disaster. Those "liquidators", as they are called here, were sent to Chenobyl area from all over Ukraine.
    The memorial is in the park lane in 30 Years of Victory Street, on your way from the city council to the cathedral.
    The inscription on the black plaque reads,
    To the victims of Chernobyl catastrophe -
    to the fallen, to the living and to the non-born.

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    Lenin Monument

    by hunterV Updated Nov 1, 2013

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    Lenin monument, Rubizhne, Ukraine
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    This is the place that I used to pass on my way to the library or when shopping.
    It is in Lenin Park.
    Lenin Park is in the middle of Lenin Street opposite School #6 and Galaxy store and School No.6.
    This Lenin monument has no twins in other towns and cities, but has a unique design.
    Lenin is depicted with what would be a leather case that he is holding in his left hand. He must be entering a conference room as a great orator ready to fight any contrary opinions or persons...
    There are always flowers at the foot of the monument, which represents the residents’ longing for the Soviet era with all its reliability and visible order (and terrible invisible disorder, too)…
    I must say that during my last stay in Rubizhne I saw funeral wreaths at the foot of this monument, which looked very rigid, as it were. Usually such funeral wreaths are only present at the cemetery... Their presence at the foot of the monument testifies to the fact that people are in deep mourning to a very close person or a relative...
    This bronze monument, although hollow inside, looks very special and not "factory stamped" or "cut and dried" like dozens of others that still stand proudly in different towns and cities I have visited...

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    Bathing in the Lake

    by hunterV Updated Nov 1, 2013

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    At Lake Pesochnoye
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    Ozero Pesochnoye (in Russian) - Sandy Lake - is located on the city outskirts not far from where Kharkiv Street ends.
    This lake has long been the favorite bathing destination for lots of city residents.
    It is included into the list of ecologically safe lakes of Luhansk region.
    Although I must say the beach sand is not pure at all. There are always cigarette butts there, but don't let that deter you.
    The beach has a volleyball net for beach volleyball, two beer tents where you can combine beer drinking and people watching and a water bike hiring station.
    People never call the lake itself by its official name. They use the informal name and say simply Vodnaya, which means Water Station.
    The only problem is that there are no direct buses to this place. You always have to hire a cab ($3) from downtown and back.
    Youth Day-2011 in Rubizhne
    Rubizhne Beach Is Popular with Tourists

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    Holy Assumption Cathedral

    by hunterV Updated Oct 31, 2013

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    Holy Assumption Cathedral, Rubizhne
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    This is a new cathedral completed recently and located in Lenin Street on the northern outskirts 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.
    It is located next to the new supermarket called Absolute.
    The cathedral has a big courtyard and to the right of the entrance there is the building of the former temporary church of the city.

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    Bas-reliefs at Cannon of Rubizhne

    by hunterV Written Oct 28, 2013

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    There are several bas-reliefs at Cannon of Rubizhne in Liberators' Street.
    They represent different war periods of history starting with the Civil War of 1918-1920 and ending with liberation of the city from Nazi invaders in 1943..

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    Cannon of Rubizhne

    by hunterV Written Oct 28, 2013

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    Inscription @ Cannon of Rubizhne
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    There are several memorial plaques at Liberators’ memorial in Liberators' Street.
    I call this memorial Cannon of Rubizhne.
    You can see four bas reliefs representing different war period of history starting with the Civil War of 1918-1920.
    There are three memorial plaques here.
    They read,

    The residents of Rubizhne –
    to Liberators

    On December 21, 1919
    the Red Army units liberated the station of Rubizhne
    from the White Guards

    On January 31, 1943
    the Soviet Army units liberated the town of Rubizhne
    from the German fascist invaders

    Your courage was unparalleled,
    your will was unbending,
    your feat of arms is immortal

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    Nov 26, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    Hunter You must take some photos of the inside of the Cathedral at Rubizhne especially the Iconostasis which are so beautiful and unique to us.....

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