Rubizhne Travel Guide

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    Icicles can be both funny and dangerous
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Rubizhne Things to Do

  • Pay a Visit to the Museum

    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'...

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  • Memory of the Past War

    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...

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  • Arts Exhibitions

    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 museumAlso, contact the museum director:Olga KautRubizhne City Museum21 Kirov...

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Rubizhne Restaurants

  • Liberators Street Cafe

    This cafe is called Botsman in Russian (I think that would be Boatswain in English).It is located next to the entrance to the central market in Liberators Street.The cafe has a terrace and a hall inside.Each time I went there I sat at the terrace.Most of the customers merely drink a beer or two there, although the cafe's menu is rather rich and you...

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  • Local Beer Bar

    I have discovered this pub recently when I went there with my friends.This must be the only "cowboy" cafe in Rubizhne. Everything about the decor reminds you of the "Wild West" times. They even have a "leather map" of America that is nice to look at and to study while you are having your beer...There are two halls in this cafe and the space is...

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  • Bright, Cheerful and Welcoming

    Bright, cheerful and welcoming cafe - this is how the cafe owners call their place.It is located in new districts in Victory Street. Orchid Cafe offers entertainment and delicious meals (inluding shish kebab on open fire) for the residents of the nearby new district as well as for the entire city.They have nice decor, a terrace for summer parties...

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Rubizhne Nightlife

  • Young People's Paradise

    This is how the young people's dance club is called ("Pautina" in Russian).The young people's paradise starts at 4 p.m. (for school students) and lasts till 6 p.m.on Fridays and Saturdays. Although I can't imagine how the high school students are asked to leave the dance hall at 6 p.m..The disco goes on then as a youth dance club from 8 p.m. to 11...

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  • Our Traditional Walk

    My wife and I, when we visit our parents in Rubizhne, like to take a walk along Victory Street past Lenin Square and Chernobyl Memorial to Lenin Street and then turn right to the new cathedral.Then we walk back past Absolute Supermarket and turn left to Mir Street ("Peace Street") and proceed to Lenin Square where her parents (my inlaws) live.I do...

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  • City Parties

    Lots of different dance and show programs are held in the building of the city leisure center called Kirov Palace of Culture in Lenin Square.The parties are held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and start at 7 p.m.Please follow the ads downtown. casual but neat

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Rubizhne Transportation

  • By Train From Rubizhne

    There are several passenger and local train to/from Rubizhne.You can take a train to Kharkiv, Luhansk, Simferopol, Moscow and even to Ufa (Siberia).The Local Train: Svatove-Popasne

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  • By Bus from Luhansk

    There are buses to Rubizhne/Kreminne and back to Luhansk that run on about an hour frequency.It takes about 2.5 hours to get there from Luhansk.There are minibuses and sometimes big 30 or 40-seats coaches.The ticket price is around 40 UAH (around $5).You can also take a Syeverodonetsk bus to the end stop and then another bus or a cab to Rubizhne...

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  • Sites By Bus

    You can take a bus provided you have some local friends to help you.Buses 101, 108, 109 and 115 are the most popular routes.You pay to the bus conductor as you enter the bus. The bus fare is 1.5 UAH.They all depart according to the time table. It is published in city newspapers.But, of course, to save our time, you can always hire one of the...

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Rubizhne Shopping

  • New Stores

    This store in Lenin Street is among the newly dedicated ones.It is called Galaxy and it attracts a lot of city residents by its stock and design.

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  • Shortage of Goods? None!

    If you want to buy any goods (not only industrial ones, but also food), why not go to the Central Market located next to the bus terminal and to see the great choice they have there?Visiting the market can be a must in every city. This is where you can study the prices and their relation to our wages and make your own conclusions...This is where...

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  • Mini-Shops

    There are a lot of such small shops as Lana located in Bohdan Khmelnitsky Street.You can see them in Kirov Street and in Mendeleyev Street.They are mostly grocer's stores and are used mostly by locals who live there. food and drink 100 UAH and up

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Rubizhne Local Customs

  • Photography As a Passion

    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...

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  • The First Beach

    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...

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  • Chemist Day Celebrations

    Chemist Day Celebrations in Rubizhne in 2012(FYI)May 27: Southern Station Leisure Center6 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...

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Rubizhne Warnings and Dangers

  • Spring Water

    There are mineral springs in the forests surrounding Rubizhne.You can get some water for free at the forest wells located in Kreminne Forest on the northern outskirts of the city.It's on the way to the village of Kudriashivka Kreminne District.But you have to know the way and have a detailed area map or merely ask your local friends to help you if...

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  • Spiking in Rubizhne

    I have read this tip written by planxty.I completely agree with it.I would like to quote it here (thanks a lot, Fergy!):"A problem (not specific to London by any means) is "spiking" of drinks in bars / nightclubs. By "spiking" I don't mean slipping extra vodka in an orange juice, but the use of seriously strong sedatives such as Rohypnol, with the...

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  • Stray Dogs in the City

    Like in Luhansk and any other city of Ukraine, stray dogs are a problem in the city. There are dozens of them in the city streets and lanes, especially inside the blocks of apartment houses where they look for food.Use the same common sense as you would in any big city.A pack of hungry stray dogs can surround you and start barking at you, if they...

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Rubizhne Tourist Traps

  • Exploring the Stalin Era Park

    The park is limited by Labor Square and Bohdan Khmelnitsky Street, Kirov Street and Liberators Street.The park is an old neglected place, although there is a high-end cafe there: Caesar Сafe near the old city fountain and the old staircase with two lions.I must say the locals have begun renovating the park and even plan to restore the ruins...

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  • A Stroll in the Old City Park

    If your new friends, tipsy locals, happen to invite you for a stroll in the old city park, make sure they do not leave you alone there! "A tipsy and lonely foreigner in the park? Well, that's too much! He should be taught a lesson!" That's what local passers-by - especially "rough & tough guys" - might think and hence their actions.Do you need to...

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Rubizhne What to Pack

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: usual city gear

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: everything's available at the local market and stores

    Photo Equipment: the films are available too

    Miscellaneous: bringing a torch for your night walks would be a good idea

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Rubizhne Off The Beaten Path

  • Exploring Khmelnitsky Street

    You can start you stroll at Thirteen Chairs cafe and walk all way past the stadium, the old city park (on your left), Labor Square (on your right), walk further until you reach Lenin Street.The Stalin-era corner apartment house at the crossing of Khmelnitsky Street and Lenin Street has long been one of the symbols of Rubizhne.

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  • Chechnya of Rubizhne

    You can see these ugly ruins next to the 5 in 4 apartment house.The address is 2 Students Street.They are the ruins of the old dormitory of the nearby technical school. My parents told me there was even a store on the first floor in the fifties.This ruined former dormitory is known in the neighborhood as Chechnya.The ruins could make a good...

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  • A Green Corner

    Korolenko Street was called The city's greenest street for the great number pf trees per square meter. Alas, lots of those trees have been cut down or had their tops cut by the city administration and look ugly now without their tops.The street was called after Vladimir Korolenko (February 15, 1853 – December 25, 1921), a famous Russian...

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Rubizhne Sports & Outdoors

  • Russian Billiards, Anyone?

    You can play either Russian billiards or pool in Rubizhne too.There are pool tables at several places I have been to:- Hollywood Cafe (Kharkiv Street, railway station area); - Bee Bar (Lenin Street);- and 13 Chairs Pub in Liberators Street (central market area).You can play pool or Russian billiards at a billiard club.One of the is behind the...

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  • Palace of Sports

    Palace of Sports is very popular with young people.It is located in Bohdan Khmelnitsky Street and offers a lot of sports sections.Here is a youtube video about the Palace of Sports. The city Palace of Sports belongs to a nearby technical school now.

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  • Boxing Tournament

    The city leisure center hosts a lot of different activities, among this traditional boxing tournament that is held in the middle of February.In 2011 it was held on February 17 through February 19.The tournament is dedicated the anniversary of the liberation of Rubizhne from Nazi invaders (January 31, 1943) and to the boxing veterans. In 2011 it was...

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Rubizhne Favorites

  • Green Pearl

    Green Pearl - this is how the Kreminna Forest is often called.The huge forest area covers about 30 thousand hectares in Kreminna District. Rubizhne lies in the area of Kreminna Forest, hence the air is fresh and smells like forest.You can take a walk in the neighboring forest, if you arrive to Moscow Avenue.Please be careful and be guided by...

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  • City Council

    You can contact the city mayor Mr. Konstantin Koziuberdaat: tel. +38 06453 5 02 40 ;+38 06453 5 04 36or send a fax to: +38 06453 7 41 43.........................................Mailing address:Konstantin KoziuberdaCity Mayor of Rubizhne2 Lenin SquareRubizhne 93000 Luhansk region, Ukraine* * * * * * * * * * * * * City Council's web site(in Russian...

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  • Downtown Rubizhne

    The central city street...It's hard to say what street it is.There are three streets forming downtown Rubizhne:- Mendeleyev Street;- Bohdan Khmelnitsky Street that runs parallel to Mendeleyev Street ;- Kirov Street,- Liberators' Street- Lenin Street The last three streets intersect Mendeleyev Street and Khmelnitsky Street.You can find everything...

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