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    Tap Water

    by hunterV Updated Mar 13, 2010

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    Lenin Street, Rubizhne
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    Like in many towns and cities of Luhansk region and Ukraine, tap water is not for drinking.
    So the officials tell us to avoid drinking it.
    Tap water is a kind of raw material to be processed before consuming: it has to be boiled ... Although I have always liked its soft taste and found it much better than the tap water in Luhansk. Rubizhne is perhaps the only city where I always drink tap water with no fear...
    You can also buy mineral water at any store. They sell mineral water in two-liter or five-liter plastic bottles.

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    Stray Dogs in the City

    by hunterV Updated Nov 16, 2011

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    Look at these stray dogs...and leave
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    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 don't like something about you. Do not let a dog approach you from behind. He may bite you even without barking. Those dogs are the most dangerous I think.
    If you have no food to offer them and want to scare them away, make an abrupt movement to lower your arm to the ground as if to grab a stone to throw at them. That will help or, on the contrary, drive them even wilder... You never know.
    A barking dog does not bite?
    Anyhow, a barking dog can bite after he/she is through with barking, you know...
    Keep your eyes open please and do not find yourself among the victims of our stray dogs' anger.Stray dogs at the city market

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    Beware of Fake Liquors

    by hunterV Updated Nov 4, 2011

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    I don't know how many of my alcohol-loving fellow countrymen got sick, poisoned or underwent intensive medical treatment after consuming fake vodka or brandy (especially the Ukrainian brandy whose quality can be simply unpredictable!) bought at the city kiosks or stores.
    It's a lottery indeed!
    You never know what you are buying: a trade mark brandy or a terrible moonshine made of God knows what...
    My Hungarian friend Laszlo Attila said, "I heard that liquors made from poisonous methyl-alcohol might be bought sometimes." He was right. The notorious local "alcohol businessmen" don't mind using any poison in their pursuit of profit...
    You have been warned.
    Besides, the champagne leaves much to be desired, especially if you buy the cheap sorts with a plastic cap... The champagne bubbles tends to disappear fast and what you have to drink turns out to be water...
    It is always better to buy vodka some good Crimean wines or hign-end brandy/cognak sorts at a supermarket just to be on the safe side, to be sure they have not been "distilled" at a nearby city underground factory...
    In other words, if you are visiting locals at their homes, bring liquors from where you have come from.
    Enjoy!
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    Spiking in Rubizhne

    by hunterV Updated Dec 17, 2011

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    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 victims then being taken somewhere and sexually assaulted. In some cases, the women are not even aware of what has happened until much later.
    The advice is never to accept drinks from strangers unless you see them poured yourself by the bar staff, never leave your drink unattended and be careful."

    I must say spiking is not only to be seen in London, but also in Rubizhne sometimes.
    So I would like to reiterate,

    Never accept any drink from strangers in bars or nightclubs. It is simply not customary here.
    Watch the bar staff pour you your drink, if you can.
    Nevertheless, your glass could be “prepared” beforehand by washing it in a poisonous solution, thus making your observation useless.
    Just take precautions, otherwise the consequences might disappoint you…Best wishes and have fun in Rubizhne!

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    City Sidewalks

    by hunterV Updated Apr 25, 2010

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    Old Soviet sidewalk, Khmelnitsky Street
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    Be careful when walking along the streets.
    Not all the sidewalks are in good repair.
    Some of them are beyond repair like this one on one side of Khmelnitsky Street where they have managed to repair only one side.
    Originally they paved this sidewalk with bricks for those bricks were in abundance in the fifties because Rubizhne had its own brick making factory.
    The thin layer of asphalt was applied in the sixties and what we have is what we have now...
    It refers to practically all the sidewalks in any street.
    Don't be in a hurry and - watch your feet! A flashlight at night would be very helpful too!..

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    Neglected Areas

    by hunterV Updated May 25, 2011

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    Be careful about paying a visit to such old neglected areas as the Old City Park and the Pioneers' Park.
    These old parks have long ceased to be such: you will see no benches or attractions there except old neglected buildings and monuments surrounded by lots of weeds.
    The city Young Communist League monument in Pioneers Park is among them.
    It looks completely neglected and is in total decay.
    The inscription on the monument reads,
    1918 - the All-Union Lenin Young Communist League was founded;
    1919- the Ukrainian Lenin Young Communist League was founded;
    1920 - the regional and city organization of the Young Communist League were founded.
    By the way, the YCL memorial plaque is still there!
    It is at the wall of the former YCL Headquarters building.
    The city had evidently no financial means to maintain those areas in due state or to pay all the communal fees as was the case with the old city conference center called Kirov Palace of Culture located down Kirov Street.

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    Spring Water

    by hunterV Updated Nov 4, 2013

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    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 you wish to get spring water for yourself.

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    Our Roads

    by hunterV Updated Jun 15, 2009

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    Lenin Street, Rubizhne
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    Who on earth built this road right over these nice pot-holes? - this is what you would ask driving along some of the city roads here.
    Some pot-holes are pretty decent and can be very deep. They would leave no chance to your car, whether it is a Ukrainian or a foreign make. Only the local drivers know the city roads very well.
    Any outsider driving a car during his first visit to Rubizhne, especially in rainy weather, is running a risk of sacrificing his car. Why? No need. Better to rely on local cab drivers and leave your car at the first guarded parking lot on the outskirts.

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    Old City Park

    by hunterV Updated Aug 1, 2010

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    At the entrance to the old city park, Kirov Street
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    Our old city park was built in 1934 next to the leisure center.
    It is bounded by Kirov Street Khmelnitsky Street and Liberators Street.
    Its lanes and the old fountain look neglected.
    I remember the times when the fountain functioned to our joy.
    Now it only disintegrates year after year.
    I am sorry there are no local or foreign V.I.P.s who would not be indifferent to the good old Soviet legacy and provide some assistance to bring the old fountain in order or substitute it with a new one and renovate the entire park area. Otherwise the old park looks promising neither for holidaymakers not for locals.

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    Drug Addicts

    by hunterV Updated Nov 16, 2011

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    Ukrainian-Austrian joint venture, Rubizhne
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    June 26 is when International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed.
    On that day and after it we get to know the latest relative data as to the drug abuse in Luhansk region.
    The statistics says that drug addicts index in Rubizhne is 290 registered drug addicts for 100,000 residents, which is the fifth place in Luhansk region after Syeverodonetsk, Luhansk, Antratsit and Sverdlovsk.
    There are a lot of “toxicomen” in Rubizhne, too - those who are crazy about toxic substances.

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