Stakhanov Travel Guide

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    Mir movie theater invitation poster
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    May Day invitation poster, Stakhanov
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  • City's coat-of-arms
    City's coat-of-arms
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Stakhanov Things to Do

  • Marvel at the City Monuments

    There are several unique monuments in the city, among them:Stakhanov Memorial in Irmino (formerly Teplogorsk);Afghan War Memorial near the central market bus stop;Maxim Gorky monument near the city conference center;Eternal Flame war memorial near the city council;different memorial plaques at the buildings.Unlike many other Afghan War memorials I...

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  • Viewing the Stakhanov Memorial

    There is a very unusual coalminers' memorial in Irmino (formerly Teplogorsk) District dedicated to Alexey Stakhanov's labor record.Irmino (former Teplogorsk - "Warm Mountain Town") used to be a separate satellite town of Stakhanov.It was incorporated into the city of Stakhanov later as an administrative district.The Stakhanov memorial stands right...

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  • Explore the City Restaurants

    There are several decent cafes and restaurants in the city: Yermak, Nika and Gourmand where you will enjoy the cuisine and the not-too-high prices.Why not try some of them during your stay?Also, there are also small bistro next to the central supermarkets where you can also sit and relax, if you don't mind plastic tables and chairs.

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Stakhanov Restaurants

  • City Park Restaurant

    This high end restaurant is located to the left of the entrance to Nika entertainment center.The restaurant has three halls:- a VIP hall with forty seats;- the main hall with 100 seats;- a karaoke hall with thirty seats.It has a lavish decor and offers its customers the dishes of the Ukrainian cuisine.There are some traditional dishes (soups, shish...

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  • Central Market Lunch

    Upon entering the central gate of the city market you will see this gray building to your right.It's stolovaya (a canteen) from the good old Soviet times.This is where you can have a bite during your shopping tour or exploring the market.They offer a lot of local dishes: cutlets, fried fish, fried chicken legs, meat pancakes, fried beef liver,...

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  • Enjoy the Italian and Japanese Cuisine !

    This restaurant is a part of Comfort leisure center and is located not far from downtown.There is Orange Hall and a VIP hall where you can sit comfortably and enjoy your friends' company.Ther serve different pizzas, Japanese rolls and sushis as well as dishes of local cuisine.The halls are nice.In the evenings the big blind in the Orange Hall is...

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Stakhanov Nightlife

  • Popular Place

    This entertainment complex is located downtown and consists of an open air cafe, a VIP restaurant and Gourmand cafe where you can eat, drink and dance.The disco starts at about 9 p.m. and unlike Nika night club, the customers are not high school students, but 20-25-year-olds.The music is mainly mp3, but there were what we call slow dances when...

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  • Huge Dancing Arena

    This club enjoys popularity among teenagers - high school and vocational school students mainly. You can see it from my picture here.You can also sit in the cafe inside the dancing place, have dinner and talk (if you can talk to such loud music). We saw several tables taken and people at those tables just did people watching. Although the "stage"...

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  • Young People's Spot

    This spacious club and bar is one of the favorite nighttime places among the young people, especially among the high school students who constitute the majority of the customers there...There are discos on weekends and special guest performances that usually start at 8 p.m. casual

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Stakhanov Transportation

  • Fast and Reliable

    There are buses to Stakhanov that depart from Platform 1 of the city terminal in Oboronnaya Street in Luhansk.They run on about an hour frequency.It will take you about 1.5 hours to get there for the ridiculous ticket price of $2.You can also take a cab for $50 or more, if you are in a hurry.

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  • Railway Station

    The city railway station Stakhanov is located 7 km from downtown.It can be reached by bus or by trolley bus from downtown.The station is located at the railway line Debaltsevo - Popasna and to go anywhere in Ukraine from the station you have to begin your journey from the station of Debaltsevo (Donetsk region).Timetable of trains in Stakhanov

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  • Central Market Bus Station

    There are a lot of buses to the neighboring towns and cities of Stakhanov: to Kirovsk, Pervomaisk, Alchevsk.The bus station is at the exit from the central market.

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Stakhanov Shopping

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    by hunterV Updated Aug 29, 2009

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    We went to this small shop in Khmelnitsky Street, one of the main streets of the city.
    We bought a nice bunch of roses for $10. The service was excellent.

    What to buy: different flowers

    What to pay: 50-75 UAH

    At the Florist's, Stakhanov, Ukraine Stakhanov memories
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Stakhanov Local Customs

  • Young People's Concerts

    Concerts of amateur activities are held on City Day and in June.In June the concerts are the result of young people's amateur activities throughout their school year. The concerts are held at GDK - the city leisure center.The young people demonstrate their new abilities and show their new repertoir.The young people get prizes and diplomas for their...

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  • International Film Festival

    Stakhanov is also known for its Svit International Film Festival of Non-Feature Films that is organized and held by the city council. The name of the festival means "World" in English.This festival attracted many directors from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Hungary, Switzerland and other countries who brought their non-feature films.There were free...

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  • May Day Celebrations

    May Day is a special festival in the city.On that day the city park called Coalminer opens its season officially.City residents and guests of the city flood the park and bring their kids with them.At 7 p.m. there is an open air concert.

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Stakhanov Warnings and Dangers

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    by hunterV Updated Jan 3, 2011

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    "Roads or just directions?" - this is our cab drivers' rhetorical question they ask driving you about the city.
    Sometimes the roads can be just terrible.
    I had an impression that they could only be safely conquered by local drivers who seem to know all the pot-holes. If you don't - use the cab services!
    Even though the roads are repaired every year, they need repairs badly after each winter....
    Be careful walking along the sidewalks at night, too!

    Driving in Stakhanov Stakhanov, Ukraine: city roads........ This is what we call Be careful: the lid has been stolen.... No lid over the hole in Khmelnitsky Street
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Stakhanov Tourist Traps

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    by hunterV Updated Aug 18, 2012

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    I cannot describe any tourist trap for the present.
    Maybe I do not know the city well enough.
    There is at least one drawback: no city map on sale anywhere.
    They say it was published, but became a bestseller at once...

    Unique Suggestions: If you want to find a certain address, just tell the street name to any taxi driver and he is sure to help you.

    Fun Alternatives: or ask any local: all people walking in the streets are locals for there are very few visitors there, to say nothing of foreigners.
    Your visit (as a foreigner) should be an event for the entire city, if you introduce yourself and tell the locals where you are from... I am sure their first question will be, "What's brought you here?" Your answer will most likely be, "Internet"....

    Downtown streets, Stakhanov, Ukaine A secondary school in Stakhanov A technical school in Lenin Street
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Stakhanov What to Pack

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    by hunterV Written Jul 16, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Even if you leave something behind, you can get it either at the market or at the numerous shops and stores in the city.

    Photo Equipment: available

    Miscellaneous: Have a pleasant stay in Stakhanov and enjoy its unique atmosphere!

    City hospital, Stakhanov, Ukraine City park, Stakhanov In the city park, Stakhanov Maxim Gorky monument, Stakhanov Eternal Glory monument, Stakhanov
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Stakhanov Off The Beaten Path

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    by hunterV Updated Jul 7, 2010

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    The city pond is located near the city park.
    It was dedicated in 1968.
    It was cleaned one day when we were there. They pumped out all water and cleaned the bottom.
    There are going to install a cafe in the middle of it and lay a special waterproof film at its bottom.
    Last time I went there I looked at the pond and saw it was ready again.
    Next time I should have some beer at the central cafe in the middle of the pond.
    I hope I will not fall over...
    Stakhanov Youth Pond

    Under construction: city pond, Stakhanov, Ukraine The emblem of A Ferris wheel view of Stakhanov
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Stakhanov Sports & Outdoors

  • Watching Soccer Matches

    The city stadium is called Pobeda (Victory).The stadium can seat about 7,000 fans.Sometimes you can see soccer matches there. Soccer must be game #1 here.The city youth soccer team D.U.S.Sh. (Youth Sports School) plays with other similar teams from neighboring towns and cities. As of today, there are two amateur soccer teams: Stakhanov FC and...

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  • Swimming Pool

    Swimming is very popular in the city too, especially among the students.The swimming pool is called Dolphin.Over 2,200 amateur sportsmen attend swimming groups at the swimming pool.Besides, 280 sportsmen have training there.There is also a training hall inside the building. swimming pool, sports hall;There is Chernobyl Memorial right in front of...

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Stakhanov Favorites

  • City Newspaper

    Telegazeta has been published since February 15, 1995.The newspaper’s motto is With you and for you.The address is:P.O.Box 44Stakhanov 94000UkraineE-mail: secretary@telegazeta.com.ua+38 06444 4 12 58+38 06444 9 45 18Editorial office:12 Ostrovsky Street94000 Stakhanov visiting Stakhanov School #9.

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  • Intensive English School

    Visiting the city park. Out of the 24 secondary schools in the city I have only visited School 9 – the Intensive English school where kids study English from the first grade and show great results in learning.The school proudly bears the name of Alexey Stakhanov.So it is Stakhanov School #9.They also have amateur talent activities in English, hold...

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  • City Post Office

    The Soviet era building of the post-office is in one of the central streets.You will recognize this building located downtown at 16 Dzerzhinsky Street. I am sorry there are no English signs there, but at least you have this picture and can go there to send a telegram or a postcard.And I doubt if there are any postcards with pictures of Stakhanov on...

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