Svatove Travel Guide

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    City map, Svatove
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    Svatove County coat-of-arms
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    Exploring the city at last!
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Svatove Things to Do

  • Visit the Black Tulip

    The memorial to the soldiers and officers of the Afghan War drew my attention in Svatove.The memorial is simply called Afghan Memorial.It is located next to the City Council building.You can see two border posts: an Afghan one with the year 1979 and a Soviet one with the year 1989.The inscription on the plaque at the foot of the Black Tulip...

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  • Walking Along Merry Street

    Svatove has Merry Street ("vulytsia Vessela" in Ukrainian). By the way, it's the only city I have visited that has a street with such a peculiar name.There is a new Orthodox church in Merry Street in Svatove.This wooden church was built in accordance with ancient architectural traditions of the state of Kiev Rus that introduced Christianity in 988...

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  • Chernobyl Memorial

    The war memorial in Victory Square also includes Chernobyl memorial.The memorial is on the left-hand side of the entire war memorial complex. It represents a pink pylon with a huge bell and cranes flying above it. White cranes are symbols of those who perished defending their people. You can see the year 1986 on the bell.There is an Electronic...

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  • Remembering the Victims

    The residents of Svatove unveiled a monument to the victims of the nationalists’ terror.I only saw another similar monument in Luhansk and in no other city of Ukraine.The inscription on the black plaque reads,To the residents of Svatove County who perished from the hands of Nationalist chasteners from OUN-UPA (OUN-UPA, Organization of Ukrainian...

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  • Cannon of Svatove

    The cannon is, in fact, a Liberators’ monument that commemorates the soldiers and officers of the 267th Infantry Division that liberated Svatove from Nazi invaders in January 1943.The monument represents a 76-mm cannon. It was dedicated in 1985. The inscription reads,The 267th Infantry Division (Commander: Colonel Victor Gerasssimov; Head of Staff:...

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  • Dive into History

    Svatove County Local Lore Museum was dedicated in 1962. In 1972 it was awarded with the honorary title of a Folk Museum.The museum occupies an old building in the main street. Its collection comprises almost 11,000 exhibits.The museum staff does a lot of research and social work. Thanks to its efforts several memorial plaques were dedicated in...

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  • Victory Square

    Victory Square has long been the central one in Svatove. On July 3, 1912 a monument to Alexander II, the Liberator Czar, was dedicated in this square. The czar statue did not last long and was demolished by German invaders in 1918. However, the pedestal remained, and now it is used in this memorial: the soldier statue stands on it, which is a...

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  • New War Memorial

    There is a new war memorial in Svatove. It is called Glory, Memory, MourningIt was dedicated in 1995 when the 50th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazism was celebrated.The memorial is in Victory Square.There are common graves of the Soviet officers and soldiers here. It's a sacred place for many city residents.You can see a soldier statue...

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  • Visit the Park

    The city park is located behind the Leisure Center at the end of the main street. The building is on your left as you walk along the main street.The park is a quiet place with a nice alley, two fountains and a cafe called Poliana ("Forest Glade") . The cafe is one of the favorite hangout places of the young people of Svatove. They say there is loud...

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  • Young People's Spot

    This cafe in Victory Square is located on the second floor of a business center.The cafe has a terrace with a bar, a hall where you can play table tennis, and a big hall for corporate parties.The cafe is frequented by young people before or after a disco.

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  • Local Cuisine

    During my walk along the main street I came across this tiny cafe called Smachnee Obeedy in Ukrainian ("Tasty Lunches" in English).The cafe has several tables and they serve both snacks and lunch or dinner. The guests of the city, who stay at Dvinn Hotel located round the corner, have their meals here.This is is also an Internet cafe, which is very...

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Svatove Transportation

  • Get the Timetable

    You can take a look at the train timetable in Svatove and the bus timetable.There are a lot of taxis in the city.Here are the mobile phone numbers just in case:+38-050-2009602 +38-050-7054905 +38-066-2038128 +38-066-4565808 +38-066-5142484 +38-066-5673570 +38-066-6037667 +38-066-6080258 +38-066-7233488 +38-066-7252531 +38-066-7791895...

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  • Railway Station

    The railway station was built in 1902. The building suffered a lot during the Civil War of 1918-1922 and during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.There are local trains and passenger trains to Kharkiv, Donetsk, St.Petersburg, as well as outside Ukraine: to Orenburg, Cheliabinsk (Russia).Railway Station Square located behind of the station is...

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Svatove Shopping

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    There are a lot of good stores on your way to the main street and on this street:
    - Central Department Store in the main street;
    - “Liubava” Store in Dzeerzhinsky Street;
    - “Svatove Bread” Store in the main street;
    - “Apelsin” Store at 4 Chestnut Street;
    - “Lux” Store in Chestnut Street;
    - “Shakhtar” Store in Gorky Street (near the Cannon of Svatove).

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Svatove Local Customs

  • Memorial Plaques

    Like in every city of FSU countries, there are memorial plaques on some of the houses or buildings of Svatove as well.I have seen several of them.The first picture represents the Order of Lenin PlaqueIt is attached to the front wall of the railway station.The plaques contains an image of the Order of Lenin and the inscription reads,By the Decree of...

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  • Local Newspapers

    There are two local newspapers in Svatove County: – Svatove Gazette – a weekly newspaper. It’s motto is^ From cover to cover, all to be honest!The editorial office is at 5/22 Victory Square, tel.+38 0671 3 21 71 (tel+fax); 3 64 31.- “Novyny Svativshchiny” – “News of Svatove Land” , a newspaper of the territorial community of Svatove County.The...

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  • Young Talents

    There is a county youth center named after Nikolay Shchepenko, a local writer.The youth center is called Free Village Spiritual WellIt occupies an old building erected in 1955 at 37 Victory Square.The center has a nice web site with a Picture Gallery and lots of Video ClipsThe aim of the youth center is formation of the spiritual culture of the...

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Svatove Warnings and Dangers

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    Sadly, our region takes the third place in Ukraine after Donetsk region and Dnipropetrovsk region - the industrially developed regions - in environmental pollution.
    All rivers, lakes, land and air seem to be polluted, even though you might not notice it at first sight.
    It is not safe to bathe in our rivers and lakes, although people do bathe there at their own risk.
    The same concerns the pond in Merry Street and the River Krasna itself.
    What I did there was merely to stand and ponder.

    Merry Street pond, Svatove Merry Street pond, Svatove Merry Street pond, Svatove Go to Dvinn Hotel and enjoy the sauna instead Go to Dvinn Hotel and enjoy the sauna instead
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Svatove Off The Beaten Path

  • Pashkov’s House

    This house is more than a hundred years old. It is one of the few remaining historical buildings in the city.It is called after the first owner, a well-known city merchant Ivan Pashkov, who commissioned the construction in 1902.Being one of the finest buildings in the city, it was used by the Bolsheviks after 1917.This building housed the...

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  • Walking Along Merry Street

    Walking along Vessela Street ("Merry Street" in English), you can see this Fellow Countrymen monument dedicated in 2009.It represents a female figure holding flowers in her hands.The inscription on the plaque at the foot of the monument reads,Glory and respectto the fellow countrymenfrom Svatove Countyfor their feats and selfless laborI have never...

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  • St.Theodosius Cathedral

    This Orthodox cathedral is located ten miles to the west of Svatove in the village of Karmazynivka.It is being refurbished now and turned into a monastery.The cathedral is more than 150 years old.Fr.John is the cathedral dean.There is an old picture of the cathedral showing how it looked before the renovation....

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Svatove Favorites

  • The Old City

    The historical part of the city is located between the Red River (the River Krasna) and the hills. It is the least inhabited area of Svatove.Here you can see Liberty Square and many streets, and the total area of the Old City is not inferior to the downtown area. The private house owners have much more spacious areas here, well beyond 6 acres. Here...

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  • District Center

    Svatove is a district center of Luhansk region.It is located in the region’s northwestern part on the River Krasna, a tributary of the Seversky Donets, about 100 miles from Luhansk.The altitude is 91 meters above sea level.Svatove is a compact city occupying the area of about 8 square miles.The city consists of 156 streets, squares, lanes and...

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  • History of Svatove

    It was great to read the booklet compiled by the teaching staff and students of School No.8.They described the history of Svatove and the history of schools in the city.Also, they described several streets and attached these pictures and the pictures of famous people the streets were named after.This booklet is certainly worth being printed out...

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