This is the image of the Eneolithic Stone that is also called Snakes of Sverdlovsk.Eneolithic Period is known to be the transitional period between the Neolithic Period and the Bronze Age (2500–2000 BC).It is also known as Copper Age.The Eneolithic Stone of Sverdlovsk was found during the archeological expeditions in Sverdlovsk County. You can see...more
The city has a rich and interesting museum.It was dedicated in 1972.In 1991 it moved to its present building at 2 Pirogov Street. The museum is not far from the bus terminal and the central market.I visited the museum each time I was in Sverdlovsk.You can see an interesting monument at the entrance: a miner and a farmer symbolizing the unity of the...more
You can see this monument to Jacob Sverdlov whose real name was Yankel Miraimovich Schwarzbaum.The monument stands in the central street between the City Central Telephone Exchange and Vegas nightclub.Sverdlov was born in a Jewish family on June 3, 1885 in Nizhni Novgorod, Russia, and died on March 16, 1919 in Moscow.He became an ardent Bolshevik...more
It is a nice place located in the suburbs at the pond with an open-fire kitchen, pavilions standing right in the water. You can have a nice lunch here enjoying the views and the fresh air.Picture 2:Here's one of the pavilions at the lake.You will be served different nice dishes of your order here.That would be a nice place for a small...more
This restaurant is located on the second floor of the building of the local conference center that is called Sverdlov Palace of Culture. Its entrance is at the right facade on the second floor (you have to climb a staircase).The restaurant has a classical design with British flags hanging over your head, a rich menu, about 60 seats, a TV with DVD...more
This restaurant complex occupies the building of a former department store and can be seen from afar, especially in the evening when the sparkling lights are on.
There are 11 tables in the restaurant,
a sauna downstairs
and a casino upstairs.
You can attend and have fun at different parties taking place on weekends here...
Dress Code: casual and clean;
I was allowed to take a picture inside the restaurant when I was there...
It looks nice when the light garlands are on.
There are several cab service companies in Sverdlovsk.Here are some useful phone numbers for you.I usually appreciate having such phone numbers for it allows me to to hire a cab by phone ahy time of the day and night.I don't have to rush to a cab stand and wait for a cab there.Ordering a cab by phone is more convenient and a bit less...more
The railway station is quite small.It is called Dolzhanskaya. The station was built and has functioned since 1878.It is a very important freight station for transportation of coal.There are mainly local passenger trains here.In summer there are trains to Kiev, Baku, Crimea and the Urals (Yekaterinburg in Russia, former Sverdlovsk).A ticket to Kiev...more
This kind of shopping is so popular with us and is so special for you can see lots of different stands in it, from vegetables and meat to shoes and clothes.You can also negotiate with the shop assistants, although it's our custom and the foreign visitors do not usually negotiate because the possible shopping profit usually equals to about 10C or a...more
Snakes of Sverdlovsk This is how this ancient stone is called.This stone with carved snakes that was excavated in Sverdlovsk district has become one of the symbols of the city. The stone dates back to the 3rd millennium B.C. The stone has been the subject of lots of scientific research.It is kept at the entrance to the exhibitions of the city...more
Queen of Autumn and other cultural festivals are often held in the city leisure center called Sverdlov Palace of Culture.For example, on November 22 Queen of Autumn festival, a beauty contest, was held in the city.There are other festivals in the city, too. One of them is called Venichka's Rainbow. It is Alexander Litvinov's memorial festival that...more
Besides everyone's the favorite holiday New Year's Day there are other big celebrations in the city.Coalminer's Day is celebrated on the last Sunday of August with a large holiday program and huge fireworks display in the evening.City Day is observed on the last Sunday of October and is marked with concerts, shows and competitions.more
The city well located in Bryckin Street in the suburbs is another alternative to drink pure water.The water there has a specific taste, but they say it is safe enough.Bring your plastic bottles with you to fill them with as much water as you need!The spring is located opposite Lesnaya Polyana ("Forest Glade") cafe.more
Looking at the city ponds some people might feel like bathing and wonder if it is safe to bathe...
Alas, it is not recommended for you never know how clean (or dirty) the water is and, what is more, who knows what awaits you at the bottom. These ponds are artificial and are a result from coalmining activities in the area.
The locals never bathe there, they can only fish at their ponds.
They say there is enough fish there.
Unique Suggestions: Hire a boat, take your camera and go boating and photo huntung on the pond.
Fun Alternatives: Go to the state reserve located 25 km away and bathe in a pond there...
Luggage and bags:
any sort you want
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Remember about the muddy unasphalted streets uptown. A flashlight is a must for walking along the evening streets...
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: available
Photo Equipment: any film you need
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: good steppe clothes and facilities.
Miscellaneous: Even if you leave something behind, you can get almost anything here at the local supermarkets and markets.
So don't worry, just come and see everything with your own eyes!
This monument to Major Goriushkin , a native of Sverdlovsk (1915-1945) who was Twice Hero of the Soviet Union stands at the entrance to the city park not far from the stadium.Nickolay Goriushkin(December 1, 1915 – November 12, 1945).I saw his grave in the city park and his bust located next to the city stadium that was named after him. I became...more
There is a small park with the entrance in the form of the tower reminding you of Eiffel Tower in Paris.The park is called Times Park, or Park of Times.You can sit at a bench and enjoy the view of the mini-pyramides and the ancient Russian gates there.The park is located next to the building of the city tax inspection in Engels Street.It was built...more
The Common Grave of the city liberators is located in a rather lonely city park.Major Goriushkin, the Twice Hero of the Soviet Union, is also buried here.Picture 2:This is the general view of the war memorial in the city park where the Soviet soldiers who perished during the liberation of the city were buried in 1943.more
The city soccer club is called Shakhtar and is not so well known as the soccer team of Luhansk. Shakhtar Sverdlovsk plays in Group B of the Second Ukrainian Soccer League with seventeen other teams of Ukraine. Its place in the group is somewhere in the middle.The city coalmining administration Sverdlovskantratsit has its own soccer team called...more
The memory of Elder Porphiry Ivanov, the people's healer and the teacher of the healthy way of life, is very much revered in Sverdlovsk for he lived, died and was buried in Sverdlovsk District in 1984.You can make sure of it when you see his huge portrait and read about his activities and followers at the city museum of local lore.Elder Porphiry is...more
Zaria Donbassa ("The Dawn of the Donets Basin").is the city daily newspaper.It is published at 29 Engels Street. The City Council is its founder.E-mail: email@example.comEditorial office phones are: +38 06434 2 25 76+38 06434 2 24 79+38 06434 2 64 16.There is also a weekly newspaper called Eastern Express. Its motto is: A good newspaper for...more
The city has its own coat-of-arms adopted in 2002 and the flag adopted in 2003 by the city council. The coat-of-arms is a French shield with the image of the Cossack symbols of power in the middle - the hetman's mace and the colonel's warder. These symbols remind us of the legendary past and the foundation of the first Cossack settlement here. The...more