Sverdlovs'k Travel Guide

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    The bus of the local soccer team...
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  • Engels Street, the central street of Sverdlovsk
    Engels Street, the central street of...
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  • Dennisikha Pond, Sverdlovsk, Ukraine
    Dennisikha Pond, Sverdlovsk, Ukraine
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Sverdlovs'k Things to Do

  • Admiring the Eneolithic Stone

    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...

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  • Excursions to the Local Lore Museum

    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...

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  • Honoring Jacob the Revolutionary

    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...

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Sverdlovs'k Restaurants

  • V.I.P. Dining

    This restaurant is much more attractive inside that from outside.The staff is so attentive and affable, the menu is very rich.It's a good place for your small party.

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  • Forest Glade

    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...

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  • Classical Style

    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...

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Sverdlovs'k Nightlife

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    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.

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Sverdlovs'k Transportation

  • Hiring a Cab

    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...

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  • Railway Station

    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...

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  • Buses to Sverdlovsk

    Such mini-buses will take you from Luhansk to Sverdlovsk in 1.5 hour.The ride will cost you about 30 UAH ($4).You can also hire a taxi if you are in a hurry, which would cost you from $50.

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Sverdlovs'k Shopping

  • Downtown Shopping

    This store has lots of goods to offer and is located in the central street next to all the main sites of the city. UAH

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  • Small Shops

    All over the city you can go shopping in such small shops where the choice of goods is quite big and you can find things to buy. UAH

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  • Big Choice

    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...

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Sverdlovs'k Local Customs

  • Archeological Findings

    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...

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  • Popular Festivals

    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...

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  • City Celebrations

    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.

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Sverdlovs'k Warnings and Dangers

  • Local Mineral Water

    Why not try the local mineral water instead of drinking tap water during your stay in the city?It is on sale at all shops and at the market.This is its label. It is called Astakhivska (Astakhiv Water).The company address is as follows:1 Lutugin StreetSverdlovsk

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  • Another Alternative

    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.

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  • Only Mineral Water!

    Avoid drinking tap water in Sverdlovsk!It's always better to buy the mineral water either at a store or at the water trucks that deliver spring water to the city residents.The local mineral water is called "Aquatoria".

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Sverdlovs'k Tourist Traps

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    Dennisikha Pond, Sverdlovsk, Luhansk region

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    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...

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Sverdlovs'k What to Pack

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    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!

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Sverdlovs'k Off The Beaten Path

  • Twice Hero

    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...

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  • Disneyland of Sverdlovsk

    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...

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  • Common Grave

    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.

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Sverdlovs'k Sports & Outdoors

  • Soccer Club

    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...

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  • City Stadium

    The central city stadium is called after Nickolay Goriushkin, Twice Hero of the Soviet Union (1915-1945), a native of the city.It is located at 17 Engels Street next to the city park and is big enough to seat thousands of spectators.

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Sverdlovs'k Favorites

  • Memory of Ivanov

    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...

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  • City Newspapers

    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: zora_don@skynet.lg.uaEditorial 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...

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  • Coat-of-arms and Flag

    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...

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