Luhans'ka Oblast' Travel Guide

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Luhansk

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Rubizhne

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Alchevs'k

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Sverdlovs'k

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Lutugino

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Novopskov

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Krasnodon

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Stakhanov

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Novoaydar

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Antratsit

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Syeverodonets'k

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Roven'ki

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Starobil's'k

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Kreminna

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Slavyanoserbsk

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Aleksandrovsk

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Zorinsk

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Stanichno-Luganskoye

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Novosvetlovka

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Kirovsk

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Illiriya

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Varvarivka

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Morozivka

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Yelenovka

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Makarov

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Donetsk

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Luhansk

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  • Irish Cafe Bar

    Luhansk Restaurants

    This restaurant is located right in the very center, next to the central entrance to the market in Sovietskaya Street.It has three halls: the first one as you enter is for smokers and the next two are for non-smokers. There is also a terrace where you can sit in warm weather. The hall with open air seats on the terrace has gladd windows, a huge TV...

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  • Gostinny Dvor

    Luhansk Hotels

    My American friend Jack stayed at this new hotel for several days and he was kind enough to take me...

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  • Some Useful Links

    Luhansk Favorites

    There are several web sites with the map of Luhansk. You can check them out to find out if they are useful to you: Map of Luhansk >>>>> One More Map >>>>> A Good Map of Luhansk Here are some useful links about Luhansk that I have often visited:(the majority of them are in Russian, though)City of Luhansk TimelapseMore...

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Rubizhne

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  • Rejuvenation of Poplars

    Rubizhne Local Customs

    I haven’t noticed this tradition in the past century. Perhaps because the poplars were not so big twenty years ago. There are a lot of huge poplars along many streets in Rubizhne. Their massive branches can be a nuisance for the traffic, for pedestrians and for the apartment houses in case they break and fall during a storm.So they cut down the...

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  • Exhibitions of Handicrafts

    Rubizhne Local Customs

    It was great to visit a handicrafts exhibition at the city museum on the eve of International Women's Day.The exhibition was called Ornaments of Love.It contained a lot of embroidered towels, shirts, blouses and icons.Most of all I liked Orthodox icons embroidered by handicraft specialists.The exhibition was assembled and brought to Rubizhne by Red...

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  • Treasury of Talents

    Rubizhne Local Customs

    Treasury of Talents - this is how the exhibition of popular handicrafts is called.The exhibition takes place every year in the main square during the City Day celebrations.You can see a lot of embroidery, pottery, wood-carving, sculpture and painting.Local handicrafts specialists and those from the neighbiring villages, towns and cities bring their...

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Alchevs'k

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  • Explore City Monuments

    Alchevs'k Things to Do

    There are a lot of new monuments amd memorials in Alchevsk, among them:- the monument to Alchevsky;- the Afghan War memorial;- Chrenobyl memorial;- war memorials.

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  • Forward Together!

    Alchevs'k Favorites

    Alchevsk has several twin cities, among them:Dnipridzerzhinsk, Ukraine;Dunaújváros, Hungary;Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland;Eregli, Turkey.

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  • City Festival

    Alchevs'k Local Customs

    City Day has been observed in Alchevsk since 1983 on every second Sunday in September, just like in Luhansk. In Luhansk it has been observed since 1980. The City Day program in Alchevsk is as diverse as in Luhansk:- different concerts with variety stars and bands from Kiev and other big cities,- traveling circus performances, - shows,- sports...

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Sverdlovs'k

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  • Honoring Jacob the Revolutionary

    Sverdlovs'k Things to Do

    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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  • Honoring Outstanding Workers

    Sverdlovs'k Local Customs

    It has long been a tradition, and this city is not an exception, to build such Honor Boards in our cities where you can see the pictures of the best workers of the city who were decorated with different orders and medals for their labor.This Board of Honor is very special for all the pictures were made on the black marble, which is very peculiar,...

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  • Twice Hero

    Sverdlovs'k Off The Beaten Path

    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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Lutugino

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  • Three Saints Cathedral

    Lutugino Local Customs

    The town church is called Three Saints Cathedral.The parish was formed in 1994. The church building stood in ruins and there were only walls. It was destroyed in the thirties of the last century during the militant Bolshevik atheist campaign. The cathedral acquired the present state in 2005.One of the cathedral halls is dedicated to Iversk-root...

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  • Tap Water

    Lutugino Warnings and Dangers

    Like everywhere in Ukraine, tap water is not quite safe for drinking here. Please boil it before drinking or buy water from the water trucks delivering it about the town at fixed time according to a schedule. They sell that spring water in plastic five-liter bottles.The town residents can also go to the Town Spring located near the railway line...

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  • Town's Symbols and History

    Lutugino Local Customs

    The main branches of the industry of Lutuhine are coal mining and metallurgical industry. Therefore the shield is divided into black (coal) and red (fire) backgrounds. You can see wavy silver lines on the black background. They symbolize the geological structure of district that is rich in deposits of coal, limestone, sand and clay. The silver pick...

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Novopskov

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  • A Stroll in Youth Park

    Novopskov Things to Do

    This park adjoins the club. This is where young people can attend a dance when the weather is fine. The disco grounds are behind the monument.There is a very special monument here that glorifies farmers' labor - the monument to the female farmer. The young farmer lady is depicted sitting in front of a wheat field trimming her hair and getting ready...

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  • Viewing the War Memorial

    Novopskov Things to Do

    Like in many villiges, towns and cities of Ukraine and in FSU countries, there is a war memorial in Novospkov dedicated to the heroes of the last world war.Traditionally, we call that war the Great Pariotic War of 1941-1945.The war memorial is in the main street - Lenin Street. It is very impressive indeed.Also, there is Heroes Park behind the war...

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  • Visit the Local Lore Museum

    Novopskov Things to Do

    The local lore museum of Novopskov Count is located at 18 Lenin Street.The museum was founded in 1962 and moved to its present building in 1978.It contains several halls with rich exhibitions, especially the ethnigraphic hall.The museum is proud of its ethnographic collections: century-old women's attire and unique embroidered towels.The local lore...

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Krasnodon

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  • City Christmas Tree

    Krasnodon Local Customs

    City Christmas Tree (that we call New Year's Tree) is installed in Lenin Square opposite the city conference center and near Ukraine hotel.

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  • The Second Center

    Krasnodon Things to Do

    Krasnodon is a huge city as to its area.The locals say the city has two centers: the first one is touristy and includes the area around the Young Guards Memorial: Tourist hotel, district administration and coalmining administration buildings.The second center is mainly used by locals. It is the area around Lenin monument: Gulliver store, Gorky...

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  • Enjoy Your Visit!

    Krasnodon Things to Do

    I am sure you will enjoy your visit to the city leisure center called Young Guards Palace of Culture.Here are some pictures I was allowed to take inside the leisure center - the old Soviet murals depicting the symbols of the socialist construction.The unique (and very dusty) chandelier in the main hall is worth seeing too. They do not switch it on...

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Stakhanov

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  • Watch a New Movie

    Stakhanov Things to Do

    Mir movie theater has long been known for its best hall and new movies.You can also watch 3D movies here.On June 24, 2011 Voskhod Company that runs Mir Movie Theater received an honorary award at the 5th International Business Summit in St.Petersburg, Russia, that took place at the Congress Hall of the International Business Center. The movie...

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  • Marvel at the City Monuments

    Stakhanov Things to Do

    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

    Stakhanov Things to Do

    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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Novoaydar

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  • Coat-of-arms

    Novoaydar Favorites

    The coat-of-arms of Novoaydar was approved by the session of the county council. So was the flag.The coat-of-arms represents a German shield divided into three parts. The town’s foundation date and the town’s name are written on the upper yellow part. The middle part is red and the lower part is blue. You can see a sunflower with two wheat-ears in...

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  • Famous Countryman

    Novoaydar Things to Do

    The monument to the Soviet poet Ivan Pribludny stands at the entrance to Ultra youth club.Ivan Pribludny (real name: Yakov Ovcharenko) was born in the village of Bezginovo Novoaydar County in 1895. He became a homeless child at an early age. He took part in the Civil War where he fought in a cavalry division. Then he met Sergey Yessenin and they...

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  • Ukrainian Venice

    Novoaydar Warnings and Dangers

    Local journalists jokingly call Novoaydar Ukrainian Venice for its frequent floods resulting from the ground waters. Almost every year dozens of houses find themselves in the flood zone in March even before the thaw starts. Unfortunately the flood takes place several times a year. Of course, you can hardly compare Novoaydar and its residents with...

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Antratsit

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  • Chernobyl Memorial

    Antratsit Local Customs

    Like in many towns and cities of Ukraine and Russia, there is a Chernobyl memorial in Antratsit. It is located in Glory Square next to the Afghan War memorial. The monument was dedicated in 1996.You can see black steel rails coming out from the ground.These black rails support a bell and the Ukrainian Emergency Service cross with an inscription...

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  • Luhansk-Antratsit

    Antratsit Transportation

    The trip to Luhansk will take you two hours.The buses leave from Platform No.1 of the city bus terminal in Luhansk.The bus fare was $3 when I went there.The buses leave practically every hour.

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  • School Canteen

    Antratsit Restaurants

    I had no time for any restaurant and was invited to lunch by my colleagues at Intensive English School No.5.The canteen is on the third floor next to the English classroom.Thanks a lot, dear colleagues! steppe soup;potato bouchet;vegetable salad.

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Syeverodonets'k

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  • Erection of the Holy Cross Cathedral

    Syeverodonets'k Off The Beaten Path

    Erection of the Holy Cross Cathedral is a temple complex at 1 Pioneer Street, Forest Datcha, near the village of Sirotino on the southeastern outskirts of Syeverodonetsk. The complex includes what I call the Orthodox Park with lanes, pavilions, statues and a church museum. I have always enjoyed the quiet atmosphere in this complex. The complex...

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  • Architectural Legacy

    Syeverodonets'k Off The Beaten Path

    A dozen of monuments was erected in Syeverodonetsk in 1956-1957. They were all ordered at Mytishchi Art Casting Factory, Russia, by Peter Novikov, who was the chief of Leskhimstroy Construction and Assembly Trust. Peter Novikov (1907-1974) was very enthusiastic about architecture and monuments and wanted to adorn the city as much as possible. By...

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  • Rejuvenation of Trees

    Syeverodonets'k Warnings and Dangers

    I haven’t noticed this tradition before. Perhaps because the trees in the city were not so big twenty years ago. There are a lot of huge poplars and acacias along many streets in Syeverodonetsk.Their massive branches can be a nuisance for the traffic, for pedestrians and for the apartment houses in case they break and fall during a storm.So the...

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Roven'ki

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  • Leisure Center

    Roven'ki Local Customs

    Many concerts and gala meetings take place at the City Leisure Center - a gem of the Soviet architecture, a much better and more modern building and very well taken care of unlike that of Luhansk.The leisure center is officially called Gorky Palace of Culture.I remember we were taken to this conference center during my first stay in the city when I...

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  • Visiting Orthodox Churches

    Roven'ki Things to Do

    You can attend a service at St.Nickolas Cathedral in Karl Marx Street. This cathedral was built in 1948.There is St.Joakim and St.Anna Chapel located in the city park. You can also see Orthodox Crosses at every entrance to the city.It is a new tradition that appeared and is used in many towns and cities of Luhansk (and not only) region.Here is the...

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  • The Soviet Cosmonaut's Memorial

    Roven'ki Things to Do

    If you walk along Lenin Street and past the building of the City Council, you might be surprized to see this black monument.It commemorates the place where there was a house before the new apartment houses were built there. The house belonged to the Shonins.This memorial is dedicated to the Soviet cosmonaut, General Georgiy Shonin (August 3, 1935...

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Starobil's'k

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  • Old Convent

    Starobil's'k Local Customs

    Holy Sorrows Convent located at 43 Kirov Street is one of the important historical landmarks of Starobilsk.It was founded in 1849. The full name of the monastery is Russian Orthodox Church Convent of Our Lady, The Joy of All Who Sorrow. Its architectural complex adorned the city for decades. You can't help admiring its architecture even now.In 1924...

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  • Roads or Merely Directions?

    Starobil's'k Warnings and Dangers

    Driving along the streets of Starobilsk you might be tempted to ask yourself or your local friends when the roads is going to begin. Well, it began somewhere on the city outskirts. However, our traditional corruption prevented the road from genuine construction and turned it into another imitation road or merely a direction. That's what our drivers...

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  • Ponder At the Suspension Bridge

    Starobil's'k Things to Do

    The suspension bridge is a romantic place for locals. Kirov Street leads to it. Many young people come here to stand on the bridge, talk and watch the landscape. Some of them even jump into the River Aydar from the right hand rail where the river bottom is safe. The wooden hand-rail was torn off on the right and the bolt holes on the iron rail...

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Kreminna

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  • Take a Bus

    Kreminna Transportation

    You can get to Kreminna by bus from Luhansk. It's about 135 kilometers.The bus fare is about $7.If there are no buses to Kreminna, take a bus to Rubizhne and from there another bus or a cab to Kreminna (about ten miles).

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  • Apartment Houses

    Kreminna Local Customs

    The majority of houses are private ones, but there are apartment houses as well.The first apartment houses were built for coalminers in Lenin Avenue in the thirties.Now you can see several five-storey apartment houses and one nine-storey apartment house in Kreminna.

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  • Memorial Plaques

    Kreminna Local Customs

    There is a letter to the future generation installed into the wall of the leisure center built in 1967. The naive city residents of 1967 hoped to see a developed Communist country in fifty years when the 100th anniversary of the “Great October Socialist Revolution” would be observed. I wonder what those people would say now…Anyhow, the inscription...

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Slavyanoserbsk

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  • Visiting the Afghan Memorial

    Slavyanoserbsk Things to Do

    The Afghan memorial is located to the right of the District Council building.The inscription on the left reads, To the Internationalists and another inscription on the right reads,We will write our history without hiding our tragedies and without concealing the names of the heroes. In the middle of the monument you can see three portraits of...

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  • Local Lore Museum

    Slavyanoserbsk Things to Do

    Local lore museum dedicated in 1992 has several exhibitions describing the history and the present of the district,The most ancient exhibits date back to the mesolithic era (9000 BC).There are also several unique exhibits here, beautiful dioramas about the nature of the district.I was lucky to have a guided tour of the museum. The museum director...

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  • Brotherhood Monument

    Slavyanoserbsk Things to Do

    This impressive monument was dedicated in 2003 when the 250th anniversary of the beginning of the Serb settlement of the district was observed.You can see three figures: a Ukrainian Cossack with a sabre, a Serb Hussar and a Russian Cossack.I have recently found out what I didn't know before. The word Hussar is from the Hungarian language. It is...

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