Luhans'ka Oblast' Travel Guide

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Luhansk

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Krasnodon

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Novoaydar

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Rubizhne

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Roven'ki

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Alchevs'k

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Stakhanov

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Sverdlovs'k

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Stanichno-Luganskoye

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Kirovsk

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Slavyanoserbsk

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Zorinsk

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Starobil's'k

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Lutugino

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Aleksandrovsk

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Svatove

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Illiriya

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Antratsit

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Nova Astrakhan'

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Novopskov

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Novosvetlovka

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Trekhizbenka

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Pereval'sk

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Kreminna

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Syeverodonets'k

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Proval'ye

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Morozivka

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Krutaya Gora

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Kolyadovka

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Makarov

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Luhansk

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  • Honoring the Heroes

    Luhansk Things to Do

    If you are in Red Square, don't miss the Alexander Molodchiy bust. Alexander Molodchiy (1920-2002) - Twice Hero of the Soviet Union. According to the Soviet rules, a bronze bust was erected to each Twice Hero in his/her hometown to commemorate his/her heroic deeds.Alexander Molodchiy was a military pilot and became famous after his daring bombing...

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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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  • Fine Arts Museum

    Luhansk Things to Do

    Fine arts museum was founded in 1945 in the former house of the famous city merchant Venderovich. The museum is officially called in honor of Artiom, the Bolshevik leader who used to live and work in Luhansk.The museum contains a lot of Russian, Ukrainian and West European paintings, drawings and sculptures and works of folk arts, among them...

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Krasnodon

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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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  • Take a Picture With Comrade Stalin

    Krasnodon Things to Do

    Young Guards memorial museum was built in 1970.Victory Banner panel is at the entrance to the second floor of the museum. The panel is also called Immortality.Young Guards Memorial museum is perhaps the only place in Luhansk region and in the FSU countries in general where you can see a statue of Joseph Stalin (!) who "won the war".Why not have a...

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  • Exploring Downtown

    Krasnodon Things to Do

    As soon as you arrive to the bus terminal, you can proceed to the city center as you come to the main street - The First Mounted Army Street - and walk past the Orders Sign and then turn left and walk past the city hotel to Young Guards Square.You will see the memorial museum to your left and the administration building to your right and the...

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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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Rubizhne

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  • Railway Station Area

    Rubizhne Restaurants

    Palmyra Bar is attached to the store bearing the same name.It is located in the Old Town in the area of the railway station and School 5.It is one of the traditional store+bar places where you have have a drink and snacks.However, it is not open any time of the day. You have to call the store to find out if the bar is open. Rogan beer+pistachios

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  • Lenin Street Market

    Rubizhne Shopping

    The Spontaneous Market in Lenin Street is officially called Lastochka Market after the store around which the market appeared about forty years ago. it used to occupy a small area next to Lastochka Store ("Swallow Store") where improvised stalls were built. It was intended to be a small agricultural market for the neighborhood, for people who had...

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  • Park Cafe

    Rubizhne Restaurants

    We enjoyed our coffee at this quiet high-end cafe located right in the middle of the old city park.The cafe has several halls: one big hall and several smaller ones for smaller companies. They also have tables at their summer terrace outside the restaurant.The ambience is noble Roman, as it were, with bas reliefs and pictures of the ancient Romans...

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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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Alchevs'k

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  • Old Town Café

    Alchevs'k Restaurants

    Amber is called a café bar. We went there to have dinner and enjoyed their company dish: Amber salad: inexpensive, delicious and nice. The ambiance was good too.

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  • From the Main Street in Luhansk

    Alchevs'k Transportation

    You can take any bus traveling west (Donetsk, Kherson, Odessa, Mariupol) and get to Alchevsk. Buses depart from Luhansk bus terminal every half an hour and will take you to Alchevsk in about forty minutes.

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  • Coat-of-arms

    Alchevs'k Favorites

    The coat-of-arms represents a French shield divided horizontally into two parts : sky blue and yellow (the colors of our national flag). The shield represents a golden scoop with silver metal pouring into the golden support. You can see two crossed pokers behind the shield and the date written on the ribbon with the colors of the Ukrainian national...

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Stakhanov

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  • May Day Celebrations

    Stakhanov Local Customs

    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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  • City Border Sign

    Stakhanov Local Customs

    As an old Soviet tradition, our cities have big and colorful road signs entering the city border.Here you can see huge letters CTAXAHOB and at the opposite side of this sign you can see the city coat-of-arms.

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  • Streets and Roads

    Stakhanov Tourist Traps

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

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Sverdlovs'k

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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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  • Disneyland of Sverdlovsk

    Sverdlovs'k Off The Beaten Path

    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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  • Archeological Findings

    Sverdlovs'k Local Customs

    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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Stanichno-Luganskoye

  • County Club

    Stanichno-Luganskoye Local Customs

    The County Club in Lenin Square is the cultural hub of the entire Stanitsa Luganskaya County.There a lot of amateur groups there.The club organizes all amateur activities in this county that unites 18 villages.Lubo Cossack Songs Ensemble is one of the most famous amateur groups here.

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  • County’s Coat-of-arms

    Stanichno-Luganskoye Favorites

    The coat-of-arms of Stanitsa Luganskaya County has many symbols.The left half of the shield, the blue one, symbolizes peace and blessings of the Lord.The right half of the shield is red, which symbolizes the international composition of the stanitsa’s population. You can see two crossed Don Cossacks’ sabers symbolizing strength and a Cossack’s...

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  • Exploring Central Streets

    Stanichno-Luganskoye Things to Do

    Walk along the main street - Lenin Street and its intersection streets.Lenin Street (formerly Big Street) has always been the main street of the stanitsa.The central streets have strict geometric order if you look at the map and somehow remind you of Odessa with its chessboard central streets location.

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Kirovsk

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  • Bathe in the City Lake

    Kirovsk Things to Do

    The city lake in located in the northern part of the city.The lake has a beach, a bar and a water cycle hiring station.The lake looks clean enough and we saw there were many people bathing there, although it was not a weekend.There are several springs that keep the lake water clean.Still, officially it is forbidden to bathe here due to huge...

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  • Kiss Comrade Lenin on the Cheek

    Kirovsk Things to Do

    The city local lore museum is perhaps the only place where it is possible to kiss Comrade Lenin's bust on the cheek or forehead without having to use the ladder.The thing is the Lenin's bust is so huge that eight young men had to carry it into the hall.It used to stand at one of the local vocational schools.Now the bust is deprived of its pedestal...

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  • Sidewalks and Roads

    Kirovsk Warnings and Dangers

    Since the city sidewalks and roads leave much to be desired, it would be great to have a small torch when walking at night. You never know what pit you may fall into on your way home, especially if the entrance door to your apartment house is not lit like this one...And, above all, do not try to save some money by not taking a taxi at night. Even...

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Slavyanoserbsk

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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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  • Famous Fellow Countryman

    Slavyanoserbsk Favorites

    You can see a brown building of the old school in main Square next to the Brotherhood Monument.Now there is Hercules Body-Building Club in that building.You can see a nice memorial plaque on the wall of the building saying that Dmitry Stepanivich Polyansky , a famous Soviet state and political figure, studied in this school from 1924 till...

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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 historywithout hiding our tragedies and without concealing the names of the heroes In the middle of the monument you can see three portraits of soldiers...

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Zorinsk

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  • How Deep Are the Pot-Holes?

    Zorinsk Warnings and Dangers

    It's better not to try finding the answer to this question by stepping onto puddles or driving recklessly along the streets. I assure you the pot-holes can be deep enough for your car or for your feet. Although the road repair is done regularly, you can still discover huge portholes here and there.Be vareful walking along the streets and sidewalks,...

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  • Attending a Liturgy

    Zorinsk Local Customs

    When I was in Zorinsk for the second time, I attended an Easter Liturgy and the cathedral dean Father Alexey kindly allowed me to take this picture.You can only see elderly people at the liturgy, maybe because it was a working day.A new cathedral was built on the eastern outskirts of the town...

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  • From the County Center

    Zorinsk Transportation

    There are also buses to Zorinsk from Perevalsk, the county center:5.20 a.m., 6.20 a.m., 6.35 a.m., 7.10 a.m., 7.30 a.m., 8 a.m., 8.50 a.m., 9.20 a.m., 10.10 a.m., 11.25 a.m., 1.05 p.m., 2.50 p.m., 4.10 p.m.The last bus from Perevalsk leaves at 5.30 p.m.

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Starobil's'k

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  • Visit the First Monument

    Starobil's'k Things to Do

    Revolution Heroes monument is located on the territory of the city park.It was built in 1924.It is also called the First Monument.The monument is devoted to all the fallen heroes of the Communist revolution and the Civil war.The inscription on the cenotaph reads, Eternal gloryto the revolution heroes,brick-layers of the new worldMy local friends...

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  • Visit and Explore the City Park

    Starobil's'k Things to Do

    The city park still bears the proud Soviet name: Lenin Komsomol Park. Komsomol was the name of the Young Communist League (YCL). YCL was named in honor of Grandpa Lenin. What was NOT named after him in Soviet times I wonder?The name Lenin in the Soviet Union meant almost the same as the name Royal for many institutions in Great Britain.So you would...

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  • Bridges Across the Aydar

    Starobil's'k Off The Beaten Path

    Since the River Aydar rounds the city at a big distance, there are several bridges across the Aydar in Starobilsk:from the upstream down:Railway Bridge;Suspended Bridge;Pontoon-Bridge;Gnilokha Bridge;Podrogovka Bridge;Moskalivka Bridge.

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Lutugino

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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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  • Peace Avenue Park

    Lutugino Favorites

    Walking along the park from Lutugin monument to the leisure center is a favorite thing of many locals.You can start your walk at Lutugin monument or at the school building.Regrettably there are only a few benches there where you can sit and relax, and they are usually occupied by young mothers with their babies or by the elderly people.

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Aleksandrovsk

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  • One Hour Ride

    Aleksandrovsk Transportation

    You can get to Alexandrovsk by bus from downtown Luhansk (from Sovietskaya Street).Take buses 231 or 250 that will take you there from downtown in about half an hour.The buses arrive to Red Square in Alexandrovsk.

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  • Holy Ascension Cathedral

    Aleksandrovsk Things to Do

    Alexandrovsk is a place of pilgrimage of the Orthodox Christians of Luhansk region. The towns boasts of its old Holy Ascension Cathedral dedicated in 1772. The cathedral is the main attraction of that town. It was refurbished and received new doors and windows, auxiliary buildings and the spring water cover.The cathedral attracts hundreds of...

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  • Viewing the Chernobyl Catastrophe...

    Aleksandrovsk Things to Do

    It's a new monument in Alexandrovsk.It was dedicated on April 26, 2011.The monument is located to the left of the war memorial in Glory Square.The inscription above the atom image reads,To you who protected the world and the country from the planetary catastropheThe inscription below the atom sign continues,As a sign of gratitude to those who...

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