A fairy-tale castle with a café, fountains, merry-go-rounds, an electric train, dancing grounds and other attractions – this is what awaits kids and their parents who come to relax in this new park.It is open from 3 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.The park was built at the place of the old neglected park. It was dedicated on April 28,...more
Regular service is held at St.Seraphim's Church that occupies the old two-storeyed administration building.The church is named agter St.Seraphim of Sarov, an outstanding Russian saint.You can see an icon's shop to your right upon entering the building. There is a container with sanctified water and a photo exhibition of the local parish to your...more
Holy Pochayiv Cathedral is a new cathedral dedicated about five years ago.I have never been inside for each time I was there the cathedral was locked.Its construction is still going on. I mean there is still no fence around the cathedral, which is strange. Usually all our churches are fenced.The modern style still has all the old Russian...more
Several buildings belong to what I call the architectural gems, among them:- the building of the workshops (former polyclinic) where there was an evacuation hospital of the Southern Front in 1942. There is a memorial plaque at that building;- the building of St.Seraphim's Church that was built before 1917;- a new cathedral called Holy Pochayiv...more
You will see the Palace of Culture (leisure center) to your right. The building reminds me of the Stalin era's Empire style. There are two Stalin era buildings on both sides.They are a women's dormitory (to the left of the cultural hub) and a men's dormitory (to the right of the palace of culture). If you proceed, you will see the old building of...more
There are two halls and a VIP hall for special occasions here.
Usually all the customers (mostly young people) order beer and snacks to it.
Favorite Dish: beer with anchovies and pistachios
Bus 212 to Syeverodonetsk passes Zaria Factory Circle. It departs from Rubizhne bus terminal every half an hour.
The fare is 3 UAH.
You can catch any other transit bus from Syeverodonetsk back to Luhansk.
A direct city bus departs from the circle every half an hour.
While in Yuzhnaya, walk along the renovated Dzerzhinsky Street that will lead you from Zaria Circle to the railway line. This street is one of the best roads in the entire city.
There is a small store in the building of the women's hostel.
It is grocer's where you can buy food and drink.
There is also a small market opposite the Palace of Culture and two other shops.
What to buy: food and drink
What to pay: UAH 100 and up
Festivals of amateur activities became traditional here.
They take place in spring and in autumn at the local leisure center called officially Dzerzhinsky Palace of Culture.
But the audience does not sit in the main hall.
The hall is beyond repair, so the concerts and shows take place in the foyer where the space is limited.
You can see a war memorial located on the corner of the black iron fence of the new park in Dzerzhinsky Street.The monuments commemorate the soldiers who fell in the battles for liberation of Yuzhnaya from Nazi invaders in 1943.The inscription on the marble plaque reads,On September 9, 1943, after 183 days of ceaseless fights, the 3rd Guards Army...more
Walking from the local leisure center towards the new park, I noticed an old two-storeyed apartment house dating back to the thirties of the last century.The apartment house is at 21 Dzerzhinsky Street.This apartment house, unlike hundreds of similar houses I have seen, has very special whitewashed porches at the entrance to its blocks.They can...more
If you walk all way down Chekhov Street to Ordzhonikidze Street, you will see this secondary school at the end.It is located at the corner of those two streets and is a rare sample of Stalin era school architecture.It would have looked much more beautiful if it had been a bit painted and refurbished.The school also has a new building located in...more
There is a sports center and a swimming pool.
They are located round the corner from the Palace of Culture.
If you get off at Zaria Circle, you will see a subway leading from Yuzhnaya to the factory area.
This is the only subway in Rubizhne.
It was built for the factory workers to arrive to work in time and safely and to keep them from waiting until the busy traffic stops.
In Soviet times we did not have the traffic rule about pedestrians having the privilege when crossing the street. This unusual privilege appeared only recently. The drivers are getting used to giving pedestrians priority and so are we, pedestrians. Of course there is still some mistrust on our, pedestrians' part and we have to be careful when crossing the street, like in the good old days...
Fondest memory: Visiting the Palace of Culture.