Why not visit the town market where you can see and buy a lot of goods brought there by the local farmers who sell at their own stalls as well as the goods sold by the local entrepreneurs who have their own small kiosks.You can also buy vegetables right from the trucks who arrive there from all over Luhansk region and beyond it. We bought nice and...more
You can see this war memorial on your way to Coalminers Square.It will be to your left as you walk towards the square.The monument is located in the old town park and contains the names of the miners who went to the front and fell in tðe battles for the liberation of their Motherland.The inscription reads, Glory to the soldiers - sons of their...more
This is the only functioning cafe in the town.
It is open from 9 a.m. till midnight.
The cafe is located at Luhansk-Donetsk motorway .
It is visited mainly by passing travelers who travel by car and stop here to have lunch.
There is also a snack kiosk to the left of the cafe.
The cafe is also a meeting point of many local young people in the evenings.
Favorite Dish: Russian chebureki and pelmeni.
The nightlife is concentrated mainly in and around the town club that belongs to the coalmine. Young people also gather together at the only cafe of the town: Zorinka located at the highway on the southern outskirts of the town.
There are parties and concerts at the town club, especially on our national holidays and weekends.
Young people go there for a dance or a concert.
You can see the local Avita show ballet and listen to the concert of the music school students.
Dress Code: casual
You can also get to Zorinsk by car or by bus (one hour ride).There are direct buses departing from Luhansk bus terminal to Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Kiev, Zhitomyr, Truskavets. All of them pass Zorinsk. Its about an hour drive from Luhansk.The ticket price is $3 to Zorinsk.Then you will have to walk past the cafe, cross the railway line and walk...more
There are buses to Zorinsk from the bus station in Alchevsk almost every hour:Departure: 8 a.m., 9.55 a.m., 11.35 a.m., 1.25 p.m., 4.25 p.m. The bus is about 40 minutes on the way.The buses to Alchevsk depart from the market square in Zorinsk:7 a.m., 8.50 a.m., 10.40 a.m., 12.20, 2.10 p.m., 5.20 p.m.more
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...more
The town's church is called St.George's Cathedral.It is located in this old building. You can see the church bells at the entrance.Father Alexey is the cathedral dean. I had the pleasure of meeting him during my short stay there.A new cathedral has been built on donations: St.Nickolas Cathedral The liturgies are held in the temporary church -...more
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, especially in the evenings without a torch.
Be sure to get one before you go out at night...
It is not excatly a tourist trap, but It can be quite hard to find the street you need for there is no map of Zorinsk on sale (it is only available at the mayor's desk as a drawing).
Unique Suggestions: ask the locals to show you the way.
You can try to address the locals in Russian, '"Izvinite, kak prayti na ulitsu ...."
(Excuse me, how do I get to .............Street).
Fun Alternatives: Here is the list of the town streets I have found out:There are more than 50 streets in Zorinsk. Some of them are quite short.
Some of them bear the names of Russian and Ukrainian poets and writers: Pushkin Street, Gogol Street, Nekrassov Street, Lesya Ukrainika Street, Shevchenko Street, Levanevsky Lane;Others were called after the Russian and Soviet heroes: Suvorov Street , Kutuzov Street, Matrossov Street, Mayakovsky Street, Lenin Street, Marx Street , Kirov Street, Kirov Street, Tikhomirov Street, Vatutin Street , Petrovsky Lane, Chapayev Street, Kalinin Street, Zhdanov Street.Many other streets bear more neutral names such as:May Day Street, Station Street, October Street, Theater Street, 40 Years of Victory Block, Road Street, Railway Street, Sovietskaya Street, Sports Street, Steppe Street, Baker’s Street, Leningrad Street, Leningrad Lane, Transport Street, Coal Street, Coalminers Street, State Farm Lane, Zarechnaya Street, Zhilovka Street.There are 17 apartment houses at 40 Years of Victory Block
Don’t forget to take a pocket flashlight when you go to Zorinsk. The streets are not lit at all and you have to be careful walking along the streets without any flashlight.
We were leaving the town in the evening and I wished we had taken flashlights with us. We found our way to the railway station only with the help of our local friends.
Road Street will take you from Lenin Avenue to the town's limits - the River Lozova and the cemetery.There are 126 houses in this street.You will walk past the old colmine's slug heap located just behind the houses with odd numbers up the street.Unlike some other streets, this one is not very quiet for it is a transport artery from Zorinsk to...more
As I was walking to the village of Yelenovka I saw a shepherd with a dog who had brought several cows for pasture. The dog did not even try to bark at me,I wondered how those cows managed to walk up and down the hills without falling from them.One brave cow was on the brink of a deep ravine.Also, there is not much grass in the town limits, so the...more
You can watch a soccer match here, at the local soccer stadium called Coalminer.
The town soccer team has the same name as the stadium.
Equipment: a soccer field
My local friends gave me a poem about their town.I found it nice, was impressed by it and decided to provide an English translation here.The poem was written by Boris Gorozhankin, a retired coalminer.He dedicated this poem to his hometown:My TownIf I had to chooseWhat to take as a memory of my town,I would take Zarechnaya Street with meThat follows...more