Novoderkul Local Customs

  • Horse Farm
    Horse Farm
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  • Walking along the park lane
    Walking along the park lane
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  • Face to face with Comrade Lenin
    Face to face with Comrade Lenin
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    Greeting the Locals

    by hunterV Written May 31, 2012

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    Two-storeyed apartment houses in Novoderkul
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    Alexander advised us to take a look at the river.
    We wanted to see the village beach. We thought it was round the corner, but we were wrong. It turned out to be a good walk of half an hour one way.
    But we didn't mind.
    We could see how the locals live and what plots of land they have, what they grow there and where they relax. We saw that locals also lived in two-storeyed apartment houses. Thank Goodness they have gas in the village. Many houses have wells of artesian water. I wonder what they do in the severe winter when all water freezes...
    It is customary to greet every passer-by in the village as soon as there is an eye contact (even if there is none).
    It would be great if you could exchange a couple of phrases in Russian or ask the locals to have a picture taken with them.

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    Memory of Andrey Pastukhov

    by hunterV Updated May 31, 2012

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    Andrey Pastukhov (1858 - 1899)
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    There is a unique monument in Novoderkul - the monument to Andrey Pastukhov (August 16, 1858 – September 23, 1899), the first Russian mountaineer.
    He was born in this village into the family of a simple groom.
    He was a Russian military topographer, a mountaineer, a biologist, a geodesist, an ethnographer, an explorer of the Caucasus.
    It was he who made the first detailed map of the tops of the Caucasus: Mount Elbrus, Mount Kazbek, Mount Ararat and others. He wrote a lot of assays about the flora and fauna of the Caucasus and about the traditions, customs and econome of auls - mountain villages of the Caucasus.
    It was he who refuted the opinion that migratory birds cannot overcome the tops of the Caucasus.
    The monument to Andrey Pastukhov stands in front of the local school that bears his name.
    There is Andrey Pastukhov's exhibition in Luhansk regional local lore museum at 2 Shevchenko Street.

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    Observe a Minute of Silence

    by hunterV Updated May 31, 2012

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    The village war memorial
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    You can't fail to see the war memorial when you approach the village school in the main street.
    The memorial is located next to the village school. It is a fenced area with a red monument to the fallen soldiers and a big plaque with the names of the villagers who went to the front during the Second World war and never returned home.
    The inscription on the memorial plaque at the foot of the memorial is in Russian.
    It reads,
    Eternal glory to the heroes,
    residents of the village of Novoderkul,
    who fell for their Motherland
    in the years of the Great Patriotic War
    of 1941-1945
    There is another monument close to this one - the monument to Andrey Pastukhov (1858-1899), the first Russian mountaineer, who was born in this village into the family of a groom. The monument to him stands in front of the local school that bears his name.

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    Horse Farm's Club

    by hunterV Updated May 31, 2012

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    Horse Farm
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    The Horse Farm's Club is the first building you will see to your right after you walk under the turnpike on the road leading to the main street.
    The club was built in 1968 when the farm was flourishing.
    Different farm's gala meetings and celebrations take place here.
    There is a park with Lenin's bust in front of the club.
    You can walk along the park lane and have your picture taken in front of our former hero and leader Comrade Lenin. I must say the bust's pedestal is in utter decay, which testifies to the fact that people are tired of taking care of the First Tyrant's (sorry: leader's) bust. The tiles have falled off the pedestal, and in such cases it is easier to demolish the whole thing than to provide some refurbishing.
    My friends did not mind being taken a picture of, so we asked passers-by who agreed to take a nice picture of us.

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