Svyatogorsk Warnings and Dangers

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    Natural Dangers

    by hunterV Updated Jan 12, 2013

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    Poisonous snakes are among other “natural dangers”.
    You can come across one of them at a forest glade or anywhere in the suburbs.
    There are several kinds of adders and vipers in the area. Many of them mutate and look like harmless grass snakes…
    Be warned and watch your step when you walk in the forest.
    The main thing is not to step on any viper...
    Stray dogs in the city represent a “city danger”. They are mosly peaceful, but their behavior is often unpredictable. So leave them along and try not to notice them, they will do the same to you. Our lesser brothers are not so dangerous as vipers thank God…

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    Epidemiologists Advise

    by hunterV Updated Dec 8, 2011

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    Svyatogorsk is a city where you feel like coming back again and again.
    It’s the center of Orthodox pilgrims, a resort city and a paradise for forest and river lovers…
    However, epidemiologists keep reminding us of the possible dangers you might experience during your stay in Svyatogorsk.
    Year after year ticks pester the holidaymakers here.
    There are dangerous species of ticks here too, those that may cause fever.
    Most visitors come to Svyaogorsk in summer when those insects are the most active and hence dangerous. What’s more, fumigation is forbidden here since it is Holy Mountains state reserve.
    You can see notices in many places. They read,
    Beware of ticks!
    But many holidaymakers do not pay any attention thinking they are just another advertisement and totally forget all precautions.
    They say the ticks are very poisonous in June.
    The tick often remains attached to your skin, so the sooner you ged rid of it, the better.
    However, do not pull, it may leave a part of it still embedded.
    What do you have to do?
    * Either "drown" the tick by covering it with a heavy oil like salad oil or machine oil. If it does not separate immediately, leave the oil over the wound for about half an hour and then slowly and carefully remove the tick's body with tweezers;
    *or light a cigarette and apply the glowing end to the tick's body taking care not to burn the skin. It should now fall off.
    Use tick-repellent chemicals on skin and clothing, which will considerably reduce the risk of infection in tick-infested localities.
    Although all the locals say their insects are not infectious at all.
    How to Remove Ticks

    Removing Ticks

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    Reading the Ads

    by hunterV Updated Nov 4, 2011

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    This is not a danger, but a simple warning.
    There are no English inscriptions or advertisements in Svyatogorsk.
    You have to be able to read some Russian.
    It can help you find an apartment or a good service there.
    Here is what the pictures show:
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    Picture 1:
    Rooms with conveniences to rent
    This must be the most important notice to read!;
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    Picture 2:
    Motor boat rides along the Donets
    (I asked them: it's 100 UAH to be a passenger of a motor boat to the neighboring village of Bohorodichne - 4 miles one way, 200 UAH with a return ride);
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    Picture 3:
    No entry
    (monks' cells area at the monastery);
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    Picture 4:
    Banyanka,
    the cafe's entrance sign, Souvenirs Market;
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    Picture 5: A funny inscription at the fence of a private house: I will reach the fence in two seconds, and you?
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    :-)

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    Some Advice

    by hunterV Written Jul 21, 2010

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    There are certain recommendations for the visitors of Svyatogorsk.
    - high temperature in the city is from May till October. People suffering from heart diseases are strongly recommended to spend the time from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the shadow.
    - For people suffering from heart disease staying in leaf-bearing forests is good and for people suffering from respiratory diseases staying in coniferous forest zones is great;
    - Visiting the monastery caves keep in mind that the temperature inside the caves is stable 15 degrees Centigrade there, therefore it’s a good idea to take a sweater or a jumper with you for your visit;
    - If you are not an expert in mushrooms, please avoid picking or eating them. The “quiet hunting” costs many lives every year.

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    The Seversky Donets

    by hunterV Updated Jan 5, 2008

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    The Seversky Donets is the name of our big river.
    In the spring time there is often a flood when the water level rises and reaches the river pavilion of the monastery.
    Be careful when you walk down the steps to the pavilion.

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