Luhans'ka Oblast' Travel Guide

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Luhansk

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Rubizhne

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Krasnodon

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Syeverodonets'k

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Lutugino

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Kirovsk

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Sverdlovs'k

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Novoaydar

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Aleksandrovsk

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Slavyanoserbsk

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Svatove

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Stakhanov

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Roven'ki

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Novopskov

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Stanichno-Luganskoye

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Alchevs'k

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Makarov

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Varvarivka

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Starobil's'k

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Antratsit

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Luhansk

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  • Philip of Luhansk

    Luhansk Off The Beaten Path

    This stone lies next to the chapel built at the grave of Philip of Luhansk (1858 - 1956) at the city's old southern cemetery. This stone was a piece of a rotten oak trunk that lay in an old park and was turned into stone by Philip when the sneering young Communists demanded a miracle of him in the thirties. Philip was an elder who served as a dean...

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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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  • Honoring the Fallen Heroes

    Luhansk Local Customs

    Like in many other towns and cities of the former Soviet Union, there are several war memorials in Luhansk.One of them is located in Ostraya Mogila (Sharp Mould) forest park on the southern outskirts of the city, at the first circle on your way from the airport.This is the monument to the liberators of the city.T-34 tank standing on the pedestal is...

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Rubizhne

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  • City Mosaic

    Rubizhne Things to Do

    I have always enjoyed viewing the city mosaics.This is one of them: at the building of the Ukrtelekom in Liberators Street. Isn’t it marvelous?Take a look at the close up of that mosaic that I remember from the Soviet era.I would call it like this: Peace and Harmony and what about you?

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  • Mendeleyev Street Bar

    Rubizhne Restaurants

    Cherdak is Russian for Attic.This cafe is a new one. It is located right opposite my parents' apartment house. All in all we discivered five bars and cafes in our neighborhood.Cherdak Cafe has a small "winter hall" and a beertent that is used in warm weather. The beertent is closed at the end of September. In the evenings there's music and dancing...

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  • Check Out the White Giant

    Rubizhne Things to Do

    There is a huge Lenin monument at the chemical factory entrance in Chemists' Square.Comrade Lenin stands proudly at the central factory entrance as if reminding all the employees whom they all should be grateful to. :-) The White Giant, as I called it once, must be the biggest and the most impressive Lenin monument in Rubizhne.Also, it is one of...

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Krasnodon

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  • City Christmas Tree

    Krasnodon Local Customs

    City Christmas Tree (that we call New Year's Tree) is installed in Lenin Square opposite the city conference center and near Ukraine hotel.

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  • The Second Center

    Krasnodon Things to Do

    Krasnodon is a huge city as to its area.The locals say the city has two centers: the first one is touristy and includes the area around the Young Guards Memorial: Tourist hotel, district administration and coalmining administration buildings.The second center is mainly used by locals. It is the area around Lenin monument: Gulliver store, Gorky...

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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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Syeverodonets'k

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  • Visiting the Museum of Folk Life

    Syeverodonets'k Things to Do

    Skansen, or an open-air museum of folk life, was built on the territory of Exaltation of the Cross Temple Complex. It is popular with many locals as much as the cathedral itself. It is located at 1 Pioneer Street, Forest Datcha, near the village of Sirotino on the southeastern outskirts of Syeverodonetsk (take Bus 5 from downtown to reach it,...

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  • Orthodox Churches

    Syeverodonets'k Local Customs

    There are several shrines in Syeverodonetsk and its suburbs. All of them belong to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate.- Nativity of Christ Cathedral at 1 Cathedral Square (Tel.+38 06452 3 23 94, +38 06452 3 40 70). You can watch and listen to priests' choir of this cathedral;- Tender Emotion Church at 35 Energetics Street (+38...

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  • Famine Memorials

    Syeverodonets'k Off The Beaten Path

    There are two famine memorials in Syeverodonetsk. The 1932-1933 Famine Memorial at Forest Datcha (on the way to the village of Sirotino) was dedicated in 2008. It is located to the left of the entrance to Exaltation of the Cross Cathedral at Temple Complex, 2 Forest Datcha (take Bus 5 to reach that place).There is another Famine Memorial in...

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Lutugino

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  • Three Saints Cathedral

    Lutugino Local Customs

    The town church is called Three Saints Cathedral.The parish was formed in 1994. The church building stood in ruins and there were only walls. It was destroyed in the thirties of the last century during the militant Bolshevik atheist campaign. The cathedral acquired the present state in 2005.One of the cathedral halls is dedicated to Iversk-root...

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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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Kirovsk

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  • The Newspaper Article

    Kirovsk Favorites

    Der lange Weg nach KirowskDer von den Faschisten entfesselte Krieg war zu ein zweischneidiges Schwert geworden: im Dezember 1944 geriet Obergefreiter Karl B. während des Rüchzuges der deutschen Armee in sowjetische Gefangenschaft. Wir haben eine Kopie seine Sache im Kriegsgefangenenhefter gesehen. In seiner Sache gibt es ein Todesprotokoll, dass im...

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  • Observing Domestic Animals

    Kirovsk Off The Beaten Path

    If you like observing domestic animals, then the banks of the Luhanka are for you.Many of the city residents, who live in private houses, keep domestic animals: cows or goats, and take them to the river bank for a pasture.

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  • A Shortened Apartment House

    Kirovsk Favorites

    I have never seen such shortened houses. They turned a nine-storey apartment house into a five-storey one. Because of the lack of water supply? Who knows… Due to the lack of work in the city lots of its tenants had to leave the city in search of work and a better lot. But it does look painful, especially if you know that there are people who cannot...

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Sverdlovs'k

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  • Honoring Jacob the Revolutionary

    Sverdlovs'k Things to Do

    You can see this monument to Jacob Sverdlov, whose real name was Yankel Miraimovich Schwarzbaum. The monument stands in the central street between the City Central Telephone Exchange and Vegas nightclub.Sverdlov was born in a Jewish family on June 3, 1885 in Nizhni Novgorod, Russia, and died on March 16, 1919 in Moscow.He became an ardent Bolshevik...

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  • Honoring Outstanding Workers

    Sverdlovs'k Local Customs

    It has long been a tradition, and this city is not an exception, to build such Honor Boards in our cities where you can see the pictures of the best workers of the city who were decorated with different orders and medals for their labor.This Board of Honor is very special for all the pictures were made on the black marble, which is very peculiar,...

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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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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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Aleksandrovsk

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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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  • 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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  • 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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Slavyanoserbsk

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

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  • Local Lore Museum

    Slavyanoserbsk Things to Do

    Local lore museum dedicated in 1992 has several exhibitions describing the history and the present of the district,The most ancient exhibits date back to the mesolithic era (9000 BC).There are also several unique exhibits here, beautiful dioramas about the nature of the district.I was lucky to have a guided tour of the museum. The museum director...

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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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Svatove

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  • New War Memorial

    Svatove Things to Do

    There is a new war memorial in Svatove. It is called Glory, Memory, MourningIt was dedicated in 1995 when the 50th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazism was celebrated.The memorial is in Victory Square.There are common graves of the Soviet officers and soldiers here. It's a sacred place for many city residents.You can see a soldier statue...

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  • District Center

    Svatove Favorites

    Svatove is a district center of Luhansk region.It is located in the region’s northwestern part on the River Krasna, a tributary of the Seversky Donets, about 100 miles from Luhansk.The altitude is 91 meters above sea level.Svatove is a compact city occupying the area of about 8 square miles.The city consists of 156 streets, squares, lanes and...

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  • The Old City

    Svatove Favorites

    The historical part of the city is located between the Red River (the River Krasna) and the hills. It is the least inhabited area of Svatove.Here you can see Liberty Square and many streets, and the total area of the Old City is not inferior to the downtown area. The private house owners have much more spacious areas here, well beyond 6 acres. Here...

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Stakhanov

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  • Watch a New Movie

    Stakhanov Things to Do

    Mir movie theater has long been known for its best hall and new movies.You can also watch 3D movies here.On June 24, 2011 Voskhod Company that runs Mir Movie Theater received an honorary award at the 5th International Business Summit in St.Petersburg, Russia, that took place at the Congress Hall of the International Business Center. The movie...

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  • Marvel at the City Monuments

    Stakhanov Things to Do

    There are several unique monuments in the city, among them:Stakhanov Memorial in Irmino (formerly Teplogorsk);Afghan War Memorial near the central market bus stop;Maxim Gorky monument near the city conference center;Eternal Flame war memorial near the city council;different memorial plaques at the buildings.Unlike many other Afghan War memorials I...

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  • Viewing the Stakhanov Memorial

    Stakhanov Things to Do

    There is a very unusual coalminers' memorial in Irmino (formerly Teplogorsk) District dedicated to Alexey Stakhanov's labor record.Irmino (former Teplogorsk - "Warm Mountain Town") used to be a separate satellite town of Stakhanov.It was incorporated into the city of Stakhanov later as an administrative district.The Stakhanov memorial stands right...

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Roven'ki

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  • Miss Rovenki Show

    Roven'ki Local Customs

    Miss Rovenki beauty contests became a tradition in the city.The contest is held every fall at the conference center. The show usually attracts lots of paticipants, spectators and mass media. A lot of unusual titles are offered to the young participants during that show:The First Vice Miss RovenkiThe Second Vice Miss RovenkiModel of the YearMiss...

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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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Novopskov

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  • Road T13-02

    Novopskov Favorites

    The scenery is nice and the roads are not too bad.If you travel by car, you can also use that chance to do some shopping. Almost every village house offers vegetables, eggs, honey or milk for sale. You can see goods placed on a stool in front fo a house entrance.The passing cars can make a stop and in front of a "mini-shop" and buy something for...

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  • A Stroll in Youth Park

    Novopskov Things to Do

    This park adjoins the club. This is where young people can attend a dance when the weather is fine. The disco grounds are behind the monument.There is a very special monument here that glorifies farmers' labor - the monument to the female farmer. The young farmer lady is depicted sitting in front of a wheat field trimming her hair and getting ready...

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  • Viewing the War Memorial

    Novopskov Things to Do

    Like in many villiges, towns and cities of Ukraine and in FSU countries, there is a war memorial in Novospkov dedicated to the heroes of the last world war.Traditionally, we call that war the Great Pariotic War of 1941-1945.The war memorial is in the main street - Lenin Street. It is very impressive indeed.Also, there is Heroes Park behind the war...

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Stanichno-Luganskoye

  • Local Fountain

    Stanichno-Luganskoye Local Customs

    Like in many other towns and cities of Ukraine, visiting, window-shopping and shopping at new supermarkets and stores became customary here."Kvadrat" Shopping Mall ("Square") was dedicated in 2008 and attracts all the visitors of the stanitsa now.There is a nice little fountain at its wall.

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  • The Well with Pure Water

    Stanichno-Luganskoye Local Customs

    Lots of locals get pure water from this well located on the outskirts of the stanitsa in Kondrashevskaya.The next picture shows an old lady - a babushka - who is famous for her pickles all over the stanitsa. She pickles lots of mushrooms and other vegetables herself.We decided to stop on our way and to buy some jars of mushroom pickles that turn...

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  • Cossacks' Culture Festival

    Stanichno-Luganskoye Local Customs

    This Cossacks festival takes place every year on the last weekend of September.Amateur singers and dancers from Luhansk region, other regions of Ukraine, neighboring regions of Russia (Voronezh and Rostov), Byelarus and Transnistria (PMR) are among its participants, as well as folk lore artists from all over Luhansk region.The program begins on...

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