A Stroll Downtown

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Sovietskaya Street, Luhansk, Ukraine

A Stroll Downtown Luhansk Reviews

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A Stroll Downtown May 13, 2017
Taking a stroll from Luhansk Hotel in Sovietskaya Street to Heroes Square is a great experience.

You will see a new cathedral on your left and Christianity Jubilee memorial. The cathedral is especially beautiful at night, when it is light with lights of different changing colors.

You will see the monument to Taras Shevchenko, the Bard of Ukraine (1814-1861), on your right and the monument to the heroes of World War II with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on your left.

The Heroes Obelisk has a plaque with 167 names of the Heroes of the Soviet Union who were born in Luhansk region and a bronze sculpture of the Motherland and soldiers defending it.

Such monuments and memorials can be found in every town and city of our country.

During the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 the Soviet people displayed heroism on a mass scale. They gave a lot of examples of self-sacrifice.

The title of the Hero of the Soviet Union was awarded to 11,500 Soviet citizens, people from all parts of the country.

There is a nice park behind the Shevchenko monument.

The park has a cafe and a beautiful fountain.

There are several other cafes in the vicinity: "Alcuba", "Coffeehouse", "Prolissok", "Matrix" nightclub, "Antaliya" cafe and others.

You can browse the square and walk farther to the Central Market area that will be on your left.

Sovietskaya Street is rather long, but you can walk along its central part on both sides of Heroes Square.

You can see some old Soviet apartment houses dating back to 1928 in one of the side streets close to the main street. They are behind Aval Bank in Demiokhin Street.

You will see they were made of marl - the local building material mined at the nearby hills in the present Stone Ford District.

You can proceed further to the Russian Drama Theater in Kotsiubinsky Street, if you turn right from the main street.
A stroll/drive along the main stre…
A stroll/drive along the main stre…
A stroll/drive along the main stre…
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vicIII says:
I simply decided to share my memories here, even though I do not think I will ever return to live there...
Posted on: May 13, 2017
odiseya says:
Nice description!
Posted on: May 13, 2017
Toonsarah says:
A nice description of this walk. I imagine you must miss Luhansk?
Posted on: May 13, 2017
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