City History Museum

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Karl Marx Street, Luhansk, Ukraine

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Visit the City History Museum May 03, 2017
This museum located in the Old Town in Karl Marx Street (former Kazan Street) reflects the city history and has several exhibitions. The museum is one of the city's several museums and is an example of the Russian architecture of the neginning of the 20th century. The building housed the City Council before 1917.

The most popular exhibition there is dedicated to the life and activities of Clement Voroshilov, the first Soviet five-star general who lived and worked in Luhansk in 1917-1918.

The exhibition contains authentic artifacts: gifts to him, paintings and documents, Voroshilov's uniform. Seeing his uniform you can't help wondering what a little man he was (about 160 cm: 5' 3").

The City History Museum in Marx Street is known for its numerous exhibitions that often take place there. The exhibitions shows some old artifacts and gives you an insight into the past of the city streets, institutions, etc.

Charles Gascoigne is considered to be the founder of the city. He was appointed the first director of the iron foundry from which the city sprang. He was its director from 1795 until 1806. You can see a medal in his honor at the city history and culture museum (on the picture) and read about his life and work at one of the exhibits of the museum in Karl Marx Street (former Kazan Street). It is interesting to note that many streets in Old Russia were called after Kazan, the Tatar capital, to commemorate the historic Russian victory in the centuries-old struggle between the Tatars and the Russians.

Address: Marx Street. Directions: On the way to Lenin Street from downtown, down from Red Square.
City History Museum
City History Museum, Luhansk
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At the city history museum
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