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The Capital of the Donets Basin

Donetsk, the biggest city in the region, became the capital of the Donets Basin, a big industrial area in the east of Ukraine, with the total area of 60,000 sq.km/23.160 sq.miles and with about 400 coal mines. The city consists of nine vast districts. The central street in the city is called Artem Street (in Ukrainian - Artem Street). The main sites are located in this street, among them the Opera and Ballet Theater founded in 1941, Lenin Square, Shakhtar Plaza Hotel ("Coalminer"), etc.

Updated July 17, 2017
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  1. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Donetsk, Ukraine
    The city is 120 km/75 miles away from the seaside. Staying in Donetsk, you can make a day trip to Mariupol, a big seaport and a resort at the Sea of Azov, and enjoy the sun on its beaches or have a short sea voyage. If you stay a couple of days t…
  2. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Donetsk, Ukraine
    Donetsk was founded in 1869 as a coalminers' settlement in a big coal-mining area. It was called Yuzovka in honor of an English enterpreneur John James Hughes who was decisive enough to build a metallurgical plant here. The first blast furnace was pu…
  3. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Donetsk, Ukraine
    Walking along Pushkin Boulevard, you will forget you are in a huge industrial city. The boulevard is about two kilometers long and is a must for visitors of Donetsk. This is where you will not miss the enchanting beauty of its downtown. You can star…
  4. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Donetsk, Ukraine
    The city was occupied by the Nazis for about 700 days: from October 26, 1941 until September 8, 1943. Now there are a lot of war memorials in all the city districts. One of them is called "To Your Liberators, the Donets Basin!" This monument is a …
  5. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Donetsk, Ukraine
    Donetsk City Shopping Mall is an ultramodern shopping mall dedicated on October 28, 2006. It is located at 130 Artem Street, at the crossing of Artem Street and Tamansky Avenue, opposite Donetsk Planetarium. Varus Supermarket occupies the first f…
  6. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Donetsk, Ukraine
    This restaurant is located in the main street on the first floor of the building of Central Hotel at 87 Artem Street, in the old part of Donetsk, opposite the main office of Donetsk Railways Company. The restaurant offers a wide variety of typical U…
  7. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Donetsk, Ukraine
    There are several “romantic sites” in Donetsk. Here is their list that I was lucky to find: - Gingko Tree (46 Sovietskaya Street); - Orthodox Chapel (129a Artem Street); - Lenin Square fountain (in the park); - Wrought-Iron Figures Park (143 …
  8. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Donetsk, Ukraine
    I arrived to Donetsk from Boryspil International Airport in Kiev by Yak-42 plane and enjoyed the flight very much! The planes departed from Terminal A in Boryspil. My flight was full (more than 70 seats). The prices varied from $100 to 200 and the fl…
  9. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Donetsk, Ukraine
    If you have some spare time downtown, especially in summer when it is very hot, you can go to the Fine Arts Museum located at 35 Pushkin Boulevard. The museum contains seventeen halls: Russian and foreign art, mainly copies, but also some originals s…
  10. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Donetsk, Ukraine
    Why not visit the Calmius Embankment near Constitution Square? The city stands on the River Calmius, a southern tributary of the Seversky Donets. There is a water reserve on the river. People also try to fish there. There must be some fish for we sa…
  11. Average priced "Nightlife & Entertainment" in Donetsk, Ukraine
    This leisure complex includes a restaurant and a strip bar. My American friend and I had some time at night waiting for the morning flight to Kiev (I was seeing him off) and he decided to kill some of our time at the strip bar. We arrived there at …
  12. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Donetsk, Ukraine
    Donetsk has several twin cities, among them: Sheffield in the UK; Bochum in Germany; Katowice in Poland; Hunedoara in Romania, Charlesroix in Belgium. You can see a splendid gift of the residents of Bochum in the main street in front of the Cit…
  13. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Donetsk, Ukraine
    The monument to Guards Colonel Grinkevich Franz Andreyevich (20.4.1905 - 11.10.1943) stands in the park in Theater Square. You can two inscription that read, “Eternal glory to the heroes who feel in the battles for the freedom and independence of o…
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