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Peace Avenue

Mariupol lies on the coast of the Sea of Azov, 120 km (74.5 miles) to the south of Donetsk, the capital of the Donets Basin and the center of Donetsk region, the most industrial one in our country. Mariupol is a big port where you can see lots of different cargo ships.

Mariupol was called Zhdanov from 1948 until 1988 in honor of Andrey Zhdanov, an outstanding Communist leader, a member of the Stalin's clique, who is buried at the Kremlin Wall in Moscow.

The city is famous not only for its beaches and spas, but also for its metallurgical industry. It is a surprising neighborhood: large beaches are located almost next to huge enterprises of heavy industry, metalworking, coke-chemical and machine-building industries.

During an evening walk along Maritime Boulevard in Mariupol
One of the most famous enterprises is "Azovstal" iron and steel works. Hence, the air often leaves much to be desired in the entire city, although it depends on the wind direction.

The climate is moderate continental. The city enjoys the warmest climate in the Donets Basin.  The average temperature in January is 6 degrees below zero Centigrade and in July it is 24 degrees Centigrade.

The city parks, squares and quays attract a lot of people. The first thing for a traveler to do there is to walk along its main street and then to go to the city beach.

The Sea of Azov is very shallow : 8 m (26 ft) deep, and you can just walk far into the sea. But you still have to be careful because of the moving sands on the bottom.

I was lucky to stay at Poseidon Hotel in Maritime Boulevard when I was there last. The hotel is just opposite Santa Barbara Beach. We were there in January, but still went for a walk at the sea shore. It was great to see the frosen sea.

spocklogic says:
Nice looking city - lots to do!
Posted on: Jul 10, 2017
ulis says:
Good
Posted on: Mar 21, 2017
vicIII says:
No, it's not, thank goodness... It is in GCA - government-controlled area, and not in NGCA - non-government-controlled area...
Posted on: Mar 21, 2017
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Peace Avenue
Peace Avenue
During an evening walk along Marit…
During an evening walk along Mari…
During an evening walk along Marit…
During an evening walk along Mari…
Frau Anna Restaurant
Frau Anna Restaurant
During an evening walk along Marit…
During an evening walk along Mari…
During an evening walk along Marit…
During an evening walk along Mari…
During an evening walk along Marit…
During an evening walk along Mari…
A view of the Sea of Azov from Pos…
A view of the Sea of Azov from Po…
A view of Poseidon Hotel where we …
A view of Poseidon Hotel where we…
Poseidon Hotel where we stayed
Poseidon Hotel where we stayed
A view of the frozen Sea of Azov f…
A view of the frozen Sea of Azov …
A view of the frozen Sea of Azov f…
A view of the frozen Sea of Azov …
A view of Poseidon Hotel where we …
A view of Poseidon Hotel where we…
A view of the frozen Sea of Azov f…
A view of the frozen Sea of Azov …
A view of the frozen Sea of Azov f…
A view of the frozen Sea of Azov …
A view of the frozen Sea of Azov f…
A view of the frozen Sea of Azov …
A view of the frozen Sea of Azov f…
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During an evening walk along Marit…
During an evening walk along Mari…
During an evening walk along Marit…
During an evening walk along Mari…
During an evening walk along Marit…
During an evening walk along Mari…
During an evening walk along Marit…
During an evening walk along Mari…
During an evening walk along Marit…
During an evening walk along Mari…
During an evening walk along Marit…
During an evening walk along Mari…
During an evening walk along Marit…
During an evening walk along Mari…
During an evening walk along Marit…
During an evening walk along Mari…
During an evening walk along Marit…
During an evening walk along Mari…
During an evening walk along Marit…
During an evening walk along Mari…
During an evening walk along Marit…
During an evening walk along Mari…
During an evening walk along Marit…
During an evening walk along Mari…
During an evening walk along Marit…
During an evening walk along Mari…
During an evening walk along Marit…
During an evening walk along Mari…
During an evening walk along Marit…
During an evening walk along Mari…
Peace Avenue
Peace Avenue
During an evening walk  in downtow…
During an evening walk in downto…
The city theater
The city theater
The city theater
The city theater
The city theater
The city theater
A coffee bus at the city theater
A coffee bus at the city theater
During an evening walk along Marit…
During an evening walk along Mari…
Port City Shopping Mall, Mariupol
Port City Shopping Mall, Mariupol
Port City Shopping Mall, Mariupol
Port City Shopping Mall, Mariupol
Bombay Bowling Club attached to Po…
Bombay Bowling Club attached to P…
Port City Shopping Mall, Mariupol
Port City Shopping Mall, Mariupol
Port City Shopping Mall, Mariupol
Port City Shopping Mall, Mariupol
Mafia Restaurant located next to P…
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Mafia Restaurant located next to P…
Mafia Restaurant located next to …
Mafia Restaurant located next to P…
Mafia Restaurant located next to …
Mafia Restaurant located next to P…
Mafia Restaurant located next to …
Mafia Restaurant located next to P…
Mafia Restaurant located next to …
Mafia Restaurant located next to P…
Mafia Restaurant located next to …
The central city park
The central city park
A trolleybus ticket, Mariupol
A trolleybus ticket, Mariupol
Mariupol
photo by: vicIII