"On the Bank of the Seversky Donets" Syeverodonets'k by hunterV

Syeverodonets'k Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 82 photos

A Large Center

During my school years I lived in Rubizhne - the neighboring city of Syeverodonetsk - and I used to visit it quite often to go shopping or to go the movie theater or to the concert hall.
They also have a well-known "Ice Palace", a sports complex where different matches, competitions and concerts take place.
Now I always pass this city on my way to my home town, Rubizhne that lies about 12 km/7.5 miles to the northwest of this city.
Youtube slideshow on Syeverodonetsk
A new fountain in Syeverodonetsk
The city has itw own channel on Youtube:
City Channel

Cultural Center

This city is a recognized cultural center of Luhansk region. Its population is now 125 thousand inhabitants.
It is located to the north of the Seversky Donets that divides our region into two parts.
So this city could be called the capital of the northern part of Luhansk region.
The city has its own airport, trolleybuses, a huge conference center and a market, many schools and research institutes.
The monument to Clement Voroshilov (1881-1969), the Soviet President under Nikita Khrushchev (1956-1960) that stands opposite the bus terminal is very rare for it depicts the Soviet President in plain clothes as a president and not as a five-star general - a legendary image of this Soviet hero created mostly by the Communist propaganda.
It turned out that this man was not so crystal clear and heroic as he "was painted"...
Take a look at the city web site in English:
The City of Syeverodonetsk

Lots of Greenery

The city is quite young, about 70 years old.
It is famous for its chemical industry and sprang as an industrial settlement of the chemical workers.
The city was called after the river Seversky Donets on whose left bank it stands. And the river is called Donets ("Little Don") for it is the left tributary of the Don, a great Russian river flowing into the Sea of Azov.
The name "Seversky" implies our very ancient history when nomadic tribes of Severtsy used to inhabit the banks of the river.
So the city name is connected both with the river on which it stands and the river name is connected with the ancient nomadic tribe of the Severtsy.
Such is the history...
Here are some useful phone numbers in the city:
(if you call from outside Ukraine)
+38 06452 4 85 19, 4 86 83
(GAL Travel Agency) and their email: travel@gals.lg.ua;
(the same code) 4 32 64 : Edem cafe;
2 30 88: Capital commodity agency.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A great number of cafes, shops, a huge market and a conference center and Ice Palace
  • Cons:Lots of chemical industry, quality of the roads
  • In a nutshell:Industrial and Cultural Capital of the North of Luhansk Region
  • Last visit to Syeverodonets'k: May 2013
  • Intro Updated Jun 9, 2013
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  • picek's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2011 at 5:21 AM

    Interesting 'young' city! Must be pleasant to stroll through the park. Pity there are so many stray dogs in the streets - by unknown reason to me I always get barked at and I don't even dislike dogs (well, except mad dogs!).

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    Hi Victor, great page as usual! How is the summer in Ukraine? Are you following the world cup soccer?

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2010 at 6:04 AM

    Another insight into the small villages. I, too, enjoyed the warning about the stray dogs. The travelogues are outstanding. Beautiful photographs.

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2009 at 10:54 AM

    An interesting tip "Stray Dogs in the City". Loved you Youtube link "Doroga domoi" - wonderful song! Thanks Victor for the virtual tour!

  • St_Vincent's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    It was interesting to read all about 'Little Don'. Thank you very much for your birthday message Victor. Kind Regards, Clive

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