"On the Bank of the Seversky Donets" Syeverodonets'k by hunterV
Syeverodonets'k Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 143 photos
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. When I lived in Luhansk, I used to 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. Now my wife and I rent a two-room apartment here and stay in this city as refugees. Also, we received an official refugee certificate here.
You can have a better idea of Syeverodonetsk, if you watch The City Tour by Car or Youtube slideshow on Syeverodonetsk. The city has a lot of sights of its own, among them a new fountain in Syeverodonetsk. Besides, the city has its own channel on Youtube: City Channel and its own Internet Picture Gallery.
This city is a recognized cultural center of Luhansk region. Its population is now 125 thousand inhabitants (plus thousands of refugees from all over the southern part of Luhansk region that is at present out of control of the Ukrainian authorities).
Syeverodonetsk is located to the north of the Seversky Donets that divides our region into two parts. So this city, during all the after-war years, was the main city of the northern part of Luhansk region.
What's more, it became the capital of Luhansk region in the fall of 2014 after the tragic events of that year.
The city has its own airport, trolleybuses, a huge leisure center, its own theater, several markets, twenty secondary schools, and several research institutes of chemical industry.
There are several squares in Syeverodonetsk, a park, two man-made lakes, located within the city, that became the city residents’ favorite vacation place. Also, there are many natural lakes around the city, where tourist centers of city enterprises were built.
In its economic and social development Syeverodonetsk today is one of the most industrialized cities not only in Luhansk region, but also in the entire country. The City Council works a lot to maintain the high potential of the city, focusing on the development of culture, sports and business.
Surrounded by pine forests and lakes w ith a unique landscape of the forest-steppe zone, Syeverodonetsk provides excellent and inexpensive vacation.
Syevyerodonetsk is often called The Pearl of the Donets Basin. It is a compact city located on the left bank of the Seversky Donets. The residents of Syevyerodonetsk regard their city as a very special one: sunny, cozy, comfortable for living. In summer it is full of greenery and flowers. Seeing them, you would hardly believe that eighty years ago there was nothing but sand and weeds here, on the left bank of the Seversky Donets, where there is a modern developing city that is approaching European standards now.
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. It is not known whether Clement Voroshilov has ever visited this place, but, according to the legend, he was born in the nearby village of Borovskoye, that is now subjected to the City Council...
Are you interested? So, why not take a look at the city web page in English: The City of Syeverodonetsk or watch two other videos, time permitting: 2012 Flashmob and Winter Trolleybus Ride.
Syeverodonetsk was founded in the thirties of the last century due to the construction of a nitrogen fertilizer plant (now Nitrogen Corporation). The government adopted a resolution on building the country’s largest in the country nitrogen fertilizer plant in 1934. A lot of enthusiastic specialists, young college graduates and young workers from all over the Soviet Union arrived to the construction site. Originally the workers’ settlement consisted of only two barracks, and in 1938 there were about thirty two-storey houses. Severodonetsk got its name in 1950, and in 1958 it was granted a city status. At that time its population was thirty-three thousand residents.
The city was called after the river Seversky Donets on whose left bank it stands. And the river itself is called Donets ("Little Don") for it is the left tributary of the Don, a big Russian river flowing into the Sea of Azov.
The name "Seversky" implies our very ancient history, when nomadic tribes of the Severtsy used to inhabit the banks of the river. So the city's name is closely connected with the river, on which it stands, and the river name itself is connected with the ancient nomadic tribe of the Severtsy. Such is the history...
You can have a majestic view of the city from the hills of the neighboring city of Lissichansk located the high right bank of the Seversky Donets.
- Pros:A great number of cafes, modern stores, big markets, a leisure center and the Ice Palace
- Cons:Lots of chemical industry, poor quality of roads and sidewalks, high prices
- In a nutshell:The New Capital of the Ukrainian Luhansk Region
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