"In Lutuhine At Last" Lutugino by hunterV
Lutugino Travel Guide: 40 reviews and 167 photos
I have often passed this town on my way to the village of Illyria, Lutugino County, to see my friends there.
The town's name is pronounced as Lutugino in Russian and Lutuhine in Ukrainian.
Only recently did I stay in that town for a day to take pictures and to explore its sites. I went there on the invitation of my colleague, a teacher of English of the local high school, and was a guest speaker at one of her lessons there. This is what the students told me about their town.
Lutugino is cozy, but much smaller than Luhansk, of course. A long time ago there was a railway station called Shmidovka in this area. Then industry developed and the station grew into a town.
For sightseeing you can walk along the streets of our town.
You can go to the park and enjoy the nature there. I think it's one of the most fascinating places in our town.
Lutugino is especially beautiful in spring.
There are not too many places to visit in Lutugino. There are six monuments: two obelisks to the fallen soldiers, Leonid Lutugin monument, Young Pioneers memorial in the town park, Lenin monument and Liberators monument.
There are many cafes and restaurants here. Nika Cafe is one of them. It is the only place in our town that is open until 2 a.m. Corsaire Cafe located uptown is another good cafe. I would recommend you to visit it.
There are lots of different small shops in our town.
Unfortunately, there aren't any hotels in our town. What we have to offer visitors is a dormitory. It is not very expensive, but is located almost in the center of the town. You can also rent an apartment. I think you can find a quiet and friendly place to stay in our town.
The night life in our town is exciting! If you are a teenager like myself, you can go to Rodina Movie Theater, where you can listen to good music, dance and mix with your friends.
I like my small, but a very nice town. I think it's always friendly.
The town is located on the right bank of the River Vilkhova, 22 km (14 miles) to the southwest of Luhansk. According to the latest data of the town's web site (in Ukrainian), 18,300 inhabitants live in Lutugino now.
Buses 206 and 203 run regularly between the railway station of Luhansk and Lutugino.
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Lutugino is called in honor of Leonid Lutugin (1864-1915), an outstanding Russian scientist, a geologist, who studied the area and discovered huge deposits of coal there.
He made the geological map of the district and of the big part of the Donets Basin.
At the end of the 19th century this area attracted foreign investors who built an iron foundry in 1897.
The foundry settlement developed and grew and soon it was called Shmidovka after the railway station of Shmidovka.
In 1925 it was called Lutugino in honor of Leonid Lutugin.
The town is located on the right bank of the River Olkhovka, 22 km (14 miles) away from Luhansk, on Luhansk-Donetsk motorway.
Its population is about 18,000 inhabitants. There are 65 streets in the town.
Its railway station is on Rodakovo-Luhansk line.
Lutugino is the center of Lutugino County that has an area of about 1,000 sq.km/386 sq.mi. and consists of 48 villages outside the town.
Now there is a monument to Leonid Lutugin in the main street at the entrance to the town park.
The monument to Lutugin, a well-known Russian geologist and a public figure, was dedicated in 1975.
Once you are in the town, you are surprised by the unusual quietness of its streets and complete absence of shuttle buses making noise and polluting the air in many towns and cities here.
Even though the town is small, it has everything a big city can offer except a hotel.
Those who travel to Lutugino on business can stay at apartments for rent. You only have to ask the locals, for example, at the market.
The town has a big water reserve that people simply call Lake Lutugino.
Here are some interesting links about this town: Lutugino Is Our Home! and 111 Years of Lutugino
- Pros:Many shops, several cafes, long streets and many Soviet era apartment houses
- Cons:No town buses, hence you have to walk around the town or hire a cab
- In a nutshell:Tiny, friendly and attractive
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