Arts Centre in Donetsk


The new and much lauded contemporary art space occupies a former electric insulator factory standing at the foot of a particularly picturesque slag heap. It hosts a number of international resident artists who draw …
Stadium in Donetsk

Donbass Arena

Yes, the football arena that hosted one of the Euro 2012 finals is the main attraction in the relatively young and industrial Donetsk. It's home to the country's best team – Shakhtar Donetsk, oligarch Akhmetov's fav…
Street in Donetsk

Vul Artyoma

The city's backbone is a broad avenue, which runs from the train station to the Old Town. It is lined with monuments dating from the Soviet era. The most striking one is Glory to Miners' Labour – a giant miner holdi…
Park in Donetsk

Lenin Komsomol Park

Believe it or not, for many years the sci-fi sounding terrikony – slag heaps – were the city's main attraction. 'They change their colour depending on season and time of the day', locals still reflect dreamily. The …
Monument in Donetsk

Lenin Statue

The masses gather to watch Shakhtar’s away matches on a giant screen near the Lenin Statue in the centre of town.
Monument in Donetsk

Artyom Monument

Monument in Donetsk

Liberators of Donbass Memorial