Welcome to Voronezh
Voronezh is a city in Voronezh Oblast, ca. 250 km from the Ukraine border, in the heart of Chernozemye. It is located on the Voronezh river and is an important railway junction with lines to Moscow, Rostov-on-the-Don and Kiev. Due to its relatively large population (ca. 960.000), it is often considered as the capital of Chernozemye.
What to see:
Prospekt Revolyutsii, or simply Prospekt (a Russian word for avenue) is the epicenter of Voronezh's life. It has many beautiful and/or historical buildings, including the former Hotel Bristol.
The monument Kitten from Lizyukova street.
The Annunciation Cathedral (finished in 2009, 4th tallest Orthodox church in the world, being topped by probably the largest cross in Europe; surrounded by a fence with Soviet symbols).
The office of South-Eastern Railways (SERW), in Russian: YU-VE-ZHE-DE.
The Lenin Square.
The park Koltsovskiy skver.
Monuments to such writers and poets as Koltsov, Nikitin, Mandelshtam, Esenin, Pushkin, Platonov, Bunin; to Lenin and tsar Peter the Great.
The Admiralteyskaya square with the old church where Peter the Great baptized his ships.
Akatov women's monastery.
Various Orthodox churches.
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