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Krasnodar Territory: The Urban Settlement Of Gulkevichi
March 28, 2017 16:54


 The urban settlement of Gulkevichi is located 176 kilometres to the East of Krasnodar and is a district centre considered to be one of the most stable in the Krasnodar Territory. Gulkevichi received a town status in 1961, but the locality has been known since 1875, when the railway leading from Rostov to Vladikavkaz was being laid in this place.

The railway station of Gulkevichi gave its name to the village. Now the town is home to more than 35 thousand people. The name of the station was given after the Privy Councillor N.V. Gulkevich who received these lands as a gift from Aleksandr II due to his heroic deeds in the Caucasian War. There are no historical attractions in the town.

One of the main attractions is the restored Holy Trinity Church (that was destroyed in Soviet times) on Pushkina Street. The visitors of the town can go to the Local History Museum. In addition to the historical exhibition, the Museum has a hall devoted to space flights (the famous pilot-cosmonaut Viktor Gorbatko was born in this region).

There is a memorial complex “Motherland” on Sovetskaya Street where the eternal flame burns and black marble plates contain the engraved names of the dead and missing soldiers and officers who were the residents of the town. The Alley of Heroes is located behind the complex.

The places popular among locals include the “Zodiac” cinema and a large park where beautiful roses are grown. If you go to Gulkevichi in hot weather, you can hide from it by the Samoylova Balka River that is surrounded by a pine forest. Natural attractions of Gulkevichi include the mounds surrounding the town. The district has excellent conditions for fans of hunting and fishing: local forests are inhabited by foxes, hares and pheasants.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina


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