Situated in the southeast of Ukraine, the city of Lysychansk is a regional and economic center of some 100,000 inhabitants. Known locally as "The Cradle of Donbas", the city's location in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region made it an ideal location for industry to be established in the early 1700s, when coal was discovered in the area. The city's environs are picturesque, with the Sever Donets River supplying water to Lysychansk and the wider region as well as giving expats living in Lysychansk a picturesque landscape to enjoy just outside the city. Lysychansk's comfortably small center offers some charming attractions, with the Pereezdnyanskaya Church, Lenina Avenu and wide, leafy Voroshylova Street giving expats living in Lysychansk a sense of this industrial city's elegant side. The city is also a center of shopping and education, with colleges, universities and even two music schools providing cultural events and amenities for expatriates in Lysychansk to enjoy.
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The city has a good train service to other Ukrainian cities, as well as Russia and Belarus. Expatriates moving to Lysychansk from a neighboring country can either take the train or an intercity bus to the city center. From further afield, expats moving to Lysychansk can fly into a larger Ukrainian city such as Kiev and then take a train or bus. Before travelling, you may like to have a look at the various articles on the InterNations website. We've got a good range of content on expatriation topics like cross-cultural communication, family and relationships, and expat finance in our online Expat Magazine, as well as content written by InterNations members for hints and tips on travel and expatriation. While Lysychansk is small and easy to get to know, its industrial economy and beautiful location give expatriates moving to Lysychansk plenty to get to grips with, and InterNations is designed to help you get the most out of your stay abroad.
Although the city was founded on a coal industry which remains a significant part of the local economy and city spirit, any expatriate working in Lysychansk will also notice a wider manufacturing sector of growing importance. The city's restructuring towards a more diverse economy makes it an interesting place to be based in, and the local cuisine and restaurant scene gives expats working in Lysychansk plenty to get up to after hours. As well as enjoying the local culture, you can get in touch with the international community of expats in Lysychansk. Our InterNations discussion groups and private messages provide a useful platform for finding other global minds, organizing meet-ups and socializing. Being in touch with other expats living in Lysychansk early on is the best way to get the latest information on what to do in the city.