Residents of the city of a million roses (this is a popular way to call Donetsk because there is virtually a countless number of this flower in the city) are hospitable, friendly, and charming people. If one manages to win their trust, they can always rely on locals. Donetsk residents are true friends who are always ready to help, no matter how hard it can be. That said, despite the fact that local people might look reserved at a glance, tourists shouldnâ€™t be afraid to ask them to help.
When talking to locals, it is better not to touch such theme as politics. Indigenous people are proud of their independence, and there is nothing bad in that. However, if their opinion doesnâ€™t coincide with the opinion of their opponent, that can become a reason for an argument. Here it is important to mention that locals are quite passionate when defending their ideas. And this quality, indeed, deserves praise. It is safe to say that locals will fight for their beliefs until the end and get the job done no matter what. Family, relatives, and close friends are the biggest treasure for local people and they are ready to protect the ones they love.
It is important to mention the multinationality of the city. This fact has found reflection in the local culture and cuisine. For example, such Ukrainian cuisine dishes as borsch, varenyky, salo (in any form â€“ roasted, boiled, salted, smoked, stewed, and even raw), halusky, and syrniki are particularly popular in the region. When mixed with Russian cuisine, local culinary traditions become particularly appealing. Dumplings and cabbage (stewed or fermented) are also very popular, as well as dishes with potato, mushrooms, and berries.