Voznesensk (Ukrainian: Вознесенськ, Russian: Вознесенск) is a city in Mykolaiv Oblast (region) of Ukraine and the administrative center of Voznesensk Raion (district). Administratively, it is incorporated as a city of oblast significance and does not belong to the raion. Population: 35,843 (2015 est.) In 2001, the city's population was 42,634.
Garden chapel in Voznesensk
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The city was founded by Catherine II the Great in 1790 on the site of a previously existing Sokoly cossack settlement belonging to the Buh Cossack Host; Prince Potemkin oversaw the expansion plans. However, the project was abandoned shortly after Catherine's death in 1796. Despite the brevity of this period of accelerated development, Voznesensk managed to attract a significant number of new inhabitants and cemented its position as one of the centers of trade in Southern Ukraine.
The Voznesensk train station is an important stop along the Odessa line, with direct trains available to major cities including Kiev, Moscow, Dnipro, Kharkiv, Luhansk, and Donets'k. The main bus station offers many destinations including buses to Kiev, Mykolayiv and Kherson. Local marshrutkas (route buses) run from the center to all of the cities' microregions and surrounding villages as well as every half-hour to Mykolayiv.
Voznesensk has 9 schools, a lyceum, a technicum, and a college.
Voznesensk has many available recreational opportunities. The city is situated along the Southern Buh river, where residents swim, fish, and relax on the riverbanks. To the north of Voznesensk, near Pervomaisk, the Southern Buh flows through a canyon which is famous for its whitewater rafting and mountain climbing. The stadium in the center of Voznesensk features a football pitch, tennis court, track, and playground. The sports club "VOSCO" in the third microregion has an indoor basketball/tennis court as well as a weight training room. In fall 2012, a new sports complex in the center, "Waterfall", opened, which has a swimming pool, training room and saunas.
The famous artist, Yevgeny Kibrik (1906-1978), was born and grew up in Voznesensk. There is a museum featuring his art on Lenin St.
Church of Saint Olga with bell tower
- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016.