Left bank of the Don

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Looking out from the Paramonov warehouses, you get a wonderful view of the Don and its left bank, known locally as Levberdon. There are almost no residential buildings. Levberdon is like a local Las Vegas, although there are no casinos. There are, however, plenty of nightclubs, hotels and restaurants, which cater to any taste and budget, including miles of kebab houses where you will find lamb and veal liver, chicken wings and pork chops, all flavoured with plenty of vegetables and sauces. In time for the 2018 World Cup, Levberdon will have a new stadium and the owners of local cafes and restaurants cannot wait for the football fans to arrive.