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National Botanic Garden of Nikolai Grishko is a research institution engaged in the design and creation of new botanical gardens and parks, as well as many other branches of theoretical and applied botany.

This botanical garden is part of the natural reserve fund of Ukraine protected as a national heritage of the state. It is located in Kyiv (Timiryazevskaya Street, 1).

Blooming lilacs in the botanical garden in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful spring in Kyiv

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St. Panteleimon Monastery in Feofania

St. Panteleimon Monastery in Feofania is a nunnery of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, located in “Feofania” natural park, on the southern outskirts of Kyiv (Academician Lebedev Street, 19).

Feofania is a monument of landscape art of national importance. The park harmoniously combines miraculous masterpieces of untouched nature, landscape design and spiritual greatness of St. Panteleimon Cathedral.

St. Panteleimon Monastery in Feofania Park, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

let’s fly over the monastery

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Viktor Yanukovych was the fourth President of Ukraine (2010-2014). During the political crisis in Ukraine in 2013-2014, he fled to Russia and was removed from power.

Let’s walk through the territory of his former country residence in Mezhyhiria, located to the north of Kyiv, and also look at the interiors. Mezhyhirya Residence on Google Maps. Photos by: Richard Zorge.

The former residence of Yanukovych in Mezhyhiria, Ukraine, photo 1

flashy luxury all over the place

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The New Safe Confinement (also known as the New Shelter, Shelter-2) is an insulating arched structure over the destroyed fourth power unit of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat. The construction began in 2007 and is expected to be completed in 2017.

The main reason of the construction is that the existing object “Shelter” is short-lived. Under the influence of radiation and weather, it is gradually degraded. And about 200 tons of radioactive materials are still under the sarcophagus.

The New Shelter, Chernobyl NPP, Pripyat, Ukraine, photo 1

visit the construction site

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Bukovel ski resort in spring

Bukovel is the largest ski resort in Ukraine. It is located near Polianytsia village in Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 100 km south-west of Ivano-Frankivsk, near the foot of Bukovel Mountain, at an altitude of 920 meters above sea level. The highest point of the resort is Dovga Mountain (1372 meters).

The season runs from late November to mid / late April. In 2012, Bukovel was one of the most rapidly developing ski resorts in the world.

Spring in Bukovel ski resort, Ukraine, photo 1

winter resort without snow

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Light show at Sophia Square in Kyiv

April 4, 2015, on the facade of St. Sophia’s Cathedral in Kyiv, you could see a unique show – light performance “I – Dream” commemorating the opening of the 12th “French Spring in Ukraine.”

“French Spring in Ukraine” includes an extensive cultural program on the whole territory of Ukraine, strengthening Franco-Ukrainian relations and cooperation.

Light show at Sophia Square, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful light show

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Chervonograd is a ghost town located in Ternopil region, near the village of Nyrkiv, in Zalischyky district. Today, the only preserved buildings are the remains of the palace of the 17th century and the Catholic church of the 18th century.

In the early 1940s, the township population was about 500 people. After the Second World War, it was not restored and disappeared from maps.

Chervonograd palace remains, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the ruins

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Kamenets Podolskiy is an ancient town located in Khmelnitsky region. The first documentary mention of Kamenets dates back to 1060-1062.

Significant part of the historical and architectural heritage of Kamenets Podolskiy can be found in the Old Town. In 1977, the historical and architectural reserve was established in the area. The photos were taken by Alexander Shvab.

Kamenets Podolskiy - the town museum, Ukraine, photo 1

walk the streets of the Old Town

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Painted bus stops in Poltava region

Take a look at these scenic bus stops located in Novosanzharsky district of Poltava region. Very colorful and lovely, it is not so boring to wait for a bus at such stops. Also, you can make nice memorable pictures.

Painted bus stops in Poltava region, Ukraine, photo 1

bus stops in provincial Ukraine

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Kiev from a bird’s flight

Great views of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, taken in the period from July to December 2014.

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