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Medieval fortress in the town of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi is a monument of history and town-planning of the 13th-15th centuries, one of the best and the largest preserved fortresses on the territory of Ukraine.

The total area of the fortress, standing on the rocky bank of the Dniester estuary, is 9 hectares, the length of the walls – 2.5 km. The fortress has the form of an irregular polygon.

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Holy Transfiguration Church in Tuchyn

Tuchyn is a village with a population of about 2,500 people located in the Hoshcha district of the Rivne region, about 28 km to the north-east of Rivne.

One of the attractions of the village is the Holy Transfiguration Church built in 1730, a beautiful monument of the Volyn school of wooden architecture. Tuchyn on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

picturesque wooden church

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Chernivtsi National University

Chernivtsi National University named after Yuriy Fedkovych, one of the greatest writers of western Ukraine, was established in 1875. Today, it is one of the best universities in Ukraine and certainly the most picturesque.

In 2011, the central building of the university – the former residence of the metropolitans of Bukovina and Dalmatia – was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is a unique monastic complex. Founded in 1051, it is the oldest and one of the most important Orthodox shrines.

In fact, it is a real small town in the heart of Kyiv. Here you can find fourteen Orthodox churches, a monastery, seven museums, a printing house, etc. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

fly over Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

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Jul/17

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Parade of Trams in Kyiv

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Kyiv, a parade of trams was held, timed to the 125th anniversary of the city electric tram.

In the heart of the historic neighborhood of Podil, on Contract Square, more than 20 models of trams were shown – from retro trams to the latest models, as well as special equipment. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

look at the Kyiv trams

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Olyka is an urban village with a population of about 3,000 people located in the Kivertsy district of the Volyn region.

In the village there are two main architectural attractions located close to each other – a castle that for centuries belonged to the Radziwill family and a Roman-Catholic church. Olyka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

fly over the castle

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Nyzhankovychi is an urban village with a population of about 1,800 people located in the Starosamborsk district of the Lviv region, on the border of Ukraine and Poland.

On the territory of the former estate there is the Nyzhankovychi professional lyceum, where boys are taught woodworking and machine-building, and girls – hairdressing. In the middle of the estate garden you can see a beautiful building originally used as a library of the lyceum.

explore the villa

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Jun/17

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Colorful summer in the center of Kharkiv

Kharkiv, known as an industrial city, has a lot of places to relax. In the warm season, one of the favorite places of locals and guests of the city is the public garden “Strelka” located at the confluence of two rivers – Kharkiv and Lopan.

According to the legend, the city was originally founded here. In this public garden there is a new pedestrian bridge over the Kharkiv River, which has become a traditional place for wedding photo shoots, and a boat station. Photos by: gatta_bianka.

stroll around Strelka

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Jun/17

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Center of Kyiv – the view from above

Kyiv, the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, is located on the banks of the Dnieper River, in the north of the central part of the country. Due to its importance as the historical center of the Old Russian state, the city is often called “the mother of Russian cities”.

One of the characteristic features of Kyiv, the seventh largest city in Europe, is an abundance of greenery. Let’s see how the central part of the city looks from above. Photos by: Serhiy Hrynkevych.

Vydubitsky monastery in the lower part of the botanical garden named after Grishko.

fly over the center of Kyiv

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Floating Flower Beds in Kharkiv

The public garden “Strelka”, located at the confluence of the Kharkiv and Lopan rivers in Kharkiv, got a new sight – original floating flower beds resembling the patterns of children’s mosaic.

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