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May 23, Odessa held “The Marsh in Vyshyvankas” (Ukrainian traditional embroidered shirts). About 500 people dressed in national costumes marched through the central streets of the city.

This event is held in the city for the sixth time. Let’s look at some of the participants. Photos by: Alexander Gimanov, from dumskaya.net.

Marsh in national costumes, Odessa, Ukraine, photo 1

very colorful event

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This beautiful wooden church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin is located in the village of Kryvorivnia, in Verkhovyna district of Ivano-Frankivsk region, in the heart of the Ukrainian Carpathians.

The church, an architectural monument of national importance, was first mentioned in 1719. The peculiarity of the church lies in the fact that during these three centuries, in spite of everything, it has never been closed.

Church in Kryvorivnia, Ukraine, photo 1

quite picturesque church

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May 16, an exhibition of flowers “European Ukraine” was opened on the Singing Field in the Pechersk Landscape Park in Kyiv. The exhibition is dedicated to the first countries of the European Union on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the EU.

Landscape designers tried to convey features and colors of each of the first ten participating countries. The exhibition is open daily from 9:00 to 21:00, until June 14. Photos by: Alexander Shvab.

Flower-show European Ukraine in Kyiv, photo 1

visit the exhibition

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Ukrainian part of the Hutsul Alps, a mountain group also called the Rakhiv Mountains and Marmarosi, is located in the southern part of Rakhiv district in Zakarpattia region.

The Hutsul Alps is the most diverse and picturesque mountains in the Ukrainian Carpathians thanks to high altitude (over 1,900 meters), deep valleys (up to 1500 m), and diverse geological structure. The Ukrainian-Romanian border passes through the Hutsul Alps. Photos by: Alexander Kotenko.

The Hutsul Alps, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

go hiking in the mountains

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Fairy-tale forest in Baydar Valley in Crimea

Baydar Valley is an intermountain hollow (16 km long and 8 km wide) located in the southwestern part of the Crimean Peninsula.

The valley is located at an altitude of 300-400 meters, surrounded by 600-800 meters mountains. Sometimes, when the fog descends on the valley, it becomes a truly fantastic place. Photos by: Denis Belitsky.

Fairy-tale forest, Baydar Valley, Crimea, photo 1

walk through the mystical forest

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Dnepropetrovsk is a beautiful green city located in the south-eastern part of Ukraine, standing on the banks of the Dnieper River. It is the regional center of Dnepropetrovsk region, the fourth city in terms of population (978,000) after Kiev, Kharkov and Odessa.

This city is one of the largest industrial, economic and transportation centers, metallurgy center and space capital of Ukraine.

The tallest building in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, photo 1

the city from the top

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Vudubickiy Monastery in Kyiv

St. Michael’s Vudubickiy Monastery was founded in the second half of the 11th century by Vsevolod, the son of Prince Yaroslav the Wise. The architectural ensemble of the present monastery was built in the 17th-18th centuries.

The monastery is located in the Botanical Garden named after Grishko in Kyiv. It belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate.

Vudubickiy Monastery, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the monastery

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Poltava is a city with a population of about 296 thousand people, the administrative center of Poltava region, located in the northeastern part of Ukraine, on the Vorskla River.

It is a very pleasant bright city, quite clean and well maintained. In May, an abundance of greenery and flowers makes the city even more beautiful. Photos by: horoshiyblog.

Poltava streets in spring, Ukraine, photo 1

walk the streets of Poltava

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Kamenets Podolskiy is a city located in Khmelnitsky region. It is one of the oldest cities in Ukraine. The main attraction of Kamenets Podolskiy is its old fortress.

The first constructions were built in the 11th-12th centuries, the main fortifications – in the 16th-17th centuries. This fortress is one of the best medieval fortifications in Eastern Europe. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Kamenets Podolskiy fortress, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the fortress

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Chernobyl zone 29 years later

April 26, 2015, the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster was marked. After these years, Pripyat, the once flourishing city, disappeared beneath dense thickets, the nuclear station ceased its operation.

Amusement Park. Grand opening was scheduled for Labor Day – May 1. The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant foiled these plans.

Chernobyl zone 29 years later, Ukraine, photo 1

Chernobyl zone in spring

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