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Apr/14

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Moonrise over Yalta – Ai-Petri Peak in Crimea

It took some effort to shoot this beautiful picture of night Yalta from Ai-Petri Peak but the result is worth it. Photo by Denis Belitsky

Moonrise over Yalta, Crimea

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Apr/14

14

Forged Figures Park in Donetsk

Forged Figures Park is a park in Donetsk with forged sculptures. The park was opened in August 2001. The international festival of blacksmith art held annually in Donetsk has the same name.

Traditionally, all forged figures made during the festival remain in the park as a gift to the city. The park has about 220 compositions of metal art. It is located in the Voroshilov district of Donetsk, in the park near the city executive committee. Photos by neo7777vitaha

Forged Figures Park in Donetsk, Ukraine, photo 1

let’s take a walk in the park

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Apr/14

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Chersonese lighthouse in Sevastopol

Chersonese lighthouse is located at the entrance to Sevastopol bay, in its southwestern part, at Cape Chersonese. The lighthouse was built in 1816 and throughout its long life played an important role in the history of the Black Sea Fleet.

During the Second World War, the lighthouse tower was destroyed, but it was rebuilt in 1950-1951. Up to this day, it provides safe navigation on the sea way to Sevastopol. Photos by Sergey Anashkevitch

Chersonese lighthouse in Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine, photo 1

scenic views

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Despite numerous political events in recent months, the work on the construction of project “New Safe Confinement” at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in abandoned Pripyat city continues. This project is also known as “The Arch”.

March 31, 2014, the process of moving of the eastern part of “New Safe Confinement” began. The weight of this arched structure is 12600 tons. Photos by Chernobyl NPP

Construction of "New Safe Confinement" for Chernobyl NPP, Ukraine, photo 1

unique structure

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These great nature photos were taken by Sergey Stepanenko near small village of Mokhnach located almost in the center of Kharkov region.

Frosty winter

Mokhnach, Kharkov region, Ukraine, photo 1

beauty of Ukrainian nature

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Lviv is the capital city of Lviv region, cultural, educational and scientific center. It is a major industrial center and transportation hub of Western Ukraine, the seventh most populous city in the country.

The historic center of Lviv is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This city with the largest number of architectural monuments in Ukraine attracts a lot of tourists. Photos by horoshiyblog

Architecture of the historic center of Lviv, Ukraine, photo 1

stroll through the streets of Lviv

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Ukrainian part of Hutsul Alps also known as Marmarosy is located in Rakhovsky district of Zakarpattia region.

Hutsul Alps are the most beautiful mountains in the Ukrainian Carpathians due to high altitude (over 1,900 meters), diverse geological structure, and deep valleys (up to 1500 meters). Photos by Alexander Kotenko

Hutsul Alps, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful mountain scenery

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Mar/14

22

Morning on Mount North Demerji

What a beautiful view! Morning on Mount North Demerji (1356 meters) in the Crimea. Photo by Vladimir Metzger

Mount North Demerji, Crimea, Ukraine

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Mar/14

20

Portraits of Ukrainian revolutionaries

In late November, in Ukraine, mass protests against the government’s decision to suspend signing an association agreement with the EU began.

Rallies in the center of Kyiv, called “Euromaidan”, spread to other regions of Ukraine. In January 2014, after the adoption of laws that substantially restricted the rights and freedoms of citizens, confrontation between the opposition and the government became violent.

Portraits of Ukrainian revolutionaries, photo 1

participants of historical event

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Tarhankut is a cape located in the most western point of the Crimea, on the peninsula bearing the same name. It is a popular place for diving, windsurfing, kiteboarding.

From April to October, the sun shines brightly, and the water in July and August warms up to +28 ° C. There are no rivers nearby, so the water is crystal clear. Tarhankut is interesting for its steep banks and beautiful cliffs. Cape Tarhankut location on Google Maps. Photos by Sergey Stepanenko

Cape Tarkhankut in the Crimea, Ukraine, photo 1

wonderful views of the Crimean nature

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