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Lishchyny is a small village with a population of about 500 people located in the east of the Lviv region, about 57 km south-east of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of St. Nicholas built according to different sources either in 1669 or in 1696. The church is located in the center of the village, near the road and houses. Lishchyny on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Wooden Church of St. Nicholas in Lishchyny, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

scenic monument of wooden architecture

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Pomoryany, included in the list of historical towns and villages of Ukraine, is an urban-type settlement with a population of about 1,300 people located in the Zolochiv district of the Lviv region, about 92 km east of Lviv.

One of the local attractions is the Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity, an architectural monument of national importance founded in 1738. The construction of this church was completed only in 1812. The church combines the styles of Classicism and Gothic. Pomoryany on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity in Pomoryany, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque Catholic church

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Dnipro (the former Yekaterinoslav and Dnipropetrovsk), located in south-eastern Ukraine, is the administrative center of the Dnipropetrovsk region, the fourth most populous city in the country after Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odessa.

It was one of the key centers of the Soviet metallurgical, nuclear, defense, and space industries. Today, Dnipro remains one of the most important political, industrial, financial, scientific, and cultural centers of Ukraine. Photos by: Alexander Belenkiy.

Twin Towers – a residential complex (106 meters), which is the main symbol of Dnipro.

Dnipro - one of the most unusual cities of Ukraine, photo 1

unique cityscape of Dnipro

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Catholic Church of St. Anna in Talne

Talne is a small town with a population of about 13.5 thousand people located in the Cherkasy region, about 140 km south-west of Cherkasy.

One of the main architectural attractions of the town is the Catholic Church of St. Anne built in the Gothic style in 1702 and restored in the 1830s. Talne on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Catholic Church of St. Anna in Talne, Ukraine, photo 1

elegant Catholic church

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Korostyshivsky quarry is a picturesque flooded granite quarry located on the outskirts of the town of Korostyshiv in the Zhytomyr region, about 100 km west of Kyiv.

The landscape around the quarry is unusual, the shore is covered with spruces and birches, which resembles Karelia. The height of the rocks reaches about 10 m, the depth of the artificial lake is up to 20 m. This place has become a popular object of industrial tourism. Korostyshiv Quarry on Google Maps. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Abandoned and Flooded Korostyshivsky Quarry, Ukraine, photo 1

walk along the shore of an artificial lake

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Ruzhyn is an urban village with a population of about 4,700 people located in the Zhytomyr region, about 100 km south-east of Zhytomyr.

The main attraction of Ruzhyn is the Catholic Church of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ built by Count Kalinowski in the style of classicism in 1815. Ruzhyn on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Catholic Church of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in Ruzhyn, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque church with columns

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Myropol is an urban village with a population of about 4,500 people located in the Romaniv district of the Zhytomyr region, about 82 km west of Zhytomyr.

The main architectural monument of Myropol is a stone two-story Catholic church built in 1820 – the Church of St. Anthony. In front of the central entrance there is a figure of St. Anthony. Myropol on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Anthony Church in Myropol, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque small church

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Manyavsky Holy Cross Exaltation Monastery

Maniavskyi Skyt (1611-1621) is an Orthodox monastery located in the village of Manyava, about 50 km south-west of Ivano-Frankivsk, an important center of spirituality, culture and art of Ukraine.

During its heyday, the monastery numbered about 200 monks and dozens of subordinate monasteries in Galicia, Bukovina and Moldova. It was one of the centers of cultural life in Galicia. Maniavskyi Skyt on Google Maps. Photos by: Vitaliy Ilnytsky.

Manyavsky Holy Cross Exaltation Monastery, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful small monastery

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Let’s walk through the main streets of Kyiv and see how they looked in 1985. After the Second World War, Kyiv became the third largest city in the Soviet Union after Moscow and Leningrad, the capital of the second largest Soviet republic.

The photos were taken one year before the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which caused a significant deterioration in the environmental situation in the city, and 6 years before Kyiv became the capital of an independent Ukraine. Source

Kyiv - the Capital of Soviet Ukraine in 1985, photo 1

back to the past of Ukraine

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Shyshkivtsi is a small village with a population of about 300 people located in the east of the Lviv region.

The main and only architectural attraction of the village is the wooden Church of the Holy Archangel Michael built in 1904 from the materials of the church of 1784. Shyshkivtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Archangel Michael Church, Shyshkivtsi, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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