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Synevyr is the most famous and largest lake in the Ukrainian Carpathians, located in the upper reaches of the Tereblya River, in the Zakarpattia region.

The lake is located at an altitude of 989 meters above sea level, the average depth of the lake – 10-12 meters, the maximum depth – 24 meters. In 1989, the National Park Synevir was created on the territory around the lake.


Hutsul Alps (also known as Marmarosy) is a mountain range located on the territory of Romania and Ukraine (in the southern part of the Rakhiv district of the Zakarpattia region). Ukrainian part of the mountains is called Rakhovsky mountains.

Marmarosy is the most diverse and picturesque mountains in the Ukrainian Carpathians thanks to high altitude (over 1,900 meters), diverse geological structure, deep valleys (up to 1,500 meters). The Ukrainian-Romanian border passes through them. Photos by: Alexander Kotenko.

Autumn in Hutsul Alps, the Carpathians, Ukraine, photo 1

let’s go hiking in the mountains

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Huklyvyi village, founded by immigrants from Galicia in 1588, is located in the southeastern part of Volovets district of the Zakarpattia region.

The main sight of the village is an old wooden church – Church of the Holy Spirit, built in the 18th century. The church is a masterpiece of wooden architecture of Verhovina (the mountainous area within the Ukrainian Carpathians).

Holy Spirit Church, Huklyvyi, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

go on a tour of the church

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Chernivtsi National University named after Yuriy Fedkovych is one of the oldest universities in Ukraine. It is located in the city of Chernivtsi, the capital of the Chernivtsi region.

The university was founded in 1875, on the basis of a theological seminary. In 1940, after the accession of Northern Bukovina to the USSR, the university was transformed into the Soviet state university with teaching in the Ukrainian language. Photos and video by:

Chernivtsi National University - a view from above, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful architectural monument




Fairy-tale forest on Demerdzhi in the Crimea

Demerdzhi-Yayla or just Demerdzhi is a mountain range located in the Alushta region of the Crimea.

In the fall, on a foggy day, the beech forest growing on the slopes of the mountain range is transformed into an amazing fairy-tale scenery. Photos by: Denis Belitsky.

Fairy-tale forest on Demerdzhi in the Crimea, photo 1

a wonderful forest straight from fairy tales


Trams are used as urban public transport in Kyiv since 1892. It was the first electric tram network in the Russian Empire.

Today, a significant part of the rolling stock of the Kyiv Tram consists of rather old Tatra trams which look amazingly picturesque amidst a riot of autumn colors. Photos by: Okhrimets Event Photography.

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a lone tram in the autumn forest




Golden Autumn in Alexandria Dendrological Park

Alexandria is the State Dendrological Park of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, located in city of Bila Tserkva in the Kyiv region, about 80 km from Kyiv. One of the largest parks in Eastern Europe, it is a monument of landscape art, founded in the late 18th century.

The park is an example of landscape park composition, which is based on plants, architectural structures, sculptures, water surface of the Ros River and ponds. Photos by: Roman Naumov.

Golden Autumn in Alexandria Dendrological Park, Bila Tserkva, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful autumn views


Uzhhorod Castle is the historic heart of the city of Uzhgorod, the capital of the Zakarpattia region. The castle, originally built by the Drugeth family in the Middle Ages and rebuilt several times, is a mixture of architectural styles and materials of the 13th-18th centuries.

Since 1947, the castle is used as a museum of local lore. This monument is one of the most visited tourist sites of Uzhgorod and Ukraine. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Uzhgorod Castle from above, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the castle

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October 2-4, 2015, in Kyiv, on the territory of the State Museum of Aviation (Medovaya Street, 1), there was an exhibition of vintage cars “Old Car Fest”.

The exhibition featured vintage cars from different countries. Let’s look at some vehicles produced by the Soviet automotive industry. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

ZIM (GAZ-12).

Old Car Fest 2015 in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

vintage cars from the USSR


In Odessa, on the territory of the plant “Pressmash”, the world’s first monument to Darth Vader was unveiled. The author of the monument is the local artist Alexander Milov.

The opening ceremony of the monument was attended by the Supreme Commander of the Imperial Fleet himself. He was accompanied by Chewbacca and imperial stormtroopers. Photos by:

Darth Vader monument, Odessa, Ukraine, photo 1

Darth Vader in Odessa


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