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Archive for May 2016

The following watercolors were included in the fourth album of the artist Zbigniew Szczepanek “Zamki na Kresach”. It shows the 59 most famous fortresses in Kresach (the Polish name of the territory of present Western Ukraine).

About 40% of the objects show the author’s reconstruction, the remaining 60% – show the current state of the monuments. The images of some fortifications were reconstructed for the first time and thus can be considered a kind of unique.

Berezhany Castle in Berezhany, the Ternopil region.

Castles of Ukraine, picture 1

picturesque Ukrainian castles

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Mass kayaking and canoeing in Kharkiv

Last weekend (May 21-22), Kharkiv held a boating festival “KayakFest-2016.” During the festival, the new Ukrainian record of mass kayaking and canoeing on the river was registered (106 kayaks and canoes).

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St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Kyiv.

The monastery includes the cathedral church in honor of the Archangel Michael built in the Ukrainian Baroque style (destroyed in the 1930s and rebuilt in the mid-1990s), the refectory with the Church of St. John the Divine (1713) and the bell tower (1716-1719).

St. Michael Monastery, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the monastery

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The central street in Cherkasy, a regional center of Central Ukraine, is called Khreshchatyk, probably in honor of Khreshchatyk Street in Kyiv.

Here you can find the most interesting buildings in the city. Let’s take a walk on the street and see for yourself. Photos by: Lioshko Nikiforov.

Shcherbina House (Wedding Palace).

Khreshchatyk Street in Cherkasy, Ukraine, photo 1

wonderful street

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Holy Trinity Monastery in Mezhyrich

Mezhyrich Holy Trinity Monastery is a complex of monastic buildings of the 16th-17th centuries located in the village of Mezhyrich, 38 km south-east of Rivne.

This monastery is an outstanding architectural monuments of Ukraine because of its layout, composition, mix of secular, religious and defensive features, Renaissance decor. Mezhyrich Monastery on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Trinity Monastery, Mezhyrich, Rivne region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful monastery

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Belaya Skala (White Rock) or Aq-Qaya is a vertical white rocky wall in Crimea, located near the village of Belaya Skala. The height of the cliff is 100 meters. This natural monument was created by erosion and weathering of the limestones and sandstones.

Almost all the inhabitants of the former USSR, as well as many people in the former socialist countries saw this beautiful landscape at least once because most movies about Indians and the American Wild West, shot in the Soviet era, included scenes filmed near this rock. Photos by: Yuri Yuhanson.

Belaya Skala, Crimea, photo 1

amazing natural monument

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May/16

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Let’s fly over Nikolaev

Mykolaiv, also known as Nikolaev, is a city located in southern Ukraine, the regional capital with a population of almost 500 thousand people. This city is also known far beyond Ukraine as “the city of brides”.

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In Sutkivtsi, a small village with a population of about 1,200 people located in Yarmolinetsky district of the Khmelnitsky region, there is an amazing Orthodox church constructed in the 15th century.

This unique fortress-church built of gray stone with pointed, cone-shaped towers and loopholes is definitely a beautiful architectural monument.

Holy Protection Fortress-Church, Sutkivtsi, Ukraine, photo 1

unique fortified church

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