Archive for December 2016
Svobody (Freedom) Square, the central square of Kharkiv, decorated for the celebration of the New Year.
Tags: Kharkov city
Svyatohirsk is a small town with a population of about 4.5 thousand people located on the Seversky Donets River, in the north of the Donetsk region. Despite its modest size, this town has several very interesting and famous sights. Photos by: Andrei Kireev.
First, we should mention the Holy Mountains Lavra – an Orthodox monastery standing on the white chalk cliffs on the right bank of the Seversky Donets.
Tags: Donetsk oblast
St. Andrew’s Church, located on St. Andrew’s Hill in Kyiv, is an Orthodox church named after Andrew the Apostle and built in the Baroque style by the architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754.
The church stands on the steep right bank of the Dnieper River, overlooking the historical part of Kyiv – Podil. St. Andrew’s Descent that goes down from the church connects the upper and the lower parts of the city. This is one of the most interesting and picturesque places in Kyiv. Photos by: Aleksey Novik.
Wiki Loves Earth is an annual international photo contest of the natural monuments and here are the best photos of the natural attractions of Ukraine taken in 2016.
The Golden Gates of Kyiv is one of the few monuments of defense architecture of the ancient Russian state (Kievan Rus).
Construction of the gates was mentioned in chronicles during the reign of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, in 1037. This fortress-tower was the main ceremonial entrance to Kyiv. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.
Tags: Kiev city
Yan Mednis from Belarus visited Ukraine and made the following beautiful timelapse video about his trip showing some of the attractions of Kyiv, Odessa, Belgorod-Dniester, Kherson, Lviv, Chernivtsi, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Khotyn.
According to him, during the trip, he got a lot of impressions and saw a beautiful country with a unique and diverse nature, culture and rich history.
Let’s fast forward from chilly winter weather on a hot summer day on the coast of the Azov Sea.
The following pictures were taken in the vicinity of Berdyansk – a city in the Zaporozhye region situated on the northern coast of the Sea of Azov. Wheat has already been harvested and sunflower is still ripening. Photos by: Alexei Novik.