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Medieval fortress in the town of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi is a monument of history and town-planning of the 13th-15th centuries, one of the best and the largest preserved fortresses on the territory of Ukraine.

The total area of the fortress, standing on the rocky bank of the Dniester estuary, is 9 hectares, the length of the walls – 2.5 km. The fortress has the form of an irregular polygon.

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Holy Transfiguration Church in Tuchyn

Tuchyn is a village with a population of about 2,500 people located in the Hoshcha district of the Rivne region, about 28 km to the north-east of Rivne.

One of the attractions of the village is the Holy Transfiguration Church built in 1730, a beautiful monument of the Volyn school of wooden architecture. Tuchyn on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

picturesque wooden church

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Chernivtsi National University

Chernivtsi National University named after Yuriy Fedkovych, one of the greatest writers of western Ukraine, was established in 1875. Today, it is one of the best universities in Ukraine and certainly the most picturesque.

In 2011, the central building of the university – the former residence of the metropolitans of Bukovina and Dalmatia – was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is a unique monastic complex. Founded in 1051, it is the oldest and one of the most important Orthodox shrines.

In fact, it is a real small town in the heart of Kyiv. Here you can find fourteen Orthodox churches, a monastery, seven museums, a printing house, etc. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

fly over Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

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Parade of Trams in Kyiv

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Kyiv, a parade of trams was held, timed to the 125th anniversary of the city electric tram.

In the heart of the historic neighborhood of Podil, on Contract Square, more than 20 models of trams were shown – from retro trams to the latest models, as well as special equipment. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

look at the Kyiv trams

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Olyka is an urban village with a population of about 3,000 people located in the Kivertsy district of the Volyn region.

In the village there are two main architectural attractions located close to each other – a castle that for centuries belonged to the Radziwill family and a Roman-Catholic church. Olyka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

fly over the castle

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