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Massandra Palace is one of the most interesting monuments of 19th century architecture located near Yalta city of Crimea Republic.

The palace was built in the style of French chateaux of the Renaissance. The elements of different styles (Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Rococo, Classicism) were used in the interior decoration. Photos by holy-mozart.

Massandra Palace, Yalta, Crimea view 1

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Olesky castle is the oldest castle that has been preserved in the western Ukraine. It is located near small town of Olesko, Bussky district, Lviv oblast. Olesky castle is oval in shape and dominates Olesko town standing on 50-meter natural hill. Photos by Alexander Lipilin.

Olesky castle, Lviv oblast, Ukraine view 1

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Genoese fortress in Sudak (south-eastern Crimea) was constructed from 1371 to 1469. The fortress has the buildings of 6-15th centuries: the defensive walls and towers, castle, churches.

In the 11-12th centuries, the town became a major center of international trade. Since the end of the 13th century, Italian city-republics of Genoa and Venice were struggling for the town, and in 1365 it came under the control of the Genoese. The bulk of surviving to the present day architecture refers to the Genoese period. Photos by Konstantin Brizhnichenko.

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Kamenets Podolskiy is one of the most ancient cities of Ukraine first time mentioned in 1062. Thanks to unique combination of historical, architectural, town-building heritage, the river Smotrich canyon landscapes, the “Old town” of the city is declared a state historical and architectural reserve.

There are about 200 buildings and constructions of 11th-19th centuries. Powerful fortifications of the “Old town”, a fortress and a fortress bridge, a combination of cult constructions make an unforgettable impression. Photos by horoshiyblog.

Kamenets Podolskiy city, Ukraine scenery 1

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Zhmerinka is a town located in Vinnitsa oblast of Ukraine. The town is known from the 18th century. Main attraction of Zhmerinka is the railway station built in 1899-1904.

The building of the station was constructed in the shape of a ship sailing to Odessa probably because it was the first railway line leading to the sea.

Zhmerinka railway station, Ukraine view 1

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Ukrainian highest cable-stayed bridge

Yuzhny (Southern) bridge is a cable-stayed bridge across the Dnieper River in Kiev. It is the highest cable-stayed bridge in Ukraine. The construction began in 1983, automobile traffic on the bridge was opened on December 25, 1990, metro trains traffic – December 30, 1992.

The bridge was considered the most modern bridge of the USSR connecting the center of Kiev with a left-bank areas and Borispol (main international airport of Ukraine). The length of the bridge is 1256 meters, width – 41 meters, height – 133 meters. The photos by Oleg Stelmakh.

Ukrainian highest cable-stayed bridge view 1

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Jun/11

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Poltava museum of the local lore

Poltava museum of the local lore is one of the oldest museums of Ukraine founded in 1891 by professor Vasily Dokuchaev as a museum of Poltava region nature and history.

Museum of local lore, Poltava, Ukraine view 1

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Jun/11

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Chernovtsy National University

Chernivtsi National University was founded on October 4, 1875 by decree Franz Josef, Emperor of Austro-Hungary. In the beginning there were colleges of theology, philosophy and law.

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Jun/11

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Holy Dormition Pochaev Lavra

Holy Dormition Pochaev Lavra is an Orthodox monastery in Pochaev (Ternopil oblast). It is the largest Orthodox shrine in Volhynia and second, after the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, monastery in Ukraine. The photos were taken by pauchok-anansis.

Holy Dormition Pochaev Lavra, Ukraine view 1

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Livadia Palace in spring

Livadia is a small settlement located about 3 km from Yalta (Republic of Crimea). The main attraction of the place is Livadia Palace – the summer residence of the Russian emperors (the Russian Empire times). The video was shot by Oleg Platonov in March 2011.

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