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Chernivtsi National University named after Yuriy Fedkovych is one of the oldest universities in Ukraine located in Chernivtsi city. Nowadays, about 3,500 students are studying in this university founded in 1875.

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. Photos by Denis Mukimov

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walk around the campus

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Walking through the streets of Odessa

Odessa is a city on the northwestern coast of the Black Sea, the largest port in Ukraine, a major industrial, cultural, scientific, and resort center, the third most populous city in the country.

Odessa is presented mainly by architecture of the 19th-20th centuries. Let’s walk through the streets of the city and explore some of its numerous sights. Photos by Alexander Lipilin

The Opera and Ballet Theater

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explore Odessa streets

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Walking the streets of Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi is a city in southwestern Ukraine, 40 km north of the border with Romania, the administrative center of Chernivtsi region. The city is the historic center of Bukovina and, along with Lviv, is considered the cultural center of western Ukraine.

For centuries, Chernivtsi formed as a city with a unique multi-style architecture, rich cultural heritage and tolerant atmosphere. It is one of the few cities in Ukraine, which is rightly considered the jewel of architecture. Photos by Alexey Kulikov

Pedestrian street Kobylyanskaya in the center of the city

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Let’s walk around Chernivtsi

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Lutsk castle, also known as Lubart’s castle, is a symbol of Lutsk city, its main sight and pride.

The castle was built by the Lithuanian prince Lubart in the 14th century. He married a local princess and adopted the Orthodox faith. The castle was chosen as the prince’s residence.

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one of the wonders of Ukraine

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Transfiguration Church, built in 1911-1913, is the architectural jewel of “Natalevka” – the former estate of the owner of sugar producing factories Pavel Ivanovich Kharitonenko located in the village Volodymyrivka, Krasnokutsk district, Kharkiv region.

The manor house itself was destroyed during the Soviet era. Nowadays, the manor park is protected as a national monument of landscape architecture.

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really great architecture

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The Holy Dormition Pochaev Lavra is an Orthodox monastery located in Pochaev town (Ternopil region). It is the biggest Orthodox church complex and monastery in western Ukraine and the second after the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra.

The Holy Trinity Cathedral was built in the ancient Russian manner in 1906-1912 (architect A.V. Shchusev). The cathedral was laid in 1899, but the construction was resumed only in 1906. Heavy monolithic walls of the cathedral have a minimum of decorations. Photos by av_otus

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more photos of beautiful cathedral

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Popov’s Castle is an eclectic era manor house built in 1864-1884. The estate is located 36 km to the south of Zaporozhye in Vasilevka town, which received its name in honor of the founder of the town – Major-General Vasily Stepanovich Popov.

At the end of the 18th century, Vasily Stepanovich Popov founded a settlement on this territory. Half a century later, his grandson Vasily Pavlovich Popov built the castle, which houses a museum now. Photos by Dmitry Gazin

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remains of architectural ensemble

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Kharkiv metro is a system of underground lines in Kharkiv, the fourth largest metro in the former USSR states (after metro in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev), the second by the number of stations and the length of the lines in Ukraine.

Metro was opened August 23, 1975. The total length of the lines is 39.3 km. There are 29 stations on three lines.

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walk through Kharkiv metro

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Jul/13

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A Look at Kharkov from the Rooftops

Kharkov is the largest city in the eastern part of Ukraine and the second most populous city in the country. In Soviet times, it was the largest center of tank-, tractor-, and turbine manufacturing and the third largest industrial, scientific, and transportation center after Moscow and Leningrad.

In 2012, Kharkov was one of the four cities of Ukraine that hosted the European Football Championship 2012. Let’s take a look at the city from not quite usual angle – from Kharkov rooftops. Photos by Richard Zorge

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climb to the roofs of Kharkov

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While the Russian Empire was coming to its end in the late 19th – early 20th century, the present capital of independent Ukraine was one of the most dynamic cities of the empire. Some of the new technologies were first introduced in Kiev and later extended to other imperial cities.

For example, in 1892, first in the Russian Empire electric tram appeared in Kiev; in 1902, the Kiev funicular was opened – the second funicular in the Russian Empire after the one in Odessa; the first stationary stadium in the empire was opened here in 1912; the same year, construction of Ginzburg skyscraper was completed – it was the tallest building in the Russian Empire.

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