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Let’s walk through the main streets of Kyiv and see how they looked in 1985. After the Second World War, Kyiv became the third largest city in the Soviet Union after Moscow and Leningrad, the capital of the second largest Soviet republic.

The photos were taken one year before the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which caused a significant deterioration in the environmental situation in the city, and 6 years before Kyiv became the capital of an independent Ukraine. Source

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back to the past of Ukraine

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Aug/18

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Beautiful Old Churches of Chernihiv

Chernihiv, first mentioned in 907, is the most northern regional center of Ukraine. The center of the historical region of Severia, it was one of the largest towns of Kievan Rus (882-1240).

Today, this city is known for its monuments of architecture. Some of them were built in the times of Kievan Rus, before the Mongol invasion. Photos by: Boyko O.D.

Savior Transfiguration Cathedral (1033) – the oldest surviving monument of old Russian architecture, one of the few surviving buildings of the period of pre-Mongol Rus.

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sights of Chernihiv

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Jun/18

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Khmelnytskyi – the view from above

Excellent aerial survey of Khmelnytskyi – a city with a population of about 270 thousand people located on the Southern Buh River, 323 km south-west of Kyiv, the administrative center of the Khmelnytskyi region.

This city is an important economic and cultural center of the historic region of Podilia.

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Jun/18

20

Most Beautiful Churches of Sumy

Sumy is a city with a population of about 267 thousand people located in the north-east of Ukraine, the administrative center of the Sumy region.

It was named after the Sumka (literally meaning “bag”) River. According to the legend, three hunting bags with money (depicted on the city’s coat of arms) were found near the river – hence its name. Photos by: gatta_bianka.

Trinity Cathedral (1901-1914) – one of the most beautiful churches of Sumy, looking similar to St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg (Russia).

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picturesque old churches

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Jun/18

6

Best Tourist Destinations of Ukraine

Ukraine is a country situated at the European crossroads that strikes with breathtaking landscapes, ancient historical sights, and unbelievably honest and generous residents. There are so much you would like to see either on your own or during a romantic trip with your girlfriend.

Thousands of tourists explore Ukraine annually from the Carpathians straight to the Black Sea. Still, it is always a challenge which city to start from and which can be a perfect icing on the cake “Exploring Ukraine”. Well, today we will back you up. Here you have top Ukrainian cities the foreigners enjoy returning to.

most popular cities in Ukraine

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May/18

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Top Famous Cities of Ukraine

Every city in Ukraine has its own cultural and natural tourist spots. Ancient estates and huge parks, healing lakes and forests, it’s all about Ukraine. It doesn’t matter what city you choose to attend, it will also be shrouded in myths and legends and will be worth to be seen.

Ukraine is a gorgeous country, which is very lucky with its geographical location. You just need to decide what you are most interested in, besides the amazing girls. Maybe you want to walk along the seaside or go up into the mountains, maybe you want to study the industrial architecture or just to drink a cup of well-known coffee in an ancient city.

It’s up to you to decide what you want most. If you have enough time, it’s quite easy to travel across the country in the company of a beautiful girl, choosing the next destination between the picturesque places of the country. Every city is unique and interesting in its own way thanks to its nature and peculiarities of the historical background.

Top 5 Ukrainian Cities

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May/18

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Picturesque Old Houses of Mariupol

Mariupol is a large city located in the Donetsk region in the east of Ukraine, on the shore of the Azov Sea, a major seaport, as well as a climatic and mud resort. In 2016, Mariupol was recognized by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine as one of the most comfortable cities for living in the country.

Mariupol has a large number of interesting old buildings constructed in the 19th – first half of the 20th centuries. Unfortunately not all of them are in a well-preserved condition. Let’s look at some of them. Photos by: Evgeny Sosnovsky.

The house of Dr. Gamper (1897) – one of the most interesting architectural sights of the city. Zems’ka Street, 45.

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beautiful architecture of Mariupol

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May/18

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Walking around Odessa in May

Odessa or Odesa is a city with a population of about 1 million people located on the Black Sea coast in the south of Ukraine, the administrative center of the Odessa region and the main naval base of the Ukrainian Navy.

This city, the largest commercial sea port of Ukraine, also offers various opportunities for sanatorium treatment and beach rest. The historical center of Odessa is included in the preliminary list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

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sunny day in Odessa

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Izyum (literally meaning “raisins”), first mentioned in 1571, is a city with a population of about 50,000 people located in the southeast of the Kharkiv region, about 124 km from Kharkiv.

This city, standing on the banks of the Siverskyi Donets River and surrounded by forests, is the third largest city of the Kharkiv region. Mount Kremyanets located on the territory of Izyum is the highest point of the region (218 m).

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May/18

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Walking through the streets of Hlukhiv

Hlukhiv (Glukhov) is a small city with a population of about 33,000 people located in the north of Ukraine, 139 km northwest of Sumy, just 10 km from the border with Russia.

One of the oldest cities of Ukraine, first mentioned in 1152, it is an important historical center of eastern Polesia and a cultural center of Ukraine. In total, there are more than 50 monuments of history and architecture here. Hlukhiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Andriy Bondarenko.

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explore Hlukhiv

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