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Jun/17

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Center of Kyiv – the view from above

Kyiv, the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, is located on the banks of the Dnieper River, in the north of the central part of the country. Due to its importance as the historical center of the Old Russian state, the city is often called “the mother of Russian cities”.

One of the characteristic features of Kyiv, the seventh largest city in Europe, is an abundance of greenery. Let’s see how the central part of the city looks from above. Photos by: Serhiy Hrynkevych.

Vydubitsky monastery in the lower part of the botanical garden named after Grishko.

fly over the center of Kyiv

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Jun/17

15

The resort city of Berdyansk in early summer

Berdyansk, a city with a population of about 114 thousand people in the Zaporozhye region, is a marine, climatic and mud resort of national importance.

It is located on the eastern shore of the Berdyansk Bay in the northern part of the Azov Sea. The water in this part of the Azov Sea remains warm until late autumn. There are no sharp temperature swings, as in the Black Sea. Photos by: Alexey Novik.

take a stroll

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The bell tower of Saint Sophia’s Cathedral in Kyiv is an architectural monument built in the style of the Ukrainian Baroque. It is one of the symbols of Kyiv and Ukraine.

This building was constructed on the means of Hetman Ivan Mazepa in 1699-1706. The component part of the National Reserve “Sophia of Kyiv”, the bell tower with a height of 76 meters is the vertical dominant of the Old Kyiv. Photos by: Alexey Novik.

climb the bell tower

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May/17

18

Walking around Kyiv in early May

The beginning of May in Kyiv, the capital and the largest city of Ukraine located on the Dnieper River, is a great time for walking, the city is simply buried in greenery, flowering trees and flowers. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

stroll along the spring streets of Kyiv

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Apr/17

8

Jesuit Monastery in Kremenets

The majestic complex of buildings of the Jesuit church, monastery and collegium, built in the Baroque style, is the architectural dominant of Kremenets, a small town with a population of about 20 thousand people located in the Ternopil region.

In the 18th-19th centuries, it was one of the largest centers of education in Podillya and Volyn lands. Teachers for the Jesuit schools were trained in the collegium. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

explore the complex

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Feb/17

4

Walking through the streets of Drohobych

Drohobych is a city with a population of about 100 thousand people, the second most populous and economically developed city in the Lviv region.

A significant part of the current city center was formed in the late 19th – first half of 20th century, in the period of economic growth associated with the oil boom. Photos by: demarcos.

The bell tower of the Catholic church of St. Bartholomew (1551).

Walking through Drohobych, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful small city

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Jan/17

26

Winter in Kharkiv – the view from above

Let’s fly over Kharkiv – the second largest city in Ukraine with a population of about 1.5 million people.

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Podil is a historic neighborhood of Kyiv, part of the Podilskyi district. This low-lying part of the city is an ancient district of artisans and merchants.

The neighborhood extends along the right bank of the Dnieper River and Kyiv harbor, between the pedestrian bridge across the Dnieper and Zavodska Street. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Podil neighborhood, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

explore Podil

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St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Kyiv.

The monastery includes the Cathedral of the Archangel Michael in the Ukrainian Baroque style (demolished in the 1930s and rebuilt in 1997-1998), the refectory with the Church of St. John the Divine (1713) and the bell tower (1716-1719). Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Winter in St. Michael Golden-Domed Monastery, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the monastery

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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.

St. Andrew Church, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

walk around the church

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