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Jan/12

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Kiev electric cable railway

The construction of the “electric cable railway” connecting Mikhailovskaya Mountain and Borichev Tok in Kiev began in 1903 and ended in the spring of 1905. According to the initial project the length of the railway was 250 meters, but because it was impossible to take down one lower private house the construction was limited to 200 meters.

The equipment of the cable cars was made in Switzerland, which had extensive experience in building cable cars. Both cars had a capacity of 70 passengers and moved up and down at a speed of two meters per second. May 8, 1905 the railway was opened and the carriage of passengers started.

Kiev electric cable railway view 1

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Jan/12

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The streets of Kiev in the New Year’s Eve

During the five-hour New Year’s marathon the main square of Kiev (Maidan Nezalezhnosty) was attended by about 200,000 people.

The following photos were taken in the last minutes before the New Year as you might guess looking at empty streets of Ukrainian capital. Photos by Oleg Stelmakh.

New Year's Eve, Kiev street view 1

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Dec/11

5

The stadium of Euro 2012 final match

National sports complex “Olimpiyskiy” (“Olympic”) is a multipurpose sports facility in Kiev, Ukraine. The stadium is the main sports arena in Ukraine and one of the largest stadiums in Europe.

The stadium is located in the center of the city, on the slopes of Cherepanovaya Mount. Address: Kiev, Krasnoarmeyskaya Str., 55 (Pechersky District). The nearest subway stations are “Olympic” and “Palace of Sports”.

Olimpiyskiy stadium, Kiev, Ukraine view 1

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Sevastopol is a city of state importance of Ukraine. It is located on the Black Sea coast of Crimean peninsula. The city was founded by the decree of Russian Empress Catherine II in 1783.

Sevastopol is the largest trading and fishing seaport, industrial, scientific, technical, recreational, cultural and historical center of the region. Naval Base of Russian Black Sea Fleet and Ukrainian Navy Base are located there.

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Nov/11

23

Mysterious underground maze of Odessa city

Odessa city standing on Black Sea coast is often called the “Pearl of the South”. But it is known not only for its special architectural style. Incredibly huge system of underground labyrinths built by human hands stretches far beyond the city limits.

A large amount of building materials was needed to construct the city. There were extensive deposits of limestone on the territory of Odessa, which was an excellent building material. The stone was mined chaotically and as a result a huge underground maze appeared.

Underground Odessa, Ukraine view 1

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Welcome to “Feofaniya” – landscape art park-memorial of national importance located in Ukrainian capital city Kiev. Unique feature distinguishing the park from others is the harmonious combination of unspoiled nature with the masterpieces of landscape design on the background of St. Panteleimon cathedral.

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Oct/11

20

Excellent time-lapse of Kiev

In addition to the previous post about Kiev views at night time here is nice promo time-lapse video of Kiev captured by Oleg Finger. The filming took place during July-September this year.

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Oct/11

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The views of Kiev at night time

Kiev (Ukrainian spelling Kyiv) is the capital of Ukraine and the largest city of the country. It is the 6th largest city of Europe after Moscow, London, Saint Petersburg, Berlin and Madrid. Kiev is located along the Dnepr River just below its confluence with the Desna River.

Because of its historical importance as the center of Kievan Rus from the 9th to 12th century the city is still called “The Mother of Russian cities”. The following pictures of night Kiev were taken from the tallest buildings of the city by Oleg Stelmakh.

Kiev night time view 1

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Sep/11

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Charming architecture of Odessa

This wonderful city standing on Black Sea coast is often called the “Pearl of the South”. Odessa has special architectural style and special ambiance.

Fortunately, most of the marvelous buildings that went up in Odessa during the 18th and 19th centuries were only partially damaged during World War II. That means Odessa retains the charm of yesteryear. Photos by horoshiyblog.

Odessa city, Ukraine architecture view 1

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Sep/11

6

The Zoo of Nikolaev city

Nikolaev Zoo was founded by Nikolaev city mayor Nikolai Pavlovich Leontovich in 1901. Today the general area of the Zoo is 18.48 hectares and the collection includes 452 species. Address: Ukraine, Nikolaev city, Leontovich Sq. Contact phones: +380 512 24 63 77, +380 512 55 60 45.

The working time of the Zoo in winter is: 8:00 – 17:00; in summer – 9:00 – 18:00, during free days and holydays – 9:00 – 19:00, without days off.

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