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Trams are used as urban public transport in Kyiv since 1892. It was the first electric tram network in the Russian Empire.

Today, a significant part of the rolling stock of the Kyiv Tram consists of rather old Tatra trams which look amazingly picturesque amidst a riot of autumn colors. Photos by: Okhrimets Event Photography.

Autumn, the Kyiv Tram, Ukraine, photo 1

a lone tram in the autumn forest

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Stryi is a small provincial town with a population of about 60 thousand people located in the Lviv region. The exact date of the town foundation is not known. It was first mentioned in 1385.

Today, Stryi is a major railway hub of western Ukraine, and, at the same time, it is a cozy and quiet town. Let’s go through the center of Stryi – the most picturesque part of the town. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Stryi town, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the town of Stryi

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Oct/15

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Lviv – the view from above

Let’s take a look at the central part of Lviv, known as the “capital” of Western Ukraine, from a bird’s eye view.

The historic center of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lviv has the largest number of monuments of architecture in Ukraine. It is one of the most attractive cities for tourists in the country. Photos by: Oleg Stelmakh.

Rynok Square.

Lviv - the view from above, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the city

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This is a great video to enjoy the beauty of ancient Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine.

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The building of the railway station in Chernihiv is a monumental structure built in 1950, in place of the building destroyed during the Second World War.

The station, designed in red colors, has visible elements of the Russian style of the early 20th century. At the same time, the entrance has some elements of Ukrainian Baroque. Photos by: camrador.

Chernihiv railway station, Ukraine, photo 1

Stalin’s era architecture

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Zhovkva is a small town with a population of about 13 thousand people located 25 km north of Lviv, about 35 km from the Ukrainian-Polish border. The town stands at the crossroads of international highways to Poland and the Baltic states.

Since 1994, the central part of the town has the status of a historical and architectural reserve. To get to Zhovkva from Lviv, you can take minibuses from “Lviv” hotel. The trip takes about 30-40 minutes. Photos by: Alexander Shvab.

Zhovkva town, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

explore this charming town

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Kharkiv is the second most populous city in Ukraine, one of the eight most populated cities in Eastern Europe. The city was the third largest industrial, scientific and transport center of the Soviet Union after Moscow and Leningrad.

In the second half of the 20th century, it became the main transport hub of South-Eastern Europe. Let’s take a look at some of the local sights from above. Photos by: Oleg Stelmakh.

Blagoveshchensky (Annunciation) Cathedral

Aerial views of Kharkiv, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over Kharkiv

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Jul/15

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Sakura blossom in Uzhgorod

If you visit Uzhgorod, the capital of Zakarpattia region, during the period from mid-April to early May, you will find the streets decorated with flowering sakura trees.

In these days, Dovzhenko and Rakoczy streets, and also ​​Pushkin Square, which are sometimes called Sakura Alley, turn into a fantastic Garden of Eden.

Sakura blossom in Uzhgorod, Ukraine, photo 1

blooming Uzhgorod

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Jul/15

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One evening in Lviv after the rain

Lviv, an incredibly beautiful and atmospheric city, is pleasant to walk. It has the largest number of architectural monuments in Ukraine.

The special charm is to walk along the old streets in the evening, when the lights are lit. It looks as if you are in a fairy tale, or in the past. The streets are especially beautiful after the rain, when wet cobblestone looks awesome. Photos by: Nickolay Khoroshkov.

Just before the thunderstorm. In the distance you can see the lightning.

One evening in Lviv after the rain, Ukraine, photo 1

stroll around old Lviv

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The first line of Dnepropetrovsk subway with 6 stations (7.1 km) was opened December 29, 1995. It was the first subway in the former Soviet Union opened after its collapse. Since then, the number of stations hasn’t changed.

Dnepropetrovsk subway is not a popular form of transport. The situation could be better if it reached at least the center of the city.

The catacombs of the unfinished subway, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, photo 1

let’s go underground

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