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Dilove is a village with a population of about 2,500 people located in the Rakhiv district of the Zakarpattia region, 190 km from Uzhhorod and 140 km from Ivano-Frankivsk, 50 km from the border with Romania.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin (1750) – a unique monument of folk wooden architecture and a true national cultural treasure. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

interesting wooden church

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Polissya is a historical-cultural and physico-geographical region located on the territory of the Polesian Lowland.

It is mainly located in the south of Belarus and the north of Ukraine, but also partially covers the territories of the Lublin Voivodeship of Poland and the Bryansk region of Russia.

folk architecture of Polissya

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Pyrohiv (also known as Pirogovo) is one of the most famous open-air museums in Ukraine located on the outskirts of Kyiv. It provides a unique opportunity to get acquainted with all ethnographic regions of Ukraine.

Podnіprovya or Naddnіpryanschina is a historical and geographic region located on the left and right sides of the Dnieper River as well as adjacent land along its major tributaries (the Pripyat, Desna). Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

folk architecture of the Dnieper region

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Podillya is a historical and geographical region located in the west and south-west of Ukraine, in the area of the northern tributaries of the middle Dniester and the upper Southern Buh.

Podillya covers several regions of present Ukraine with such cities as Kamianets-Podilskyi, Khmelnytskyi, Vinnytsia.

Pyrohiv folk architecture museum, Podillya, Ukraine, photo 1

folk architecture of Podillya

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Wooden Church of St. Nicholas in Sapohiv

Sapohiv is a small village with a population of about 800 people located in the central part of Borshchiv district in the Ternopil region. For the first time the village was mentioned in 1564.

The main attraction of Sapohiv is a beautiful wooden church named after St. Nicholas. This masterpiece of Podolia folk wooden architecture was built on a hill overlooking the village in 1777. Sapohiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Wooden St. Nicholas Church, Sapohiv, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Pyrohiv (Pirogovo), an open-air museum located on the outskirts of Kyiv, provides a unique opportunity to get acquainted with all ethnographic regions of Ukraine.

Old wooden windmills, towering on the hill, are the compositional center of the whole complex. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Windmills, Pyrohiv museum, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

very picturesque place

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The Oldest Wooden Church in Ukraine

Church of St. Nicholas (1470) in the village of Kolodne in Tyachiv district of the Zakarpattia region is the oldest monument of wooden church building in Ukraine.

The church stands on a small hill in the village center, near the intersection of the main street and a mountain stream.

The oldest wooden church in Ukraine, photo 1

the oldest wooden church in Ukraine

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The Historical and Cultural Complex “Zaporizhia Sich”, located in the north-east of the island of Khortytsia in Zaporizhia, is a reconstruction of the Cossack fortress of the 16th-18th centuries, recreating the image of the Cossack capital and the atmosphere of the time.

This picturesque town-museum, officially opened in 2009, harmoniously blended into the surrounding natural landscape and became one of the most interesting attractions of the city. Zaporizhia Sich on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexey Novik.

Zaporizhian Cossacks Museum, Khortytsia, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the Cossacks Museum

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In Odessa, on the territory of the plant “Pressmash”, the world’s first monument to Darth Vader was unveiled. The author of the monument is the local artist Alexander Milov.

The opening ceremony of the monument was attended by the Supreme Commander of the Imperial Fleet himself. He was accompanied by Chewbacca and imperial stormtroopers. Photos by: dumskaya.net

Darth Vader monument, Odessa, Ukraine, photo 1

Darth Vader in Odessa

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Kozelets is an urban village with a population of about 8,300 people located in the Chernihiv region, on the banks of the Oster River, 67 km south of Chernihiv. The highway from Kyiv to Chernihiv passes through the village.

Here you can find several interesting monuments belonging to Ukrainian cultural heritage – churches, built in the 18th-19th centuries. Photos by: camrador.

Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin (1762-1763). It is a unique monument, which combines elements of Ukrainian and Rastrelli baroque.

The churches of Kozelets, Chernihiv region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful churches

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