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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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Jul/16

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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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The Museum of Folk Architecture and Life in Uzhgorod is an open air museum, consisting of architectural monuments of old Transcarpathian villages, and examples of the oldest and most common forms of folk arts and crafts.

The museum, opened to the public in June 1970, covers an area of ​four hectares. It is located near the territory of Uzhgorod castle (Kapitulna Street, 33/a).

The Museum of Folk Architecture and Life in Uzhgorod, Ukraine, photo 1

visit the museum

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The National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War in Kyiv is a memorial complex located on the slopes of the right bank of the Dnieper River on the outskirts of Pechersk, one of the historic districts of the city.

This is one of the largest museums in Ukraine (over 300 thousand exhibits). The museum is most associated with the 102-meter monument to Motherland, which became one of the most recognizable views of Kyiv. Over the years, the museum has been visited by more than 21 million visitors.

The Museum of the History of Ukraine in the World War II, Kyiv, photo 1

explore the museum

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