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Jun/17

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Floating Flower Beds in Kharkiv

The public garden “Strelka”, located at the confluence of the Kharkiv and Lopan rivers in Kharkiv, got a new sight – original floating flower beds resembling the patterns of children’s mosaic.

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Last week, in Kyiv, on Maidan Nezalezhnosti (the main square of the city), a light and music fountain was opened, which had been damaged during the revolution in 2014.

The fountain works every day except Monday, and a light and music show can be seen from 21:00 to 23:00. The height of the highest jet of the main fountain is 35 meters, the small fountains – 15 meters.

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May 1, in Kharkiv, after the winter break, the Small Southern Railway was opened – a narrow-gauge children’s railroad with a length of 3.6 km located between Gorky Park and Lesopark. Here, children can get basic training in railway activities.

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Apr/17

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Festival of Easter Eggs 2017 in Kyiv

One week before Orthodox Easter, in Kyiv, the 7th All-Ukrainian Festival of Easter Eggs (Pysanky) began. The event is held in three locations in the city center – St. Sophia and St. Michael squares, as well as Volodymyr Passage.

You can not only admire the works of eminent artists or children’s works, but also create your own Easter eggs during numerous master classes. Photos by: Aleksandr Goncharov for Apostrophe.

very colorful event

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In 2009, Khmelnytskyi city council decided to create a museum studio of photography and, in September 2010, the museum was opened. This is the first and only such exhibition in Ukraine.

The museum presents a large number of different models of cameras, lenses, other rare photographic equipment, which have been collected by Konstantin Zhdanov, the director of the museum. In total, there are about 1,500 exhibits.

go on a tour of the museum

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The Department of Public Utilities of Kharkiv created an interesting winter attraction in Shevchenko Garden – an ice fountain.

Shevchenko Garden is a park located in the center of Kharkiv, between Sumska and Klochkivska streets, Svobody Square and Rymarska Street. Photos by: gatta_bianka.

Frozen Fountain in Kharkiv, Ukraine, photo 1

unusual ice installation

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The Central Park for Culture and Recreation named after Maxim Gorky, or just a “city park” is the main park in Kharkiv.

Opened in 1907, the park covers an area of over 130 hectares. Here you can find the largest ferris wheel in Ukraine (55 meters in diameter).

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The historical and cultural complex “Castle Radomysl” is a private museum complex located in the town of Radomyshl in the Zhytomyr region, about 100 km from Kiev. It was created by the Ukrainian medical doctor Olga Bogomolets.

“Castle Radomysl” was created in 2007-2011. Its basis is the building of an old mill (1902) built on the remains of an older foundation. Castle Radomysl on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Grinkevich.

Castle Radomysl, Zhytomyr region, Ukraine, photo 1

go on a tour of Castle Radomysl

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In 2014, the reconstruction of History Museum of the Southern Railway located in Kharkiv was completed. The museum received a number of unique exhibits including such rarities as the locomotive “Felix Dzerzhinsky”.

The museum consists of three halls: Green Hall (the pre-revolutionary period), Red Hall (the Soviet period) and Blue Hall (the period of independent Ukraine). It is located in the former Kharkiv-Freight station, near the main railway station. Hours: 9:00 to 18:00, except Mondays and Tuesdays. The entrance is free.

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August 27-28, 2016, Ukrainian Aviation Day was celebrated at the airfield “Korotych” located near Kharkiv.

Two days in a row the best pilots of Ukraine showed their skills. You could see more than 10 types of small aircraft (Yak-52, Yak-18T, HAZ-30, AN-2, Su-31, AN-28, Po-2), as well as a helicopter Alouette and the only Ukrainian pair of aerobatic helicopters MI-2.

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