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Snow rarely falls in Odessa in winter time. Classic winter weather in the city is overcast and rain. But even in this time of the year, you can find something positive.

For example, let’s look at some sights of Odessa from an unusual angle, keeping our heads down, and Odessa puddles can help us in this. The photos were taken by Vitaliy Milevich

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Odessa in puddles

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Summing up the year, let’s take a look at the posts in our blog about Ukraine that have been popular among our visitors.

1. In 2014, scenic views of the semi-abandoned tank repair plant in Kharkov enjoyed the greatest success

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most popular blog posts about Ukraine in 2014

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September 27, 2014, the city of Khmelnitsky celebrated the 583rd anniversary of its founding. In honor of this event, the record launch of sky lanterns was held.

18100 sky lanterns were launched into the sky. Today, it is the best record in the world. About 16 thousand people took part in this event called “Sky lanterns in the sky – peace on Earth.”

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For over 100 years the residents and visitors of Kyiv actively use the cable railway connecting Podil (a historic neighborhood of Ukrainian capital) with the Upper Town (the oldest part of the city).

Funicular in Kyiv was opened in 1905 and it was the second funicular in the Russian Empire after the one constructed in Odessa. Photos by Oleg Totskiy

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more facts and photos of Kyiv funicular

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Aug/14

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The Parade of Vyshyvankas in Kyiv

Yesterday, August 24, the Ukrainians were celebrating Independence Day. In honor of this day, in the center of Kyiv, the parade of vyshyvankas (traditional Ukrainian clothing with elements of ethnic embroidery) was held.

Representatives of 18 regions of the country took part in the parade. Photos by maxiwell83

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colorful event

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This unique museum contains all sorts of retro artifacts – from vintage cars to phonographs and gramophones.

The entrance to the museum is well seen from the main street of Vinnitsa – Sobornaya Street, near the bridge across the Southern Bug River. The entrance fee is only 10 hryvnias (less than 1 USD). Photos by Miracle Maker

The Auto-Bike-Photo-TV-Radio museum in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, photo 1

go on a tour of the museum

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Of course, Viktor Yanukovych didn’t buy all these cars himself. They are the gifts received while he was President.

Eventually, there were so many gifts, that a special building was constructed for them. Now everybody can attend the former residence of Yanukovych in Mezhigorie (about 30 km north of Kyiv) and admire this collection. Photos by horoshiyblog

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let’s walk through the garage

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The largest in Europe and one of the world’s largest floating light and music fountain can be found in Vinnitsa. The fountain is built in the riverbed of the Southern Bug River.

When you are watching the show, it is hard to believe that you’re in a small provincial Ukrainian town, and not in Dubai. Photos by horoshiyblog

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photos and video of the show

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Dec/13

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The Park of Miniatures in Kyiv

Kyiv is a rather big city with a lot of interesting places. But there is one place where you can see the main attractions of the city together. It is Kyiv Park of Miniatures located near the metro station “Hydro Park.”

The park has about 50 architectural objects of Kyiv and other regions of Ukraine. In the future, there will be more than 120 models of buildings. The park covers an area of 1.8 hectares and is located on the territory of Hydro Park near the restaurant complex “Mlyn” at Brovarsky Avenue, 9V. Photos by muph

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Let’s walk through the little Kyiv

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These huge stylized birds representing all regions of Ukraine were demonstrated on the parade in embroidered shirts in Kyiv on August 24 (Independence Day of Ukraine).

After the parade, these birds settled on the Sofia Square and aroused great interest among the people passing by. Photos by maxiwell83

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take a look at the funny birds

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