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May 16, an exhibition of flowers “European Ukraine” was opened on the Singing Field in the Pechersk Landscape Park in Kyiv. The exhibition is dedicated to the first countries of the European Union on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the EU.

Landscape designers tried to convey features and colors of each of the first ten participating countries. The exhibition is open daily from 9:00 to 21:00, until June 14. Photos by: Alexander Shvab.

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visit the exhibition

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Viktor Yanukovych was the fourth President of Ukraine (2010-2014). During the political crisis in Ukraine in 2013-2014, he fled to Russia and was removed from power.

Let’s walk through the territory of his former country residence in Mezhyhiria, located to the north of Kyiv, and also look at the interiors. Mezhyhirya Residence on Google Maps. Photos by: Richard Zorge.

The former residence of Yanukovych in Mezhyhiria, Ukraine, photo 1

flashy luxury all over the place

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Apr/15

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Light show at Sophia Square in Kyiv

April 4, 2015, on the facade of St. Sophia’s Cathedral in Kyiv, you could see a unique show – light performance “I – Dream” commemorating the opening of the 12th “French Spring in Ukraine.”

“French Spring in Ukraine” includes an extensive cultural program on the whole territory of Ukraine, strengthening Franco-Ukrainian relations and cooperation.

Light show at Sophia Square, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful light show

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Mar/15

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Disneyland near Kyiv

Imagine this situation: Kyiv region, you are driving on an empty night road in the direction of Kyiv, and about 30 km from the city, all of a sudden, about 500 meters from the highway, you can see such a sight.

It is not an entertainment or tourist center, but one of the largest film studios in Ukraine – VICTORIA FILM STUDIOS, located on Zhitomir highway Kyiv-Chop, near the village of Hurivshchyna. The location of the studios on Google Maps. The photos were taken by Sergiy Kotko.

Disneyland near Kyiv - Victoria Film Studios, photo 1

quite unexpected sight

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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

The reflections in the puddles of Odessa, Ukraine, photo 1

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

Kyiv cable railway, Ukraine, photo 1

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

The Parade of Vyshyvankas, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

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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