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“Pevcheskoe Pole” (“Song Festival Grounds”) is an area for concert performances in the Pechersk Landscape Park in Kiev. In general, the place can be described as open space for concerts and festivals.

Since the early 1990s, annual flower show is held here. This year an exhibition of flower cars is opened here.

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The State Aviation Museum of Ukraine (Zhulyany) was opened in 2003. Today, this museum located in Kiev is the largest history and technology museum in the country. The exposure of the museum has nearly 70 planes and helicopters.

Of additional interest is the fact that the museum is located very close to the airport “Kiev” (Zhulyany), the runway lies only about 100 meters away behind a transparent wall. Photos by Valentin Rukomoynikov

Reconnaissance plane Anatra-Anasal (1917-1918)

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In Korosten, small Ukrainian town located in Zhitomir region, there is a unique museum – a military bunker in the granite rock. It is called the “Museum “Object “The Rock”. This bunker was constructed on the basis of existing caves. The bunker has several floors, but only the second floor is open to the public.

The length of underground tunnels is more than 150 meters. The command center has its own water supply and ventilation systems. The complex was constructed in 1930ies. Photos by maxiwell83

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Bukovel is a ski resort in Ivano-Frankivsk region, located near Polyanitsa village at an altitude of 850-1370 meters above sea level. The resort is actively developed; most of the existing buildings, roads, and slopes were built in 2005-2011.

The resort has 16 lifts and decent infrastructure (hotels, multi-storey car parks, restaurants). On five mountains there are about 60 km of slopes (blue, red and black). The resort is open from November to May, though the weather conditions sometimes affect this.

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For many centuries Lviv pleases its residents and visitors with a unique aura of coffee and chocolate aroma. February 14-17, the Lviv Palace of Arts (Copernicus Street, 17) was hosting a delicious holiday – the 6th National Day of Chocolate.

The city invited everyone to taste the best sweets and a variety of chocolate candy. The festival once again broke the record for the number of kinds of chocolate and chocolate products presented.

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“Kiev in Miniature” is located in a picturesque place on the banks of the Dnieper River in Hidropark in Kiev. This mini city has diverse collection of buildings constructed in 1:33 scale. The park shows the most famous architectural landmarks of present Kiev and other Ukrainian cities.

The park was opened on June 23, 2006. The total area is about 2 hectares. It took nearly four years to make all 48 models presented in the park. At this time the population of mini Kiev is 700 inhabitants and it is growing every day. Photos by vaita

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…above the ground. They search for the places like the one shown in the following photos – 250 meters antenna tower located somewhere near Kharkov city.

Of course it is not safe but the feelings of freedom and endless space that you experience while climbing and staying on the top are priceless. Photos by Pasha Itkin

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The hippie festival “Shipot”

Every year (July 1-10) the area near the waterfall Shipot (Volovets district of Zakarpattia region) becomes the place of festival “Shipot”. All kinds of informal people are going to the festival: punks, hippies, rastaman, representatives of other subcultures and, of course, ordinary tourists.

The first festival was held in 1993. The motto of “Shipot” is “Love, Peace & Wine!” The main day of the festival is the day of Ivan Kupala – July 7. Photos by Oleg Grigoryev

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Yalta Zoo “Skazka” (“Fairy Tale”) is located in a remarkably beautiful and unique place with a magnificent view of Yalta and the Crimean Mountains. This is the first and currently the largest private zoo in the former Soviet Union.

The zoo was opened in 1995, and from that time it was visited by more than 1 million people. Today more than 120 species of animals brought from all over the globe live at the zoo. Most of the animals have their names that are written on the plaques.

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The beach located close to Sevastopol between the Blue Bay and the Beacon (Chersonese Cape) is known for unusual stone panels. You can see various figures of animals carved on massive stone slab.

The authors are guys from Sevastopol living in another city now, but every summer they return to the place and continue their work for a month or two. Photos by aquatek-filips.

Drawings on the rocks near Sevastopol, Ukraine view 1

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