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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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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

Vintage cars collection Mezhigorie, Ukraine, photo 1

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

Unique light and music fountain in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, photo 1

photos and video of the show

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Dec/13

7

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

Miniatures Park in Kyiv, Ukraine photo 1

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

Ukrainian regions birds - Independence Day parade photo 1

take a look at the funny birds

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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.

Exhibition of flower cars at Pevcheskoe Pole in Kiev, Ukraine photo 1

take a look at more flower cars

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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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