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Sep/15

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Svirzh Castle in the Lviv region

Svirzh Castle is a castle located in a small village of Svirzh in the Lviv region. It is a unique monument of defensive architecture of the 15th-17th centuries. The castle, originally built as a fortress, lost its original appearance after the reconstruction made in the 17th century.

Despite its favorable defensive location – on Mount Belz, surrounded by impassable swamps and lakes – the castle with moats and a drawbridge could hardly have any significant defensive value because of the palace style of its architecture.

Svirzh Castle, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

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The Museum of Folk Architecture and Life in Uzhgorod is an open air museum, consisting of architectural monuments of old Transcarpathian villages, and examples of the oldest and most common forms of folk arts and crafts.

The museum, opened to the public in June 1970, covers an area of ​four hectares. It is located near the territory of Uzhgorod castle (Kapitulna Street, 33/a).

The Museum of Folk Architecture and Life in Uzhgorod, Ukraine, photo 1

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The National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War in Kyiv is a memorial complex located on the slopes of the right bank of the Dnieper River on the outskirts of Pechersk, one of the historic districts of the city.

This is one of the largest museums in Ukraine (over 300 thousand exhibits). The museum is most associated with the 102-meter monument to Motherland, which became one of the most recognizable views of Kyiv. Over the years, the museum has been visited by more than 21 million visitors.

The Museum of the History of Ukraine in the World War II, Kyiv, photo 1

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Jul/15

8

The picturesque ruins of Nevytsky Castle

Nevytsky Castle is located near the village of Kamyanytsya in Zakarpattia region, 12 km north-east of Uzhhorod. The castle was built in the 13th century on a hill above the Uzh River valley in place of an earlier wooden fortress.

In 1241, it was destroyed by the Mongol-Tatar’s hordes, but, in the second half of the 13th century, it was restored.

The ruins of Nevytsky Castle, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

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“Kievan Rus Park” is a center of culture and history, located to the south of Kiev, which recreates the science-based architectural image of ancient Kiev and the atmosphere of ancient Russia of the 5th-13th centuries.

It is a great place for historical reenactments.

Historical and Cultural Kievan Rus Park, Ukraine, photo 1

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Khotyn fortress stands on the bank of the Dniester River in Khotyn town (Chernivtsi region), about 20 km from Kamenets Podolskiy.

Khotyn is one of the oldest Ukrainian towns emerged at the turn of the 10th-11th centuries. In the second half of the 13th century, by order of King Daniel Galitsky, a new stone fortress was built in place of the old wooden one; it became one of the strongest fortresses in Eastern Europe. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Khotyn Fortress, Ukraine, photo 1

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Kamenets Podolskiy is a city located in Khmelnitsky region. It is one of the oldest cities in Ukraine. The main attraction of Kamenets Podolskiy is its old fortress.

The first constructions were built in the 11th-12th centuries, the main fortifications – in the 16th-17th centuries. This fortress is one of the best medieval fortifications in Eastern Europe. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Kamenets Podolskiy fortress, Ukraine, photo 1

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Kamenets Podolskiy is an ancient town located in Khmelnitsky region. The first documentary mention of Kamenets dates back to 1060-1062.

Significant part of the historical and architectural heritage of Kamenets Podolskiy can be found in the Old Town. In 1977, the historical and architectural reserve was established in the area. The photos were taken by Alexander Shvab.

Kamenets Podolskiy - the town museum, Ukraine, photo 1

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The fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi city, known as Akkerman fortress until 1944, is a monument of history and urban planning of the 13th-15th centuries; one of the best preserved fortresses on the territory of Ukraine.

It is the largest fortress in the country with the total area of about 9 hectares. The fortress stands on the rocky shore of the Dniester estuary and has the form of an irregular polygon. All the buildings are surrounded by powerful fortress walls. The total length of the walls is 2.5 km. The photos were taken by Oleg Stukalov.

Medieval fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine, photo 1

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Feb/15

11

Medieval castle in Kamenets-Podolskiy

One of the main attractions of Kamenets-Podolskiy city, located in Khmelnitsky region, is its ancient castle.

Some fortifications on this place probably existed even in the times of Kievan Rus’. But the stone castle was built by Lithuanian princes Koriatovichi. The photos were taken by Alexandr Shvab.

Medieval castle in Kamenets-Podolskiy, Ukraine, photo 1

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