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State Historical and Architectural Reserve Khotyn fortress is a medieval fortress located in a small town of Khotyn in Chernivtsi region. It is one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine.
Khotyn fortress is a magnificent example of medieval defensive architecture in Ukraine, one of the most significant architectural monuments of Bukovina. Photos by Alexandr Shvab
Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) is the central square of Kyiv. In January and February 2014, it was the place of armed clashes between security forces and Euromaidan activists which led to the change of power and the formation of a new Ukrainian government.
And this is how this place looks a few months later. The barricades and tents have been removed and the square looks almost the same as it was before these historical events. Photos by Oleg Stelmakh
Tags: Kiev city
Petrovka village is located about 60 kilometers from Odessa. Middle of an ordinary village, you can suddenly see a beautiful abandoned palace built in the Moorish style.
Recently, the manor ruins were sold at a price of two-bedroom apartment in Odessa (about 80,000 USD). Let’s walk around this beautiful and very unusual place. Photos by Vitaliy Milevich
Tags: Chernovtsy oblast
When you walk past these abandoned vintage cars of the last century, you can’t make yourself say that it is just a dump or a pile of rusty iron.
Unfortunately, these vintage cars won’t be restored and won’t get a “second life”. Photos by Oleg Grigoryev
Tags: Kamenets Podolskiy city
Not so long ago, Lviv received a new attraction – a miniature park of castles and fortresses. In the park, you can find fortifications once located in the territory of the former Kievan Rus and Poland.
The architect of these unusual buildings is Lviv artist Igor Kachor. It is a kind of reconstruction in miniature (1:50 scale) of ancient castles, fortresses, and fortified churches which are either completely destroyed, in ruins, or need restoration. Photos by Andrew Zhdan
Odessa catacombs are similar to the catacombs under Paris. They were used to mine limestone for construction of the entire city. These man-made caves are not visited by tourists. Photos by Denis Mukimov
Tags: Odessa city
Lutsk castle, also known as Lubart’s castle, is a symbol of Lutsk city, its main sight and pride.
The castle was built by the Lithuanian prince Lubart in the 14th century. He married a local princess and adopted the Orthodox faith. The castle was chosen as the prince’s residence.
Seventy years ago, during the Second World War, the territory around Kyiv was the place of the “Battle for the Dnieper” – one of the largest battles in world history (750 km front, 4 million people).
As a result, the German troops were forced to retreat, and Kyiv was liberated on November 6, 1943. The State Museum-Reserve “The Battle for Kyiv in 1943” located in the village of Novi Petrivtsi near Kyiv is dedicated to these events. Location of the museum on Google Maps. Photos by Vyacheslav Peristyy