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Jun/14

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Picturesque abandoned vintage cars

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

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vintage cars of the 1950ies

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Picturesque view of one the best medieval fortifications of Eastern Europe located in Kamenets Podolskiy. Photo by Sergey Stepanenko

Kamenets Podolskiy Ukraine fortress at night

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Nov/13

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Miniature Fortresses Park in Lviv

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

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monumental medieval architecture

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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

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Let’s walk through the catacombs

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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.

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one of the wonders of Ukraine

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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

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go on a tour of the museum

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Svyatogorsky State Historical-Architectural Reserve is a complex of monuments of history and culture of the 17th-20th centuries.

The reserve is situated at the foot of the chalk mountains (Svyatiye “Holy” Mountains), on the right bank of the Seversky Donets River (near the city of Svyatogorsk located 150 km to the north of Donetsk).

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take a tour of the historical reserve

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National Museum of Ukrainian Architecture and Culture is an open air museum, architectural and landscape complex of historical and ethnographic regions of Ukraine.

It is the largest open air museum in Europe located on the southern outskirts of Kyiv, near the village of Pyrohiv. The total area of the museum is about 133 hectares. Photos by maxiwell83

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fine examples of Ukrainian folk architecture

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Popov’s Castle is an eclectic era manor house built in 1864-1884. The estate is located 36 km to the south of Zaporozhye in Vasilevka town, which received its name in honor of the founder of the town – Major-General Vasily Stepanovich Popov.

At the end of the 18th century, Vasily Stepanovich Popov founded a settlement on this territory. Half a century later, his grandson Vasily Pavlovich Popov built the castle, which houses a museum now. Photos by Dmitry Gazin

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remains of architectural ensemble

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An interesting set of photographs taken in different regions of Ukraine in the mid-20th century.

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more historical photos

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