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In the last weekend of May, the cyclists from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia celebrate the unofficial holiday called “Veloden”, which literally means “bicycle day”.

May 29, 2016, Kharkiv held the 11th “Kharkiv Veloden” that united thousands of cyclists in the bicycle ride through the main streets of the city. And that’s how it looked from the height of the drone flight.

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Jul/15

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Ukraine is Open for U

The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine made a great video presentation “Ukraine. Open for U,” which demonstrates the potential of the country and its citizens.

Today, Ukraine provides great opportunities for investments with its highly-skilled professionals, proximity to the core transport hubs of the region and being driven by a new generation of leaders.

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May 23, Odessa held “The Marsh in Vyshyvankas” (Ukrainian traditional embroidered shirts). About 500 people dressed in national costumes marched through the central streets of the city.

This event is held in the city for the sixth time. Let’s look at some of the participants. Photos by: Alexander Gimanov, from dumskaya.net.

Marsh in national costumes, Odessa, Ukraine, photo 1

very colorful event

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Poltava is a city with a population of about 296 thousand people, the administrative center of Poltava region, located in the northeastern part of Ukraine, on the Vorskla River.

It is a very pleasant bright city, quite clean and well maintained. In May, an abundance of greenery and flowers makes the city even more beautiful. Photos by: horoshiyblog.

Poltava streets in spring, Ukraine, photo 1

walk the streets of Poltava

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The beauty of Ukrainian girls is known worldwide. Here is just one example – the participants of the final stage of the beauty contest among students of universities of only one region of the country (Zakarpattia region).

Beauty contest "Miss Student 2013" in Zakarpattia, Ukraine, photo 1

Ukrainian beauties

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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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Mar/14

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Portraits of Ukrainian revolutionaries

In late November, in Ukraine, mass protests against the government’s decision to suspend signing an association agreement with the EU began.

Rallies in the center of Kyiv, called “Euromaidan”, spread to other regions of Ukraine. In January 2014, after the adoption of laws that substantially restricted the rights and freedoms of citizens, confrontation between the opposition and the government became violent.

Portraits of Ukrainian revolutionaries, photo 1

participants of historical event

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Mar/14

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Russian soldiers in the Crimea

Currently, there is certainly some tension in the Crimea, but in many ways it is not so critical as it looks from the outside. People in the Crimea are united by one idea – they don’t want war.

There are unidentified soldiers in the Crimea, though in recent days the number of them has become somewhat less. Their main activities take place near military units of the Ukrainian army. The situation with the soldiers remains unclear.

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soldiers in the Crimea

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Mar/14

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Euromaidan after the Battle

Fortunately, confrontation of Ukrainian people with police special forces is in history now. Today, the central part of Kyiv is safe.

There are still barricades on the main street of the city. Sidewalks are without tiles, buildings are covered with soot from fires. A lot of people come here as a tour. Photos by maxiwell83

Euromaidan after the Battle, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

postrevolutionary Kyiv

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Today, the Parliament of Ukraine voted for the ouster of the President Viktor Yanukovych, and appointed new presidential elections on May 25. Yanukovych left Kyiv and protesters occupied his residence located nearby.

Here is a number of photos takes inside the residence abandoned in a hurry. Viktor Yanukovych loved living on a grand scale. For example, here is a nice looking 1 kilo gold medal with his portrait.

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let’s take a walk

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