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Volodymyr-Volynskyi is a town with a population of about 39,000 people located in the south-western part of the Volyn region. This town, first mentioned in chronicles in 988, is one of the oldest towns of Kievan Rus.

One of the main attractions of the town is the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin – the oldest architectural monument in Volhynia built in 1156-1160, restored in 1896-1900. The Assumption Cathedral in Volodymyr-Volynskyi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

fly around the old cathedral

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Oct/17

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St. Andrew’s Church in Kyiv from above

St. Andrew’s Church in Kyiv is an Orthodox church in honor of the Apostle Andrew the First-Called built on the Andriyivskyy Hill in 1749-1754.

This church in the Baroque style, designed by the architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli, stands on the steep right bank of the Dnieper, over the historic part of the city – Podil. Andriyivskyy descent goes down from it connecting the upper city with the lower one. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

fly over the church

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Stoyaniv is a village with a population of about 3,000 people located in the Radekhiv district of the Lviv region.

One of the main attractions of the village is the Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus constructed in the architectural style of the Neo-Gothic era. Stoyaniv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

picturesque Catholic church

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Zhuravnyky is a village with a population of about 800 people located in the Horokhiv district of the Volyn region, on the highway LvivLutsk. The village was previously a town and was called Druzhkopil.

The most interesting construction in the village is the Orthodox Church of the Holy Great Martyr Saint Demetrios of Thessaloniki. Zhuravnyky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

beautiful brick church

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Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyi is a town-museum with a population of about 30 thousand people located in the Kyiv region, 90 km southeast of Kyiv.

This is one of the oldest towns in Ukraine, first mentioned in 907. In total, there are 27 museums in Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyi. One of the most interesting ones is the Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of the Middle Dnieper. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

explore the museum

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Vynohradiv (until 1946 – Sevlush) is a small town with a population of about 27,000 people located in the southern part of the Zakarpattia region, 94 km southeast of Uzhhorod.

It is one of the oldest settlements of the region. At the end of the first millennium AD, there already was a Slavic settlement on this place. Photos by: neo7777vitaha.

Monument to the winemaker.

walk the streets of Vynohradiv

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Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is a unique monastic complex. Founded in 1051, it is the oldest and one of the most important Orthodox shrines.

In fact, it is a real small town in the heart of Kyiv. Here you can find fourteen Orthodox churches, a monastery, seven museums, a printing house, etc. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

fly over Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

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Jul/17

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Parade of Trams in Kyiv

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Kyiv, a parade of trams was held, timed to the 125th anniversary of the city electric tram.

In the heart of the historic neighborhood of Podil, on Contract Square, more than 20 models of trams were shown – from retro trams to the latest models, as well as special equipment. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

look at the Kyiv trams

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Jun/17

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Colorful summer in the center of Kharkiv

Kharkiv, known as an industrial city, has a lot of places to relax. In the warm season, one of the favorite places of locals and guests of the city is the public garden “Strelka” located at the confluence of two rivers – Kharkiv and Lopan.

According to the legend, the city was originally founded here. In this public garden there is a new pedestrian bridge over the Kharkiv River, which has become a traditional place for wedding photo shoots, and a boat station. Photos by: gatta_bianka.

stroll around Strelka

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Jun/17

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Center of Kyiv – the view from above

Kyiv, the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, is located on the banks of the Dnieper River, in the north of the central part of the country. Due to its importance as the historical center of the Old Russian state, the city is often called “the mother of Russian cities”.

One of the characteristic features of Kyiv, the seventh largest city in Europe, is an abundance of greenery. Let’s see how the central part of the city looks from above. Photos by: Serhiy Hrynkevych.

Vydubitsky monastery in the lower part of the botanical garden named after Grishko.

fly over the center of Kyiv

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