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Trams are used as urban public transport in Kyiv since 1892. It was the first electric tram network in the Russian Empire.

Today, a significant part of the rolling stock of the Kyiv Tram consists of rather old Tatra trams which look amazingly picturesque amidst a riot of autumn colors. Photos by: Okhrimets Event Photography.

Autumn, the Kyiv Tram, Ukraine, photo 1

a lone tram in the autumn forest

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October 2-4, 2015, in Kyiv, on the territory of the State Museum of Aviation (Medovaya Street, 1), there was an exhibition of vintage cars “Old Car Fest”.

The exhibition featured vintage cars from different countries. Let’s look at some vehicles produced by the Soviet automotive industry. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

ZIM (GAZ-12).

Old Car Fest 2015 in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

vintage cars from the USSR

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Stryi is a small provincial town with a population of about 60 thousand people located in the Lviv region. The exact date of the town foundation is not known. It was first mentioned in 1385.

Today, Stryi is a major railway hub of western Ukraine, and, at the same time, it is a cozy and quiet town. Let’s go through the center of Stryi – the most picturesque part of the town. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Stryi town, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the town of Stryi

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The Ukrainian Carpathians is part of the Carpathian mountain system located in western Ukraine, on the territories of the Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia, and Chernivtsi regions. The total area of the mountains is more than 24 thousand sq. km.

Summer and winter are the most popular seasons to visit the Ukrainian Carpathians. However, in autumn, you can see a real riot of colors which makes the mountain scenery incredibly beautiful and picturesque. Photos by: Alexander Kotenko.

All colors of autumn in the Ukrainian Carpathians, photo 1

the mountains in autumn

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Dzembronya is a small village located on the steep slopes of Chornohora Ridge in Verkhovyna district of Ivano-Frankivsk region, near the border with Romania. It is the most high-altitude village in Ukraine and probably one of the most picturesque ones.

Despite the fact that the population of Dzembronya is only about 250 people, the length of the village is about 10 km. There are no enterprises, collective farms, industrial facilities here.

Dzembronya village, Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful mountain village

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In a quiet backwater of the Desna River, near the village of Rozhny in the Kyiv region, you can find an unexpected thing – a real river tram.

According to local residents, the owner of the “river tram” is a former chief of waterways. One day, he decided to build a floating dacha and bought a couple of pontoons.

Abandoned river tram, the Desna River, Kyiv region, Ukraine, photo 1

unusual floating dacha

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Zhovkva is a small town with a population of about 13 thousand people located 25 km north of Lviv, about 35 km from the Ukrainian-Polish border. The town stands at the crossroads of international highways to Poland and the Baltic states.

Since 1994, the central part of the town has the status of a historical and architectural reserve. To get to Zhovkva from Lviv, you can take minibuses from “Lviv” hotel. The trip takes about 30-40 minutes. Photos by: Alexander Shvab.

Zhovkva town, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

explore this charming town

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Kharkiv is the second most populous city in Ukraine, one of the eight most populated cities in Eastern Europe. The city was the third largest industrial, scientific and transport center of the Soviet Union after Moscow and Leningrad.

In the second half of the 20th century, it became the main transport hub of South-Eastern Europe. Let’s take a look at some of the local sights from above. Photos by: Oleg Stelmakh.

Blagoveshchensky (Annunciation) Cathedral

Aerial views of Kharkiv, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over Kharkiv

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Not far from Kyiv, in the middle of the lake, on a small island in the thickets of trees, you can find a small wooden house. This artificial island was created in the 1970s, and was called “Love Island.”

The house was built later, around 1985, and was called “The House of Hunting and Fishing.” It was used as a place to exhibit hunting trophies. Today, the house is abandoned and the island is popular with local fishermen. Photos by: Richard Zorge.

Fairy-tale house in the middle of the lake near Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

dreamlike place

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If you wake up early, while traveling on the Vorskla River around Okhtyrka in Sumy region, you can see this surprisingly colorful scenery. Photo by: Sergey Stepanenko.

Colorful morning in Ukraine, photo 1

quiet summer morning

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