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National Botanic Garden of Nikolai Grishko is a research institution engaged in the design and creation of new botanical gardens and parks, as well as many other branches of theoretical and applied botany.

This botanical garden is part of the natural reserve fund of Ukraine protected as a national heritage of the state. It is located in Kyiv (Timiryazevskaya Street, 1).

Blooming lilacs in the botanical garden in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful spring in Kyiv

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Apr/15

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St. Panteleimon Monastery in Feofania

St. Panteleimon Monastery in Feofania is a nunnery of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, located in “Feofania” natural park, on the southern outskirts of Kyiv (Academician Lebedev Street, 19).

Feofania is a monument of landscape art of national importance. The park harmoniously combines miraculous masterpieces of untouched nature, landscape design and spiritual greatness of St. Panteleimon Cathedral.

St. Panteleimon Monastery in Feofania Park, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

let’s fly over the monastery

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Viktor Yanukovych was the fourth President of Ukraine (2010-2014). During the political crisis in Ukraine in 2013-2014, he fled to Russia and was removed from power.

Let’s walk through the territory of his former country residence in Mezhyhiria, located to the north of Kyiv, and also look at the interiors. Mezhyhirya Residence on Google Maps. Photos by: Richard Zorge.

The former residence of Yanukovych in Mezhyhiria, Ukraine, photo 1

flashy luxury all over the place

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The New Safe Confinement (also known as the New Shelter, Shelter-2) is an insulating arched structure over the destroyed fourth power unit of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat. The construction began in 2007 and is expected to be completed in 2017.

The main reason of the construction is that the existing object “Shelter” is short-lived. Under the influence of radiation and weather, it is gradually degraded. And about 200 tons of radioactive materials are still under the sarcophagus.

The New Shelter, Chernobyl NPP, Pripyat, Ukraine, photo 1

visit the construction site

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Chervonograd is a ghost town located in Ternopil region, near the village of Nyrkiv, in Zalischyky district. Today, the only preserved buildings are the remains of the palace of the 17th century and the Catholic church of the 18th century.

In the early 1940s, the township population was about 500 people. After the Second World War, it was not restored and disappeared from maps.

Chervonograd palace remains, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the ruins

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Mar/15

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Disneyland near Kyiv

Imagine this situation: Kyiv region, you are driving on an empty night road in the direction of Kyiv, and about 30 km from the city, all of a sudden, about 500 meters from the highway, you can see such a sight.

It is not an entertainment or tourist center, but one of the largest film studios in Ukraine – VICTORIA FILM STUDIOS, located on Zhitomir highway Kyiv-Chop, near the village of Hurivshchyna. The location of the studios on Google Maps. The photos were taken by Sergiy Kotko.

Disneyland near Kyiv - Victoria Film Studios, photo 1

quite unexpected sight

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What an amazingly beautiful landscape! As you have probably noticed, Ukraine is rich in stunning natural views and the area of the Ukrainian Carpathians is probably one of the most picturesque places. The photo was taken by Anton Petrus.

The Ukrainian Carpathians - a heaven on earth

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Spring has come to Ukraine and very soon it will be possible to admire such beautiful scenery like this one.

May morning on the stone banks of the Southern Bug River in Nikolaev region. The photo was taken by Sergey Stepanenko.

May morning, Southern Bug River, Nikolaev region, Ukraine

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Feb/15

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Mysterious views of Odessa in winter time

Less than one week remains before the end of the calendar winter. Let’s look at winter views of one of the most famous Ukrainian cities – Odessa.

In winter time, the city is often shrouded in thick fog creating mystical scenery. Snow falls rarely, this winter it happened only once, just before the New Year. The photos were taken by k-kalinina.

Winter in Odessa, Ukraine, photo 1

winter Odessa

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Khortytsia is the largest island on the Dnieper River, located in Zaporozhye city. It is a unique natural and historical complex. The island stretches from northwest to southeast, the length is 12.5 km, the width – 2.5 km on the average.

In 2007, Khortytsia was named one of the “Seven Wonders of Ukraine”. Khortytsia is the third most popular tourist destination in Ukraine (more than 200 thousand people per year). Khortytsia on Google Maps. The photos were taken by Denis Belitsky.

Mysterious foggy forest on the island of Khortytsia, Ukraine, photo 1

one more mystical photo

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