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The Museum of Folk Architecture and Life in Pyrohiv is an architectural and landscape complex of historical and ethnographic regions of Ukraine.

It is located on the southern outskirts of Kyiv, in Goloseyevsky district, near the village of Pyrohiv. The total area of the museum is 133.5 hectares. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Folk Architecture Museum in Pyrohiv, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

fine examples of wooden architecture

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Svyatohirsk – a town with unique sights

Svyatohirsk is a small town with a population of about 4.5 thousand people located on the Seversky Donets River, in the north of the Donetsk region. Despite its modest size, this town has several very interesting and famous sights. Photos by: Andrei Kireev.

First, we should mention the Holy Mountains Lavra – an Orthodox monastery standing on the white chalk cliffs on the right bank of the Seversky Donets.

Attractions of Svyatohirsk, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the sights of Svyatohirsk

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St. Andrew’s Church, located on St. Andrew’s Hill in Kyiv, is an Orthodox church named after Andrew the Apostle and built in the Baroque style by the architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754.

The church stands on the steep right bank of the Dnieper River, overlooking the historical part of Kyiv – Podil. St. Andrew’s Descent that goes down from the church connects the upper and the lower parts of the city. This is one of the most interesting and picturesque places in Kyiv. Photos by: Aleksey Novik.

St. Andrew Church, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

walk around the church

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Top 10 photos of Ukrainian nature in 2016

Wiki Loves Earth is an annual international photo contest of the natural monuments and here are the best photos of the natural attractions of Ukraine taken in 2016.

Shypit waterfall – a hydrological natural monument located in the Ukrainian Carpathians, about 6 km from Pylypets village in Mizhhiria district of Zakarpattia oblast. Author: Yekaterina Krasnickaja.

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beautiful nature of Ukraine

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One hot summer day near Berdyansk

Let’s fast forward from chilly winter weather on a hot summer day on the coast of the Azov Sea.

The following pictures were taken in the vicinity of Berdyansk – a city in the Zaporozhye region situated on the northern coast of the Sea of Azov. Wheat has already been harvested and sunflower is still ripening. Photos by: Alexei Novik.

Hot summer day near Berdyansk, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful summer scenery

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House of the Weeping Widow in Kyiv

The house of the “weeping widow” (sometimes called “Arshavsky House”) is a building in Kyiv, an architectural monument of local importance, situated at Liuteranska Street, 23 (the corner with Bankova Street).

The building was constructed in the style of early modernism by the architect Eduard-Ferdinand Bradtman at the expense of the merchant Sergei Arshavsky in the summer of 1908. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

House of the Weeping Widow, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

one of the architectural symbols of Kyiv

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Svirzh Castle – the view from above

Svirzh Castle, a unique monument of defensive architecture of the 15th-17th centuries, is located in the village of Svirzh in Peremyshlyany district of the Lviv region.

Built as a fortress, the castle lost its original appearance after the reconstruction carried out in the 17th century. Despite its advantageous location – on a hill surrounded by marshes and lakes – this palace-castle could hardly have a significant defensive value.

Svirzh Castle, Lviv oblast,  Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the castle

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The Antonov An-225 “Mriya” (meaning “dream” in Ukrainian) is the largest and heaviest aircraft that ever flew in the sky. Maximum take-off weight of the aircraft is 640 tons.

The reason for construction of the An-225 was the need to create an air transport system for the Soviet space shuttle “Buran”. The plane exists in a single copy. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

An-225 Mriya aircraft, Ukraine, photo 1

impressive aircraft

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St. Cyril Church in Kyiv

St. Cyril Church in Kyiv, built in the mid-12th century, is one of the oldest surviving churches on the former territory of the ancient state of Kievan Rus. St. Cyril Monastery is located to the north-west of the historic center of ancient Kyiv (Oleny Telihy Street, 12).

After the collapse of Kievan Rus, the church was repeatedly repaired and rebuilt. Four domes on the sides were completed in the 17th century. In 1734, after a fire, St. Cyril’s Church was reconstructed in the Ukrainian Baroque style. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Cyril Church, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over St. Cyril Church

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Cosmas and Damian Church in Kolentsi

Kolentsi is a small village with a population of about 500 people located in Ivankivsky district of the Kyiv region, on the left bank of the Teteriv River.

The main attraction of the village is a wooden Church of Cosmas and Damian built in 1874. This is a rare and original example of folk architecture. Kolentsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Cosmas and Damian Church, Kolentsi, Ukraine, photo 1

unique church

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