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In Sutkivtsi, a small village with a population of about 1,200 people located in Yarmolinetsky district of the Khmelnitsky region, there is an amazing Orthodox church constructed in the 15th century.
This unique fortress-church built of gray stone with pointed, cone-shaped towers and loopholes is definitely a beautiful architectural monument.
This year, Ukrainian Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter on May 1. The traditional attributes of this celebration are the so-called “pisanki” and “krashenki” – painted and colored Easter eggs.
April 23, the VI Ukrainian festival of Easter eggs began at Sophia Square in Kyiv. This exhibition with more than 300 works of Ukrainian artists will last until May 9. Let’s take a look at the most interesting eggs. Photos by: maxiwell83.
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Vozdvizhenka is a residential area built in the early 2000s in the heart of historical Kyiv, at the intersection of Kozhumiatska, Dehtiarna, Honcharna, and Vozdvyzhenska streets.
This residential complex recreates part of old Kyiv. The houses are built in the architectural styles popular in the late 19th century: mainly Baroque and “Kyiv” Art Nouveau with Gothic variations.
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Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ is the main cathedral of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, located in Kyiv at Nikolsko-Slobodskaya Street, 5 (the nearest subway station – “Levoberezhnaya”).
Construction of the cathedral, designed by the architect N. Levchuk, lasted 12 years. It was opened on March 27, 2011. The height of the cathedral is 60 meters; it can accommodate up to 1,500 people. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.
As spring is just around the corner, let’s take a look at the Ukrainian Carpathians in April, when all the snow melted and the hillsides are covered with the first greenery. Photos by: Maxim Weise.
Pokrovsky Monastery in Kyiv is an Orthodox convent located at Bekhterevskyi Lane, 15. It was founded by the Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna Romanova on January 11, 1889. Construction of St. Nicholas Cathedral of the monastery began on August 21, 1896.
The first stone of the cathedral was laid by the Emperor Nicholas II, the second – by the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, the third – by the Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna. Construction of the cathedral lasted for 15 years. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.
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Gorgany is a system of mountain ranges extending up to 75 km in the outer band of the Ukrainian Carpathians, in the Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia regions. The width from east to west is about 40 km.
The name comes from the name of rock slides called “gorgan”. The highest peak is Mount Syvulia (1836 m). This area is very popular among tourists, here you can find the most wild routes in the Carpathians.
In the Carpathians the haymaking period usually begins in June and ends in September. At this time of the year, almost every picture taken here has amazing color transitions – from bright green to burning-orange.
It’s like a carpet of different shades which covers the slopes of the Carpathians. And of course Carpathian haystacks add a special charm. Photos by: Sergiy Kotko.
Oleksandrivka is a village with a population of about 2,200 people located in Khust district of the Zakarpattia region.
Christmas Fair 2016 in Lviv (December 10, 2015 – January 15, 2016) is a traditional Christmas fair, which begins mass winter celebrations. This is the most important Christmas event 2016 not only in Lviv, but in all of Western Ukraine.
Local residents, visitors from all over Ukraine and other countries enjoy a variety of holiday concerts and festivals, themed folk fun and competitions. You can also buy Christmas sweets and souvenirs here.
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