Ukraine travel blog | About Ukraine in English

CAT | Photos

Today, the Parliament of Ukraine voted for the ouster of the President Viktor Yanukovych, and appointed new presidential elections on May 25. Yanukovych left Kyiv and protesters occupied his residence located nearby.

Here is a number of photos takes inside the residence abandoned in a hurry. Viktor Yanukovych loved living on a grand scale. For example, here is a nice looking 1 kilo gold medal with his portrait.

Inside the residence of Yanukovych, Ukraine photo 1

let’s take a walk


Chernivtsi National University named after Yuriy Fedkovych is one of the oldest universities in Ukraine located in Chernivtsi city. Nowadays, about 3,500 students are studying in this university founded in 1875.

In 2011, the central building of the university, the former residence of the Metropolitans of Bukovina and Dalmatia, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Photos by Denis Mukimov

Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine, photo 1

walk around the campus




Amazing sunset in Crimea

This is a really beautiful set of photos of a colorful sunset taken at Cape Chersonese in Crimea by Sergey Anashkevitch in September 2013.

Amazing sunset in Crimea, photo 1

riot of colors

Tags:  ·



The Beauty of Ukrainian Nature

Diversity of Ukrainian nature is amazing. Just look at this beautiful photo taken in Kharkiv region – it is a real rain forest! Photo by Sergey Stepanenko

The Beauty of Ukrainian Nature




Scenic summer landscapes of Kharkiv region

Ukraine is in the grip of chilly winter weather. The temperature in many regions is hovering around zero degrees Celsius. Let’s spend a few minutes in the summer Ukraine – one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Staraya Pokrovka village is located about 40 km south-east of Kharkiv. Near the village, a small narrow river Uda is carrying its waters forming bizarre turns and creating amazing scenery. Photos by Sergey Stepanenko

Scenic summer landscapes of Kharkiv region, Ukraine, photo 1

take a break from winter

Tags:  ·

Odessa patios are mentioned in numerous songs, poems, anecdotes about the city and its life. This is a special page in local history, because these patios are the real origins of this city! Yes, don’t be surprised, the myth of Odessa began with Odessa patios philosophy.

These unique sometimes cozy, sometimes mystic places keep the most important secret of Odessa flavor. There are even special tours organized to visit Odessa patios. Let’s go through some of them. Photos by Denis Mukimov

Unique Odessa patios, Ukraine, photo 1

Odessa patios tour




The Park of Miniatures in Kyiv

Kyiv is a rather big city with a lot of interesting places. But there is one place where you can see the main attractions of the city together. It is Kyiv Park of Miniatures located near the metro station “Hydro Park.”

The park has about 50 architectural objects of Kyiv and other regions of Ukraine. In the future, there will be more than 120 models of buildings. The park covers an area of 1.8 hectares and is located on the territory of Hydro Park near the restaurant complex “Mlyn” at Brovarsky Avenue, 9V. Photos by muph

Miniatures Park in Kyiv, Ukraine photo 1

Let’s walk through the little Kyiv


Odessa catacombs are similar to the catacombs under Paris. They were used to mine limestone for construction of the entire city. These man-made caves are not visited by tourists. Photos by Denis Mukimov

Odessa Catacombs, Ukraine photo 1

Let’s walk through the catacombs




Amazing Sunrise at Cape Kiik-Atlama in Crimea

Steep, far out into the sea Cape Kiik-Atlama is located in the south-eastern Crimea, south of Feodosia.

Photographer Sergey Anashkevitch has captured the stunning beauty of the dawn when everything is colored in orange and red tones and the water is like mercury. Cape Kiik-Atlama location on Google Maps.

Amazing Sunrise at Cape Kiik-Atlama, Crimea, Ukraine photo 1

magnificent views


Seventy years ago, during the Second World War, the territory around Kyiv was the place of the “Battle for the Dnieper” – one of the largest battles in world history (750 km front, 4 million people).

As a result, the German troops were forced to retreat, and Kyiv was liberated on November 6, 1943. The State Museum-Reserve “The Battle for Kyiv in 1943” located in the village of Novi Petrivtsi near Kyiv is dedicated to these events. Location of the museum on Google Maps. Photos by Vyacheslav Peristyy

Museum-Reserve "The Battle for Kyiv", Ukraine photo 1

go on a tour of the museum

Tags:  ·