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Dec/13

7

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

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Let’s walk through the little Kyiv

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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

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Let’s walk through the catacombs

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Oct/13

30

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.

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magnificent views

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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

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go on a tour of the museum

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Aug/13

23

Odessa – bird’s-eye view

Odessa is probably one of the most famous Ukrainian cities known also as the “Pearl of the South”. However, you are unlikely to have seen this Odessa before. Flying over the city, especially at a relatively low altitude, is prohibited.

It is clearly seen that the city is chaotically built up with skyscrapers – Soviet and modern. And on the coast, cottages and hotels are standing almost on the sand. Photos by Vitaliy Milevich

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Holy Assumption Monastery

fly over Odessa

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Kharkiv metro is a system of underground lines in Kharkiv, the fourth largest metro in the former USSR states (after metro in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev), the second by the number of stations and the length of the lines in Ukraine.

Metro was opened August 23, 1975. The total length of the lines is 39.3 km. There are 29 stations on three lines.

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walk through Kharkiv metro

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“Ordzhonikidze GOK” (mining and processing plant) located in Dnepropetrovsk region is Ukraine’s largest producer of manganese ore developed only open way. The plant produces about 70% of manganese ore in the country.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, a lot of quarries were closed and abandoned. That’s why, nowadays, we can see the following picturesque post-apocalyptic scenery.

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post-apocalyptic world

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Jul/13

5

A trip to the salt mines in Soledar

The complex of depleted salt mines of enterprise “Artemsol” is open to tourists. The mines are located in a small town of Soledar in Donetsk region. The first salt mine was opened in 1881.

After more than a hundred years, unique system of underground workings with a total length of over 200 km appeared. At a depth of 300 meters, you can find unique sanatorium “Salt Symphony” treating respiratory diseases.

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Take a trip to the mines

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May 12, 2013, the Black Sea Fleet of Russia celebrated its 230th birthday. The fleet was founded in 1783 after the annexation of Crimea to Russia. It was based in Akhtiar Bay, in the south-west coast of the Crimean peninsula. Later, the city of Sevastopol was founded there.

In Sevastopol, the main base of the Black Sea Fleets of Russia and Ukraine, a joint parade of warships was held. The celebration ended with fireworks. Here are some pictures of the parade taken by Petr Ushanov

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More picturesque views of the warships

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Jun/13

16

Let’s take a tour of the sights of Kerch

Kerch is a city in the Crimea on the Kerch Peninsula, standing on the shores of the Kerch Strait. Kerch is one of the oldest cities in the world. Its territory is full of historical and architectural monuments belonging to different eras and cultures.

In the summer, due to its location on the shores of the Black Sea and the Azov Sea, Kerch attracts tourists from the countries of the former Soviet Union.

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Take a tour of Kerch

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