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May/11

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The photos of Odessa in 1890-1905

Odessa city standing on Black Sea coast is often called the “Pearl of the South”. And here are several nice pictures of the city taken about one century ago.

Odessa city, Ukraine 1890-1905 photo 1

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From April 30 to May 3, 2011 Ukrainian town of Khotyn (Chernovtsy oblast) was the home of the second international festival of historical reconstruction of the Middle Ages under the title “Battle of the Nations”.

Battle of the Nations festival, Khotyn, Ukraine view 1

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One of the main attractions of Chernivtsi city is St. Nicholas Church with the original “twisted” domes built in 1939. The architecture of the church reproduces the Romanian national style neorominesk. The prototype of the original design was the architecture of the church in Curtea de Arges.

The church is also called “Drunk church” because of its “twisted” domes, about which there are numerous legends. Address: Chernivtsi, Russkaya Str., 35. The photos were captured by av_otus.

Nikolaevskaya church, Chernovtsy, Ukraine view 1

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Orthodox church of St. John the Baptist located in the center of Kerch is a unique monument of Byzantine architecture. It is the oldest Christian church on the territory of the former Soviet Union, built in the beginning of the 8th century.

For nearly fourteen centuries the church experienced a lot of natural disasters and impacts of human ignorance. Comprehensive restoration of the church made in 1980th returned it to the list of pearls of world architecture, and in 1990 the church again became active. The photos were captured by kvdm.

Orthodox church of St John the Baptist, Kerch, Ukraine

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Today the world is marking the 25th anniversary of the worst nuclear accident in history happened in Chernobyl. Press photographer Igor Kostin was the first professional press photographer who began to work at the accident site at Chernobyl.

Igor Kostin captured more than five thousand photographs of the Chernobyl disaster and its aftermath. He received more than five maximum allowable doses of radiation. Here are several of his works.

Fighting Chernobyl disaster 1

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Apr/11

23

Graffiti-covered abandoned museum of Sevastopol

The following place is located almost in the center of Sevastopol city. The construction of the museum devoted to Sevastopol defense of 1941-1942 was not finished and the building was abandoned.

Today it is becoming one of the attractions of the city because of numerous graffiti covering the walls. The photos were captured by aquatek-filips.

Graffiti-covered abandoned museum of Sevastopol view 1

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Ukraine is the largest country in Europe by land area, but there is unique museum allowing you to see the life and national architecture of all the regions of the country. Welcome to the museum of national architecture and life of Pirogovo!

It is located near Kiev – the capital city of Ukraine. The photos were captured by Alexander Lipilin.

Ukrainian national architecture museum view 1

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Apr/11

14

Bizarre children’s landscape park in Kiev

The following amazing children’s park is located at the crossroads of Peizazhnaya Alley and Desyatinny Street in Kiev. The park was created by sculptor K.Skretutsky. The photos were captured by Russos.

Bizarre children's landscape park, Kiev, Ukraine view 1

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Zhovkva is a town located close to Lviv, the capital city of Lviv oblast. The town is known for a number of historical and architectural monuments. The photos were captured by Alexander Lipilin.

Zhovkva, Ukraine view 1

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Mar/11

22

The graveyard of tanks near Kiev

Somewhere near the capital city of Ukraine – Kiev – there is a large junk yard with a lot of different Soviet tanks (photos by mycityua.com).

Kiev city, Ukraine tanks graveyard view 1

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