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Lukomorye is not just another children’s entertainment center. It is a small country of fairy tales for children and their parents, each visit is an unusual, fascinating journey into the wonderful world of childhood. Children’s play complex includes numerous attractions and theater.

Kids thematic park Lukomorye, Sevastopol, Ukraine view 1

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Ancient fortress of Kamenets Podolskiy

Kamenets Podolskiy is one of the oldest cities in Ukraine. There are about 200 monuments of 11th-19th centuries in the city. The main attraction of Kamenets Podolskiy is an old fortress.

Kamenets Podolskiy, Ukraine fortress view 1

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The church of the Intercession of the Virgin is one of the most important monuments of neo-Russian style located in the territory of Ukraine in Kiev oblast.

The church was designed by the largest master of this style Vladimir Alexandrovich Pokrovsky. The temple in Parkhomovka was his debut as an independent architect.

Parkhomovka church, Kiev oblast, Ukraine view 1

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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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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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