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Feb/18

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Church of the Assumption in Roztoky

Roztoky is a small village with a population of about 1,500 people located in the Putilsky district of the Chernivtsi region, about 80 km west of Chernivtsi.

The main attraction of the village is the wooden Assumption Church built in the middle of the 19th century, an architectural monument of national importance. Roztoky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

yellow wooden church

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Skelivka (until 1945 – Felsztyn) is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in the Starosamborsk district of the Lviv region, 93 km southwest of Lviv, near the border with Poland.

This village is primarily known for the fact that here was the main character of the famous satirical novel of Jaroslav Hasek – The Good Soldier Schweik. In Skelivke there is a monument to Schweik.

beautiful neo-Gothic brick church

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Jan/18

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St. Lawrence’s Church in Zhovkva

St. Lawrence’s Church is a monument of architecture and culture located in the town of Zhovkva in the Lviv region, 25 kilometers north of Lviv and 35 kilometers from the Ukrainian-Polish border.

The church was built in 1606-1618. The founder of Zhovkva, the Polish military leader Stanislaw Zolkiewski, his wife and son were buried here. Zhovkva on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

beautiful stone church

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Jan/18

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Attractions of Podillia

Podillia is a historical and geographical region (Podillia Upland) located in the south-west of Ukraine, above the northern tributaries of the middle Dniester and the upper reaches of the Southern Buh.

The main cities of Podillia are Kamianets-Podilskyi, Khmelnytskyi, Vinnytsia.

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Jan/18

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Church of the Ascension in Chortkiv

Chortkiv is a town with a population of about 29,000 people located in the Ternopil region, 75 km south of Ternopil. There are several interesting monuments of architecture in this town.

One of them is the Church of the Ascension of the Lord situated near the railway station. The church was built in 1717, on the site of a burnt church founded in 1630. Ascension Church in Chortkiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

amazing wooden church

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Zaluzhzhya is a village with a population of about 1,200 people located in the Zbarazh district of the Ternopil region, 25 km to the north-east from Ternopil.

The main architectural attraction of Zaluzhzhya is Transfiguration Church – a defensive church built on the site of an earlier (now defunct) defensive monastery in 1600. Transfiguration Church in Zaluzhzhya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

picturesque old church

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Jan/18

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Attractions of Ukrainian Sivershchyna

Sivershchyna, a historical region named after the Siverians, an East Slavic tribe, is located in northern Ukraine, eastern Belarus and southwestern Russia.

Here is a nice presentation of the Ukrainian part of Sivershchyna that includes the Chernihiv, Sumy, Poltava, and Kharkiv regions (turn the subtitles on).

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Dec/17

23

Basilian Fathers Monastery in Zhovkva

The Basilian Fathers Monastery of the Nativity of Christ with the picturesque baroque Church of the Holy Heart of Christ was built on the site of the wooden Basilian church in the town of Zhovkva in 1612.

Initially, the complex was made in the Renaissance style and had a defensive character. Reconstruction, carried out in 1905, completely changed its appearance. Basilian Monastery in Zhovkva on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

fly over the monastery

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Dec/17

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Monastery of St. Nicholas in Krekhiv

Krekhiv is a village with a population of about 800 people located in the Zhovkva district of the Lviv region, 35 km north-west of Lviv.

In 1612, an Orthodox monastery was founded at a distance of about 2 km from the village. In 1669, the monks built fortifications around the monastery and turned it into a fortress. Krekhiv Monastery on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

fly over the monastery

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Pidhirtsi Castle (1635-1640) is a relatively well-preserved monument of late Renaissance and Baroque architecture surrounded by defensive structures.

Located about 90 km east of Lviv, in Pidhirtsi village of the Lviv region, it is one of the best in Europe examples of a Renaissance palace with bastion fortifications. Pidhirtsi Castle on Google Maps

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