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These huge stylized birds representing all regions of Ukraine were demonstrated on the parade in embroidered shirts in Kyiv on August 24 (Independence Day of Ukraine).

After the parade, these birds settled on the Sofia Square and aroused great interest among the people passing by. Photos by maxiwell83

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take a look at the funny birds

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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.

Post-apocalyptic mining machinery, Ukraine photo 1

post-apocalyptic world

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Regional Landscape Park “The Generals’ Beaches” is also called “The Coast of 1000 Bays.” In Crimea, along the coast of the Azov Sea, from Zolotoy to Kurortny villages, you can find wild and rarely visited recreation area.

From 1947 to 1972, the Karalarsky steppe was used as military training ground for air support of testing of nuclear and thermonuclear weapons of the Soviet Air Force.

Sunset on the Generals Beaches, Crimea, Ukraine photo 1

enjoy the beautiful sunset

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The Carpathian National Park was founded in 1968. The park is located in Zakarpattia and Ivano-Frankivsk regions of Ukraine, in the Eastern Carpathians.

The total area of the national park is 12,672 hectares: 11,657 hectares are covered by forests, 453 hectares are grassland and 51 ha – various bodies of water. The park consists of three reserves: Goverlyansky, Chernogorsky, and Ugolsky.

Goverlyansky Reserve - the Carpathian National Park, Ukraine photo 1

let’s walk through the woods

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Spring in the Carpathian Mountains

Carpathians is a mountain system located in Central Europe, on the territory of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia and partly in Austria. In Ukraine, the Carpathian Mountains cover about 80% of the Zakarpattia region.

This is the only region of Ukraine, which borders with Slovakia and Hungary. Resort resources of the region are mainly mineral water and climate. Zakarpattia region is an important area of tourism in Ukraine. This region is beautiful in all seasons. Photos by sav-in

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Cherkasy is unguessed mystery on the territory of Ukraine that waits for its discoverers. The city is located on the bank of the huge basin that has the area equal to Dukedom Luxemburg, the perfect place for the fans of water kinds of the rest.

It is the city of parks of fragrant greenery. The wide sand beaches stretch along the whole city and make Cherkasy in summer the capital of water leisure time activities.

Cherkasy Ukraine - The Valley of Roses

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Mar/13

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The ruins of medieval Nevitsky castle

Nevitsky castle is a castle located near the village of Kamenica, Zakarpattia region, which is 12 km north-east of the regional center of Uzhgorod. The castle was built in the 13th century on the top of a hill above the valley of the river Uzh on the site of an earlier wooden fort.

In 1241, it was destroyed by the Mongol-Tatar hordes, but in the second half of the 13th century the castle was rebuilt. With the development of firearms, it was reconstructed several times and acquired its final shape in the early 16th century.

Nevitsky castle, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine photo 1

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Zakarpatye region is an unforgettable land with spectacular scenery that attracts tourists and vacationers not only from all parts of Ukraine, but also from all over the world.

This is the land of world famous mineral springs, the land of horticulture and viticulture. The province is known as a land of forests, orchards, vineyards, beautiful mountains, and valleys.

Beautiful nature, mild climate, spas and resorts, interesting summer and winter routes – all this has made the region the place of mass tourism.

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Traveling from Dnepropetrovsk to Zaporozhye, it is hard not to pay attention to a complex of abandoned buildings and the old L-29 aircraft, placed at the control-point.

It is a flight training center named after Soviet pilot Alexander Pokryshkin. In Soviet times, it was a strong school, which trained combat pilots for three aviation regiments based in Zaporozhye. However, for more than ten years the place is deserted. Photos by sicheslavets

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To the south-east of Svyatogorsk Lavra located in Donetsk oblast, there is amazing in its beauty wooden monastery of All Saints, which attracts the attention of pilgrims and tourists.

Perhaps it is the most unusual building in Svyatogorye. The monastery is very beautiful and even unexpected for these places. Its churches were built by local carpenters from massive pine logs and decorated with carvings in the ancient traditions of Russian wooden architecture of the 16th-17th centuries.

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