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Olyka is an urban village with a population of about 3,000 people located in the Kivertsy district of the Volyn region.

In the village there are two main architectural attractions located close to each other – a castle that for centuries belonged to the Radziwill family and a Roman-Catholic church. Olyka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Nyzhankovychi is an urban village with a population of about 1,800 people located in the Starosamborsk district of the Lviv region, on the border of Ukraine and Poland.

On the territory of the former estate there is the Nyzhankovychi professional lyceum, where boys are taught woodworking and machine-building, and girls – hairdressing. In the middle of the estate garden you can see a beautiful building originally used as a library of the lyceum.

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​Kyiv Sea – the view from above

The Kyiv Reservoir (also known as the Kyiv Sea) is a large reservoir on the Dnieper River located north of Kyiv, near the town of Vyshhorod.

The area of the reservoir is 922 square km., the water volume – 3.73 cubic km., the largest width – 12 km, the greatest depth – 15 m near the dam, the average depth – about 4 m.

On the left you can see Vyshhorod, in the center – the dam of Kiev Hydroelectric Station.

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Potelych is a village with a population of about 800 people located in the Zholkovsky district of the Lviv region.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit – an Orthodox wooden church built in 1502. It is the oldest surviving wooden church in the Lviv region. Potelych on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

one of the oldest churches in Ukraine

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The Uspenskyi Svyatohorskyi Convent is located near the village of Zymne, a few kilometers from the town of Vladimir-Volynsky in the Volyn region.

This historical and architectural monument includes the Assumption Church, sections of defensive walls with five gates and three corner towers, a gate bell tower in the south, and a refectory with a church. Zymne Convent on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Ivane-Puste is a village with a population of about 2,000 people located in Borshchiv district in the south of the Ternopil region. The wooden church of St. John the Apostle, built in 1775, is a work of the Podolia school of folk architecture.

Unfortunately you can’t see the skill of carpenters of the past – the church is covered with a tin sarcophagus in order to preserve the monument. Ivane-Puste on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Trybukhivtsi is a large village with a population of about 4,000 people located in Buchach district of the Ternopil region. The main and in fact the only attraction of the village is the stone Catholic Church of the Relentless Help of Our Lady built in 1904-1923.

In Soviet times, the building was first used as a granary, and then as a garage. In 1992, the church was returned to local Catholics. Trybukhivtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

picturesque church

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Dilove is a village with a population of about 2,500 people located in the Rakhiv district of the Zakarpattia region, 190 km from Uzhhorod and 140 km from Ivano-Frankivsk, 50 km from the border with Romania.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin (1750) – a unique monument of folk wooden architecture and a true national cultural treasure. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

interesting wooden church

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Church of the Transfiguration (Spaso-Preobrazhenska), built in 1830-1839, is located in the village of Moshny in the Cherkasy region, about 30 km from Cherkasy.

It was the key element of the non-preserved palace and park ensemble of Count Mikhail Vorontsov. The author of the project was the Italian architect Giorgio Torricelli, who was the city architect of Odessa. Moshny on Google Maps. Photos by: v1snyk.

unique Orthodox church

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Bilokrynytsya is a village with a population of about 2,000 people located in Kremenets district of the Ternopil region, 1 km from the town of Krements.

The main and only attraction of the village is a beautiful castle-palace built in the style of English neo-Gothic by the landlord A. Chosnovsky in the middle of the 19th century.

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