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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.

Ascension Church in Chortkiv, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

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.

Defensive Church of Transfiguration in Zaluzhzhya, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque old church

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Jan/18

6

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.

Basilian Fathers Monastery in Zhovkva, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the monastery

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Dec/17

18

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.

St. Nicholas Monastery in Krekhiv, Ukraine, photo 1

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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Zhovkva is a small town with a population of about 13 thousand people located 30 km north of Lviv and 35 km from the Ukrainian-Polish border.

One of the main attractions of the town is Zhovkva castle – a monument of Renaissance architecture built in 1594-1606. Zhovkva Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Castle of the Renaissance Era in Zhovkva, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over Zhovkva Castle

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Nov/17

17

Attractions of Ukrainian Bessarabia

Bessarabia is a historical region located in south-eastern Europe between the Black Sea and the Danube, Prut, and Dniester rivers. Today, the coastal and northern parts of Bessabaria belong to Ukraine, the central part – to Moldova.

This video is a short overview of the sights of Ukrainian Bessarabia (turn the subtitles on).

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Bozhykivtsi is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in the Khmelnytskyi region, 66 km southeast of Khmelnytskyi.

In the late 19th – early 20th centuries, the Polish nobleman Zdzislaw Kolonn-Chesnovsky built in Bozhykivtsi a luxurious estate. This is one of the rare cases when an old manor house has been relatively well preserved. Bozhykivtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Palace of Kolonn-Chesnovsky in Bozhykivtsi, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque red brick mansion

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Oct/17

16

Attractions of Ukrainian Polissya

Beautiful video about attractions of Ukrainian Polissya – a wide, almost 100 kilometer strip of land in the north of the country, about 20% of the entire territory of Ukraine.

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