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Podillya is a historical and geographical region located in the west and south-west of Ukraine, in the area of the northern tributaries of the middle Dniester and the upper Southern Buh.

Podillya covers several regions of present Ukraine with such cities as Kamianets-Podilskyi, Khmelnytskyi, Vinnytsia.

Pyrohiv folk architecture museum, Podillya, Ukraine, photo 1

folk architecture of Podillya

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Feb/17

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Walking through the streets of Drohobych

Drohobych is a city with a population of about 100 thousand people, the second most populous and economically developed city in the Lviv region.

A significant part of the current city center was formed in the late 19th – first half of 20th century, in the period of economic growth associated with the oil boom. Photos by: demarcos.

The bell tower of the Catholic church of St. Bartholomew (1551).

Walking through Drohobych, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful small city

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Pyrohiv (Pirogovo), an open-air museum located on the outskirts of Kyiv, provides a unique opportunity to get acquainted with all ethnographic regions of Ukraine.

Old wooden windmills, towering on the hill, are the compositional center of the whole complex. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Windmills, Pyrohiv museum, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

very picturesque place

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Podil is a historic neighborhood of Kyiv, part of the Podilskyi district. This low-lying part of the city is an ancient district of artisans and merchants.

The neighborhood extends along the right bank of the Dnieper River and Kyiv harbor, between the pedestrian bridge across the Dnieper and Zavodska Street. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Podil neighborhood, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

explore Podil

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Dec/16

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Svyatohirsk – a town with unique sights

Svyatohirsk is a small town with a population of about 4.5 thousand people located on the Seversky Donets River, in the north of the Donetsk region. Despite its modest size, this town has several very interesting and famous sights. Photos by: Andrei Kireev.

First, we should mention the Holy Mountains Lavra – an Orthodox monastery standing on the white chalk cliffs on the right bank of the Seversky Donets.

Attractions of Svyatohirsk, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the sights of Svyatohirsk

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Dec/16

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The Golden Gates of Kyiv

The Golden Gates of Kyiv is one of the few monuments of defense architecture of the ancient Russian state (Kievan Rus).

Construction of the gates was mentioned in chronicles during the reign of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, in 1037. This fortress-tower was the main ceremonial entrance to Kyiv. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Golden Gates of Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

the Golden Gates of Kyiv from above

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Dec/16

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Travel to Ukraine

Yan Mednis from Belarus visited Ukraine and made the following beautiful timelapse video about his trip showing some of the attractions of Kyiv, Odessa, Belgorod-Dniester, Kherson, Lviv, Chernivtsi, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Khotyn.

According to him, during the trip, he got a lot of impressions and saw a beautiful country with a unique and diverse nature, culture and rich history.

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Nov/16

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Svirzh Castle – the view from above

Svirzh Castle, a unique monument of defensive architecture of the 15th-17th centuries, is located in the village of Svirzh in Peremyshlyany district of the Lviv region.

Built as a fortress, the castle lost its original appearance after the reconstruction carried out in the 17th century. Despite its advantageous location – on a hill surrounded by marshes and lakes – this palace-castle could hardly have a significant defensive value.

Svirzh Castle, Lviv oblast,  Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the castle

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Nov/16

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St. Cyril Church in Kyiv

St. Cyril Church in Kyiv, built in the mid-12th century, is one of the oldest surviving churches on the former territory of the ancient state of Kievan Rus. St. Cyril Monastery is located to the north-west of the historic center of ancient Kyiv (Oleny Telihy Street, 12).

After the collapse of Kievan Rus, the church was repeatedly repaired and rebuilt. Four domes on the sides were completed in the 17th century. In 1734, after a fire, St. Cyril’s Church was reconstructed in the Ukrainian Baroque style. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Cyril Church, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over St. Cyril Church

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Mala Rostivka is a small village with a population of about 200 people located in Oratovsky district of the Vinnitsa region. Tourists rarely visit this remote place that has one of the best preserved palaces in the region.

The history of the palace is very vague. The only thing that is known is that it was built by the general of the Russian army Zabotin in the early 20th century. Mala Rostivka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Palace of General Zabotin, Mala Rostivka, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful palace made of red bricks

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