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Attractions of the Ukrainian Carpathians

The Ukrainian Carpathians are part of the Carpathian mountain system located in western Ukraine, mainly on the territory of the Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia, and Chernivtsi regions, with a total area of about 24 thousand square kilometers.

The absolute heights of this picturesque mountain system range from 120-400 meters at the foot of the mountains to 500-800 meters in intermontane depressions and 1,500-2,000 meters along the main ridges.

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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.

Assumption Church in Roztoky, Chernivtsi region, Ukraine, photo 1

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.

Catholic Church of St. Martin in Skelivka, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful neo-Gothic brick church

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More than 30 years passed since the day of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident and the “temporary evacuation” of the residents of the town of Pripyat located in the immediate vicinity of the station, about 150 km north of Kyiv.

Over the years, the streets of Pripyat turned into a real forest. It will be another 10 to 15 years and the buildings will collapse massively. Therefore, if you want to visit this unique place, then you should go in the near future because everything will only get worse. Photos by: Alexander Belenkiy.

Pripyat, Ukraine - 32 years after evacuation, photo 1

explore the abandoned town of Pripyat

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Kharkiv, the second most populous city in Ukraine with a population of about 1.4 million people, is located in the north-eastern part of the country.

Despite the fact that the city was heavily damaged during the Second World War, a lot of interesting monuments of architecture were preserved.

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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.

St. Lawrence's Church in Zhovkva, Ukraine, photo 1

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.

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

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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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