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Jun/17

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The resort city of Berdyansk in early summer

Berdyansk, a city with a population of about 114 thousand people in the Zaporozhye region, is a marine, climatic and mud resort of national importance.

It is located on the eastern shore of the Berdyansk Bay in the northern part of the Azov Sea. The water in this part of the Azov Sea remains warm until late autumn. There are no sharp temperature swings, as in the Black Sea. Photos by: Alexey Novik.

Early summer in Berdyansk, Ukraine, photo 1

take a stroll

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Jun/17

11

​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.

fly over the Kyiv Sea

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Komarno is a small town with a population of about 7 thousand people located in the south-western part of the Lviv region, 45 km from Lviv.

One of the landmarks of the town is the wooden church of St. Michael the Archangel built in 1754. It is one of the best examples of the Galician school of folk architecture. Komarno on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Michael Church in Komarno, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the church

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The bell tower of Saint Sophia’s Cathedral in Kyiv is an architectural monument built in the style of the Ukrainian Baroque. It is one of the symbols of Kyiv and Ukraine.

This building was constructed on the means of Hetman Ivan Mazepa in 1699-1706. The component part of the National Reserve “Sophia of Kyiv”, the bell tower with a height of 76 meters is the vertical dominant of the Old Kyiv. Photos by: Alexey Novik.

Bell Tower of Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

climb the bell tower

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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.

Oldest Wooden Church in the Lviv Region, Ukraine, photo 1

one of the oldest churches in Ukraine

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The Annunciation Cathedral in Kharkiv (1888-1901) is one of the symbols of the city and the largest cathedral in Eastern Europe. Thanks to this unique video you can see not only how the cathedral looks from the outside but also the beautiful interior.

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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.

Uspenskyi Svyatohorskyi Convent in Zymne, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the convent

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May/17

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Walking around Kyiv in early May

The beginning of May in Kyiv, the capital and the largest city of Ukraine located on the Dnieper River, is a great time for walking, the city is simply buried in greenery, flowering trees and flowers. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Early May in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

stroll along the spring streets of Kyiv

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Mytky is a small village located in the Barskiy district of the Vinnytsia region. The main attraction of the village is the former estate of Nikolai Chikhachev – a picturesque palace built of yellow bricks.

Nikolai Chikhachev (1830-1917), an admiral of the Russian Imperial Navy, acquired this estate in the 1860s. Later, he built a palace for the construction of which materials were imported from England. Around the palace he planted a park (10 hectares) for his daughter Sophia.

Chikhachev Palace in Mytky, Vinnytsia region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful palace-school

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Last week, in Kyiv, on Maidan Nezalezhnosti (the main square of the city), a light and music fountain was opened, which had been damaged during the revolution in 2014.

The fountain works every day except Monday, and a light and music show can be seen from 21:00 to 23:00. The height of the highest jet of the main fountain is 35 meters, the small fountains – 15 meters.

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