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Aug/17

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Provincial Towns of Ukraine – Lebedyn

Lebedyn is a small town with a population of about 26 thousand people located in the Sumy region, 50 km south-west of the city of Sumy.

It was founded as a stronghold of the Belgorod fortified line on the Olshanka River in 1653 and originally was a fort with 12 wooden towers, the settlement around the fort appeared in 1654. Photos by: gatta_bianka.

Ascension Church (1849-1858).

stroll around Lebedyn

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Stoyaniv is a village with a population of about 3,000 people located in the Radekhiv district of the Lviv region.

One of the main attractions of the village is the Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus constructed in the architectural style of the Neo-Gothic era. Stoyaniv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

picturesque Catholic church

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Hoverla (in Romanian meaning “an impassable height”) is the highest mountain on the territory of Ukraine (2,061 meters).

This popular tourist destination is located on the border of the Zakarpattia and Ivano-Frankivsk regions, about 17 km from the border with Romania. Hoverla on Google Maps.

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Zhuravnyky is a village with a population of about 800 people located in the Horokhiv district of the Volyn region, on the highway LvivLutsk. The village was previously a town and was called Druzhkopil.

The most interesting construction in the village is the Orthodox Church of the Holy Great Martyr Saint Demetrios of Thessaloniki. Zhuravnyky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

beautiful brick church

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Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyi is a town-museum with a population of about 30 thousand people located in the Kyiv region, 90 km southeast of Kyiv.

This is one of the oldest towns in Ukraine, first mentioned in 907. In total, there are 27 museums in Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyi. One of the most interesting ones is the Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of the Middle Dnieper. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

explore the museum

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Vynohradiv (until 1946 – Sevlush) is a small town with a population of about 27,000 people located in the southern part of the Zakarpattia region, 94 km southeast of Uzhhorod.

It is one of the oldest settlements of the region. At the end of the first millennium AD, there already was a Slavic settlement on this place. Photos by: neo7777vitaha.

Monument to the winemaker.

walk the streets of Vynohradiv

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Medieval fortress in the town of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi is a monument of history and town-planning of the 13th-15th centuries, one of the best and the largest preserved fortresses on the territory of Ukraine.

The total area of the fortress, standing on the rocky bank of the Dniester estuary, is 9 hectares, the length of the walls – 2.5 km. The fortress has the form of an irregular polygon.

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Jul/17

17

Holy Transfiguration Church in Tuchyn

Tuchyn is a village with a population of about 2,500 people located in the Hoshcha district of the Rivne region, about 28 km to the north-east of Rivne.

One of the attractions of the village is the Holy Transfiguration Church built in 1730, a beautiful monument of the Volyn school of wooden architecture. Tuchyn on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

picturesque wooden church

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Jul/17

14

Chernivtsi National University

Chernivtsi National University named after Yuriy Fedkovych, one of the greatest writers of western Ukraine, was established in 1875. Today, it is one of the best universities in Ukraine and certainly the most picturesque.

In 2011, the central building of the university – the former residence of the metropolitans of Bukovina and Dalmatia – was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is a unique monastic complex. Founded in 1051, it is the oldest and one of the most important Orthodox shrines.

In fact, it is a real small town in the heart of Kyiv. Here you can find fourteen Orthodox churches, a monastery, seven museums, a printing house, etc. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

fly over Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

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