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The Central Park for Culture and Recreation named after Maxim Gorky, or just a “city park” is the main park in Kharkiv.

Opened in 1907, the park covers an area of over 130 hectares. Here you can find the largest ferris wheel in Ukraine (55 meters in diameter).

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The Museum of Folk Architecture and Life in Pyrohiv is an architectural and landscape complex of historical and ethnographic regions of Ukraine.

It is located on the southern outskirts of Kyiv, in Goloseyevsky district, near the village of Pyrohiv. The total area of the museum is 133.5 hectares. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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fine examples of wooden architecture

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Happy New Year 2017!

By candlelight and twinkling star here,
We wish you a wonderful and Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2017

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Celebrating the New Year in Kharkiv

Svobody (Freedom) Square, the central square of Kharkiv, decorated for the celebration of the New Year.

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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.

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explore the sights of Svyatohirsk

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St. Andrew’s Church, located on St. Andrew’s Hill in Kyiv, is an Orthodox church named after Andrew the Apostle and built in the Baroque style by the architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754.

The church stands on the steep right bank of the Dnieper River, overlooking the historical part of Kyiv – Podil. St. Andrew’s Descent that goes down from the church connects the upper and the lower parts of the city. This is one of the most interesting and picturesque places in Kyiv. Photos by: Aleksey Novik.

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walk around the church

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Top 10 photos of Ukrainian nature in 2016

Wiki Loves Earth is an annual international photo contest of the natural monuments and here are the best photos of the natural attractions of Ukraine taken in 2016.

Shypit waterfall – a hydrological natural monument located in the Ukrainian Carpathians, about 6 km from Pylypets village in Mizhhiria district of Zakarpattia oblast. Author: Yekaterina Krasnickaja.

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beautiful nature of Ukraine

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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.

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the Golden Gates of Kyiv from above

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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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One hot summer day near Berdyansk

Let’s fast forward from chilly winter weather on a hot summer day on the coast of the Azov Sea.

The following pictures were taken in the vicinity of Berdyansk – a city in the Zaporozhye region situated on the northern coast of the Sea of Azov. Wheat has already been harvested and sunflower is still ripening. Photos by: Alexei Novik.

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beautiful summer scenery

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