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Viktor Yanukovych was the fourth President of Ukraine (2010-2014). During the political crisis in Ukraine in 2013-2014, he fled to Russia and was removed from power.

Let’s walk through the territory of his former country residence in Mezhyhiria, located to the north of Kyiv, and also look at the interiors. Mezhyhirya Residence on Google Maps. Photos by: Richard Zorge.

The former residence of Yanukovych in Mezhyhiria, Ukraine, photo 1

flashy luxury all over the place

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The New Safe Confinement (also known as the New Shelter, Shelter-2) is an insulating arched structure over the destroyed fourth power unit of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat. The construction began in 2007 and is expected to be completed in 2017.

The main reason of the construction is that the existing object “Shelter” is short-lived. Under the influence of radiation and weather, it is gradually degraded. And about 200 tons of radioactive materials are still under the sarcophagus.

The New Shelter, Chernobyl NPP, Pripyat, Ukraine, photo 1

visit the construction site

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Apr/15

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Bukovel ski resort in spring

Bukovel is the largest ski resort in Ukraine. It is located near Polianytsia village in Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 100 km south-west of Ivano-Frankivsk, near the foot of Bukovel Mountain, at an altitude of 920 meters above sea level. The highest point of the resort is Dovga Mountain (1372 meters).

The season runs from late November to mid / late April. In 2012, Bukovel was one of the most rapidly developing ski resorts in the world.

Spring in Bukovel ski resort, Ukraine, photo 1

winter resort without snow

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Apr/15

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Light show at Sophia Square in Kyiv

April 4, 2015, on the facade of St. Sophia’s Cathedral in Kyiv, you could see a unique show – light performance “I – Dream” commemorating the opening of the 12th “French Spring in Ukraine.”

“French Spring in Ukraine” includes an extensive cultural program on the whole territory of Ukraine, strengthening Franco-Ukrainian relations and cooperation.

Light show at Sophia Square, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful light show

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Chervonograd is a ghost town located in Ternopil region, near the village of Nyrkiv, in Zalischyky district. Today, the only preserved buildings are the remains of the palace of the 17th century and the Catholic church of the 18th century.

In the early 1940s, the township population was about 500 people. After the Second World War, it was not restored and disappeared from maps.

Chervonograd palace remains, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the ruins

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Kamenets Podolskiy is an ancient town located in Khmelnitsky region. The first documentary mention of Kamenets dates back to 1060-1062.

Significant part of the historical and architectural heritage of Kamenets Podolskiy can be found in the Old Town. In 1977, the historical and architectural reserve was established in the area. The photos were taken by Alexander Shvab.

Kamenets Podolskiy - the town museum, Ukraine, photo 1

walk the streets of the Old Town

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Mar/15

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Painted bus stops in Poltava region

Take a look at these scenic bus stops located in Novosanzharsky district of Poltava region. Very colorful and lovely, it is not so boring to wait for a bus at such stops. Also, you can make nice memorable pictures.

Painted bus stops in Poltava region, Ukraine, photo 1

bus stops in provincial Ukraine

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Mar/15

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Kiev from a bird’s flight

Great views of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, taken in the period from July to December 2014.

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The fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi city, known as Akkerman fortress until 1944, is a monument of history and urban planning of the 13th-15th centuries; one of the best preserved fortresses on the territory of Ukraine.

It is the largest fortress in the country with the total area of about 9 hectares. The fortress stands on the rocky shore of the Dniester estuary and has the form of an irregular polygon. All the buildings are surrounded by powerful fortress walls. The total length of the walls is 2.5 km. The photos were taken by Oleg Stukalov.

Medieval fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the fortress

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Mar/15

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Disneyland near Kyiv

Imagine this situation: Kyiv region, you are driving on an empty night road in the direction of Kyiv, and about 30 km from the city, all of a sudden, about 500 meters from the highway, you can see such a sight.

It is not an entertainment or tourist center, but one of the largest film studios in Ukraine – VICTORIA FILM STUDIOS, located on Zhitomir highway Kyiv-Chop, near the village of Hurivshchyna. The location of the studios on Google Maps. The photos were taken by Sergiy Kotko.

Disneyland near Kyiv - Victoria Film Studios, photo 1

quite unexpected sight

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