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Kozelets is an urban village with a population of about 8,300 people located in the Chernihiv region, on the banks of the Oster River, 67 km south of Chernihiv. The highway from Kyiv to Chernihiv passes through the village.

Here you can find several interesting monuments belonging to Ukrainian cultural heritage – churches, built in the 18th-19th centuries. Photos by: camrador.

Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin (1762-1763). It is a unique monument, which combines elements of Ukrainian and Rastrelli baroque.

The churches of Kozelets, Chernihiv region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful churches

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This is a great video to enjoy the beauty of ancient Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine.

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Dzembronya is a small village located on the steep slopes of Chornohora Ridge in Verkhovyna district of Ivano-Frankivsk region, near the border with Romania. It is the most high-altitude village in Ukraine and probably one of the most picturesque ones.

Despite the fact that the population of Dzembronya is only about 250 people, the length of the village is about 10 km. There are no enterprises, collective farms, industrial facilities here.

Dzembronya village, Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful mountain village

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“Color Run 2015” in Kyiv

August 30, 2015, the so-called “Color Run” was held in Kyiv, for the second time in Ukraine. This unique festival of running and paints was organized by “KM Running club” together with the charitable foundation “SportforPeace.”

More than 700 participants came to run a distance of 3 or 6 km. The entire route was painted in bright Holly colors brought from India, specially for the festival. It was actually a very colorful event!

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This wonderful landscape park was founded in the village of Buky in 1996. The village is located in Skvirsky district of the Kyiv region, approximately 110 km from Kyiv.

It all started when a local entrepreneur Ivan Suslov bought 2.7 hectares of land which was used as a dump. It cost him only 20 thousand USD. He was able to turn this land into a beautiful landscape park. It attracts thousands of tourists who come here to admire the beautiful countryside. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

The landscape park in Buky, Kyiv region, Ukraine, photo 1

visit the park

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The building of the railway station in Chernihiv is a monumental structure built in 1950, in place of the building destroyed during the Second World War.

The station, designed in red colors, has visible elements of the Russian style of the early 20th century. At the same time, the entrance has some elements of Ukrainian Baroque. Photos by: camrador.

Chernihiv railway station, Ukraine, photo 1

Stalin’s era architecture

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In a quiet backwater of the Desna River, near the village of Rozhny in the Kyiv region, you can find an unexpected thing – a real river tram.

According to local residents, the owner of the “river tram” is a former chief of waterways. One day, he decided to build a floating dacha and bought a couple of pontoons.

Abandoned river tram, the Desna River, Kyiv region, Ukraine, photo 1

unusual floating dacha

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The Museum of Folk Architecture and Life in Uzhgorod is an open air museum, consisting of architectural monuments of old Transcarpathian villages, and examples of the oldest and most common forms of folk arts and crafts.

The museum, opened to the public in June 1970, covers an area of ​four hectares. It is located near the territory of Uzhgorod castle (Kapitulna Street, 33/a).

The Museum of Folk Architecture and Life in Uzhgorod, Ukraine, photo 1

visit the museum

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Zhovkva is a small town with a population of about 13 thousand people located 25 km north of Lviv, about 35 km from the Ukrainian-Polish border. The town stands at the crossroads of international highways to Poland and the Baltic states.

Since 1994, the central part of the town has the status of a historical and architectural reserve. To get to Zhovkva from Lviv, you can take minibuses from “Lviv” hotel. The trip takes about 30-40 minutes. Photos by: Alexander Shvab.

Zhovkva town, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

explore this charming town

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Kharkiv is the second most populous city in Ukraine, one of the eight most populated cities in Eastern Europe. The city was the third largest industrial, scientific and transport center of the Soviet Union after Moscow and Leningrad.

In the second half of the 20th century, it became the main transport hub of South-Eastern Europe. Let’s take a look at some of the local sights from above. Photos by: Oleg Stelmakh.

Blagoveshchensky (Annunciation) Cathedral

Aerial views of Kharkiv, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over Kharkiv

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