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Dec/14

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The New Year Tree on Freedom Square in Kharkov

If you come to Svoboda (Freedom) Square in Kharkov these days, you will find yourself in a beautiful New Year fairy tale. The photos are from horoshiyblog

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Kharkov is ready to celebrate the New Year

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Dec/14

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Let’s look at Kharkov city from above

Kharkov is the largest city in eastern Ukraine, the second most populous city in the country (population about 1.5 million). In 2012, it was one of four cities in Ukraine that hosted UEFA European Football Championship Euro 2012.

During Soviet times, the city was the largest production center of tanks, tractors, turbines and the third largest industrial, scientific and transport center of the Soviet Union after Moscow and Leningrad. The photos were taken by Paul Itkin

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Kharkov roofs and other sights

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Ivano-Frankivsk is a city and administrative center of Ivano-Frankivsk region, significant economic and cultural center of western Ukraine.

The main attractions of Ivano-Frankivsk are located in the central part of the city, near Rynok (Market) Square. Therefore, it will take only about 2-3 hours to see all the main historical and architectural monuments. The following photos of the city were taken by Alex Shvab

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beautiful historic city

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Dec/14

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The Railway Museum in Kyiv

The railway museum was opened at the Kyiv railway station in 2011. It presents an exhibition of historic locomotives and wagons.

The museum highlights different stages in the development of rail transport in Ukraine: pre-revolutionary, Soviet, and modern. The exhibition features locomotives, passenger and freight cars, and some other railway exhibits. Photos by maxiwell83

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go on a tour of the museum

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Dec/14

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The beauty of golden autumn in Kharkov region

And here’s another beautiful autumn landscape of Ukraine. This pictures was taken near Gineevka village in Kharkov region by Sergey Stepanenko

Autumn landscape, Kharkov region, Ukraine

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What a beautiful autumn landscape! The picture was taken on the Pivdennyi Buh (the Southern Bug) river in Nikolaev region. Photo by Yuriy Shevchenko

Wonderful autumn landscape - the Pivdennyi Buh river, Ukraine

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

You can find it on the southern outskirts of Kyiv in Goloseyevsky area, near the village of Pyrohiv (Pirogov). 275 architectural exhibits of Ukrainian folk architecture of the 16th-20th centuries are presented on its territory (133,5 hectares). The following photos of some of the museum exhibits were taken by Alex Shvab in August 2014.

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the beauty of rural Ukraine

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Castles of Zakarpattia region have a special place in the list of attractions of Ukraine. They were built at different times by different rulers and peoples. Scattered in time, the castles are united by a common geography and purpose.

Today, there are more than a dozen castles in the region. Let’s fly over the two of them – Mukachevo castle “Palanok” (in Mukachevo) and Nevitsky castle (12 km north-east of Uzhgorod).

fly over the capital of Zakarpattia too

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Nov/14

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Early in the morning on the Udy river

What a beautiful landscape! Early morning on the small river of Udy near Vodyane village located to the south of Kharkov city. Photo by Sergey Stepanenko

Early morning on the Udy river, Ukraine

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Nov/14

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Let’s fly over abandoned Pripyat city

Pripyat is a ghost town located in northern Ukraine, in Kiev region. It is standing on the banks of the Pripyat River, 5 km from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, near the border with Belarus, at a distance of 94 km from Kiev.

April 27, 1986, the population of Pripyat was evacuated due to the Chernobyl accident. Video by Danny Cooke

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