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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.

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Jul/17

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Parade of Trams in Kyiv

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Kyiv, a parade of trams was held, timed to the 125th anniversary of the city electric tram.

In the heart of the historic neighborhood of Podil, on Contract Square, more than 20 models of trams were shown – from retro trams to the latest models, as well as special equipment. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

look at the Kyiv trams

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Olyka is an urban village with a population of about 3,000 people located in the Kivertsy district of the Volyn region.

In the village there are two main architectural attractions located close to each other – a castle that for centuries belonged to the Radziwill family and a Roman-Catholic church. Olyka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Nyzhankovychi is an urban village with a population of about 1,800 people located in the Starosamborsk district of the Lviv region, on the border of Ukraine and Poland.

On the territory of the former estate there is the Nyzhankovychi professional lyceum, where boys are taught woodworking and machine-building, and girls – hairdressing. In the middle of the estate garden you can see a beautiful building originally used as a library of the lyceum.

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Jun/17

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Colorful summer in the center of Kharkiv

Kharkiv, known as an industrial city, has a lot of places to relax. In the warm season, one of the favorite places of locals and guests of the city is the public garden “Strelka” located at the confluence of two rivers – Kharkiv and Lopan.

According to the legend, the city was originally founded here. In this public garden there is a new pedestrian bridge over the Kharkiv River, which has become a traditional place for wedding photo shoots, and a boat station. Photos by: gatta_bianka.

stroll around Strelka

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Jun/17

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Center of Kyiv – the view from above

Kyiv, the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, is located on the banks of the Dnieper River, in the north of the central part of the country. Due to its importance as the historical center of the Old Russian state, the city is often called “the mother of Russian cities”.

One of the characteristic features of Kyiv, the seventh largest city in Europe, is an abundance of greenery. Let’s see how the central part of the city looks from above. Photos by: Serhiy Hrynkevych.

Vydubitsky monastery in the lower part of the botanical garden named after Grishko.

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Jun/17

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Floating Flower Beds in Kharkiv

The public garden “Strelka”, located at the confluence of the Kharkiv and Lopan rivers in Kharkiv, got a new sight – original floating flower beds resembling the patterns of children’s mosaic.

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Jun/17

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The resort city of Berdyansk in early summer

Berdyansk, a city with a population of about 114 thousand people in the Zaporozhye region, is a marine, climatic and mud resort of national importance.

It is located on the eastern shore of the Berdyansk Bay in the northern part of the Azov Sea. The water in this part of the Azov Sea remains warm until late autumn. There are no sharp temperature swings, as in the Black Sea. Photos by: Alexey Novik.

take a stroll

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Jun/17

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​Kyiv Sea – the view from above

The Kyiv Reservoir (also known as the Kyiv Sea) is a large reservoir on the Dnieper River located north of Kyiv, near the town of Vyshhorod.

The area of the reservoir is 922 square km., the water volume – 3.73 cubic km., the largest width – 12 km, the greatest depth – 15 m near the dam, the average depth – about 4 m.

On the left you can see Vyshhorod, in the center – the dam of Kiev Hydroelectric Station.

fly over the Kyiv Sea

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Komarno is a small town with a population of about 7 thousand people located in the south-western part of the Lviv region, 45 km from Lviv.

One of the landmarks of the town is the wooden church of St. Michael the Archangel built in 1754. It is one of the best examples of the Galician school of folk architecture. Komarno on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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