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Krasnopil is a village with a population of about 1,200 people located in the Chudniv district of the Zhytomyr region, about 80 km south-west of Zhytomyr.

In 1902, a magnificent Catholic church was built here – the Church of St. Michael the Archangel. In Soviet times, the church was closed and the building was used as a mill, a smithy, a tractor base, and then it was finally abandoned.

St. Michael Church, Krasnopil, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful Catholic church

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Oleksandriya is a large village with a population of about 2,300 people located in the Rivne region, about 16 km north-east of Rivne.

One of the main attractions of the village is a stone church built in the form of a rotunda in the classical style in 1842. The inner diameter is 14 meters. The bell tower of the church was also built in 1842. Oleksandriya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Transfiguration Church in Oleksandriya, Rivne region, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque round church

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Happy New Year 2019!

Let the New Year be full of delight,
And every single day be nice and filled with light!
Happy New Year 2019!

Happy New Year 2019

Picture: Winter Landscape by Ivan Aivazovsky.

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In Ukraine, there are only three monasteries, which have the highest spiritual title of Lavra – Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, Pochayiv Lavra and Sviatohirsk Lavra.

The Holy Assumption Sviatohirsk Lavra (also known as The Holy Mountains Lavra, Sviatohirsk Cave Monastery), an important spiritual center of eastern Ukraine and southern Russia, was first mentioned in written sources in 1526. Sviatohirsk Lavra on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexey Novik.

Sviatohirsk Lavra, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful monastery

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Snowy Winter in the Pyrohiv Museum

Snowy winter in the National Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine located on the southern outskirts of Kyiv near the village of Pyrohiv.

This open-air museum is a unique architectural and landscape complex of all historical and ethnographic regions of Ukraine. Pyrohiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Yuriy Yuriev.

Snowy winter in the Pyrohiv Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque snow-covered museum

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Lishchyny is a small village with a population of about 500 people located in the east of the Lviv region, about 57 km south-east of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of St. Nicholas built according to different sources either in 1669 or in 1696. The church is located in the center of the village, near the road and houses. Lishchyny on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Wooden Church of St. Nicholas in Lishchyny, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

scenic monument of wooden architecture

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Pomoryany, included in the list of historical towns and villages of Ukraine, is an urban-type settlement with a population of about 1,300 people located in the Zolochiv district of the Lviv region, about 92 km east of Lviv.

One of the local attractions is the Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity, an architectural monument of national importance founded in 1738. The construction of this church was completed only in 1812. The church combines the styles of Classicism and Gothic. Pomoryany on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity in Pomoryany, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque Catholic church

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Dnipro (the former Yekaterinoslav and Dnipropetrovsk), located in south-eastern Ukraine, is the administrative center of the Dnipropetrovsk region, the fourth most populous city in the country after Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odessa.

It was one of the key centers of the Soviet metallurgical, nuclear, defense, and space industries. Today, Dnipro remains one of the most important political, industrial, financial, scientific, and cultural centers of Ukraine. Photos by: Alexander Belenkiy.

Twin Towers – a residential complex (106 meters), which is the main symbol of Dnipro.

Dnipro - one of the most unusual cities of Ukraine, photo 1

unique cityscape of Dnipro

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Catholic Church of St. Anna in Talne

Talne is a small town with a population of about 13.5 thousand people located in the Cherkasy region, about 140 km south-west of Cherkasy.

One of the main architectural attractions of the town is the Catholic Church of St. Anne built in the Gothic style in 1702 and restored in the 1830s. Talne on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Catholic Church of St. Anna in Talne, Ukraine, photo 1

elegant Catholic church

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Korostyshivsky quarry is a picturesque flooded granite quarry located on the outskirts of the town of Korostyshiv in the Zhytomyr region, about 100 km west of Kyiv.

The landscape around the quarry is unusual, the shore is covered with spruces and birches, which resembles Karelia. The height of the rocks reaches about 10 m, the depth of the artificial lake is up to 20 m. This place has become a popular object of industrial tourism. Korostyshiv Quarry on Google Maps. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Abandoned and Flooded Korostyshivsky Quarry, Ukraine, photo 1

walk along the shore of an artificial lake

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