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May/11

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The photos of Odessa in 1890-1905

Odessa city standing on Black Sea coast is often called the “Pearl of the South”. And here are several nice pictures of the city taken about one century ago.

Odessa city, Ukraine 1890-1905 photo 1

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From April 30 to May 3, 2011 Ukrainian town of Khotyn (Chernovtsy oblast) was the home of the second international festival of historical reconstruction of the Middle Ages under the title “Battle of the Nations”.

Battle of the Nations festival, Khotyn, Ukraine view 1

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One of the main attractions of Chernivtsi city is St. Nicholas Church with the original “twisted” domes built in 1939. The architecture of the church reproduces the Romanian national style neorominesk. The prototype of the original design was the architecture of the church in Curtea de Arges.

The church is also called “Drunk church” because of its “twisted” domes, about which there are numerous legends. Address: Chernivtsi, Russkaya Str., 35. The photos were captured by av_otus.

Nikolaevskaya church, Chernovtsy, Ukraine view 1

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The National Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 opened May 9, 1981 is a memorial complex, located on the picturesque slopes of the right bank of the Dnieper River on the outskirts of  Pechersk, one of the historic districts of Kiev city.

World War 2 museum, Kiev view 1

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Wonderful video about one mighty Ukrainian dog :)

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Orthodox church of St. John the Baptist located in the center of Kerch is a unique monument of Byzantine architecture. It is the oldest Christian church on the territory of the former Soviet Union, built in the beginning of the 8th century.

For nearly fourteen centuries the church experienced a lot of natural disasters and impacts of human ignorance. Comprehensive restoration of the church made in 1980th returned it to the list of pearls of world architecture, and in 1990 the church again became active. The photos were captured by kvdm.

Orthodox church of St John the Baptist, Kerch, Ukraine

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The church of St Yur located in Drohobych (Lviv oblast) is considered the pearl of Ukrainian wooden architecture. Today it is a museum located not far away from the center of the city. The photos were captured by Serge Krynytsia.

Wooden church of Drohobych, Ukraine view 1

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Today the world is marking the 25th anniversary of the worst nuclear accident in history happened in Chernobyl. Press photographer Igor Kostin was the first professional press photographer who began to work at the accident site at Chernobyl.

Igor Kostin captured more than five thousand photographs of the Chernobyl disaster and its aftermath. He received more than five maximum allowable doses of radiation. Here are several of his works.

Fighting Chernobyl disaster 1

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Apr/11

23

Graffiti-covered abandoned museum of Sevastopol

The following place is located almost in the center of Sevastopol city. The construction of the museum devoted to Sevastopol defense of 1941-1942 was not finished and the building was abandoned.

Today it is becoming one of the attractions of the city because of numerous graffiti covering the walls. The photos were captured by aquatek-filips.

Graffiti-covered abandoned museum of Sevastopol view 1

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Apr/11

20

Welcome to Ukraine!

Beautiful video and amazing music

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