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Aug/11

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The museum of Pysanka (Easter egg) in Kolomiya

Pysanka by itself is mostly chicken (goose) egg, painted on a specific technology with wax and natural or aniline dyes. Pysanka quickly blended into the Christian Easter ritual. The pictures on pysankas have the images of crosses, churches, bell towers, signs with Easter greetings.

Pysanka museum, Kolomiya, Ukraine view 1

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Aug/11

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The video tour of Crimean sights

The following video was shot in July 17-28, 2011 during a trip to Crimea in one of the most wonderful and protected places – the settlement Noviy Svet (“New World”).

Also the video has episodes of a trip to Mount Ai-Petri, mountain river in the Grand Canyon of Crimea, the cave town Chufut-Calais, cruise along the magnetic mountain, volcano Kara-Dag and its “Golden Gate”, and of course well-known and most preserved ancient fortress in Crimea – Genoese fortress.

First of all, the video focuses on those who want to go on vacation in Crimea. The author of the video is Anton Starikov.

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Balaklava is a town on the southwestern coast of the Crimean peninsula. Administratively it is a part of Sevastopol city but in fact Balaklava is separated from the rest of Sevastopol by a few kilometers of undeveloped area.

Today Balaklava is a popular Crimean resort. Tourists are attracted by the town with long history and numerous monuments, spectacular cliffs and beaches.

Abandoned military hospital, Balaklava, Crimea, Ukraine view 1

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Genoese fortress in Sudak (south-eastern Crimea) was constructed from 1371 to 1469. The fortress has the buildings of 6-15th centuries: the defensive walls and towers, castle, churches.

In the 11-12th centuries, the town became a major center of international trade. Since the end of the 13th century, Italian city-republics of Genoa and Venice were struggling for the town, and in 1365 it came under the control of the Genoese. The bulk of surviving to the present day architecture refers to the Genoese period. Photos by Konstantin Brizhnichenko.

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Kamenets Podolskiy is one of the most ancient cities of Ukraine first time mentioned in 1062. Thanks to unique combination of historical, architectural, town-building heritage, the river Smotrich canyon landscapes, the “Old town” of the city is declared a state historical and architectural reserve.

There are about 200 buildings and constructions of 11th-19th centuries. Powerful fortifications of the “Old town”, a fortress and a fortress bridge, a combination of cult constructions make an unforgettable impression. Photos by¬†horoshiyblog.

Kamenets Podolskiy city, Ukraine scenery 1

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Aug/11

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Wonderful time-lapse of Rivne city

Rivne (Rovno) is a city located in the western part of Ukraine, capital city of Rivne oblast. The settlement is known from the year of 1283. There are monuments of history and architecture of different generations and epochs.

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The Chernobyl accident is the destruction of the fourth power unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (Pripyat city) in April 26, 1986.

The destruction was of an explosive nature, the reactor was completely destroyed, large quantities of radioactive substances were released into the air. The accident is regarded as the largest of its kind in the history of nuclear energy.

Chernobyl radioactive machinery scrap yard 1

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Jul/11

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The downtown of Ukrainian capital city

Kiev is the capital and largest city of Ukraine. Kiev is the sixth largest city in Europe after Moscow, London, St. Petersburg, Berlin and Madrid.

The city is a leading political, social, economic, transport and scientific center of the country. Kiev hosts all nation-wide government structures, foreign embassies, headquarters of most national business organizations and associations, as well as representative offices of foreign companies operating in Ukraine.
And here is the video showing the central part of this remarkable city.

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Zhmerinka is a town located in Vinnitsa oblast of Ukraine. The town is known from the 18th century. Main attraction of Zhmerinka is the railway station built in 1899-1904.

The building of the station was constructed in the shape of a ship sailing to Odessa probably because it was the first railway line leading to the sea.

Zhmerinka railway station, Ukraine view 1

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What a great work was done by Yaroslav Yarko and Konstantin Ignatenko to make this short movie about Cherkasy!

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