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Oct/11

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The views of Kiev at night time

Kiev (Ukrainian spelling Kyiv) is the capital of Ukraine and the largest city of the country. It is the 6th largest city of Europe after Moscow, London, Saint Petersburg, Berlin and Madrid. Kiev is located along the Dnepr River just below its confluence with the Desna River.

Because of its historical importance as the center of Kievan Rus from the 9th to 12th century the city is still called “The Mother of Russian cities”. The following pictures of night Kiev were taken from the tallest buildings of the city by Oleg Stelmakh.

Kiev night time view 1

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September 4, 2011 was the day of the official opening of reconstructed embankment and light and music fountain on Southern Bug River in Vinnitsa city.

The fountain is located near the Kemp Island, close to the central bus station. Light and music fountain of Vinnitsa is the biggest in Europe and one of the biggest in the world.

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In the very center of Kiev, at the bottom of the Cherepanova Hill, there is the place where one of the biggest clusters of sports facilities in Europe is located.  Since 1996 it has the name of National Sports Complex “Olympic”.

After being reconstructed the stadium connects Ukrainian sports history of 80 years with European experience and ultramodern technologies. Among all sports arenas that are being prepared for Euro-2012 Olympic NSC is the largest, the total capacity will be 70,050 spectators’ places (68,055 places for EURO-2012).

NSC Olympic, Euro-2012 stadium, Kiev, Ukraine view 1

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Oct/11

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Eski-Kermen – medieval underground city

Eski-Kermen is a medieval fortress-city located in the southwestern part of Crimean peninsula, about 14 km to the south of Bakhchisaray city. The name Eski-Kermen means “Old Fortress”.

The territory of the city occupies an area of 8.5 hectares, with a length of 1040 m and 170 m in width. Eski-Kermen was built on the plateau bounded by cliffs up to 30 m tall. Photos by Denis Frantsouzov.

Eski-Kermen - medieval underground fortress-city view 1

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The song and dance group “Donbass” is a card of Donbass region. The group is the winner of numerous international and local folk dance festivals and contests.

They are ready to respond to the invitation from all over the world and arrange an unforgettable concert. The address: Ukraine, Donetsk city, Savchenko Str., 42. Email: ans.donbass@mail.ru. The site of the group: donbass-dance.com

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“The Kievan Rus Park” project is the historical and cultural center of ancient Rus. The main idea of the project is to recreate the cultural and architectural image of Kiev’s Detinets-Kremlin of the 5th-13th centuries in original size as well as recreation the atmosphere of Kievan Rus epoch.

The Park’s total area is over 50 ha. The park should become one of the main Ukrainian tourist centers.

The Kievan Rus Park, Ukraine view 1

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Podgoretsky Castle is a well-preserved Renaissance palace surrounded by fortifications. The castle is located in the east of Lviv oblast in Podgortsy village. Together with Olesky and Zolochevsky castles it forms the “Golden Horseshoe of Ukraine” (tourist route of Lviv region castles).

The castle is a square from the east, south and west surrounded by lines of fortifications. At the site of today’s castle there were more ancient fortifications mentioned in 1530. Present Podgoretsky castle was built during 1635-1640.

Podgoretsky Castle, Lviv oblast, Ukraine view 1

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The following two similar wooden churches are located in the neighboring villages – Kraynikovo and Sokirnitsa, near the town of Khust, Zakarpattia oblast.

Both of them belong to so called Maramorosh architectural school also known as “Wooden Gothic”. Photos by av-otus.

Wooden Gothic church, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine view 1

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Nice song and illustrations :)

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Sep/11

16

Charming architecture of Odessa

This wonderful city standing on Black Sea coast is often called the “Pearl of the South”. Odessa has special architectural style and special ambiance.

Fortunately, most of the marvelous buildings that went up in Odessa during the 18th and 19th centuries were only partially damaged during World War II. That means Odessa retains the charm of yesteryear. Photos by horoshiyblog.

Odessa city, Ukraine architecture view 1

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