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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.

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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.

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Apr/11

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Welcome to Ukraine!

Beautiful video and amazing music

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Ukraine is the largest country in Europe by land area, but there is unique museum allowing you to see the life and national architecture of all the regions of the country. Welcome to the museum of national architecture and life of Pirogovo!

It is located near Kiev – the capital city of Ukraine. The photos were captured by Alexander Lipilin.

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Apr/11

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Traveling across Crimea by train

The video is not only showing the landscapes of Crimean peninsula but the interior of typical carriage of Ukrainian train.

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Apr/11

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Bizarre children’s landscape park in Kiev

The following amazing children’s park is located at the crossroads of Peizazhnaya Alley and Desyatinny Street in Kiev. The park was created by sculptor K.Skretutsky. The photos were captured by Russos.

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Hopak – Ukrainian folk dance

Hopak is Ukrainian national dance. The name is coming from the Ukrainian “hop” – exclamation uttered during the dance. People are dancing hopak in Ukrainian folk costumes. It is very energetic dance, the basic movements include the running, wide and high jumps with flapping feet.

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Zhovkva is a town located close to Lviv, the capital city of Lviv oblast. The town is known for a number of historical and architectural monuments. The photos were captured by Alexander Lipilin.

Zhovkva, Ukraine view 1

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Mar/11

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The graveyard of tanks near Kiev

Somewhere near the capital city of Ukraine – Kiev – there is a large junk yard with a lot of different Soviet tanks (photos by mycityua.com).

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Mar/11

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The bird’s eye views of Lviv city

Lviv architecture reflects a lot of European styles corresponding to different historical epochs. The historical center of Lviv has a lot of architectural monuments of the 14th-17th centuries. The following photos were taken by basart2007.

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