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Volodymyr-Volynskyi is a town with a population of about 39,000 people located in the south-western part of the Volyn region. This town, first mentioned in chronicles in 988, is one of the oldest towns of Kievan Rus.

One of the main attractions of the town is the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin – the oldest architectural monument in Volhynia built in 1156-1160, restored in 1896-1900. The Assumption Cathedral in Volodymyr-Volynskyi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

fly around the old cathedral

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Volya-Vysotska is a village with a population of about 1,700 people located in the Zholkovsky district of the Lviv region.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Holy Archangel Michael (1598) – one of the oldest wooden churches in Ukraine and an architectural monument of national importance located near the highway Lviv – Rava-Ruska, near the cemetery. Volya-Vysotska on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

colorful wooden church

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Oct/17

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St. Andrew’s Church in Kyiv from above

St. Andrew’s Church in Kyiv is an Orthodox church in honor of the Apostle Andrew the First-Called built on the Andriyivskyy Hill in 1749-1754.

This church in the Baroque style, designed by the architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli, stands on the steep right bank of the Dnieper, over the historic part of the city – Podil. Andriyivskyy descent goes down from it connecting the upper city with the lower one. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

fly over the church

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Oct/17

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Holy Trinity Church in Trostyanets

Trostyanets is a village with a population of about 800 people located in the Kivertsi district of the Volyn region.

The main attraction of the village is the Holy Trinity Church built in the first half of the 17th century. It is a great example of the defensive architectural style, unique for the historical Volhynia. Holy Trinity Church in Trostyanets on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

unique church

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Stoyaniv is a village with a population of about 3,000 people located in the Radekhiv district of the Lviv region.

One of the main attractions of the village is the Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus constructed in the architectural style of the Neo-Gothic era. Stoyaniv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

picturesque Catholic church

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Zhuravnyky is a village with a population of about 800 people located in the Horokhiv district of the Volyn region, on the highway LvivLutsk. The village was previously a town and was called Druzhkopil.

The most interesting construction in the village is the Orthodox Church of the Holy Great Martyr Saint Demetrios of Thessaloniki. Zhuravnyky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

beautiful brick church

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Jul/17

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Holy Transfiguration Church in Tuchyn

Tuchyn is a village with a population of about 2,500 people located in the Hoshcha district of the Rivne region, about 28 km to the north-east of Rivne.

One of the attractions of the village is the Holy Transfiguration Church built in 1730, a beautiful monument of the Volyn school of wooden architecture. Tuchyn on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

picturesque wooden church

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Komarno is a small town with a population of about 7 thousand people located in the south-western part of the Lviv region, 45 km from Lviv.

One of the landmarks of the town is the wooden church of St. Michael the Archangel built in 1754. It is one of the best examples of the Galician school of folk architecture. Komarno on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

fly over the church

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Potelych is a village with a population of about 800 people located in the Zholkovsky district of the Lviv region.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit – an Orthodox wooden church built in 1502. It is the oldest surviving wooden church in the Lviv region. Potelych on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

one of the oldest churches in Ukraine

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Ivane-Puste is a village with a population of about 2,000 people located in Borshchiv district in the south of the Ternopil region. The wooden church of St. John the Apostle, built in 1775, is a work of the Podolia school of folk architecture.

Unfortunately you can’t see the skill of carpenters of the past – the church is covered with a tin sarcophagus in order to preserve the monument. Ivane-Puste on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

tin church

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