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Jun/17

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Center of Kyiv – the view from above

Kyiv, the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, is located on the banks of the Dnieper River, in the north of the central part of the country. Due to its importance as the historical center of the Old Russian state, the city is often called “the mother of Russian cities”.

One of the characteristic features of Kyiv, the seventh largest city in Europe, is an abundance of greenery. Let’s see how the central part of the city looks from above. Photos by: Serhiy Hrynkevych.

Vydubitsky monastery in the lower part of the botanical garden named after Grishko.

fly over the center of Kyiv

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The bell tower of Saint Sophia’s Cathedral in Kyiv is an architectural monument built in the style of the Ukrainian Baroque. It is one of the symbols of Kyiv and Ukraine.

This building was constructed on the means of Hetman Ivan Mazepa in 1699-1706. The component part of the National Reserve “Sophia of Kyiv”, the bell tower with a height of 76 meters is the vertical dominant of the Old Kyiv. Photos by: Alexey Novik.

climb the bell tower

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May/17

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Walking around Kyiv in early May

The beginning of May in Kyiv, the capital and the largest city of Ukraine located on the Dnieper River, is a great time for walking, the city is simply buried in greenery, flowering trees and flowers. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

stroll along the spring streets of Kyiv

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Last week, in Kyiv, on Maidan Nezalezhnosti (the main square of the city), a light and music fountain was opened, which had been damaged during the revolution in 2014.

The fountain works every day except Monday, and a light and music show can be seen from 21:00 to 23:00. The height of the highest jet of the main fountain is 35 meters, the small fountains – 15 meters.

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Apr/17

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Festival of Easter Eggs 2017 in Kyiv

One week before Orthodox Easter, in Kyiv, the 7th All-Ukrainian Festival of Easter Eggs (Pysanky) began. The event is held in three locations in the city center – St. Sophia and St. Michael squares, as well as Volodymyr Passage.

You can not only admire the works of eminent artists or children’s works, but also create your own Easter eggs during numerous master classes. Photos by: Aleksandr Goncharov for Apostrophe.

very colorful event

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Polissya is a historical-cultural and physico-geographical region located on the territory of the Polesian Lowland.

It is mainly located in the south of Belarus and the north of Ukraine, but also partially covers the territories of the Lublin Voivodeship of Poland and the Bryansk region of Russia.

folk architecture of Polissya

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Pyrohiv (also known as Pirogovo) is one of the most famous open-air museums in Ukraine located on the outskirts of Kyiv. It provides a unique opportunity to get acquainted with all ethnographic regions of Ukraine.

Podnіprovya or Naddnіpryanschina is a historical and geographic region located on the left and right sides of the Dnieper River as well as adjacent land along its major tributaries (the Pripyat, Desna). Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

folk architecture of the Dnieper region

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Podillya is a historical and geographical region located in the west and south-west of Ukraine, in the area of the northern tributaries of the middle Dniester and the upper Southern Buh.

Podillya covers several regions of present Ukraine with such cities as Kamianets-Podilskyi, Khmelnytskyi, Vinnytsia.

Pyrohiv folk architecture museum, Podillya, Ukraine, photo 1

folk architecture of Podillya

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Pyrohiv (Pirogovo), an open-air museum located on the outskirts of Kyiv, provides a unique opportunity to get acquainted with all ethnographic regions of Ukraine.

Old wooden windmills, towering on the hill, are the compositional center of the whole complex. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Windmills, Pyrohiv museum, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

very picturesque place

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Podil is a historic neighborhood of Kyiv, part of the Podilskyi district. This low-lying part of the city is an ancient district of artisans and merchants.

The neighborhood extends along the right bank of the Dnieper River and Kyiv harbor, between the pedestrian bridge across the Dnieper and Zavodska Street. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Podil neighborhood, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

explore Podil

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