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Viktor Yanukovych was the fourth President of Ukraine (2010-2014). During the political crisis in Ukraine in 2013-2014, he fled to Russia and was removed from power.

Let’s walk through the territory of his former country residence in Mezhyhiria, located to the north of Kyiv, and also look at the interiors. Mezhyhirya Residence on Google Maps. Photos by: Richard Zorge.

The former residence of Yanukovych in Mezhyhiria, Ukraine, photo 1

flashy luxury all over the place

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Light show at Sophia Square in Kyiv

April 4, 2015, on the facade of St. Sophia’s Cathedral in Kyiv, you could see a unique show – light performance “I – Dream” commemorating the opening of the 12th “French Spring in Ukraine.”

“French Spring in Ukraine” includes an extensive cultural program on the whole territory of Ukraine, strengthening Franco-Ukrainian relations and cooperation.

Light show at Sophia Square, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful light show




Kiev from a bird’s flight

Great views of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, taken in the period from July to December 2014.




Disneyland near Kyiv

Imagine this situation: Kyiv region, you are driving on an empty night road in the direction of Kyiv, and about 30 km from the city, all of a sudden, about 500 meters from the highway, you can see such a sight.

It is not an entertainment or tourist center, but one of the largest film studios in Ukraine – VICTORIA FILM STUDIOS, located on Zhitomir highway Kyiv-Chop, near the village of Hurivshchyna. The location of the studios on Google Maps. The photos were taken by Sergiy Kotko.

Disneyland near Kyiv - Victoria Film Studios, photo 1

quite unexpected sight

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St. Nicholas Cathedral in Kiev is a Roman Catholic Church used, since 1980, as the House of Organ and Chamber Music (Bolshaya Vasylkivska Street, 77).

The construction of the church began in 1899. In 1909, the cathedral, built in stylized Gothic forms, was consecrated. It was closed and looted around 1933. Later, the building housed warehouses. In 1943, during the Second World War, the church was badly damaged.

St. Nicholas Cathedral - Organ Music House, Kiev, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing facade and interior




Last summer in Kyiv – the aerial view

This excellent video was shot in Kyiv last summer. You can get a bird’s eye view of the main local sights.




Old wooden church in Pirogovo museum

The Museum of Ukrainian Folk Architecture and Life is an architectural and landscape complex of historical and ethnographic regions of Ukraine.

It is located on the southern outskirts of Kiev, near the village of Pirogovo. You can see many beautiful old buildings, for example, this wonderful wooden church. The photo was taken by Alex Shvab

Old wooden church, Pirogovo museum, Ukraine




The Railway Museum in Kyiv

The railway museum was opened at the Kyiv railway station in 2011. It presents an exhibition of historic locomotives and wagons.

The museum highlights different stages in the development of rail transport in Ukraine: pre-revolutionary, Soviet, and modern. The exhibition features locomotives, passenger and freight cars, and some other railway exhibits. Photos by maxiwell83

The Railway Museum in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

go on a tour of the museum


The Museum of Folk Architecture and Life “Open Air Museum in Pyrohiv” is an architectural and landscape complex of historical and ethnographic regions of Ukraine.

You can find it on the southern outskirts of Kyiv in Goloseyevsky area, near the village of Pyrohiv (Pirogov). 275 architectural exhibits of Ukrainian folk architecture of the 16th-20th centuries are presented on its territory (133,5 hectares). The following photos of some of the museum exhibits were taken by Alex Shvab in August 2014.

The Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine, photo 1

the beauty of rural Ukraine


For over 100 years the residents and visitors of Kyiv actively use the cable railway connecting Podil (a historic neighborhood of Ukrainian capital) with the Upper Town (the oldest part of the city).

Funicular in Kyiv was opened in 1905 and it was the second funicular in the Russian Empire after the one constructed in Odessa. Photos by Oleg Totskiy

Kyiv cable railway, Ukraine, photo 1

more facts and photos of Kyiv funicular


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