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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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In 2009, Khmelnytskyi city council decided to create a museum studio of photography and, in September 2010, the museum was opened. This is the first and only such exhibition in Ukraine.

The museum presents a large number of different models of cameras, lenses, other rare photographic equipment, which have been collected by Konstantin Zhdanov, the director of the museum. In total, there are about 1,500 exhibits.

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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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The historical and cultural complex “Castle Radomysl” is a private museum complex located in the town of Radomyshl in the Zhytomyr region, about 100 km from Kiev. It was created by the Ukrainian medical doctor Olga Bogomolets.

“Castle Radomysl” was created in 2007-2011. Its basis is the building of an old mill (1902) built on the remains of an older foundation. Castle Radomysl on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Grinkevich.

Castle Radomysl, Zhytomyr region, Ukraine, photo 1

go on a tour of Castle Radomysl

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The Museum of Folk Architecture and Life in Uzhgorod is an open air museum, consisting of architectural monuments of old Transcarpathian villages, and examples of the oldest and most common forms of folk arts and crafts.

The museum, opened to the public in June 1970, covers an area of ​four hectares. It is located near the territory of Uzhgorod castle (Kapitulna Street, 33/a).

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

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The National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War in Kyiv is a memorial complex located on the slopes of the right bank of the Dnieper River on the outskirts of Pechersk, one of the historic districts of the city.

This is one of the largest museums in Ukraine (over 300 thousand exhibits). The museum is most associated with the 102-meter monument to Motherland, which became one of the most recognizable views of Kyiv. Over the years, the museum has been visited by more than 21 million visitors.

The Museum of the History of Ukraine in the World War II, Kyiv, photo 1

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Seventy years ago, during the Second World War, the territory around Kyiv was the place of the “Battle for the Dnieper” – one of the largest battles in world history (750 km front, 4 million people).

As a result, the German troops were forced to retreat, and Kyiv was liberated on November 6, 1943. The State Museum-Reserve “The Battle for Kyiv in 1943” located in the village of Novi Petrivtsi near Kyiv is dedicated to these events. Location of the museum on Google Maps. Photos by Vyacheslav Peristyy

Museum-Reserve "The Battle for Kyiv", Ukraine photo 1

go on a tour of the museum

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A trip to the salt mines in Soledar

The complex of depleted salt mines of enterprise “Artemsol” is open to tourists. The mines are located in a small town of Soledar in Donetsk region. The first salt mine was opened in 1881.

After more than a hundred years, unique system of underground workings with a total length of over 200 km appeared. At a depth of 300 meters, you can find unique sanatorium “Salt Symphony” treating respiratory diseases.

Underground salt museum, Soledar, Ukraine photo 1

Take a trip to the mines

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