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Yan Mednis from Belarus visited Ukraine and made the following beautiful timelapse video about his trip showing some of the attractions of Kyiv, Odessa, Belgorod-Dniester, Kherson, Lviv, Chernivtsi, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Khotyn.
According to him, during the trip, he got a lot of impressions and saw a beautiful country with a unique and diverse nature, culture and rich history.
Lviv is definitely one of the most picturesque cities in Ukraine. The historic center of the city has the status of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also, Lviv has the largest number of monuments in Ukraine.
Kiev is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located on the Dnieper River. It is the seventh most populous city in Europe, after Istanbul, Moscow, London, St. Petersburg, Berlin and Madrid.
Because of its historical importance as the center of Kievan Rus, the city is still referred to as “Mother of Russian cities”. Video by Stas Petryshyn
Kamenets Podolskiy is one of the oldest cities in Ukraine. Because of unique combination of historical, architectural, and urban heritage, the “Old Town” is declared a state historical-architectural reserve.
The greatest value of the city is almost completely preserved historic center without inclusions of the 20th century architecture. Kamenets Podolskiy main attraction is its ancient fortress. The first buildings belong to the 11th-12th centuries, and the main building – the 16th-17th centuries. The fortress is considered a fine example of the best fortifications of Eastern Europe.
In 1945, the region became the part of Ukrainian SSR and the USSR. Since 1991, Uzhgorod is the least populated and western regional center among 24 of those in Ukraine.
There are a lot of architectural monuments in the city. In 1930s Czech architects created an architectural ensemble of Uzhgorod center in the form close to constructionism.
Krivoy Rog (Ukrainian spelling Kryvyi Rih) is a city situated in Dnepropetrovsk oblast. It is the longest city in Europe (the distance between Terni district and Ingulec district is about 75 kilometers). The population of the city is about 660 thousand.
Krivoy Rog is a large industrial center, a center of Krivorozhsky iron ore basin (Krivbass). Total proven iron ore reserves in Krivbass are more than 32 billion tons.
Chernihiv is an ancient Slavic city. In the 9th century the settlement was the center of Eastern-Slavic tribe of the Northerners. At the end of the 9th century, Chernihiv joined the Kievan Rus state.
Present day Chernihiv, with the population about 300.000, is an important industrial center of Ukraine. The city has a number of sights mostly related to its past – churches of the 11th-13th centuries, architectural monuments of the 17th-20th centuries.
Sevastopol, located on the Black Sea coast of the Crimean peninsula, is a city of national importance of Ukraine, Hero City.
Founded by the order of the Russian Empress Catherine II in 1783, the city is one of the primary administrative units of present Ukraine (along with the 24 provinces, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and the state capital – Kiev).
The city is a major seaport, industrial, scientific, recreational, cultural, and historical center of Ukraine. Naval bases of the Russian Black Sea Fleet and the Ukrainian Navy are located there.
Kharkov (Ukrainian spelling Kharkiv) is the largest city in eastern Ukraine, the capital of the Kharkov region. It is the second largest city in Ukraine; main scientific, industrial, transport, and student center.
The great destruction of the Second World War made it possible for contemporary Kharkov to be rebuilt as a city of broad streets, large apartment blocks, imposing, often ponderous administrative and office buildings, and large industrial plants.
The city has a lot of architectural sights – churches and monasteries of the 13th-18th centuries, the 14th-century castle and others. The following short video shows some of them as well as other places of interest in Lutsk.