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Manyava Skete of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross is an Orthodox monastery located in the village of Manyava, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, about 40 km southwest of Ivano-Frankivsk.

The monastery was founded by the Orthodox saint Job of Manyava in 1611. In 1785, it was closed by the Austrian government as part of the religious reform of Emperor Joseph II. In Soviet times, it received the status of an architectural monument. The monastery was reopened in 1998. Manyava Skete on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Manyava Skete of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque fortified monastery

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Sambir is a town with a population of about 35 thousand people located in Lviv Oblast, about 75 km southwest of Lviv. This is one of the tourist centers of the region with a number of architectural monuments.

For example, it is worth mentioning the Greek Catholic Church of Theotokos, built in the Baroque style in 1728-1738. There are two relics kept in this church – the Sambir miraculous icon of the Most Holy Theotokos and parts of the relics of St. Valentine, the legendary patron of lovers. Sambir on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Nativity of Theotokos in Sambir, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful church

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Church of St. Basil in Sil’

Sil’ (literally meaning “salt”) is a village of about 600 people located on the banks of the Uzh River in the very north-west of Zakarpattia Oblast, about 53 km from Uzhhorod. The village was founded at the beginning of the 17th century and was mentioned in written sources under the name Solyanoye Pole (“salt field”).

In 1707, from the village of Syanky located nearby, a three-tiered wooden church of the Boiko style (1703) was brought here. This was done because the local church burned down. The church was consecrated in honor of St. Basil.

Church of St. Basil in Sil, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Krainykovo is a village of about 1,500 people located in the southern part of Zakarpattia Oblast, about 124 km southeast of Uzhhorod.

Here you can see a very picturesque wooden architectural monument of national importance built in the Gothic style – the Church of St. Michael the Archangel (1666-1668). The height of the church surrounded by old oaks is 25 meters, the length – 14 meters. Krainykovo on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Krainykovo, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

monumental wooden church

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Since Russia invaded its neighbor almost two months ago, one flag manufacturer in southwest Ohio has seen a significant surge in requests for Ukrainian flags. Orders for Ukrainian flags have soared, according to the owner of National Flag Company, marking the first time he’s seen such enthusiasm for another country’s flag.

People from all around the world are rallying to put an end to the conflict in Ukraine. To that goal, they came up with a variety of ways to express their desire to put an end to the worldwide battle and save innocent people.

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Bukovets’ is a village of about 450 people located in Zakarpattia Oblast, about 125 km east of Uzhhorod. The main attraction of this village is the wooden Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1808), a cultural heritage site of national importance.

There was no place for a bell tower near the church, and therefore it was placed a little higher, thanks to which the whole ensemble acquired its originality. Bukovets’ on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Bukovets', Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Church of St. Basil in Likitsary

Likitsary is a small highland village of less than 50 residents located in the west of Zakarpattia Oblast, about 45 km northeast of Uzhhorod.

The main local attraction is the wooden Church of St. Basil, an architectural monument of national importance. The church was built of spruce beams in the 17th century. It acquired its current form after the reconstruction made in 1748. Likitsary on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Basil in Likitsary, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

nice wooden church

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If you’ve been up to date with the news over the first few months of 2022, you probably know that the Russian-Ukraine conflict has been a consistent headline, with airstrikes, missiles, and gunfire being exchanged.

Despite the current situation, however, Ukraine remains to be among the most beautiful countries in Europe, thanks to its diverse landscapes and numerous attractions like the Tunnel of Love, botanical gardens, parks, and much more. This is not to forget that it is the second largest country in Europe by area.

The culture here is well-preserved, and the women are as beautiful as the gorgeous blooms that you will come across regularly during your visit in inevitable times of peace. Having said that, below is a brief list of the top 5 picturesque blooms in Ukraine, from daisies to chrysanthemums.

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beautiful flowers of Ukraine

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Vovkiv is a small village of about 300 people located in the Lviv region, about 21 km south of the center of Lviv.

One of the main attractions of this place is the wooden Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary with a bell tower, built in 1702-1706. The buildings are included in the register of architectural monuments of local importance. Vovkiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Vovkiv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Deshkovytsya is a village of about 600 people located in the central part of Zakarpattia Oblast, about 76 km southeast of Uzhhorod.

Here you can find a wooden three-story architectural monument of national importance – the Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, built in the 18th century and rebuilt in 1839. Deshkovytsya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin in Deshkovytsya, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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