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Korostyshivsky quarry is a picturesque flooded granite quarry located on the outskirts of the town of Korostyshiv in the Zhytomyr region, about 100 km west of Kyiv.

The landscape around the quarry is unusual, the shore is covered with spruces and birches, which resembles Karelia. The height of the rocks reaches about 10 m, the depth of the artificial lake is up to 20 m. This place has become a popular object of industrial tourism. Korostyshiv Quarry on Google Maps. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Abandoned and Flooded Korostyshivsky Quarry, Ukraine, photo 1

walk along the shore of an artificial lake

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Ruzhyn is an urban village with a population of about 4,700 people located in the Zhytomyr region, about 100 km south-east of Zhytomyr.

The main attraction of Ruzhyn is the Catholic Church of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ built by Count Kalinowski in the style of classicism in 1815. Ruzhyn on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Catholic Church of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in Ruzhyn, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque church with columns

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Myropol is an urban village with a population of about 4,500 people located in the Romaniv district of the Zhytomyr region, about 82 km west of Zhytomyr.

The main architectural monument of Myropol is a stone two-story Catholic church built in 1820 – the Church of St. Anthony. In front of the central entrance there is a figure of St. Anthony. Myropol on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Anthony Church in Myropol, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque small church

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Manyavsky Holy Cross Exaltation Monastery

Maniavskyi Skyt (1611-1621) is an Orthodox monastery located in the village of Manyava, about 50 km south-west of Ivano-Frankivsk, an important center of spirituality, culture and art of Ukraine.

During its heyday, the monastery numbered about 200 monks and dozens of subordinate monasteries in Galicia, Bukovina and Moldova. It was one of the centers of cultural life in Galicia. Maniavskyi Skyt on Google Maps. Photos by: Vitaliy Ilnytsky.

Manyavsky Holy Cross Exaltation Monastery, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful small monastery


Let’s walk through the main streets of Kyiv and see how they looked in 1985. After the Second World War, Kyiv became the third largest city in the Soviet Union after Moscow and Leningrad, the capital of the second largest Soviet republic.

The photos were taken one year before the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which caused a significant deterioration in the environmental situation in the city, and 6 years before Kyiv became the capital of an independent Ukraine. Source

Kyiv - the Capital of Soviet Ukraine in 1985, photo 1

back to the past of Ukraine