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Palace of Count Ksido in Khmilnyk

Khmilnyk is a town with a population of about 27 thousand people located in the north-west of Vinnytsia Oblast, about 63 km from Vinnytsia.

The most interesting architectural monument of the town is the Palace of Count Konstantin Ksido (1911-1915) built by the architect Ivan Fomin on the foundations of the Lithuanian castle of the 16th century. Khmilnyk on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Palace of Count Ksido in Khmilnyk, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

very unusual palace


Zhuzhelyany, first mentioned in 1578, is a village with a population of about 600 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 76 km north of Lviv. Until 1951, the village was part of Poland. It came under the control of the USSR as part of an agreement on the alignment of the Polish-Soviet border.

The main architectural sight of the village is the wooden Church of the Resurrection (1870) standing on its southern outskirts. During the Soviet period, from 1952 to 1989, the church was closed and used as a collective farm warehouse. Zhuzhelyany on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Resurrection in Zhuzhelyany, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

very picturesque church

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Despite Ukraine is not one of the biggest or most developed countries in Europe, it is the exact place you will come again and again. Cozy cities, friendly people and a welcoming atmosphere attract not only international tourists but also an increasing number of students. Rich history, majestic architecture, eye-catching nature, and a diversity of other attractions will not leave any visitor indifferent.

Additionally, it is inevitable to mention the excellent educational system that gives students an opportunity to get degrees in economy, finance, business, international relations, psychology, philology, and other areas. Following the statistics, over 75 thousand international students from around 150 countries study in Ukraine.

Kyiv - the capital of Ukraine, photo 1

study in Ukraine

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Horodyshche is a village of about 2,000 people located in Khmelnytskyi Oblast, about 93 km north of Khmelnytskyi.

In this village you can see one of the most significant monasteries in Podolia – the Holy Nativity of the Mother of God Monastery. Horodyshche on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Nativity of the Mother of God Monastery in Horodyshche, Ukraine, photo 1

Catholic monastery converted into Orthodox

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