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Horishnje Zaluchchya is a village with a population of about 1,300 people located in the south-east of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, about 108 km from Ivano-Frankivsk.

Here you can see an interesting wooden church, an architectural monument of local importance – the Church of the Transfer of the Relics of St. Nicholas (1868). In 1909, the building was covered with sheet metal decorated with artistic chasing. Horishnje Zaluchchya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church in Horishnje Zaluchchya, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

interesting tinned church

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Feb/21

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Pripyat before the Chernobyl disaster

Today, Pripyat is an abandoned city located 3 km from the closed Chernobyl nuclear power plant, 153 km north of Kyiv.

However, just over 30 years ago, it was a rapidly developing city with about 47,500 residents. Pripyat on Google Maps. Photos from: pripyat-city.ru

Pripyat before the Chernobyl disaster, Ukraine, photo 1

Pripyat before the accident

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Hvizd is a village with a population of about 3,400 people located in the center of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast. Here you can see a picturesque wooden monument of the Hutsul school of folk architecture – the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin (1739).

In the late 1960s, the Soviet authorities decided to close the church and turn it into a museum, but the villagers defended the right to use their church for its intended purpose. In 2017, restoration was carried out. Today, this church is an architectural monument of national importance. Hvizd on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Assumption of the Virgin in Hvizd, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden architectural monument

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