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Church of the Holy Spirit in Kotelnytsya

Kotelnytsya is a small village of about 400 people located in the north of Zakarpattia Oblast, about 103 km northeast of Uzhhorod.

Here you can see an interesting monument of wooden architecture of the 18th century standing on a hillside – the Church of the Holy Spirit, a classic example of Baroque churches in the upper reaches of the Latoritsa River. Kotelnytsya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Spirit in Kotelnytsya, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

interesting wooden church

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Zhovkva, founded in 1369, is a picturesque town with a population of about 13 thousand people located in the north of Lviv Oblast in western Ukraine. The distance to Lviv is 25 kilometers, to the Ukrainian-Polish border – 35 kilometers.

In 1994, the central part of Zhovkva received the status of a historical and architectural reserve. In total, there are more than 50 monuments of world, national and regional significance in this town. Zhovkva on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Zhovkva, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the center of Zhovkva


Mykytyntsi is a small village located in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, about 78 km southeast of Ivano-Frankivsk.

In the center of the village, there is a picturesque wooden monument of architecture of national importance – the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (1859) renovated in 1987-1990. Today, it is used by the local community of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Mykytyntsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Mykytyntsi, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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What to Do in Kyiv

As the capital city of Ukraine, Kyiv needs no introduction. However, the assumptions about this rich and diverse city that have sprung up across the West since the mid-twentieth century do need revising. Kyiv is a surprisingly multi-faceted city; new developments rub shoulders with historical sites and, amongst them all, you’ll find the coolest of the cool hangouts in 2021’s hippest places.

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explore Kyiv


Football in Ukraine has transformed in recent years. Since the Vyshcha Liha became the Ukrayinska Premier Liha in 2008, the national league has become more competitive. Though Dynamo Kyiv is the most popular club, Shakhtar Donetsk has also become a favorite amongst football fans.

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