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May/21

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Mid April in the center of Chernihiv

Chernihiv is a city located about 140 km from Kyiv in the north of Ukraine, the administrative center of Chernihiv Oblast, the northernmost regional center of Ukraine.

The history of this city is more than 1,300 years old. In the past, it was the center of the Chernigov Principality – one of the largest and most powerful state formations in Rus in the 11th-13th centuries. Today, Chernihiv is a popular tourist destination rich in preserved architectural monuments of different eras. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Catherine’s Church (1715) – an architectural monument of national importance, a great example of Ukrainian baroque.

Mid April in the center of Chernihiv, Ukraine, photo 1

spring in Chernihiv

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Feb/21

17

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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Aug/20

31

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

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Apr/20

7

The Town Hall of Dobromyl

Dobromyl, first mentioned in 1374, is a town with a population of about 4,300 people located in the south-west of Lviv Oblast.

The Town Hall of Dobromyl built in the style of classicism with renaissance elements in the central part of the town is an architectural monument of national importance. Dobromyl on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

The Town Hall of Dobromyl, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque monument of architecture

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Oct/19

28

The Ostroh Castle from above

Ostroh, first mentioned in 1100, is a town with a population of about 15 thousand people located in the south of Rivne Oblast. The main attraction of the town is its old castle located on the top of the hill.

In the 14th-16th centuries, this was the ancestral nest of the Ostrogski family – one of the greatest Polish-Ruthenian families of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The Ostroh Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

The Ostroh Castle, Rivne Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the Ostroh Castle

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Kharkiv, founded in 1654, is a large city located in the north-east of Ukraine. Together with nearby towns and districts, it forms the Kharkiv agglomeration with a population of more than 2 million people.

From December 19, 1919 to June 24, 1934, Kharkiv was the first capital of Soviet Ukraine. That’s why this city is also called “the first capital”. Today, it is a very important scientific, cultural, industrial, and transportation center of Ukraine.

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May 25, 2019, in Kyiv, a new pedestrian-bicycle bridge connecting the People’s Friendship Arch and Saint Volodymyr Hill was officially opened.

The bridge offers impressive views of the center of the Ukrainian capital and the Dnieper River. The length of this bridge made of concrete, iron and glass is 212 meters, the width ranges from 6 meters in regular zones to 14 meters in observation zones. Photos by Aleksandr Goncharov for Apostrophe.

New Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

new sight of Kyiv

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May/19

5

Blooming Spring in Uzhhorod

Uzhhorod is a city with a population of about 113 thousand people standing on the banks of the Uzh River at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. Located about 813 km south-west of Kyiv, on the border with Slovakia, it is the administrative center of the Zakarpattia region.

The smallest regional center of Ukraine, Uzhhorod has a rich and long history, significant architectural heritage. The city looks especially colorful in late April – early May, when sakura, magnolia, tulips, and lilac are flowering. Photos by: uzh_city.

Blooming Spring in Uzhhorod, Ukraine, photo 1

colors of spring in Uzhhorod

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Apr/19

9

Kharkiv – the view from above

Kharkiv is the second largest city in Ukraine located in the northeast of the country, near the border with Russia. From December 19, 1919 to June 24, 1934, Kharkiv was the first capital of Soviet Ukraine, hence the name “first capital”.

Today, it is a large scientific, cultural, industrial, and transport center of Ukraine. It was the third largest industrial center of the USSR.

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Brody is a city with a population of about 23 thousand people located in the north-east of the Lviv region. In the past, it was one of the largest trade centers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. There are a lot of preserved architectural monuments here.

The Palace of the Counts Tyszkiewicz, built in the style of English neoclassicism in 1909-1912, is one of these monuments. The palace is surrounded by a park with a pond. In Soviet times, the building began to be used as the Brody Leshoz, a forestry organization engaged in accounting, reproduction, protection of forests. Tyszkiewicz Palace in Brody on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Palace of the Counts Tyszkiewicz in Brody, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque mini-palace

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