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Uzhgorod is the capital city of Zakarpattia region located in the western Ukraine. It is one of the most ancient cities in the country founded before the 9th century AC.

In 1945, the region became the part of Ukrainian SSR and the USSR. Since 1991, Uzhgorod is the least populated and western regional center among 24 of those in Ukraine.

There are a lot of architectural monuments in the city. In 1930s Czech architects created an architectural ensemble of Uzhgorod center in the form close to constructionism.

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Nov/12

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Krivoy Rog – the longest city in Europe

Krivoy Rog (Ukrainian spelling Kryvyi Rih) is a city situated in Dnepropetrovsk oblast. It is the longest city in Europe (the distance between Terni district and Ingulec district is about 75 kilometers). The population of the city is about 660 thousand.

Krivoy Rog is a large industrial center, a center of Krivorozhsky iron ore basin (Krivbass). Total proven iron ore reserves in Krivbass are more than 32 billion tons.

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Chernihiv is an ancient Slavic city. In the 9th century the settlement was the center of Eastern-Slavic tribe of the Northerners. At the end of the 9th century, Chernihiv joined the Kievan Rus state.

Present day Chernihiv, with the population about 300.000, is an important industrial center of Ukraine. The city has a number of sights mostly related to its past – churches of the 11th-13th centuries, architectural monuments of the 17th-20th centuries.

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Sevastopol, located on the Black Sea coast of the Crimean peninsula, is a city of national importance of Ukraine, Hero City.

Founded by the order of the Russian Empress Catherine II in 1783, the city is one of the primary administrative units of present Ukraine (along with the 24 provinces, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and the state capital – Kiev).

The city is a major seaport, industrial, scientific, recreational, cultural, and historical center of Ukraine. Naval bases of the Russian Black Sea Fleet and the Ukrainian Navy are located there.

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Mariupol, with a population of half a million, is one of the 10 largest cities in Ukraine. Because of the stable operation of steel plants, the city constantly deals with various environmental problems.

Currently Mariupol is the first city in terms of air pollution from stationary sources in Ukraine and Europe. Quite frankly it is a very dubious achievement.

Dust and gas emissions form heavy dark purple haze containing impurities in concentrations many times greater than the maximum allowable level. And here is how it looks in reality. The video was shot October 12, 2012.

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Oct/12

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Well-made time-lapse of Kharkiv

Kharkiv (Ukrainian spelling Kharkiv) is the largest city in eastern Ukraine, the capital of the Kharkiv region. It is the second largest city in Ukraine; main scientific, industrial, transport, and student center.

The great destruction of the Second World War made it possible for contemporary Kharkov to be rebuilt as a city of broad streets, large apartment blocks, imposing, often ponderous administrative and office buildings, and large industrial plants.

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Oct/12

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The sights of ancient Lutsk

Lutsk is one of the oldest cities in Ukraine. The first written mention of the city dates back to 1085. Today Lutsk with population of about 213 thousand inhabitants is the capital of Volyn region.

The city has a lot of architectural sights – churches and monasteries of the 13th-18th centuries, the 14th-century castle and others. The following short video shows some of them as well as other places of interest in Lutsk.

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Dnepropetrovsk (Ukrainian spelling Dnipropetrovsk) is the fourth largest city in Ukraine (population about 1 million). The city is an administrative center of Dnepropetrovsk oblast located in the south-central part of Ukraine.

Dnepropetrovsk is one of the largest industrial, economic and transport centers, the center of metallurgy and space capital of Ukraine. Also informally the city is a business capital of the country. Dnepropetrovsk has a number of beautiful churches, museums, monuments, boulevards, and other sights.

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Sep/12

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Beautiful views of Kiev in the evening time

Kiev (Ukrainian spelling Kyiv) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine (population 2.8 million). It is the sixth largest city in Europe after Moscow, London, St. Petersburg, Berlin and Madrid. The length of the city from north to south – 50 km, from west to east – 56 km.

During its long history, Kiev was the capital of Polans (East Slavic tribe), Kievan Rus, Kiev Principality, the Ukrainian National Republic, Ukrainian State, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. And since 1991 it is the capital of independent Ukraine. Photos by Oleg Stelmakh

Kiev city, Ukraine evening time view 1

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Aug/12

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The tour of Ivano-Frankivsk sights

According to the impressions of people who visited Ivano-Frankivsk, it is one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine.

Not so long ago, we added information about main sights of Ivano-Frankivsk, and now let’s look at how they and the streets of the city look. Photos by horoshiyblog

Ivano-Frankivsk city, Ukraine photo 1

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