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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.




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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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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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

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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

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The roofs of Lviv city

In continuation of the previous post about walking the streets of Lviv this time you can see the views of the city from the sky. Photos by Oleg Grigoryev

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Walking the streets of ancient Lviv

Lviv architecture reflects a lot of European styles corresponding to different historical epochs. Fortunately the city was not heavily damaged during the wars of the 20th century.

After fires of 1527 and 1556 there were almost no traces of Gothic Lviv, but the following epochs are well presented: Renaissance, baroque, classicism. The historical center of Lviv has a lot of architectural monuments of the 14th-17th centuries.


Oleksandriya is a small town (about 90,000) in Kirovograd oblast of Ukraine. The town is located about 75 km northeast of Kirovograd, capital city of the region, almost in the center of Ukraine. There are two forests within the city limits with the total area of about 370 hectares.

Oleksandriya gave the world several famous people. The Hero of the Soviet Union Pyotr Koshevoy, cosmonaut Leonid Popov, a scholar of Slavic world Dmitry Chizhevsky were born here. Among the main places of interest of Oleksandriya is the local museum opened in June 1967.




Beautiful time-lapse of Kharkiv

Kharkiv (spelled Kharkov in Russian) is one of the largest cities in Ukraine, important cultural and educational center of the country. Interesting fact, it is the largest city in the world on the 50th latitude: it is larger than Krakov, Prague, Meinz, Ust-Kamenogorsk.

The city will host group stage matches of Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, and Portugal during the coming Euro 2012 on Metalist stadium renovated in 2009.

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