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Not far from Kyiv, in the middle of the lake, on a small island in the thickets of trees, you can find a small wooden house. This artificial island was created in the 1970s, and was called “Love Island.”

The house was built later, around 1985, and was called “The House of Hunting and Fishing.” It was used as a place to exhibit hunting trophies. Today, the house is abandoned and the island is popular with local fishermen. Photos by: Richard Zorge.

Fairy-tale house in the middle of the lake near Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

dreamlike place

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Jul/15

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Children’s Railway in Kyiv

Syretsky park was laid out as a park with a children’s railway. Small South Western Railway (Kyiv Children’s Railway) is a narrow-gauge railway, and an institution of non-formal education in Kyiv, where children are trained in the rail industry.

The length of the railroad is 2.8 km. The trains (Tu-7 and an old German Gr-336) run between two stations: “Vyshen’ka” (“Cherry Tree”) and “Yablun’ka” (“Apple Tree”). You can find this park on Shamryl Street, 4. The nearest metro stations: “Dorohozhychi”, “Beresteiska”, “Shulyavska”.

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great place for kids

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“Kievan Rus Park” is a center of culture and history, located to the south of Kiev, which recreates the science-based architectural image of ancient Kiev and the atmosphere of ancient Russia of the 5th-13th centuries.

It is a great place for historical reenactments.

Historical and Cultural Kievan Rus Park, Ukraine, photo 1

living history

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May 23, Odessa held “The Marsh in Vyshyvankas” (Ukrainian traditional embroidered shirts). About 500 people dressed in national costumes marched through the central streets of the city.

This event is held in the city for the sixth time. Let’s look at some of the participants. Photos by: Alexander Gimanov, from dumskaya.net.

Marsh in national costumes, Odessa, Ukraine, photo 1

very colorful event

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May 16, an exhibition of flowers “European Ukraine” was opened on the Singing Field in the Pechersk Landscape Park in Kyiv. The exhibition is dedicated to the first countries of the European Union on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the EU.

Landscape designers tried to convey features and colors of each of the first ten participating countries. The exhibition is open daily from 9:00 to 21:00, until June 14. Photos by: Alexander Shvab.

Flower-show European Ukraine in Kyiv, photo 1

visit the exhibition

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Viktor Yanukovych was the fourth President of Ukraine (2010-2014). During the political crisis in Ukraine in 2013-2014, he fled to Russia and was removed from power.

Let’s walk through the territory of his former country residence in Mezhyhiria, located to the north of Kyiv, and also look at the interiors. Mezhyhirya Residence on Google Maps. Photos by: Richard Zorge.

The former residence of Yanukovych in Mezhyhiria, Ukraine, photo 1

flashy luxury all over the place

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Apr/15

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Light show at Sophia Square in Kyiv

April 4, 2015, on the facade of St. Sophia’s Cathedral in Kyiv, you could see a unique show – light performance “I – Dream” commemorating the opening of the 12th “French Spring in Ukraine.”

“French Spring in Ukraine” includes an extensive cultural program on the whole territory of Ukraine, strengthening Franco-Ukrainian relations and cooperation.

Light show at Sophia Square, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful light show

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Mar/15

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Disneyland near Kyiv

Imagine this situation: Kyiv region, you are driving on an empty night road in the direction of Kyiv, and about 30 km from the city, all of a sudden, about 500 meters from the highway, you can see such a sight.

It is not an entertainment or tourist center, but one of the largest film studios in Ukraine – VICTORIA FILM STUDIOS, located on Zhitomir highway Kyiv-Chop, near the village of Hurivshchyna. The location of the studios on Google Maps. The photos were taken by Sergiy Kotko.

Disneyland near Kyiv - Victoria Film Studios, photo 1

quite unexpected sight

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Snow rarely falls in Odessa in winter time. Classic winter weather in the city is overcast and rain. But even in this time of the year, you can find something positive.

For example, let’s look at some sights of Odessa from an unusual angle, keeping our heads down, and Odessa puddles can help us in this. The photos were taken by Vitaliy Milevich

The reflections in the puddles of Odessa, Ukraine, photo 1

Odessa in puddles

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Summing up the year, let’s take a look at the posts in our blog about Ukraine that have been popular among our visitors.

1. In 2014, scenic views of the semi-abandoned tank repair plant in Kharkov enjoyed the greatest success

Kharkov tank repair plant, Ukraine view 20

most popular blog posts about Ukraine in 2014

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