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Aug/12

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Fireworks on Independence Day in Kiev

August 24, Ukraine celebrated its Independence Day. 21 years ago, the Supreme Council of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic adopted the Act of Independence of Ukraine, which is considered to be the date of formation of the Ukrainian state in its present form.

This day many Ukrainian cities have different celebrations including fireworks. The main firework is held on Independence Square in Kiev.

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Navy Day is one of the most favorite holidays in Sevastopol. Thousands of people literally occupy every possible place to watch the water area of the bay, where the parade and show of naval forces take place.

This year’s celebration of Navy Day was held on July 29 and was joint. From 2011 the Ukrainian Navy Day is celebrated on the same date as the Russian Navy Day.

The parade on the day of the Navy in Sevastopol photo 1

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Jan/12

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The streets of Kiev in the New Year’s Eve

During the five-hour New Year’s marathon the main square of Kiev (Maidan Nezalezhnosty) was attended by about 200,000 people.

The following photos were taken in the last minutes before the New Year as you might guess looking at empty streets of Ukrainian capital. Photos by Oleg Stelmakh.

New Year's Eve, Kiev street view 1

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Jan/12

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New Year’s fireworks in Nikolaev

People living in Nikolaev definitely know how to greet the new year with great fanfare :)

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Dec/11

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Happy New Year 2012!

We wish you a happy New Year! Good luck and happiness in 2012!

Happy New Year 2012!

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Khreshchatyk is the main street of Ukraine’s capital city Kiev. On holidays the street becomes pedestrian only.

The main event of New Year 2012 in Kiev will be a traditional New Year’s Eve at the Independence Square with concerts and celebrations. The celebrating will begin at approximately 8:00 pm on December 31 and end far after midnight on January 1.

The party will be thematic. The city authorities invite people to celebrate New Year in Euro 2012 style. The scene on the main square of Kiev will be in a form of huge football goal and giant ball.

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