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Sep/12

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Picturesque landscapes of Zakarpattia region

Zakarpattia (Transcarpathian) region is located in the south-western slopes and foothills of the Eastern Carpathians, and also includes the Carpathian lowland. In the south the region borders on Romania, in the south-west – Hungary, in the west – Slovakia and in the north-west – Poland.

Thus, the region is a kind of Ukrainian “window to Europe.” About 80% of the area are the Carpathian Mountains. Transcarpathian region is Ukrainian key tourist area of national importance. It is also one of the centers of winter sports in Ukraine. Photos by l_z_foto

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Sep/12

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Picturesque landscapes of Crimea

Crimea was one of the most famous resorts in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union since the 18th century. Today Crimea remains a favorite resort of Ukrainians and Russians because of its warm sea, clean air and bright sun.

Other reasons why Crimea is popular include hot springs, mineral waters and the mud baths of Saky. A series of invasions has made the art, architecture and other parts of culture of Crimea what it is today. Photos by Sergey Anashkevitch

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Aug/12

31

The landscapes of Korsun-Shevchenkovskiy Park

Korsun-Shevchenkovskiy Park is a beautiful monument of landscape architecture located about 150 kilometers from Kiev in Cherkassy oblast. This park is the part of Korsun-Shevchenkovskiy historical and cultural reserve, landscape art monument of national importance.

The park in the style of English landscape parks was founded in 1782. The park is situated on three islands and the right bank of the river Ros. Bridges connect the islands to each other and to the banks of the river. Photos by takie_tam

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This is what happens to the inhabitants of the river just after a few decades, if the river is not disturbed by people, and perhaps due to the excessive radiation.

The Earth without man would have been quite a busy place, and the Chernobyl zone as a whole, and in particular the Pripyat River, is an interesting object for such studies.

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Chernaya (Black) River is one of the few rivers of the Crimea. The river flows along the bottom of a picturesque gorge in the vicinity of Sevastopol city.

Below, in the dense thickets of overgrown vegetation, it is not hot even in summer scorching heat. Pure water of the river gives the air its freshness and coolness. The relative proximity of the city makes this place quite crowded on weekends and holidays. However, on weekdays, there is almost no one here.

Chernaya River, Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine view 1

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May/12

8

Goodbye winter – storm and ice in Yalta

Spring came to Ukraine, and summer is close, but it would be great to feel the atmosphere of cold winter once again and the following video fits in quite handy.

February 7, 2012 a heavy storm came to Yalta, famous resort city located in the Crimea Republic. The next day, the embankment was covered with a thick layer of ice, which created numerous bizarre and picturesque views.

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May/12

4

Spring in the Chernobyl exclusion zone

The exclusion zone of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, in 1986-1987 called 30-kilometer zone, is a forbidden for free access area, contaminated with radionuclides as a result of explosion at Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

Chernobyl zone includes the northern part of Ivankovsky district of Kiev region, where the power plant itself, the towns of Chernobyl and Pripyat are located; north of the Polesie district of Kiev region; as well as the part of Zhitomir region. The population of the area was evacuated. Photos by tov_sergeant.

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“Mlynki” is a horizontal gypsum cave of labyrinth type. It is located in Ternopil oblast (Chortkiv district, Zalissya village) and is one of the most beautiful gypsum caves in Ukraine. The total length of the passages is about 45 km.

The temperature in the cave in summer and winter is always a constant of about 9-12 degrees Celsius. The average depth from the surface is 30-60 meters and 300 meters above sea level.

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Mar/12

13

The mysteries of foggy Demirdzhi Mountains

Demirdzhi is a mountain range located in the Alushta region of Crimea, Ukraine. “Demirdzhi” translated from the Crimean Tatar language means “smith”. In the Middle Ages, the Greeks called it Funa – “smoking”.

Over time from exposure to wind and water the limestone collapses, forming numerous “sculptures” of the more solid rock. When the clouds are covering the mountains you can see mysterious silhouettes in the fog, which disappear in a moment.

Mysteries of foggy and frozen Crimea, Ukraine view 1

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Mar/12

4

Early spring in Yalta

Yalta was founded by the Greeks approximately in the 1st century. The legend says that Greek sailors lost their way because of a storm, they searched the shore for a long time and when finally they saw the shore (“yalos”) they decided to call the founded settlement this way.

Yalta started developing as a health resort in the 1860s. By early 20th century a lot of representatives of Russian elite, including members of the emperor’s family and monarchs themselves had dachas and palaces in Yalta and Yaltinsky region.

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