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In a quiet backwater of the Desna River, not far from the village of Rozhny in Kyiv Oblast, you can find an unexpected thing – a tram that can float on water.

The owner of the water tram is the ex-head of the waterways section, who introduced himself as Viktor Pavlovich. He said that he had long dreamed of creating a permanent vacation spot for his family.

Abandoned river tram, the Desna River, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

unusual floating dacha-tram

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Ukraine is a beautiful and culture-rich destination that can offer unique experiences to travelers from around the world. While there will be some rules to follow to maximize safety if visiting in 2024, it’s important for locals and holidaymakers alike to really showcase just how wonderful this country really is.

If you live here or have visited in the past few years, it may be worthwhile to curate some image collections and share your travel itinerary, to show the world that we are still on the map and have plenty of amazing things to see and do. Creative suite editing can be a fantastic way for those with no graphic design skills to make their photos and videos eye-catching, so let’s take a look at its functionality.

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Pereiaslav is a town-museum with a population of about 26 thousand people located in the Kyiv region, 90 km southeast of Kyiv. This is one of the oldest towns in Ukraine, first mentioned in 907.

This town is also widely known in connection with the Pereiaslav Rada held here under Hetman Bogdan Khmelnytsky in 1654. It was an official meeting that convened for a ceremonial pledge of allegiance by Cossacks to the Tsar of Russia. In 1943-2019, in memory of this event, the town was called Pereiaslav-Khmelnytsky.

In total, there are 27 museums in Pereiaslav. The Museum of Folk Life and Architecture of Middle Dnieper Ukraine is one of the most interesting ones. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Folk Architecture Museum in Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyi, Kyiv region, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the museum

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Let’s walk through the main streets of Kyiv and see how they looked in 1985. After the Second World War, Kyiv became the third largest city in the Soviet Union after Moscow and Leningrad, the capital of the second largest Soviet republic.

The photos were taken one year before the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which caused a significant deterioration in the environmental situation in the city, and 6 years before Kyiv became the capital of an independent Ukraine. Source

Kyiv - the Capital of Soviet Ukraine in 1985, photo 1

back to the past of Ukraine




Mysterious underground maze of Odesa

Odesa, a large Ukrainian city on the Black Sea coast, is often called “The Pearl of the South”. But it is known not only for its beautiful architecture. Odesa has an incredible system of catacombs stretching even beyond the city limits.

Most of the catacombs are former quarries, in which shell stone was mined for the construction of Odessa. Mining was done chaotically and as a result a huge underground maze appeared.

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underground Odesa

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Bilychi is a village with a population of about 1,400 people located in the south-west of Lviv Oblast, about 102 from Lviv. This village, surrounded by mountains on all sides, stretches from east to west for almost six kilometers.

Here you can see an interesting wooden church surrounded by an unusual round fence – the Church of the Holy Archangel Michael (1857). Bilychi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Archangel Michael in Bilychi, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Holy Protection Church in Romashky

Romashky is a village with a population of about 800 people located in Kyiv Oblast, about 100 km south of Kyiv.

The main architectural attraction of the village is the Holy Protection Church built in the style of classicism in 1843. This church impresses with its massiveness and architectural design unusual for the countryside. In 2016, the restoration of the church was completed. Romashky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Protection Church in Romashky, Ukraine, photo 1

unusual village church

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Pidhaitsi, first mentioned in written sources in 1468, is a town with a population of about 2,700 people located in Ternopil Oblast, about 64 km south-west of Ternopil.

This town has preserved a number of interesting architectural monuments. One of them is the Assumption Church (1650-1653) – an architectural monument of national importance constructed in the Renaissance style in combination with Ukrainian church traditions. Pidhaitsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Fortified Assumption Church in Pidhaitsi, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

unique defensive church

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Zaporozhye aluminum combine is an industrial enterprise of the metallurgical industry of Ukraine, the only producer of primary aluminum in the country.

The construction of an aluminum plant in Zaporozhye began in 1930. The plant became the first enterprise of the Soviet aluminum industry. The first aluminum ingots were produced in 1933. Before the Second World War, it was the largest aluminum smelter in Europe. Zaporozhye aluminium combine on Google Maps. Photos by: Lana Sator.

Zaporozhye Aluminium Combine, Ukraine - a Decaying Industrial Giant, photo 1

post-apocalyptic industrial views

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Isai is a village with a population of about 800 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 138 km southwest of Lviv.

In the center of the village, next to the stone church of St. Michael the Archangel (1938), you can see the wooden church of St. Michael the Archangel (1663). Nearby, there is a wooden bell tower built in 1722. Together they form a monument of architecture of national importance. Isai on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Churches of St. Michael the Archangel in Isai, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque ensemble of churches

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