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Jan/19

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Church of St. Nicholas in Nadrichne

Nadrichne is a village with a population of about 700 people located in the west of the Ternopil region, about 65 km from Ternopil.

The main architectural sight of the village is the Greek Catholic Wooden Church of St. Nicholas (1777). Nadrichne on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Nicholas Church, Nadrichne, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

interesting wooden church

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Jan/19

11

Snow-covered Streets of Uzhhorod

Uzhhorod, the capital of the Zakarpattia region, is located in the very west of Ukraine. This city at the foot of the Carpathians is the smallest regional center of the country, but has a rich and long history.

Winter in Uzhhorod is usually mild with an average temperature of about zero degrees Celsius. This winter, the first heavy snow fell in Uzhhorod only in January and the streets of the city decorated by the New Year and Christmas illumination became very picturesque. Photos by: uzh_city.

Snow-covered Streets of Uzhhorod, Ukraine, photo 1

snowfall in Uzhhorod

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Krasnopil is a village with a population of about 1,200 people located in the Chudniv district of the Zhytomyr region, about 80 km south-west of Zhytomyr.

In 1902, a magnificent Catholic church was built here – the Church of St. Michael the Archangel. In Soviet times, the church was closed and the building was used as a mill, a smithy, a tractor base, and then it was finally abandoned.

St. Michael Church, Krasnopil, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful Catholic church

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Oleksandriya is a large village with a population of about 2,300 people located in the Rivne region, about 16 km north-east of Rivne.

One of the main attractions of the village is a stone church built in the form of a rotunda in the classical style in 1842. The inner diameter is 14 meters. The bell tower of the church was also built in 1842. Oleksandriya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Transfiguration Church in Oleksandriya, Rivne region, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque round church

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Dec/18

22

Snowy Winter in the Pyrohiv Museum

Snowy winter in the National Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine located on the southern outskirts of Kyiv near the village of Pyrohiv.

This open-air museum is a unique architectural and landscape complex of all historical and ethnographic regions of Ukraine. Pyrohiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Yuriy Yuriev.

Snowy winter in the Pyrohiv Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque snow-covered museum

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Lishchyny is a small village with a population of about 500 people located in the east of the Lviv region, about 57 km south-east of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of St. Nicholas built according to different sources either in 1669 or in 1696. The church is located in the center of the village, near the road and houses. Lishchyny on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Wooden Church of St. Nicholas in Lishchyny, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

scenic monument of wooden architecture

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Dnipro (the former Yekaterinoslav and Dnipropetrovsk), located in south-eastern Ukraine, is the administrative center of the Dnipropetrovsk region, the fourth most populous city in the country after Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odessa.

It was one of the key centers of the Soviet metallurgical, nuclear, defense, and space industries. Today, Dnipro remains one of the most important political, industrial, financial, scientific, and cultural centers of Ukraine. Photos by: Alexander Belenkiy.

Twin Towers – a residential complex (106 meters), which is the main symbol of Dnipro.

Dnipro - one of the most unusual cities of Ukraine, photo 1

unique cityscape of Dnipro

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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

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Shyshkivtsi is a small village with a population of about 300 people located in the east of the Lviv region.

The main and only architectural attraction of the village is the wooden Church of the Holy Archangel Michael built in 1904 from the materials of the church of 1784. Shyshkivtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Archangel Michael Church, Shyshkivtsi, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Among the attractions of Transcarpathia, the architecture of the Hutsuls, one of the indigenous peoples of the Carpathians, occupies a special place with its unique and beautiful wooden churches.

Church of the Ascension (Strukivska) in the urban village of Yasinya located in the east of the Zakarpattia region is one of these old and amazing churches. Yasinya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Ascension (Strukivska) Church in Yasinya, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque monument of wooden architecture

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