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Vorokhta is an urban village located in Ivano-Frankivsk region, at an altitude of 850 meters above sea level, on the Prut River. This place is a training center of Ukrainian athletes in ski jumping, biathlon, cross-country skiing.

Also, this village has one of the oldest monuments of Hutsul wooden architecture (the early or mid-17th century) – Church of the Nativity of the Virgin. This wooden church built without a single nail stands on a hill in the northern part of the village. Photos by: anderver.

Church in Vorokhta, Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the architectural monument

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Jun/15

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Let’s fly over Kharkiv city

Kharkiv is the largest city in the north-east of Ukraine, the second most populous city in the country. It was the third largest industrial, scientific and transport center in the Soviet Union after Moscow and Leningrad.

In the second half of the 20th century, it became the main transport hub of South-Eastern Europe. Video by: Anton Ovcharenko.

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Khotyn fortress stands on the bank of the Dniester River in Khotyn town (Chernivtsi region), about 20 km from Kamenets Podolskiy.

Khotyn is one of the oldest Ukrainian towns emerged at the turn of the 10th-11th centuries. In the second half of the 13th century, by order of King Daniel Galitsky, a new stone fortress was built in place of the old wooden one; it became one of the strongest fortresses in Eastern Europe. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Khotyn Fortress, Ukraine, photo 1

fine example of medieval architecture

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This beautiful wooden church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin is located in the village of Kryvorivnia, in Verkhovyna district of Ivano-Frankivsk region, in the heart of the Ukrainian Carpathians.

The church, an architectural monument of national importance, was first mentioned in 1719. The peculiarity of the church lies in the fact that during these three centuries, in spite of everything, it has never been closed.

Church in Kryvorivnia, Ukraine, photo 1

quite picturesque church

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Ukrainian part of the Hutsul Alps, a mountain group also called the Rakhiv Mountains and Marmarosi, is located in the southern part of Rakhiv district in Zakarpattia region.

The Hutsul Alps is the most diverse and picturesque mountains in the Ukrainian Carpathians thanks to high altitude (over 1,900 meters), deep valleys (up to 1500 m), and diverse geological structure. The Ukrainian-Romanian border passes through the Hutsul Alps. Photos by: Alexander Kotenko.

The Hutsul Alps, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

go hiking in the mountains

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Dnepropetrovsk is a beautiful green city located in the south-eastern part of Ukraine, standing on the banks of the Dnieper River. It is the regional center of Dnepropetrovsk region, the fourth city in terms of population (978,000) after Kiev, Kharkov and Odessa.

This city is one of the largest industrial, economic and transportation centers, metallurgy center and space capital of Ukraine.

The tallest building in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, photo 1

the city from the top

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Poltava is a city with a population of about 296 thousand people, the administrative center of Poltava region, located in the northeastern part of Ukraine, on the Vorskla River.

It is a very pleasant bright city, quite clean and well maintained. In May, an abundance of greenery and flowers makes the city even more beautiful. Photos by: horoshiyblog.

Poltava streets in spring, Ukraine, photo 1

walk the streets of Poltava

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Kamenets Podolskiy is a city located in Khmelnitsky region. It is one of the oldest cities in Ukraine. The main attraction of Kamenets Podolskiy is its old fortress.

The first constructions were built in the 11th-12th centuries, the main fortifications – in the 16th-17th centuries. This fortress is one of the best medieval fortifications in Eastern Europe. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Kamenets Podolskiy fortress, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the fortress

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Apr/15

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Chernobyl zone 29 years later

April 26, 2015, the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster was marked. After these years, Pripyat, the once flourishing city, disappeared beneath dense thickets, the nuclear station ceased its operation.

Amusement Park. Grand opening was scheduled for Labor Day – May 1. The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant foiled these plans.

Chernobyl zone 29 years later, Ukraine, photo 1

Chernobyl zone in spring

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National Botanic Garden of Nikolai Grishko is a research institution engaged in the design and creation of new botanical gardens and parks, as well as many other branches of theoretical and applied botany.

This botanical garden is part of the natural reserve fund of Ukraine protected as a national heritage of the state. It is located in Kyiv (Timiryazevskaya Street, 1).

Blooming lilacs in the botanical garden in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful spring in Kyiv

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