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Feb/20

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Top Tourist Destinations in Ukraine

Ukraine, while one of the largest countries in Eastern Europe, is often overlooked by tourists. Many of them believe that it is not a safe country to travel, but please note that the troubles people run from are in the east. The rest of the country is safe to travel to.

Besides, Ukraine has a rich culture and plenty of things to see and do. Below, you will find a few of the top tourist destinations in Ukraine that you will surely enjoy.

Lviv

If you plan on going to western Ukraine, Lviv should definitely be on your list of ‘must-see’ locations. It is the largest city in the area, and it was named after the eldest son of King of Ruthenia, Leo. The fact that the establishment had different leaders from Poland and Russia make this city rich in culture and historic sites. Exploring it will enrich your whole experience.

Lviv, Ukraine

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Topilnytsya is a village with a population of about 1,500 people located in the southwest of Lviv Oblast, near the border with Poland.

There is a beautiful monument of wooden architecture in this village – the Church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin (1730). This church with other buildings forms a unique monastery complex of the 18th century. Topilnytsya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin in Topilnytsya, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Zbarazh Castle (1626-1631) is located in a park near the center of the town of Zbarazh in the central part of Ternopil Oblast, about 24 km northeast of Ternopil.

In 1649, this fortification played a key role during the uprising of the Zaporozhye Cossacks led by Bohdan Khmelnytsky. As a result of the siege of Zbarazh and the ensuing Battle of Zboriv fought between the combined Cossack-Crimean force and the Crown army of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Treaty of Zboriv was signed. Zbarazh Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Zbarazh Castle, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

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Svirzh Castle, a picturesque fortified aristocratic residence, is a unique monument of defense architecture of the 15th-17th centuries located in the village of Svirzh in Lviv Oblast, about 44 km southeast of Lviv.

First mentioned in 1484, it was originally a purely defensive stone building. After numerous renovations, the castle acquired its present form in the middle of the 17th century. In Soviet times, this building was used as a school of tractor drivers. Svirzh Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Svirzh Castle, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

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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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Jan/20

22

Education in Ukraine: 5 Facts

Choosing where to study is a hard decision to make. Everyone wants to study at the most prestigious universities in the world, but your ability and chances at this are an entirely different matter. Moreover, there are students who want to step out of the conventional and common and try out something less popular.

Now, Ukraine might not be a highly popular choice due to the fact that this education in Ukraine is developing rather slowly. However, more and more students like the idea of studying in this little European gem.

That’s why I’ve decided to share with you five important facts about Ukrainian education. Some of these will amaze you, while others will leave you speechless. Regardless, I hope that these help you find the answer to your question: should I study in Ukraine?

Education in Ukraine - Lviv

Lviv – probably the most beautiful city in Ukraine. Source

facts about studying in Ukraine

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Rosokhy is a small village with a population of about 150 people located in Lviv Oblast of Ukraine near the border with Poland, about 123 km southwest of Lviv.

The main attraction of this village is a complex of buildings of the fortified Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary built in the 15th-16th centuries and included in the list of monuments of architecture of national importance. At that time, this region was within the reach of the raids of the Crimean Tatars, therefore there was a need for such fortifications. Rosokhy on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Fortified church in Rosokhy, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque fortified church

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Jan/20

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Church of St. Nicholas in Turka

Turka is a town with a population of about 7,000 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 135 km south-west of Lviv, near the border with Poland.

One of the architectural sights of the town is the wooden Church of St. Nicholas (1739) – a monument of architecture of national importance. Inside, there is a preserved carved wooden iconostasis with a red background, gilded carvings, and icons created in 1739. Turka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Nicholas in Turka, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Dec/19

31

Happy New Year 2020!

Out with the old, in with the new: may you be happy the whole year through! Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2020 from Ukraine

Painting by Vlad Lyaskovsky.

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Rozluch is a village with a population of about 1,200 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 128 km southwest of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the Roman Catholic Church of St. Francis Borgia (1901-1902) – the former chapel of German colonists and a unique for Ukraine example of a wooden church built in the Neo-Gothic style. Rozluch on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Wooden Neo-Gothic Church, Rozluch, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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