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Aug/21

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Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Mykytyntsi

Mykytyntsi is a small village located in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, about 78 km southeast of Ivano-Frankivsk.

In the center of the village, there is a picturesque wooden monument of architecture of national importance – the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (1859) renovated in 1987-1990. Today, it is used by the local community of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Mykytyntsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Mykytyntsi, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Aug/21

4

What to Do in Kyiv

As the capital city of Ukraine, Kyiv needs no introduction. However, the assumptions about this rich and diverse city that have sprung up across the West since the mid-twentieth century do need revising. Kyiv is a surprisingly multi-faceted city; new developments rub shoulders with historical sites and, amongst them all, you’ll find the coolest of the cool hangouts in 2021’s hippest places.

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explore Kyiv

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Aug/21

3

Ukrainian National Team Looks Fit for the 2022 World Cup

Football in Ukraine has transformed in recent years. Since the Vyshcha Liha became the Ukrayinska Premier Liha in 2008, the national league has become more competitive. Though Dynamo Kyiv is the most popular club, Shakhtar Donetsk has also become a favorite amongst football fans.

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Jul/21

24

Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin in Pylypets

Pylypets is a village with a population of about 1,000 people and a popular ski resort located in the north of Zakarpattia Oblast, about 120 km east of Uzhhorod.

The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1762), located in this village, is one of the best examples of the Baroque style of wooden church architecture, an architectural monument of national importance. Pylypets on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin in Pylypets, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Jul/21

17

Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Fortress – the largest fortress in Ukraine

Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Fortress (Akkerman Fortress until 1944) is a monument of history and urban planning of the 13th-15th centuries located in the city of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi in Odesa Oblast, about 80 km south-west of Odesa. It is one of the best preserved fortresses on the territory of Ukraine.

By its size, this fortress standing on the rocky bank of the Dniester estuary surpasses all similar fortifications in the country. The total area of the fortress is about 9 hectares. Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Fortress on Google Maps. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

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magnificent medieval fortress

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Jul/21

7

Palace of Counts Schonborn in Zakarpattia Oblast

Schonborn Palace, also known as Beregvar Castle, is the former residence and hunting lodge of the German-Austrian noble family of Schonborn, whose representatives were the largest landowners in Transcarpathia.

This architectural monument of national importance, which is currently used as the sanatorium “Carpathians”, is located in the village of Karpaty, about 17 km north-east of Mukachevo in Zakarpattia Oblast. Schonborn Palace on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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very picturesque palace

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Jun/21

30

Top 5 Most Picturesque Places to Visit in Ukraine

Interesting work, love, hobbies such as reading books and playing live online baccarat, and the opportunity to travel make us happy. It’s hard to disagree with that. Traveling brings bright emotions and unforgettable memories into our lives. And if with the choice of the country you can somehow decide, then in the abundance of natural and architectural attractions, it is difficult for an ordinary tourist to choose what is really worth visiting, seeing and trying. Let’s go to a wonderful country and visit the most beautiful places of Ukraine.

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explore beautiful Ukraine

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Jun/21

29

Defensive Catholic Church of the Heart of Jesus in Bene

Bene is a village of about 1,400 people located in the southwest of Zakarpattia Oblast, near the border of Ukraine with Hungary.

The main attraction of this place is the Catholic Church of the Heart of Jesus, built in the Gothic style in the late 14th – early 15th centuries – an architectural monument of national importance. Bene on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Defensive Catholic Church of the Heart of Jesus in Bene, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

very picturesque church

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Jun/21

23

Gambling in Ukraine

Are you going to vacation in Ukraine? If you are planning on traveling to the country, it is important that you learn and pay attention to the laws there. Indeed, they are likely to be different from some in your native country. After all, the last thing you want to do is get in trouble when you are on holiday.

In particular, a popular question that a lot of people ask is; is gambling legal in Ukraine? This is an activity that has become very popular in recent years and particularly online. So, if this is something that you enjoy, you want to learn about what the laws say in Ukraine. Let’s take a closer look.

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Jun/21

21

Horyanska Rotunda – one of the oldest churches in Ukraine

Horyany is a district within Uzhhorod, the capital of Zakarpattia Oblast. It is located about 3 kilometers east of the city center.

In the distant past, Bela IV (1206-1270), King of Hungary and Croatia, founded a new fortress instead of the destroyed old Uzhhorod castle here. Only a small church (rotunda) of the Gothic style with traces of frescoes of the 14th-15th centuries has survived. The oldest part of the church built in the Byzantine style dates back to the 12th-13th centuries. Horyanska Rotunda on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Horyanska Rotunda, Horyany, Uzhhorod, Ukraine, photo 1

unique old church

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