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Feb/21

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Pripyat before the Chernobyl disaster

Today, Pripyat is an abandoned city located 3 km from the closed Chernobyl nuclear power plant, 153 km north of Kyiv.

However, just over 30 years ago, it was a rapidly developing city with about 47,500 residents. Pripyat on Google Maps. Photos from: pripyat-city.ru

Pripyat before the Chernobyl disaster, Ukraine, photo 1

Pripyat before the accident

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Hvizd is a village with a population of about 3,400 people located in the center of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast. Here you can see a picturesque wooden monument of the Hutsul school of folk architecture – the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin (1739).

In the late 1960s, the Soviet authorities decided to close the church and turn it into a museum, but the villagers defended the right to use their church for its intended purpose. In 2017, restoration was carried out. Today, this church is an architectural monument of national importance. Hvizd on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Assumption of the Virgin in Hvizd, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden architectural monument

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Jan/21

30

St. George’s Church in Drohobych

St. George’s Church located in the city of Drohobych, in the south of Lviv Oblast is a unique monument of Galician wooden architecture of the late 15th – early 16th centuries. It is one of the best preserved monuments of old Ukrainian sacral architecture.

In 2013, it was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as part of the object “The wooden churches of the Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine.” St. George’s Church in Drohobych on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. George's Church in Drohobych, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing wooden church

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Jan/21

23

Church of the Holy Spirit in Kolochava

Kolochava is a large village with a population of about 5,000 people located on the territory of the Synevyr National Natural Park in the north of the central part of Zakarpattia Oblast in western Ukraine.

Popular mountain tourist routes pass through Kolochava. It is also famous for its museums and monuments. In total, there are 10 museums and about 20 monuments here.

Church of the Holy Spirit in Kolochava, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing wooden church

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Jan/21

15

Roman Catholic Church-Chapel in Antoniv

Antoniv is a village with a population of about 300 people located in Ternopil Oblast, about 100 km south of Ternopil. Here you can see the picturesque Roman Catholic church-chapel built in 1934-1936.

There is no more information about it. The services lasted only a few years. They were stopped during the Soviet era. Today, the church is abandoned and gradually falling apart. Antoniv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Roman Catholic Church-Chapel in Antoniv, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque church-chapel

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Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle is a picturesque medieval fortification located in the city of Kamianets-Podilskyi in Khmelnytskyi Oblast of Ukraine.

In the past, it was the main part of the defensive system of the town of Kamianets, the capital of Duchy of Podolia in the 14th-15th centuries and the Podolian Voivodeship in the 15th-18th centuries. The castle acquired its current appearance in the middle of the 16th century and was known as the “uttermost bastion of Christianity”.

Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle, Ukraine, photo 1

magnificent medieval castle

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Dec/20

31

Happy New Year 2021!

Happy New Year! Wishing you health, wealth, and happiness in 2021!
“Snow-covered village. Night” by Sergey Kapran.

Happy New Year 2021

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Dec/20

20

Church of the Assumption in Chortkiv

The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1581-1584), a picturesque wooden Orthodox church, is one of the architectural attractions of Chortkiv and the oldest church of this town.

The attacks of the Ottomans and Crimean Tatars in 1593, 1617, 1640 caused significant damage to the building. It acquired its present appearance in 1635. The church and bell tower were completely renovated in the 1990s. Church of the Assumption on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Assumption in Chortkiv, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful old church

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Ukraine, a beautiful masterpiece that borders the EU to the west and Russia to the east, is in its pristine form because it has been barely discovered by the usual travelers visiting Europe. Intrepid adventurers predominantly visit the country. They usually take a country tour to visit Kyiv and then visit a few other big cities like Odesa or Lviv.

However, unfortunately, the rest of the country is mostly unknown to almost all of us. But, if truth be told, the country sure has a lot to offer. So, if you plan a tour of Europe, this country should 100% be on your must-visit places. Here, in this article, we will discuss some essential things about Ukraine, which will make your travel worthy.

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Dec/20

9

Church of the Ascension in Chortkiv

The Church of the Ascension of the Lord in the town of Chortkiv, located in the south of Ternopil Oblast, is a unique monument of Ukrainian wooden architecture. The covering of the church resembles scales, it is firmly attached to the building and reliably protects it from bad weather.

The original church, built in 1630, was named after St. Nicholas. After the Polish-Turkish war of 1672-1676, Chortkiv was occupied by Ottoman troops for 10 years. During the fighting, the church was completely destroyed. The Church of the Ascension on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Ascension in Chortkiv, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing wooden church

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