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Jun/21

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Church of the Holy Virgin in Matkiv

Matkiv is a village with a population of about 400 people located in the very south of Lviv Oblast. Here you can see several monuments of architecture of national importance.

The main attraction of this place is the monumental wooden Church of the Holy Virgin (1838) of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Matkiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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

majestic wooden church

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Jun/21

4

Church of St. Paraskevi in Skole

Skole is a town with a population of about 6 thousand people located in the valley of the Opir River in the Ukrainian Carpathians in the south of Lviv Oblast. The historical center of the ethnographic region of Boykivshchyna, it is included in the list of historical settlements of Ukraine.

The main architectural attraction of this place is the wooden Church of St. Paraskevi (1597) – an architectural monument of national importance. Skole on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Paraskevi in Skole, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing church

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May/21

31

Ukrainian Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Ukraine is the largest country in Europe. Well, apart from Russia, but that country is not entirely in Europe. It seems there are few places left in the world to explore, but Ukraine provides travelers with a genuine last frontier that is full of warm-hearted locals and off-the-map sights that you will never forget.

The country has plenty to offer, from the beautiful Carpathian Mountains to the bustling city center of Kyiv and the beach parties of Odesa. However, if you are planning to travel widely across Ukraine, you will want to find ways of saving money on your trip. Thankfully, Ukraine has a host of affordable accommodations to choose from.

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May/21

26

Aircraft Cemetery in Poltava, Ukraine

Poltava Aircraft Cemetery is a former tactical military airfield located about 8 km northwest of the city of Poltava. It is one of two landing strips close to Poltava, the other being Poltava Airport.

The landing strip was once used to prepare Soviet pilots. Previously, this territory was the Pokryshkin Flight Training Center. It was one of the best flight schools, which trained combat pilots for three air regiments based in Zaporozhye.

Aircraft Cemetery, Poltava, Ukraine, photo 1

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May/21

21

Soviet-era as inspiration for your interior design

Let’s dive into the image

Your task is to learn how to make hints and half hints with the help of well-chosen details. Indeed, as practice shows, it is not direct “quotes” that look much more spectacular, but allusions. And the main characteristic features of the Soviet design past today have become obvious (even international) trends.

Advice: Use the obvious references to the Soviet era – do it carefully and dosed. Otherwise, your story will completely turn into decorative kitsch. Which is good for a stylized restaurant, but not quite suitable for a residential setting.

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May/21

17

Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Tovste

Tovste is an urban village with a population of about 3,200 people located in the south of Ternopil Oblast, about 100 km from Ternopil.

One of the architectural attractions of this place is the Church of St. Michael the Archangel (1912-1939) – a magnificent building with pronounced neo-Gothic elements belonging to the local Greek Catholic community. Tovste on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Tovste, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

majestic church

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May/21

11

Mid April in the center of Chernihiv

Chernihiv is a city located about 140 km from Kyiv in the north of Ukraine, the administrative center of Chernihiv Oblast, the northernmost regional center of Ukraine.

The history of this city is more than 1,300 years old. In the past, it was the center of the Chernigov Principality – one of the largest and most powerful state formations in Rus in the 11th-13th centuries. Today, Chernihiv is a popular tourist destination rich in preserved architectural monuments of different eras. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Catherine’s Church (1715) – an architectural monument of national importance, a great example of Ukrainian baroque.

Mid April in the center of Chernihiv, Ukraine, photo 1

spring in Chernihiv

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Apr/21

28

Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Nehrovets

Nehrovets is a village of about 2 thousand people located in the central part of Zakarpattia Oblast in the very west of Ukraine. The village is dominated by Mount Nehrovets (1,707 m), one of the highest mountains in the Ukrainian Carpathians.

The main architectural attraction of the village is the Church of St. Michael the Archangel (1818) standing on a hillside – an architectural monument of national importance and one of the best examples of wooden churches with towers. Nehrovets on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Nehrovets, Ukraine, photo 1

elegant church in a beautiful location

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Apr/21

20

Sadhora Synagogue in Chernivtsi

The Sadhora synagogue, the main Jewish prayer house, served as a place of public worship and the center of the religious life of the Jewish community in the town of Sadhora. Today, it is part of the city of Chernivtsi (Yaroslava Mudroho Street, 192).

In 1842, Israel Friedman, a Hasidic rebbe known as the Ruzhyn Tzadik, arrived in Sadhora. Since then, it has become a place of pilgrimage for the Hasidim. Sadhora Synagogue on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Sadhora Synagogue in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque synagogue

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Apr/21

12

Church of St. Elijah in Toporivtsi

Toporivtsi is a large village of about 4,400 people located 20 km north-east of Chernivtsi, in the central part of Chernivtsi Oblast in western Ukraine.

One of the attractions of this place is the new Church of St. Elijah (1911-1914) resembling a fairytale palace or castle. The likely author of the project was Karl Adam Romstorfer, an Austrian architect and the director of an industrial school in Chernivtsi. Toporivtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Elijah in Toporivtsi, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

church from a fairy tale

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