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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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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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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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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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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.

Gambling in Ukraine


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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.

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unique old church

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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.

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majestic wooden church

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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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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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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.

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