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July 10, 2019, 22 years after the organization of the Chernobyl Shelter Fund, the New Safe Confinement (the NSC) was finally put into operation in Pripyat.

The main arch-shaped structure has the following parameters: height – 109 m, length – more than 160 m, span-width – 257 m, weight – more than 31 thousand tons. This is the largest movable land structure in history. Photos by: Anton Usov.

New Sarcophagus for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Pripyat, Ukraine, photo 1

impressive €1.5 bn structure

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Fly over Svirzh Castle

Svirzh Castle, located in the village of Svirzh in Lviv Oblast, about 44 km south-east of Lviv, is a unique monument of defense architecture of the 15th-17th centuries.

Built as a fortress, after the reconstruction of the 17th century, it lost its original appearance and turned into a picturesque fortified aristocratic residence. Svirzh Castle on Google Maps.

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Prymorsk is a town with a population of about 12 thousand people located in the south of Zaporizhia Oblast, about 42 km west of Berdyansk. This year, a new landmark appeared in the vicinity of the town – huge wind turbines that are visible for dozens of kilometers and even from Berdyansk.

By 2020, it is planned to launch two wind farms – Prymorsk Wind Farm #1 and Prymorsk Wind Farm #2 with a total installed capacity of about 200 megawatts (in total, 52 wind turbines, the blade length – 25 meters). They look especially picturesque when all fields are yellow from harvest. Prymorsk on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexey Novik.

Wind Farm in Prymorsk in Southern Ukraine, photo 1

development of renewable energy in Ukraine

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Kamianka-Buzka is a small town with a population of about 11 thousand people located in Lviv Oblast, about 41 km north-east of Lviv.

The main architectural dominant of the town is the majestic neo-Gothic Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary built in the early 20th century, an architectural monument of local importance. Few provincial towns of Ukraine have such a spectacular building. Kamianka-Buzka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Neo-Gothic Catholic Church in Kamianka-Buzka, Ukraine, photo 1

magnificent Catholic church

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May 25, 2019, in Kyiv, a new pedestrian-bicycle bridge connecting the People’s Friendship Arch and Saint Volodymyr Hill was officially opened.

The bridge offers impressive views of the center of the Ukrainian capital and the Dnieper River. The length of this bridge made of concrete, iron and glass is 212 meters, the width ranges from 6 meters in regular zones to 14 meters in observation zones. Photos by Aleksandr Goncharov for Apostrophe.

New Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

new sight of Kyiv




Unpredictable spring weather of the Carpathians

In early May, the weather in the Ukrainian Carpathians can be very changeable. It would seem that winter has long ended, snow has completely melted, green grass and flowering trees are everywhere.

And one night it suddenly snows and winter comes back, even if only for one day. Thanks to this relatively unusual natural phenomenon, you can see very picturesque views of the Carpathians, when snow clearly shows the smallest folds of the relief. Photos by: Vlad Sokolovsky.

Unpredictable spring weather of the Carpathians, Ukraine, photo 1

spring in the Carpathians


Butsniv is a village with a population of about 1,200 people located about 12 km south of Ternopil. One of the landmarks of the village is the Church of Saints Peter and Paul – an architectural monument of local significance.

It was built as a Catholic church according to the project of the Lviv architect Julian Zakharevich in 1890-1891. During the First World War, the church was partially destroyed. In 1922-1923, the building was restored. Butsniv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Butsniv, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque stone church

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Blooming Spring in Uzhhorod

Uzhhorod is a city with a population of about 113 thousand people standing on the banks of the Uzh River at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. Located about 813 km south-west of Kyiv, on the border with Slovakia, it is the administrative center of the Zakarpattia region.

The smallest regional center of Ukraine, Uzhhorod has a rich and long history, significant architectural heritage. The city looks especially colorful in late April – early May, when sakura, magnolia, tulips, and lilac are flowering. Photos by: uzh_city.

Blooming Spring in Uzhhorod, Ukraine, photo 1

colors of spring in Uzhhorod

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Church of St. Nicholas in Borysivka

Borysivka is a village with a population of about 500 people located in the Vinnytsia region, about 65 km south-east of Vinnytsia. The main attraction of the village is the Church of St. Nicholas (1751) – the oldest monument of wooden architecture in the Vinnytsia region.

In Soviet times, the church was used as a granary. Despite this, the local community preserved not only old icons, but also a five-tier handmade iconostasis. Borysivka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Nicholas in Borysivka, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Zhytni Hory is a village with a population of about 2,300 people located in the Kyiv region, about 105 km south of Kyiv.

The main architectural attraction of the village is the Church of Joseph the Betrothed built in 1766 – a picturesque wooden monument of architecture of national importance. Zhytni Hory on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of Joseph the Betrothed in Zhytni Hory, Ukraine, photo 1

very elegant church

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