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Today, Kokhavyno is not a separate territorial unit. This place is located almost in the center of Hnizdychiv – an urban village in the Zhydachiv district of the Lviv region, about 70 km south of Lviv. It is a famous pilgrimage place.

The main attraction of this place is the Monastery of St. Gerard founded by the monks of the Carmelite Order in 1755. The monastery was founded near the wooden church built for the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Kokhavyno in 1748. Monastery of St. Gerard on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Monastery of St. Gerard in Hnizdychiv (Kokhavyno), Ukraine, photo 1

amazing monastery

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Church of St. Nicholas in Nadrichne

Nadrichne is a village with a population of about 700 people located in the west of the Ternopil region, about 65 km from Ternopil.

The main architectural sight of the village is the Greek Catholic Wooden Church of St. Nicholas (1777). Nadrichne on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Nicholas Church, Nadrichne, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

interesting wooden church

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Snow-covered Streets of Uzhhorod

Uzhhorod, the capital of the Zakarpattia region, is located in the very west of Ukraine. This city at the foot of the Carpathians is the smallest regional center of the country, but has a rich and long history.

Winter in Uzhhorod is usually mild with an average temperature of about zero degrees Celsius. This winter, the first heavy snow fell in Uzhhorod only in January and the streets of the city decorated by the New Year and Christmas illumination became very picturesque. Photos by: uzh_city.

Snow-covered Streets of Uzhhorod, Ukraine, photo 1

snowfall in Uzhhorod

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Krasnopil is a village with a population of about 1,200 people located in the Chudniv district of the Zhytomyr region, about 80 km south-west of Zhytomyr.

In 1902, a magnificent Catholic church was built here – the Church of St. Michael the Archangel. In Soviet times, the church was closed and the building was used as a mill, a smithy, a tractor base, and then it was finally abandoned.

St. Michael Church, Krasnopil, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful Catholic church

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Oleksandriya is a large village with a population of about 2,300 people located in the Rivne region, about 16 km north-east of Rivne.

One of the main attractions of the village is a stone church built in the form of a rotunda in the classical style in 1842. The inner diameter is 14 meters. The bell tower of the church was also built in 1842. Oleksandriya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Transfiguration Church in Oleksandriya, Rivne region, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque round church

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Happy New Year 2019!

Let the New Year be full of delight,
And every single day be nice and filled with light!
Happy New Year 2019!

Happy New Year 2019

Picture: Winter Landscape by Ivan Aivazovsky.

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In Ukraine, there are only three monasteries, which have the highest spiritual title of Lavra – Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, Pochayiv Lavra and Sviatohirsk Lavra.

The Holy Assumption Sviatohirsk Lavra (also known as The Holy Mountains Lavra, Sviatohirsk Cave Monastery), an important spiritual center of eastern Ukraine and southern Russia, was first mentioned in written sources in 1526. Sviatohirsk Lavra on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexey Novik.

Sviatohirsk Lavra, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful monastery

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Snowy Winter in the Pyrohiv Museum

Snowy winter in the National Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine located on the southern outskirts of Kyiv near the village of Pyrohiv.

This open-air museum is a unique architectural and landscape complex of all historical and ethnographic regions of Ukraine. Pyrohiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Yuriy Yuriev.

Snowy winter in the Pyrohiv Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque snow-covered museum

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Lishchyny is a small village with a population of about 500 people located in the east of the Lviv region, about 57 km south-east of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of St. Nicholas built according to different sources either in 1669 or in 1696. The church is located in the center of the village, near the road and houses. Lishchyny on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Wooden Church of St. Nicholas in Lishchyny, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

scenic monument of wooden architecture

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Pomoryany, included in the list of historical towns and villages of Ukraine, is an urban-type settlement with a population of about 1,300 people located in the Zolochiv district of the Lviv region, about 92 km east of Lviv.

One of the local attractions is the Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity, an architectural monument of national importance founded in 1738. The construction of this church was completed only in 1812. The church combines the styles of Classicism and Gothic. Pomoryany on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity in Pomoryany, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque Catholic church

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