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May/12

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Goodbye winter – storm and ice in Yalta

Spring came to Ukraine, and summer is close, but it would be great to feel the atmosphere of cold winter once again and the following video fits in quite handy.

February 7, 2012 a heavy storm came to Yalta, famous resort city located in the Crimea Republic. The next day, the embankment was covered with a thick layer of ice, which created numerous bizarre and picturesque views.

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May/12

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Spring in the Chernobyl exclusion zone

The exclusion zone of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, in 1986-1987 called 30-kilometer zone, is a forbidden for free access area, contaminated with radionuclides as a result of explosion at Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

Chernobyl zone includes the northern part of Ivankovsky district of Kiev region, where the power plant itself, the towns of Chernobyl and Pripyat are located; north of the Polesie district of Kiev region; as well as the part of Zhitomir region. The population of the area was evacuated. Photos by tov_sergeant.

Spring in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, Ukraine view 1

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The Roman Catholic Church of St. Nicholas in Kiev, which was built in the early 20th century, is used as a house of organ and chamber music from 1980. The building is located at Krasnoarmeyskaya Str., 77.

The church, built in the stylized Gothic forms with high towers and spiers, has slender proportions, and clear compositional structure. Photos by Oleg Stelmakh.

St Nicholas Church - House of Organ Music, Kiev, Ukraine view 1

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Apr/12

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The time-lapse video of Sumy

Sumy is a city and administrative center of Sumy oblast located in the northeastern Ukraine, standing on the Psyol River.

The city received its name after the rivers Suma and Sumka which washed the city from 2 sides. There is a legend that hunters’ bags (“suma” in Russian) were found in the area. This fact is reflected in the city coat-of-arms adopted in 1781.

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Vorontsov Palace is located in Alupka (Crimea Republic) at the foot of Mount Ai-Petri. At present the palace houses a museum. Vorontsov Palace has a beautiful park – a monument of landscape architecture.

The palace was built on the new (as compared with classicism) architectural and construction principles. An important architectural feature was the location of the palace, constructed in accordance with the relief of the mountains, so the palace is fit seamlessly into the surrounding landscape. Photos by nice-places.com

Vorontsov Palace, Alupka, Crimea, Ukraine view 1

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A lot of the houses of Odessa have not only external facade charm, but also unique inner worlds. After one step inside you find yourself in completely different worlds inaccessible to most eyes – the worlds of front doors, stairs, and staircases.

They really do not look like each other. They are not always clean and pleasant smelling, they are not always easily accessible, but they are always fraught with mystery opening the hidden pages of Odessa life. Photos by Anton Polyakov.

The staircases of Odessa houses, Ukraine view 1

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Apr/12

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The beauty of Ukrainian girls

Present Ukraine is becoming a more popular tourist destination. The country is rich in interesting places to visit, architectural, and natural monuments.

But a lot of tourists visit Ukraine attracted by the beautiful women living here. For example, Nikolaev is often called the “city of brides”, and now it is the center of the marriage tourism services. The following video “Ukrainian beauty” shows the beauty of Ukrainian girls.

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Abandoned opencast brown coal mine Morozovskiy is located near the city of Oleksandriya (Kirovograd oblast). The enterprise is under liquidation, coal mining is not carried out for 5 years, despite the fact that the brown coal reserves are sufficient for at least another 20 years of active mining.

The mine is flooded by groundwater. Several machines were built before the Second World War. Photos by general-kosmosa.

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Apr/12

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Chernobyl Museum in Kiev

The exhibition of “Chernobyl” museum located in Kiev is about the largest in the history of nuclear power accident – the accident at the fourth unit of Chernobyl nuclear power plant (Pripyat city) happened in April 1986.

The museum has the collection of about 7,000 exhibits – declassified documents, maps, photographs, objects of ethnic culture, personal belongings of people participated in liquidation of the disaster. The museum of Chernobyl was opened on April 26, 1992. It was dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the accident. Photos by lady-sumerki

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Yalta Zoo “Skazka” (“Fairy Tale”) is located in a remarkably beautiful and unique place with a magnificent view of Yalta and the Crimean Mountains. This is the first and currently the largest private zoo in the former Soviet Union.

The zoo was opened in 1995, and from that time it was visited by more than 1 million people. Today more than 120 species of animals brought from all over the globe live at the zoo. Most of the animals have their names that are written on the plaques.

Yalta Zoo Skazka, Ukraine view 1

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