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The views of Lviv from the City Hall

162 weeks ago
At first glance, the tower of Lviv City Hall doesn’t look very promising in terms of city views it can offer. But after you’ve climbed the tower (the height is 65 meters), you realize that it is worth it. Photos by horoshiyblog The views of Lviv from the City Hall, Ukraine, photo 5

Early morning on the Vorskla River

163 weeks ago
What a beautiful landscape! Early morning on a small river of Vorskla flowing near Okhtyrka town in Sumy region. Photo by Sergey Stepanenko Source: ukraine travel blog  

Important Bird Areas of Ukraine

163 weeks ago
Working in partnership with Birdlife International, the Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds (USPB) has its headquarters in Kiev, with local branches throughout Ukraine supported by thousands of birdwatchers and ornithologists. The primary aim of the USPB is the preservation of birds and their habitats, thereby conserving the biodiversity of Ukraine. The non-governmental non-profit [...]

The salt desert near Odessa

163 weeks ago
Kuyal’nitsky estuary (liman) is an estuary located about 3 km to the north-west of the Black Sea coast (Odessa Bay), 5 km from Odessa. It is separated from the sea by three kilometers of a sand spit. The lowest point of Ukraine (minus 5 meters above sea level) is located in this area. In the [...]

The capital city of Ukraine ? bird?s eye view

164 weeks ago
Kyiv is the capital and largest city of Ukraine standing on the Dnieper River in the north of the central part of the country. It is the seventh most populous city in Europe. One of the features of Kyiv is a large amount of greenery. It may even seem that these are not the city’s [...]

The Parade of Vyshyvankas in Kyiv

164 weeks ago
Yesterday, August 24, the Ukrainians were celebrating Independence Day. In honor of this day, in the center of Kyiv, the parade of vyshyvankas (traditional Ukrainian clothing with elements of ethnic embroidery) was held. Representatives of 18 regions of the country took part in the parade. Photos by maxiwell83 The Parade of Vyshyvankas, Kyiv, [...]
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Ukrainian Crafts: Musical Instruments

165 weeks ago
The Ukrainian folk music instrument known as the kobza, is a lute-like stringed instrument carved from a single block of wood, which is played by plucking its strings, either with the fingers or a plectrum attached to a ring on the middle finger. It has a medium length neck which may or may not have [...]

Ukrainian flag raised over Moscow

165 weeks ago
Tonight unidentified people painted the star on one of Stalin’s skyscrapers in the center of Moscow in the colors of Ukrainian flag and raised the Ukrainian flag over it. At about 10 am, the worker climbed to the top of the building (180 meters), made a selfie and removed the flag. Photos by Ilya Varlamov [...]

The palace of Count Stanislav Badeni in Koropets

165 weeks ago
Koropets, a small town located in Monastirsky district of Ternopil region, is known for the elegant palace of Count Stanislav Badeni built in the early 19th century. Originally, the building was designed in classic style. In 1906, Count Stanislav Badeni rebuilt an old palace in the style of Viennese Renaissance. The palace is located on [...]

Urban Exploration in Lviv by Vitaliy Raskalov

165 weeks ago
Ukrainian traveller and daredevil Vitaliy Raskalov has scaled some of the most recognisable tourist attractions on the planet and captured every moment. Fed up with queues and typical tours, the thrill-seeking boy has taken to the rooftops of Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia, Cologne’s Cathedral, and the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame in Paris. Let us now [...]

Top-10 hotels of Lviv

166 weeks ago
Some hotels are more popular than others ? and for a good reason. Backed by popular votes, you can rest assured that these Top-10 Hotels? facilities, interior décor, service, and even location will be above the industry average. Although they come with a readymade good reputation, the only way to know for sure is to [...]

The restaurant with a car on the roof

166 weeks ago
This outdoor terrace with the “Moskvich” car of “The House of Legends” restaurant located in the center of the old Lviv is one of the sights of the city. Photo by anderver Source: ukraine travel blog  

Svyatogorsk Holy Dormition Lavra

167 weeks ago
Svyatogorsk Holy Dormition Lavra is an Orthodox monastery standing on the right high bank of the Seversky Donets River in Svyatogorsk town of Donetsk region. The monastery is an important center of Orthodoxy in eastern Ukraine and southern Russia. Photo by horoshiyblog Source: ukraine travel blog  

Visit the Beekeeping Museum in Kiev

167 weeks ago
Located in Kiev, the Beekeeping Museum pays tribute to the pioneers of the art of beekeeping, a practice which has been an integral part of Ukraine’s economy for centuries. Visitors to this fascinating museum will note that the statue of a guard at the entrance, dressed in red trousers with a blue, brass-buttoned military jacket, [...]

The Auto-Bike-Photo-TV-Radio museum in Vinnitsa

167 weeks ago
This unique museum contains all sorts of retro artifacts – from vintage cars to phonographs and gramophones. The entrance to the museum is well seen from the main street of Vinnitsa ? Sobornaya Street, near the bridge across the Southern Bug River. The entrance fee is only 10 hryvnias (less than 1 USD). Photos by [...]

?The Tunnel of Love? ? the most picturesque place in Ukraine

168 weeks ago
“The Tunnel of Love” is a natural monument of local importance located near the village of Klevan in Rivne region. It is a botanical phenomenon – the green tunnel in woodland created by thickets of trees and shrubs intertwined with each other. The tunnel is a place of pilgrimage for tourists and couples in love. [...]

Picturesque Pylypets village in the Carpathian Mountains

168 weeks ago
What an awesome view! The last warm rays of the autumn sun – Pylypets village in the Carpathian Mountains (Zakarpattia region). Photo by Alexey Skalin Source: ukraine travel blog  

Abandoned Moorish palace near Odessa

169 weeks ago
Petrovka village is located about 60 kilometers from Odessa. Middle of an ordinary village, you can suddenly see a beautiful abandoned palace built in the Moorish style. Recently, the manor ruins were sold at a price of two-bedroom apartment in Odessa (about 80,000 USD). Let’s walk around this beautiful and very unusual place. Photos by [...]

John F. Hall Jr.: When leaders won?t lead in stopping Russia

169 weeks ago
We’re now nearly one week past the unconscionable execution of nearly 300 innocent souls aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH-17) by Russian-sponsored, Russian-trained, and Russian-armed criminals over the skies of Europe. Many of those sacrificed to Russian-orchestrated aggression and expansionist goals in Ukraine on MH-17 were genuine humanitarians, selflessly dedicated to eradicating AIDS in the world. [...]

Flying over the roofs of Lviv

169 weeks ago
Lviv is a beautiful city with a rich history, architecture and inexpressible atmosphere. You can see the city from above from the tower of the town hall. However, it is much more interesting to fly over the city roofs. Source: ukraine travel blog  

Church of St. Olga and Elizabeth in Lviv

170 weeks ago
What a beautiful view! Church of St. Olga and Elizabeth stands on Kropivnitsky Square in Lviv. It is a cathedral of Greek Catholic Church built in neo-Gothic style in 1903-1911. Photo by anderver Source: ukraine travel blog  

Embrace Tradition at the Sorochyntsy Fair

170 weeks ago
Every year in August, the village of Velyki Sorochintsy near Poltava hosts an event that was declared in 1999 by Presidential Decree to be Ukraine’s national trade fair. Known as the Sorochyntsy Fair, this event is a celebration of culture, history and ingenuity, attracting visitors from far and wide to join in the festivities which [...]

Walking the streets of beautiful Vinnitsa

170 weeks ago
Vinnitsa is a city and administrative center of Vinnitsa region located in the west-central Ukraine. It extends for 12 km on picturesque banks of the Yuzhny (Southern) Bug River. The city is growing steadily becoming more beautiful and looking more like a European city. Let’s walk through the streets of Vinnitsa and see for ourselves [...]

Northern Ukraine - must see sights?

170 weeks ago
Hi, I'm arriving in Ukraine for five days in early October, and planning on driving North to Chernhiv for a couple of days. Are there any other must see

Gorgany Mountains in all its glory

171 weeks ago
Gorgany is a mountain range located in Outer Eastern Carpathians – the least accessible and least populated part of the Ukrainian Carpathians (Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia regions). The name of the mountain range comes from the name of rock slides called “gorgan”. This area is a popular tourist destination. Photo by Yuriy Shevchenko Source: ukraine travel [...]

Lviv Theater of Opera and Ballet

171 weeks ago
Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after S.A. Krushelnitskaya is considered one of the most beautiful theaters in Europe on a par with Odessa and Vienna opera houses. Photo by Alex Darkside Source: ukraine travel blog  

Collection of vintage cars of the former President of Ukraine

171 weeks ago
Of course, Viktor Yanukovych didn’t buy all these cars himself. They are the gifts received while he was President. Eventually, there were so many gifts, that a special building was constructed for them. Now everybody can attend the former residence of Yanukovych in Mezhigorie (about 30 km north of Kyiv) and admire this collection. Photos [...]

Early in the morning in Kharkiv region

172 weeks ago
Beautiful sunrise on one of the rivers of Kharkiv region. Great atmosphere and very nice photo made by Yuriy Shevchenko. Source: ukraine travel blog  

Celebrating the Feast of Ivan Kupala

172 weeks ago
Celebrated each year on the night of July 6/7 in Ukraine, the Feast of Ivan Kupala marks the northern hemisphere summer solstice with various rituals and special foods being part of the occasion. While today Ivan Kupala celebrations are said to be dedicated to John the Baptist ? Ivan being the Christian saint’s Slavic name, [...]

Misty rural landscapes of the Carpathians

172 weeks ago
Lazeshchyna is a picturesque village with a population of about four thousand people located in Rakhiv district of Zakarpattia region. In the valley, the river with the same name flows creating amazing mists between rural hills. This is the perfect place to take pictures – haystacks, lonely houses on the hills, paths in the lush [...]

Misty rural landscapes of the Carpathians

172 weeks ago
Lazeshchyna is a picturesque village with a population of about four thousand people located in Rakhiv district of Zakarpattia region. In the valley, the river with the same name flows creating amazing mists between rural hills. This is the perfect place to take pictures – haystacks, lonely houses on the hills, paths in the lush [...]

Ukraine and the EU signed the association agreement

173 weeks ago
Historical event happened today at the ongoing European Union summit in Brussels. Ukraine and the EU signed the economic part of the association agreement with the EU. Political part of the agreement was signed in March 2014. “By signing the association agreement, Ukraine, as a European state, which has the same values of the rule [...]

Gold morning in the Ukrainian Carpathians

173 weeks ago
What a beautiful landscape! Early morning in the Carpathian Mountains (Zakarpattia region). Photo by Sergey Ershov Source: ukraine travel blog  

Beautiful Nature of the National Park ?Bugsky Gard?

173 weeks ago
“Bugsky Gard” natural park is located in the picturesque valley of the Southern Bug River in Nikolaev region. The park was created not so long ago, in 2009, to preserve the unique wildlife and historical and cultural complexes of Ukrainian south. This park is definitely one of the most picturesque places of Ukraine. Photographers and [...]

The Khotyn Fortress ? the Middle Ages in the Ukrainian province

174 weeks ago
The Khotyn Fortress is an ancient medieval fortress located in Khotyn town (Chernivtsi oblast). It is one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine. Photo by Sergey Nik Melnik Source: ukraine travel blog  

Historical and Cultural Treasures in Zhovkva

174 weeks ago
Travelers looking to explore some of Ukraine’s smaller historical towns will no doubt enjoy a visit to Zhovkva. Located around 32 km south of the bustling city of Lviv, this well maintained town boasts up to seventy architectural and historical landmarks, as well as beautifully landscaped gardens complete with sculptures and other artistic features. As [...]

Fairytale morning on the Southern Bug River

174 weeks ago
Beautiful panorama of fabulous sunrise over the river Southern Bug located in Nikolaev region made by Sergey Stepanenko Source: ukraine travel blog  

Nine-arch railroad bridge in the Ukrainian province

175 weeks ago
Ukraine never ceases to amaze with its diversity. This scenic nine-arch railroad bridge is located in the village Plebanovka (Terebovlyansky district of Ternopil region). Photo by horoshiyblog Source: ukraine travel blog  

Kiev 2014 ? beautiful time-lapse video of Ukrainian capital

175 weeks ago
Kiev is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located on the Dnieper River. It is the seventh most populous city in Europe, after Istanbul, Moscow, London, St. Petersburg, Berlin and Madrid. Because of its historical importance as the center of Kievan Rus, the city is still referred to as “Mother of Russian cities”. Video [...]

Kamenets Podolskiy ? the Stone Town

176 weeks ago
Historic center of Kamenets Podolskiy, one of the most ancient Ukrainian cities, is very beautiful. From some angles it looks like a fairytale town. Thanks to unique combination of historical, architectural, town-building heritage, the river Smotrich canyon landscapes, the “Old town Kamenets Podolskiy” is declared a state historical and architectural reserve. Photos by Alexander Kotenko [...]

Relax and Rejuvenate at Ukraine?s Mineral Spas

176 weeks ago
With more than 500 mineral water sources, Ukraine is the perfect destination for travelers looking to enjoy the therapeutic benefits these offer. There are around fifty spa and wellness centers in Ukraine, many of which are in the majestic Carpathian Mountains ? one of the richest sources of mineral water in the country. Mineral waters [...]

Gazprom To Consider Liquidating RosUkrEnergo

176 weeks ago

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176 weeks ago

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Picturesque abandoned vintage cars

176 weeks ago
When you walk past these abandoned vintage cars of the last century, you can?t make yourself say that it is just a dump or a pile of rusty iron. Unfortunately, these vintage cars won’t be restored and won’t get a “second life”. Photos by Oleg Grigoryev Abandoned vintage cars, Ukraine, photo 6

Cool morning on the Oskol River in mid-May

177 weeks ago
These scenic nature views were taken by Sergey Stepanenko on the small Oskol River flowing in Kharkiv region. Source: ukraine travel blog  

The new president of Ukraine has been elected

177 weeks ago
After counting most of the votes in early presidential elections in Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, who is seeking integration with the West, has won with the result of about 53%. First time in the history, Ukrainian president is elected in the first round. These were the first elections in two decades in independent Ukraine when the [...]

Blooming rhododendron in the Ukrainian Carpathians

178 weeks ago
These wonderful pictures of blooming rhododendron were taken in the area of Chernogora ridge – the highest mountain range in the Ukrainian Carpathians located in Zakarpattia region. Photos by Alexander Kotenko Blooming rhododendron in the Ukrainian Carpathians, photo 6

Ukrainian Crafts: Motanka Dolls

178 weeks ago
Visitors to the arts and crafts markets found in many Ukrainian cities, town and villages, are very likely to come across traditional motanka dolls on display and for sale. These skillfully made reeled dolls have been part of Ukrainian households for countless generations, serving both a decorative and symbolic role. The feature that sets motanka [...]

Beautiful architecture of Lviv

178 weeks ago
The architecture of Lviv, almost not affected during the wars of the 20th century, reflects many European styles of different historical epochs. After fires in 1527 and 1556, there are almost no traces of Gothic Lviv, but later epochs (Renaissance, Baroque, and Classicism) are well presented. The historic center of Lviv with architectural monuments of [...]

Early dawn on the river Ternovaya in Kharkiv region

179 weeks ago
Very beautiful sunrise with bright light effects on a small river Ternovaya located in Kharkiv oblast. Photo by Sergey Stepanenko Source: ukraine travel blog