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Misty rural landscapes of the Carpathians

207 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

208 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

208 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?

208 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

209 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

209 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

209 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

210 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

210 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

211 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

211 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

211 weeks ago

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211 weeks ago

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Picturesque abandoned vintage cars

211 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

212 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

212 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

213 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

213 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

213 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

214 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  

Ukrainian warm summer is coming

214 weeks ago
The following beautiful summer photos were taken by Denis Belitsky in a picturesque place near the village of Granitnoye located in Donetsk region. Source: ukraine travel blog  

Unique light and music fountain in Vinnitsa

215 weeks ago
The largest in Europe and one of the world’s largest floating light and music fountain can be found in Vinnitsa. The fountain is built in the riverbed of the Southern Bug River. When you are watching the show, it is hard to believe that you’re in a small provincial Ukrainian town, and not in Dubai. [...]

Ukraine?s Nocturnal Flying Mammals

215 weeks ago
Often shrouded in myths and folklore, bats are among the most misunderstood animals in the world, when in fact they are vital to the ecology of the areas they live in. Through education projects at schools and with the general public, conservationists in different parts of the world, including Ukraine, work hard to dispel the [...]

Walking the streets of Kolomiya

215 weeks ago
Kolomiya is a relatively small town located in Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine. The town is known for its well preserved buildings of the late 19th – early 20th centuries. Central historical part of Kolomiya is very well appointed, the streets are paved with stone, everything is clean and tidy. This town can be called Ivano-Frankivsk [...]

Djur-Djur waterfall in autumn

216 weeks ago
Djur-Djur (meaning “water-water” on Armenian language) is the most full-flowing waterfall in the Crimea located in Alushta region near Generalskoye village at an altitude of 468 meters above sea level. This waterfall doesn’t dry out even in the dry season. Photo by Ilya Melikhov Source: ukraine travel blog  

The old fortress of Kamenets Podolskiy at night

216 weeks ago
Picturesque view of one the best medieval fortifications of Eastern Europe located in Kamenets Podolskiy. Photo by Sergey Stepanenko Source: ukraine travel blog  

Beautiful winter landscapes ? the Krynka River

217 weeks ago
Let’s say goodbye to winter! On hot days of the coming summer we will really miss the invigorating freshness of frosty winter days. Beautiful winter landscapes – the Krynka River near the village Novopetrovskoye in Donetsk region, about 80-100 km from Donetsk. Photos by Denis Belitsky Beautiful winter landscapes – the Source: ukraine [...]
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Visit the Golden Horseshoe Castles

217 weeks ago
Visitors to the Lviv Oblast of Ukraine may want to take some time to explore the magnificent castles in some of the smaller towns and villages of the region, such as the Olesko Castle, Zolochiv Castle and Pidhirtsi Castle, referred to as the “Golden Horseshoe”. Each of these castles has a long, and often tumultuous, [...]

Walking the streets of ancient Kamenets Podolskiy

217 weeks ago
Kamenets Podolskiy is one of the oldest cities in Ukraine known for its unique combination of historical, architectural and urban heritage. “The Old Town” is declared a state historical and architectural reserve. There are about 200 monuments of the 9th-19th centuries in the city. Kamenets Podolskiy has almost completely preserved historic center without inclusions of [...]

Moonrise over Yalta ? Ai-Petri Peak in Crimea

218 weeks ago
It took some effort to shoot this beautiful picture of night Yalta from Ai-Petri Peak but the result is worth it. Photo by Denis Belitsky Source: ukraine travel blog  

Forged Figures Park in Donetsk

218 weeks ago
Forged Figures Park is a park in Donetsk with forged sculptures. The park was opened in August 2001. The international festival of blacksmith art held annually in Donetsk has the same name. Traditionally, all forged figures made during the festival remain in the park as a gift to the city. The park has about 220 [...]

Celebrating Easter in Ukraine

219 weeks ago
With the arrival of Christianity in Ukraine in the tenth century, some ancient festivals were replaced or combined with Christian celebrations, with one of the most notable celebrations being Easter, or Velykden. Previously this mid-spring event was associated with the revival of nature after a long, often harsh, winter, and with the adoption of Christianity [...]

Chersonese lighthouse in Sevastopol

219 weeks ago
Chersonese lighthouse is located at the entrance to Sevastopol bay, in its southwestern part, at Cape Chersonese. The lighthouse was built in 1816 and throughout its long life played an important role in the history of the Black Sea Fleet. During the Second World War, the lighthouse tower was destroyed, but it was rebuilt in [...]

Construction of ?New Safe Confinement? for Chernobyl NPP

220 weeks ago
Despite numerous political events in recent months, the work on the construction of project “New Safe Confinement” at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in abandoned Pripyat city continues. This project is also known as “The Arch”. March 31, 2014, the process of moving of the eastern part of “New Safe Confinement” began. The weight of [...]

Ukraine is beautiful at any time of the year

220 weeks ago
These great nature photos were taken by Sergey Stepanenko near small village of Mokhnach located almost in the center of Kharkov region. Frosty winter Warm autumn Mystical late autumn Mokhnach, Kharkov region, Ukraine, photo 7

Architecture of the historic center of Lviv

221 weeks ago
Lviv is the capital city of Lviv region, cultural, educational and scientific center. It is a major industrial center and transportation hub of Western Ukraine, the seventh most populous city in the country. The historic center of Lviv is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This city with the largest number of architectural monuments in Ukraine [...]

Pikkardiyska Tertsiya: The Power of the Human Voice

221 weeks ago
Formed in September 1992 in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, the six members of Pikkardiyska Tertsiya have been entertaining audiences in their home country and abroad with their a cappella musical performances for more than two decades. The group originally consisted of four members performing traditional Ukrainian folk songs and music dating back to the [...]

The most scenic mountains in the Ukrainian Carpathians

221 weeks ago
Ukrainian part of Hutsul Alps also known as Marmarosy is located in Rakhovsky district of Zakarpattia region. Hutsul Alps are the most beautiful mountains in the Ukrainian Carpathians due to high altitude (over 1,900 meters), diverse geological structure, and deep valleys (up to 1500 meters). Photos by Alexander Kotenko Hutsul Alps, Zakarpattia region, [...]
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Morning on Mount North Demerji

222 weeks ago
What a beautiful view! Morning on Mount North Demerji (1356 meters) in the Crimea. Photo by Vladimir Metzger Source: ukraine travel blog  

Portraits of Ukrainian revolutionaries

222 weeks ago
In late November, in Ukraine, mass protests against the government’s decision to suspend signing an association agreement with the EU began. Rallies in the center of Kyiv, called “Euromaidan”, spread to other regions of Ukraine. In January 2014, after the adoption of laws that substantially restricted the rights and freedoms of citizens, confrontation between the [...]

Russia is coming!

222 weeks ago
As Russia moves out from Crimea the people who swore to protect Ukraine do nothing more than slap the hand of a few politicians. As long as Ukraine allows Russians to vote they will never be free of Putin or Russia. As Russia prepares to take Donetsk will those who promised to protect Ukraine hold [...]

Let?s walk around Cape Tarkhankut in the Crimea

222 weeks ago
Tarhankut is a cape located in the most western point of the Crimea, on the peninsula bearing the same name. It is a popular place for diving, windsurfing, kiteboarding. From April to October, the sun shines brightly, and the water in July and August warms up to +28 ° C. There are no rivers nearby, [...]

Hanging bridges on Ai-Petri Mount

223 weeks ago
Ai-Petri is a mountain of 1234 meters height located in the Yalta region of Crimea. “Ai-Petri” name is of Greek origin and translates as “Saint Peter”. Maximum number of foggy days (not only in Crimea, but throughout Ukraine) is observed here (215 days in 1970). Beautiful photo by Sergey Anashkevitch Source: ukraine travel blog  

Przewalski?s Horses: Born to Be Wild

223 weeks ago
The Askaniya-Nova Biosphere Reserve in the Kherson Oblast of Ukraine is home to what is believed to be the world’s largest captive group of Przewalski’s horses. Also known as Asian wild horses and Mongolian wild horses, Przewalski’s horses (Equus ferus przewalskii) are the last true wild horses in the world*. Although the majority of the [...]

Agitation before the referendum in the Crimea

223 weeks ago
Agitation before the referendum in the Crimea. The text says: “March 16, we choose”. I suppose, the result is already known. Photo by Tatiana Rihtun Source: ukraine travel blog  

As Putin wins

224 weeks ago
As Putin send more and more Russians to Crimea they are set to vote to become part of Russia. Putin is actively importing Russians to make sure the vote goes in his favor. As he acts on taking Crimea the world is talking, maybe some sanctions. I fear that as long as native Russians can [...]

Perhaps the most beautiful abandoned place in the world

224 weeks ago
All these incredible water colors, crazy salt columns and cosmic landscapes are abandoned fields for collecting salt located in the Crimea! Back in Soviet times, these fields were used for mining salt for the needs of the chemical industry. The views here are fantastic – unique combination of bright red water and blue-white-black mud. Photos [...]

Russian soldiers in the Crimea

224 weeks ago
Currently, there is certainly some tension in the Crimea, but in many ways it is not so critical as it looks from the outside. People in the Crimea are united by one idea – they don’t want war. There are unidentified soldiers in the Crimea, though in recent days the number of them has become [...]

Russian armed forces in Ukraine

225 weeks ago
Breaking news. Upper House of Russian Parliament voted to approve sending Russian armed forces on the territory of Ukraine. It was done by Putin’s request because of the “extraordinary” situation in Ukraine and threats to life of Russian citizens, the personnel of the military contingent of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation located in [...]

Zbarazh Castle: Historical Heritage Site

225 weeks ago
Located on a hill overlooking the town of Zbarazh near Ternopil in Western Ukraine, Zbarazh Castle is a superb example of historic defensive architecture. Visitors to the castle will find a number of fascinating exhibits detailing the history of the area, archeological excavations, sacred arts, icons and sculptures, as well as local ethnic crafts and [...]