Church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin in Topilnytsya

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Church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin in Topilnytsya, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Topilnytsya is a village with a population of about 1,500 people located in the southwest of Lviv Oblast, near the border with Poland.

There is a beautiful monument of wooden architecture in this village – the Church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin (1730). This church with other buildings forms a unique monastery complex of the 18th century. Topilnytsya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Zbarazh Castle – the view from above

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Zbarazh Castle, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Zbarazh Castle (1626-1631) is located in a park near the center of the town of Zbarazh in the central part of Ternopil Oblast, about 24 km northeast of Ternopil.

In 1649, this fortification played a key role during the uprising of the Zaporozhye Cossacks led by Bohdan Khmelnytsky. As a result of the siege of Zbarazh and the ensuing Battle of Zboriv fought between the combined Cossack-Crimean force and the Crown army of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Treaty of Zboriv was signed. Zbarazh Castle on Google Maps. Photos by:
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Svirzh Castle – the view from above

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Svirzh Castle, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Svirzh Castle, a picturesque fortified aristocratic residence, is a unique monument of defense architecture of the 15th-17th centuries located in the village of Svirzh in Lviv Oblast, about 44 km southeast of Lviv.

First mentioned in 1484, it was originally a purely defensive stone building. After numerous renovations, the castle acquired its present form in the middle of the 17th century. In Soviet times, this building was used as a school of tractor drivers. Svirzh Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Zaporozhye Aluminium Combine – a Decaying Industrial Giant

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Zaporozhye Aluminium Combine, Ukraine - a Decaying Industrial Giant, photo 1

Zaporozhye aluminum combine is an industrial enterprise of the metallurgical industry of Ukraine, the only producer of primary aluminum in the country.

The construction of an aluminum plant in Zaporozhye began in 1930. The plant became the first enterprise of the Soviet aluminum industry. The first aluminum ingots were produced in 1933. Before the Second World War, it was the largest aluminum smelter in Europe. Zaporozhye aluminium combine on Google Maps. Photos by: Lana Sator.

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Education in Ukraine: 5 Facts

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Education in Ukraine - Lviv

Choosing where to study is a hard decision to make. Everyone wants to study at the most prestigious universities in the world, but your ability and chances at this are an entirely different matter. Moreover, there are students who want to step out of the conventional and common and try out something less popular.

Now, Ukraine might not be a highly popular choice due to the fact that this education in Ukraine is developing rather slowly. However, more and more students like the idea of studying in this little European gem.

That’s why I’ve decided to share with
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Fortified Church of the Nativity of Our Lady in Rosokhy

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Fortified church in Rosokhy, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Rosokhy is a small village with a population of about 150 people located in Lviv Oblast of Ukraine near the border with Poland, about 123 km southwest of Lviv.

The main attraction of this village is a complex of buildings of the fortified Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary built in the 15th-16th centuries and included in the list of monuments of architecture of national importance. At that time, this region was within the reach of the raids of the Crimean Tatars, therefore there was a need for such fortifications.
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Church of St. Nicholas in Turka

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Church of St. Nicholas in Turka, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Turka is a town with a population of about 7,000 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 135 km south-west of Lviv, near the border with Poland.

One of the architectural sights of the town is the wooden Church of St. Nicholas (1739) – a monument of architecture of national importance. Inside, there is a preserved carved wooden iconostasis with a red background, gilded carvings, and icons created in 1739. Turka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Happy New Year 2020!

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Happy New Year 2020 from Ukraine

Out with the old, in with the new: may you be happy the whole year through! Happy New Year!

Painting by Vlad Lyaskovsky.

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Unique Wooden Neo-Gothic Church in Rozluch

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Wooden Neo-Gothic Church, Rozluch, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Rozluch is a village with a population of about 1,200 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 128 km southwest of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the Roman Catholic Church of St. Francis Borgia (1901-1902) – the former chapel of German colonists and a unique for Ukraine example of a wooden church built in the Neo-Gothic style. Rozluch on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Originally, a wooden church in Rozluch was built for Catholic German colonists from Swabia, who had settled in
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Churches of St. Michael the Archangel in Isai

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Churches of St. Michael the Archangel in Isai, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Isai is a village with a population of about 800 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 138 km southwest of Lviv.

In the center of the village, next to the stone church of St. Michael the Archangel (1938), you can see the wooden church of St. Michael the Archangel (1663). Nearby, there is a wooden bell tower built in 1722. Together they form a monument of architecture of national importance. Isai on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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