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Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin in Vorokhta

Sunday, April 21st, 2019
Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin in Vorokhta, Ukraine, photo 1

Vorokhta is an urban-type settlement and resort with a population of about 4,200 people located at an altitude of 850 meters above sea level in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 89 km south of Ivano-Frankivsk. Almost from all sides Vorokhta is surrounded by mountains and forests. This is a training center for Ukrainian athletes in ski jumping, biathlon, ski racing.

The main architectural landmark of Vorokhta is the wooden church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin – one of the best examples of Hutsul folk architecture built according to traditional technologies without a
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Wooden Church of St. Basil in Cherche

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
Wooden Church of St. Basil the Great in Cherche, Ukraine, photo 1

Another attraction of Cherche, a small village located in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 65 km north of Ivano-Frankivsk, in addition to the “old” Church of St. Basil the Great is the “new” Church of St. Basil the Great built of spruce in a new place closer to the center of the village in 1897.

Today, the church belongs to the local community of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Next to this wooden church there is also a new stone church. Cherche on Google Maps. Photos
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Neo-Gothic Orthodox Church in Pidhaichyky

Friday, April 12th, 2019
Neo-Gothic Orthodox Church in Pidhaichyky, Ukraine, photo 1

Pidhaichyky is a village with a population of about 900 people located in the Terebovlia district of the Ternopil region, 40 km northwest of Ternopil. In 1810, a Roman Catholic neo-Gothic church of hewn stone was built almost in the center of the village.

In 1910, the church was transferred to the local Orthodox community and became the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. In 1947, the church was closed. In 1988, it was reopened and consecrated by the name of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. <a target=_blank href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tserkva+Uspinnya+Presvyatoyi+Bohorodytsi/@49.2408054,25.6837017,1460m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x4731afb06ec9bab7:0x3145f030a07568bf!8m2!3d49.240858!4d25.6849033?hl=en" rel="noopener
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Kharkiv – the view from above

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Kharkiv is the second largest city in Ukraine located in the northeast of the country, near the border with Russia. From December 19, 1919 to June 24, 1934, Kharkiv was the first capital of Soviet Ukraine, hence the name “first capital”.

Today, it is a large scientific, cultural, industrial, and transport center of Ukraine. It was the third largest industrial center of the USSR.

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Church of St. Basil the Great in Cherche

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
Church of St. Basil the Great in Cherche, Ukraine, photo 1

Cherche is a village with a population of about 1,100 people located in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 65 km north of Ivano-Frankivsk. The main attraction of the village is the wooden Church of St. Basil the Great, an architectural monument of national importance.

This church, one of the most beautiful churches in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, was founded at least in the 16th century. It was moved several times from one place to another. At the current location, near the cemetery, the building was placed in 1733. Cherche on Google
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Attractions of Sloboda Ukraine

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Sloboda Ukraine (Slobozhanshchyna) is a historical region located in the northeast of present Ukraine and the southwest of the Central Chernozem economic region of Russia. In the 16th-18th centuries, it was a border region, which was actively settled with the support of the Russian government to protect the state from the raids of the Crimean Tatars.

The settlers took over the guard service and military protection of the frontier, their settlements called “sloboda” enjoyed more freedoms. Today, the term “Slobozhanshchyna” is actively used as an informal collective name of the Kharkiv, Sumy regions
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Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Derenivka

Monday, March 25th, 2019
Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Derenivka, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Derenivka is a village with a population of about 500 people located in the center of the Ternopil region, about 44 km south of Ternopil. One of the few architectural attractions of Derenivka is the wooden church of the Resurrection of Christ located in the central part of the village.

The church was built in 1672. In 1715, it was reconstructed and got its current look. The high bell tower with four bells stands near the church. Derenivka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Church of the Holy Spirit in Rohatyn

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
Church of the Holy Spirit in Rohatyn, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Rohatyn is a small town with a population of about 8,000 people located in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 60 km north of Ivano-Frankivsk. This town is considered one of the historic places of Ukraine.

There are several interesting monuments of architecture in Rohatyn. One of them is the wooden Church of the Holy Spirit – a monument of folk architecture and monumental art of national importance included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Rohatyn on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

This church, one
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Winter on Mount Synyak

Saturday, March 16th, 2019
Winter on Mount Synyak, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Synyak (1,665 m) is a mountain with steep slopes in Gorgany, a system of mountain ranges in the outer strip of the Ukrainian Carpathians. This mountain is located within the Carpathian National Natural Park, in the Nadvirna district of the Ivano-Frankivsk region.

Mount Synyak is a popular destination for hiking trails on weekends. From its top you can see the adjacent ridges. It also offers a magnificent panorama of the ski resort of Bukovel, as well as a view of the highest range of the Ukrainian Carpathians – Chornohora, with the mountains of Hoverla (2,061 m) and
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Gothic Reformed Church in Chetfalva

Sunday, March 10th, 2019
Gothic Reformed Church in Chetfalva, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Founded in 1260, Chetfalva is a village of about 700 people located in the Berehove district of the Zakarpattia region, less than 1 km from the border with Hungary, about 90 km south-east of Uzhhorod.

Chetfalva is a rather unusual place, street names are in two languages: Ukrainian and Hungarian. It looks like a typical Hungarian village. Local architecture is also very distinctive. In the foreground, you see a futuristic building with a strange parabolic arch-belfry – the ensemble of the Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit built in 1998-2001. <a target=_blank href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Csetfalvai+reform%C3%A1tus+templom/@48.1254488,22.7883337,2985m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x473840d29c77ccb9:0x3735f4b694048336!2sChetfalva,+Zakarpattia+Oblast,+Ukraine,+90262!3b1!8m2!3d48.1260352!4d22.7967515!3m4!1s0x473840d23e721c15:0xff60111359c5e060!8m2!3d48.1243105!4d22.7911055" rel="noopener
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