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Ascension Church in Matusiv

Monday, October 7th, 2019
Ascension Church in Matusiv, Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Matusiv is a village of about 4,500 people located in the Shpola district of Cherkasy Oblast, about 69 km southwest of Cherkasy.

The main architectural attraction of this place is the majestic Ascension Church built in the style of late classicism in honor of the heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812 (the French invasion of Russia) in 1812-1818. Matusiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Wooden Church of St. Michael in Zinkiv

Saturday, September 28th, 2019
St. Michael Church, Zinkiv, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Zinkiv is a village with a population of about 1,600 people located in Khmelnytskyi Oblast, about 56 km south of the city of Khmelnytskyi.

There are several architectural and historical monuments here. One of them is the Church of St. Michael built with funds from parishioners in 1769. This is one of the most impressive monuments of Podolia wooden church architecture. Zinkiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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The Palace and Park Ensemble “Illyashivka Estate”

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
Illyashivka Estate, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

The palace and park ensemble “Illyashivka Estate” is a museum-estate located in the village of Illyashivka in the Starokostiantyniv District of Khmelnytskyi Oblast, about 70 km northeast of Khmelnytskyi.

The construction of the palace in the style of classicism began in the late 18th century. Some sources claim that it was designed by the famous architect Domenico Merlini. Illyashivka Estate on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

During the First World War, the palace was looted, but retained its architecture. In Soviet times, it was
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Amazing Scenery in the Area of the Flooded Village of Bakota

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Bakota, located about 50 kilometers from Kamianets-Podilskyi in the territory of the Podilski Tovtry National Park, in the very south of Khmelnytskyi Oblast, was once a village, but its story ended in 1981, when it was flooded due to the construction of the Dniester hydroelectric complex.

Today, Bakota is a place with amazing nature and beautiful views. Here, from the rocky high bank of the river, you can spend hours watching the water surface and picturesque cliffs. There are also boat excursions available. On the territory of Bakota, you can spend the night
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The Khotyn Fortress – the view from above

Monday, September 2nd, 2019
The Khotyn Fortress, Ukraine from above, photo 1

The State Historical and Architectural Reserve “Khotyn Fortress” is a fortress of the 13th-18th centuries located in the town of Khotyn on the bank of the Dniester River in Chernivtsi Oblast, about 60 km northeast of Chernivtsi.

Of the entire fortress, the Khotyn Castle is best preserved, although from a height you can see the remains of other fortifications. The Khotyn Fortress on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Medzhybizh Fortress – the view from above

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Medzhybizh Fortress is a monument of fortification architecture of the 16th century built in the Renaissance style and located about 40 km east of Khmelnytskyi. This fortress is listed in the State Register of National Cultural Heritage of Ukraine.

The fortress has the shape of an elongated triangle with powerful walls and corner towers that protrude significantly beyond the line of walls. The courtyard has a length of 130 m, the largest width (on the western side) is 85 m. The wall thickness is up to 4 m, the height is up to 17 m.

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Church of the Assumption of the Virgin in Skala-Podilska

Saturday, August 17th, 2019
Church of the Assumption of the Virgin in Skala-Podilska, Ukraine, photo 1

Skala-Podilska is an urban-type settlement with a population of about 4,200 people located in the Borshchiv district of Ternopil Oblast, about 106 km southeast of Ternopil.

One of the main architectural attractions of Skala-Podilska is the Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – a stone religious building with Gothic features built in 1719. Skala-Podilska on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

The bell tower spire was completed in the 19th century. Then a tower clock was installed on it, and the
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The Gizycki Palace in Novoselytsya

Friday, August 9th, 2019
The Gizycki Palace in Novoselytsya, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Novoselytsya is a village with a population of about 500 people located in the Starokostiantyniv district of Khmelnytskyi Oblast, about 47 km northeast of Khmelnytskyi. The main attraction of the village is the Gizycki Palace – a monument of architecture of national importance.

This palace in the style of Romanticism with Gothic elements made of specially imported English brick was built by Ludwik Gizycki, who at that time owned the village and surrounding territories, in 1820. Novoselytsya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

The
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Picturesque Buildings of the Antoniny Palace

Friday, August 2nd, 2019
Picturesque Buildings of the Antoniny Palace, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Antoniny is an urban village with a population of about 2,200 people located in the Krasyliv district of the Khmelnytskyi region, about 70 km north of Khmelnytskyi. This settlement under the name of Golodki was first mentioned in documents of the second half of the 14th century. Throughout its history, it belonged to different noble families.

In the 1760s, Barbara Urszula Sanguszko, the owner of the village, transferred Golodki for long-term use to Ignacy Malchevsky, the regent of the Crown Chancellery, who was married to her sister Antonina.

Residential building on Hrafska Street, 24.

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New Sarcophagus for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
New Sarcophagus for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Pripyat, Ukraine, photo 1

July 10, 2019, 22 years after the organization of the Chernobyl Shelter Fund, the New Safe Confinement (the NSC) was finally put into operation in Pripyat.

The main arch-shaped structure has the following parameters: height – 109 m, length – more than 160 m, span-width – 257 m, weight – more than 31 thousand tons. This is the largest movable land structure in history. Photos by: Anton Usov.

The NSC will last at least 100 years and help solve the problem of dismantling the original sarcophagus over the destroyed 4th reactor unit, which
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