Happy New Year 2019!

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Happy New Year 2019

Let the New Year be full of delight,
And every single day be nice and filled with light!
Happy New Year 2019!

Picture: Winter Landscape by Ivan Aivazovsky.

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Sviatohirsk Lavra – the Most Picturesque Monastery of Ukraine

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Sviatohirsk Lavra, Ukraine, photo 1

In Ukraine, there are only three monasteries, which have the highest spiritual title of Lavra – Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, Pochayiv Lavra and Sviatohirsk Lavra.

The Holy Assumption Sviatohirsk Lavra (also known as The Holy Mountains Lavra, Sviatohirsk Cave Monastery), an important spiritual center of eastern Ukraine and southern Russia, was first mentioned in written sources in 1526. Sviatohirsk Lavra on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexey Novik.

This beautiful Orthodox monastery is located on the right high chalk bank of the Siverskyi Donets River (on the so-called Holy Mountains, in the national park of the
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Snowy Winter in the Pyrohiv Museum

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Snowy winter in the Pyrohiv Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

Snowy winter in the National Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine located on the southern outskirts of Kyiv near the village of Pyrohiv.

This open-air museum is a unique architectural and landscape complex of all historical and ethnographic regions of Ukraine. Pyrohiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Yuriy Yuriev.

Snowy winter in the Pyrohiv Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 3

In total, the museum has 275 architectural exhibits of national architecture of the 16th-20th centuries. Rural houses and household buildings are grouped with documentary accuracy.
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Wooden Church of St. Nicholas in Lishchyny

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Wooden Church of St. Nicholas in Lishchyny, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

Lishchyny is a small village with a population of about 500 people located in the east of the Lviv region, about 57 km south-east of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of St. Nicholas built according to different sources either in 1669 or in 1696. The church is located in the center of the village, near the road and houses. Lishchyny on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity in Pomoryany

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Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity in Pomoryany, Ukraine, photo 1

Pomoryany, included in the list of historical towns and villages of Ukraine, is an urban-type settlement with a population of about 1,300 people located in the Zolochiv district of the Lviv region, about 92 km east of Lviv.

One of the local attractions is the Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity, an architectural monument of national importance founded in 1738. The construction of this church was completed only in 1812. The church combines the styles of Classicism and Gothic. Pomoryany on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Dnipro – One of the Most Unusual Cities of Ukraine

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Dnipro - one of the most unusual cities of Ukraine, photo 1

Dnipro (the former Yekaterinoslav and Dnipropetrovsk), located in south-eastern Ukraine, is the administrative center of the Dnipropetrovsk region, the fourth most populous city in the country after Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odessa.

It was one of the key centers of the Soviet metallurgical, nuclear, defense, and space industries. Today, Dnipro remains one of the most important political, industrial, financial, scientific, and cultural centers of Ukraine. Photos by: Alexander Belenkiy.

Twin Towers – a residential complex (106 meters), which is the main symbol of Dnipro.

Since the beginning of the 2000s, a
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Church of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in Ruzhyn

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Catholic Church of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in Ruzhyn, Ukraine, photo 1

Ruzhyn is an urban village with a population of about 4,700 people located in the Zhytomyr region, about 100 km south-east of Zhytomyr.

The main attraction of Ruzhyn is the Catholic Church of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ built by Count Kalinowski in the style of classicism in 1815. Ruzhyn on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

In Soviet times, the church was closed, the dome was demolished, and the building was converted into car repair shops. In 2000-2008, at the expense of the Zhebrivskyi family, it was restored.

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Catholic Church of St. Anthony in Myropol

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St. Anthony Church in Myropol, Ukraine, photo 1

Myropol is an urban village with a population of about 4,500 people located in the Romaniv district of the Zhytomyr region, about 82 km west of Zhytomyr.

The main architectural monument of Myropol is a stone two-story Catholic church built in 1820 – the Church of St. Anthony. In front of the central entrance there is a figure of St. Anthony. Myropol on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Anthony Church in Myropol, Ukraine, photo 3

<img src="http://ukrainetrek.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/st-anthony-church-myropol-ukraine-4-small.jpg" alt="St. Anthony Church in
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Manyavsky Holy Cross Exaltation Monastery

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Manyavsky Holy Cross Exaltation Monastery, Ukraine, photo 1

Maniavskyi Skyt (1611-1621) is an Orthodox monastery located in the village of Manyava, about 50 km south-west of Ivano-Frankivsk, an important center of spirituality, culture and art of Ukraine.

During its heyday, the monastery numbered about 200 monks and dozens of subordinate monasteries in Galicia, Bukovina and Moldova. It was one of the centers of cultural life in Galicia. Maniavskyi Skyt on Google Maps. Photos by: Vitaliy Ilnytsky.

The bridge over the Manyavka River on the way to the monastery.

In 1785, the monastery was closed by the Austrian government as part of the religious
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Kyiv in 1985 – the Capital of Soviet Ukraine

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Kyiv - the Capital of Soviet Ukraine in 1985, photo 1

Let’s walk through the main streets of Kyiv and see how they looked in 1985. After the Second World War, Kyiv became the third largest city in the Soviet Union after Moscow and Leningrad, the capital of the second largest Soviet republic.

The photos were taken one year before the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which caused a significant deterioration in the environmental situation in the city, and 6 years before Kyiv became the capital of an independent Ukraine. Source

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