Lopansky Bridge

Kharkiv is is the second largest city in  Ukraine. Founded in 1654, Kharkiv became the first capital of Soviet Ukraine, now the administrative centre of the Kharkiv oblast. Kharkiv is a major cultural, scientific, educational, transport and industrial centre of Ukraine.

Monastary

Odessa is the administrative center of the Odessa Oblast located in southern Ukraine. The city is a major seaport located on the shore of the Black Sea and the fourth largest city in Ukraine with a population of 1,029,000. The predecessor of Odessa, a small Tatar settlement, was founded by the Khan of Crimea, in 1240 and originally named after him as “Hac?bey”. After a period of Lithuanian control, it passed into the domain of the Ottoman Sultan in 1529 and remained in Ottoman hands until the Ottoman Empire’s defeat in the Russo-Turkish War of 1792. The city of Odessa was founded by a decree of the Empress Catherine the Great in 1794.

Odessa

Odessa

Odessa

Odessa

Seaport in Odessa

Odessa

142-metre-long Potemkin Stairs

Odessa Fontain

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