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Kurgan culture in Ukraine

View from the top of a kurgan

View from the top of a kurgan

There are no man in Ukraine, which would at least once did not see the ancient kurgans. Ukraine can be called a country of kurgans on the right. In addition, it is the richest in Europe for these attractions. Nowadays, because of anthropogenic, catastrophic decreases, Ukraine still has no less than 50 thousand kurgans. Of course, most kurgans that can be often seen are far from being the biggest. Average kurgans` height is 1 – 3 meters. Rarely found kurgans up to 8 – 10 meters. Continue reading

    Khortytsia Island in Zaporizhia

    Cossacs' fortress Zaporizka Sich

    Cossacs' fortress Zaporizka Sich

    Khortytsia Island is a large island on the Dnieper river, extending from northwest to southeast for more than twelve kilometers, has an average width of 2,500 meters. The Khortytsia Island faces modern Zaporizhia across the Dnieper River, was one of the historic locations for the Zaporizhian Sich (main fortress capital of the Cossack state). Nowadays, Khortysia is designated a national museum. Continue reading

      House of the weeping widow (Kiev)

      House of the weeping widow

      House of the weeping widow

      This popular building (mansion) was constructed in 1907 upon an order of Sergey Arshavskiy, a merchant from Poltava by the architect Bratdtman (modern style). The House of the weeping widow is situated on the 23 Luteranska Street. Continue reading

        Outdoor Museum of Architecture in Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi (2)

        Ukrainian wooden church

        Ukrainian wooden church

        Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi is about 100 km south of Kiev. The whole town was proclaimed a historical sanctuary due to the largest museum of folk architecture in this region. The museum presents the architecture and traditions of Ukrainians from ancient times up to the 19th century. Continue reading

          Outdoor Museum of Architecture in Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi (1)

          On the territory of the museum

          On the territory of the museum

          Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi or Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyy is a town located where Alta River flows into Trubizh River in the Kiev region in central Ukraine (it is about 100 km south of Kiev). The whole town was proclaimed a historical sanctuary because of the largest museum of folk architecture. Continue reading

            Sviatohirsk Cave Monastery in Donetsk region

            Sviatohirsk Cave Monastery

            Sviatohirsk Cave Monastery

            Sviatohirsk is located within 30 km from the town of Sloviansk, on the picturesque banks of the Seversky Donets River. Today Sviatohirsk is a spiritual centre, the Holy Assumption Sviatohirsk lavra, Holy Mountains National Park, historical and architectural reserve, as well as a resort of national importance. Continue reading

              Administrative buildings in Kiev

              President`s administrative building

              Secretariat of the President of Ukraine

              The main purpose of the Secretariat is to provide administrative, advisory, analytical, and legal assistance to the President. The Secretariat arranges communication and official statements between the President and the Ukrainian parliament. Continue reading

                Podil – the old mercantile quarter of Kiev

                View to St.Andrew`s church from Podil

                View of St.Andrew`s church from Podil

                Podil is a live history of Kyiv, its legend, it is the most ancient quater of the Ukraine`s capital. Continue reading

                  St. Michael`s Golden-Domed Monastery

                  St. Michael`s Golden-Domed Monastery

                  St. Michael`s Golden-Domed Monastery

                  St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery (Mykhaylivskyi zolotoverkhyi monastyr) is a functioning monastery in Kyiv. The monastery is locatedopposite of the St. Sophia Cathedral. The site is located in the historic and administrative Uppertown and near the city’s historical commercial and merchant quarter Podil. Continue reading

                    The Golden Gate in Kyiv

                    Golden Gate in Kiev

                    Golden Gate in Kiev

                    The Golden Gate of Kyiv is a historic gateway in the ancient city walls of Kyiv. The Golden Gate was the part of the defense installation and served as a main town’s gate. It is located on the Volodymyrska Street near the Metro Station Zoloti Vorota.  Continue reading

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