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St. Theodores Church or Kiev Jerusalem

Kiev Jerusalem

Kiev Jerusalem at Lukyanivka district in Kiev

 

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Interesting facts about Ukraine – Wonders of Ukraine

In July 2007, the Ukrainians voted for their seven favourite historical and cultural sites. The sites were then given the status of being the “Seven Wonders of Ukraine”.

Ukraine is a large country of diverse natural beauty, rich in culture and with a long, interesting history!

Experts in various fields were asked to vote for their seven best sites, which were condensed into a list of 1,000 candidates. These were examined by a council of 100 experts and the list was narrowed down to 21. Then Internet users could cast their votes to make up the list of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine. The response from the public was very positive. About 77,000 internet users took part in the campaign.

And here what they chose:

Sofievskiy Park in Uman
1. National Park Sofiyivka
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Orthodox temples in Ukraine


As with most European countries, Ukrainians were originally a pagan nation of idol worshippers. In 988 AD, Prince Vladimir the Great of Kiev accepted Orthodox Christianity and brought the entire country under the influence of the Byzantine Empire. The period was characterized by mass baptisms, when many of the Prince’s subjects converted to Christianity. Despite changes over the past 1000 years, Ukrainian Orthodox Christianity remains the main religion of Ukraine today, with some 70% of Ukrainians still claiming to belong to this faith. Continue reading

Gustyn Holy-Trinity Monastery

Gustyn Holy-Trinity Monastery

Pryluky or Priluki is a city located on the Udai River in the Chernihiv Oblast, north-central Ukraine. Serving as the administrative center of the Prylutsky district. The city boasts various monuments of national importance, including the Cossack regiment treasury, Gustyn Holy-Trinity Monastery, various churches and ancient cathedrals.

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Chortkiv

Chortkiv

Chortkiv is a city in the Ternopil oblast – in western Ukraine. The town is the administrative center of the Chortkiv District. Population is about 27 000. Chortkiv is located on the Seret River, this is in the northern part of Galician Podilia and is situated in the historic region of Galicia.
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Zbarazh

Zbarazh

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Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra

Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra

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Source of St. Anna

Source of St. Anna

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Castle in Dubno

Castle in Dubno

Address: Dubna, ul. Castle, 7-a, Tel.: +38 (03656) 4-35-68, 4-24-01
Working hours: 8:00-19:00 (winter – 8:00-17:00)
Website: www.dubno-museum.org.ua

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Inside the St.Michael`s Cathedral

St.Michael`s Cathedral

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