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Castle of Baron Rudolph Steingel

Quite often, Kyivans call the building at the beginning of Yaroslaviv Val Street the Baron's house. However, this is a mistake. In fact, Baron Rudolf Steingel and his family lived in the castle, which he purchased and rebuilt in the late 1870s. This manor house can still be seen on Bulvarno-Kudryavska Street. According to the […]
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Mysterious caves of Ternopil region

Stone labyrinths in the Ternopil Region are deep, long and confusing. However, they look incredibly beautiful! MLYNKY The length of the cave is more than 53 km - it is the longest horizontal gypsum cave in Ukraine. The first report about it appeared in 1960. The walls of the cave are covered with gypsum crystals […]
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5 unique places of Ukraine

Nature is unsurpassed at any time of the year! ROCK TEMPLE The ancient Slavic cave temple arose in the first century AD. It was created in a natural fissure. In 1824, local landowner Romuald Ovsyanyi found rock paintings here. He built a covered veranda and held literary evenings. Rains and winds damaged the local monument […]
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Interregional Academy of Personnel Management

There is a place in Kyiv that can be called an open-air museum! It is a park of Tripoli culture and a garden of seven wonders of the world. And there are also sculptures of muses and prominent personalities of the past, including: Taras Shevchenko - did you know that there are more than a […]
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Beautiful Zhytomyr region

You can see a lot of interesting things if you travel around the Zhytomyr region. It ranks 5th in terms of area among all regions of Ukraine and first in the country in terms of forest resources, estimated 750 thousand hectares. Zhytomyr region is the Motherland of our national currency, here the Central Rada passed […]
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Kyiv Zoo

The Kyiv Zoological Park was created on the initiative of teachers, doctors, public figures and professors of the University of St. Volodymyr and the Polytechnic Institute. The official date of its foundation was 21 March 1907, when it received a lease for an area to be located in the botanical garden of St. Volodymyr's University. […]
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The Bessarabian Market

The Bessarabian Market is one of the best monuments of rational modernism in Kyiv. Its grand opening took place 100 years ago – on July, 1912. Long before the construction, Bessarabska Square was occupied by a Lutheran cemetery in the 16-18th centuries; at the beginning of the 19th century – by a horse post station; […]
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10 interesting facts about VDNG

It was 64 years ago, July 6, 1958 when the Exhibition opened in Kyiv - VDNG. Nowadays it is the National Complex Expocenter of Ukraine (VDNG). Its architectural ensemble of the central part of the exhibition centre, and it includes 19 objects, has the status of a national monument. Fact 1 The complex was called […]
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VDNG: The History of the Blue Whale

VDNG EXPONENT A female blue whale was captured in Antarctica. It is believed to be one of the world's largest specimens – 26 metres long and weighing 140 tonnes. In 1960s this exhibit was installed in Kyiv, at VDNG, in pavilion "Gifts of the Sea" № 11. At the beginning of 1970s the exposition of […]
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Kyiv Gaudi – Vladyslav Gorodetsky

Vladyslav Gorodetsky was born June 4, 1863 in the village of Sholudki, Vinnitsa region. He studied in Odesa, and later at the Academy of Art in St. Petersburg. In 1891 he moved to Kyiv, and for almost 30 years of his life Gorodetsky devoted to city’s architectural decoration. His works are still hallmarks of the […]
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