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January 22 in our history – Day of Unification of Ukraine

January 22 in our history – Day of Unification of Ukraine

Today Ukraine celebrates the Day of Unification. 97 years ago the declaration of Unification of two Ukrainian People’s Republics was announced in Kiev. This day officially became a holiday in 1999. In 2011 the former president Victor Yanukovich canceled Day of Unification and in late 2014 Petro Poroshenko made this day a state holiday again. […]

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Interesting facts about Lviv – 14 achievements made there

Interesting facts about Lviv

Throughout its long-lasting history Lviv has acquired and proved its title of the most “European” city of Ukraine. In some things it was even ahead of Europe and, perhaps, the world. Lviv has always been a great place for creative minds. So, there is no surprise that everything the first or the best could be […]

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Ukraine 111 years ago in colored photos

Ukraine 111 years ago in colored photos

These images of typical Ukrainian villages were taken 111 years ago and they are absolunely amazing. Photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorskiy was one of pioneers of colored photography in early XX century. His works had great advantage over black and white photography because they could display soul. Enjoy soul and calm beauty of typical Ukrainian village in […]

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Love Lviv, love women, and love joking or 15 facts you didn’t know about Lviv Batiar

Day of Lviv Batiars

  Batiar’s Day is a celebration of Lviv urban culture. During this holiday people have rare opportunity to dive into atmosphere, mood, style and life of Lviv phenomenon of ‘batiarstvo’. These days every person in Lviv can become batiar and even get a certificate. The document says that person is a true batiar who likes […]

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Unique memorial to 150 dogs in Cherkasy oblast in Ukraine

Unique memorial to 150 dogs in Cherkasy oblast in Ukraine

In Cherkasy oblast in Ukraine there is world’s unique memorial to 150 border guard dogs that killed Nazi in bloody battle. The battle of men and dogs took place in Ukraine many years ago during World War II. In was the third month of war since The Third Reich invaded Soviet territories (June, 1941). Desperate […]

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Transcarpathians in early 20s

Transcarpathians in early 20s

Unique images from life of Transcarpathians made in 1920s by Czech photographer Rudols Hulka.

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