Archive for the ‘Towns’Category

Sofiyivka, the gift of Love



This true heavenly place, named after the Greek belle Sophia, fascinates visitors already for two centuries. It represents the inimitable creation of nature and human imagination, and is built in the name of love!
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Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi, the town of 1000 battles

When you stare at the fabulous views of Korsun, you may think: “Oh, I would be happy to live here!” But somehow the town’s population is decreasing, especially during last 10 years. Hopefully this situation will change over time due to the economic recovery of the region and its great tourism potential.
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03 2011

Kerch – the Ancient Resort

“Have you been to Kerch? If you haven’t, then shut up!” sings a Belarusian rock band. And the guys are right – Kerch is one of the oldest cities in the world, with many historical monuments, 4 different shores, a dozen of curative mud resorts and a few crowded party areas.
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03 2011

Baturyn – the ruined Capital

From the first sight Baturyn seems to be a small and unnoticed Ukrainian village. But it’s definitely not. Baturyn is a place where Ukrainian history has made a big turn. The Baturyn events of XVII Century gave the local people a chance to think about their independence. And Baturyn had to pay a horrible price for that.
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02 2011

Poltava – The Cultural Stronghold

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“He’s like a Swede at Poltava” say Ukrainians when someone is in a big trouble. Many Ukrainians link Poltava to a big battle which had taken place here in 1709 between Russian and Swedish Armies. The Russian side, led by King Peter The Great had won, raising the power of Imperial Russia and ending Ukrainian ambitions of Independence. Nowadays this battle is a very popular event for historical reenactment in Poltava.
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02 2011