Tag: Dnipro

Pripyat River
Chernobyl
02/04/2022

Pripyat River

The Pripyat flows through the territory of two states, Belarus and Ukraine. It is 775 km (481.5 mi) long, the basin area is almost 115,000 sq km (44,400 sq mi), which makes it the largest, in terms of water content, right tributary of the Dnipro. The ...
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Slavutych
Chernobyl
02/04/2022

Slavutych

Soon after the accident, construction began on Pripyat’s younger brother, Slavutych. The new atom-town was also given the name of a nearby river: Slavutych, one of the ancient names of the Dnipro. On the shore, a bay was dug and equipped, where bui ...
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Kyiv Metro
Kyiv
02/04/2022

Kyiv Metro

  The decision to build the Kyiv metro was made back in 1936 but the preparatory work was abruptly halted with the advent of war, in 1941. Although much of Kyiv was bombed to ruins after WWII, the postwar reconstruction plan, included the Kyiv m ...
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Khortytsia
Ukraine
01/04/2022

Khortytsia

The interesting history of Khortytsia. If the island of Malta is the “key” to the Mediterranean Sea, then the island of Khortytsia is the “key” to the Dnipro. It is located within the city of Zaporizhia, below the DniproHES. In the Middle Age ...
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Kyiv
Ukraine
31/03/2022

Kyiv

The interesting history of Kyiv. Kyiv is the main and largest city of the country, with an ancient and vibrant history. According to legend, it was founded by three brothers Kyi, Shchek, and Khoryv, and their sister Lybid. Their names are reflected i ...
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Vladimir the Great
Ukraine
30/03/2022

Vladimir the Great

The history of Vladimir the Great. For his most important act, the baptism of Rus’ in 988, Prince Vladimir was canonized, becoming equal to the apostles, and he became known in history by the names Vladimir the Great, the Baptist, and the epic Vla ...
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Petrykivka Painting
Ukraine
29/03/2022

Petrykivka Painting

Petrykivka painting is a traditional Ukrainian decorative painting style. This unique folk art developed out of the tradition of Ukrainian baroque fairly recently (in the 18th and early 19th centuries), and is associated with the heyday of the Cossac ...
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Decommunization
Ukraine
28/03/2022

Decommunization

Decommunization in Ukraine started during and after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. From 1922 to 1991, Ukraine was a part of the USSR, with the official name of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. Despite the formally proclaimed equ ...
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Trypillia
Ukraine
28/03/2022

Trypillia

Trypillia is the site of an ancient mega-settlement dating to 4300–4000 BCE. Surprisingly, thousands of years ago, at the turn of the Stone and Bronze Ages, on the territory of modern Ukraine there already existed mega-settlements for the time, so ...
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European Square
Kyiv
28/03/2022

European Square

European Square – a square in the Shevchenkivskyi district of Kiev. The European Square from which Khreshchatyk (Kyiv’s main street) begins is an amazing place. It was known under many different names during the last two hundred years: Horse’s ...
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Around the Zone
Chernobyl
28/03/2022

Around the Zone

Around the Zone of Chernobyl. There are many villages along the almost 100-km (62-mi) perimeter of the Exclusion Zone. Most of them were under threat of evacuation, and some were cleared out but then residents were brought back. Soon after the disast ...
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