Nature Protection

Sunny Marigold makes Ukraine bloom

Sunny Marigold — this is the name given to sculptor Vasyl Ryzhuk from Lutsk. The artist does a rather unusual thing — all on his own, he plants flowers along the roadsides of his hometown. In 20 years, Vasyl has...

Domazhyr: Bears Rescued From Humans

There is a huge problem with animals kept in terrible conditions in circuses, private zoos, sometimes even at gas stations. There are nearly 200 species living in the wild and almost the same amount who are held in captivity. Numerous...

Bakota: the submerged world

Bakota is a submerged village in Podillia near Kamyanets-Podilsky. Nowadays this place is known for its incredible landscapes and total silence. Half a century ago hundreds of families left their homes and farms there. The people were evicted and the...

Self-Settlers of Chornobyl — Returning Home

On April 26, 1986, an explosion occurred, followed by another one. An accident at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant was a technogenic, ecological and humanitarian catastrophe which has changed the image of the nuclear power worldwide. The scale of the...

Askania-Nova: The first steppe bioreserve

Askania-Nova is a true wonder not only for Pryazovia but also for all of Ukraine. It’s one of the oldest biosphere reserves  on the planet and the biggest European steppe protected territory. Local ecosystems have more than 500 species of...

Slavske: Experimental Green Building

The Carpathian village of Slavske, located in the valley of the Opir river and surrounded by mountains, has been a resort since the beginning of the 19th century, when it saw the construction of its first hotel and climatotherapy station....

A Return to the Exclusion Zone

Prypiat is the city that saw bright prospects and terrible consequences. For the last 30 years this is an abandoned spot, contaminated by radiation. Today Prypiat is the subject of legends, the territory of dreary scenes and a sign of...

Yanko Derevlyanyi. Guardian of Yavirnyk Mountain

The references to Yanko Derevlyanyi on the Internet are as numerous as the roads leading to Yavirnyk Mountain — there are none. People usually come here on foot, and it happens by accident more often than not. It is one...

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