Ukrainian Places of Interest
Ukraine is a country with the rich past. It is rich for historical monuments and different places of interest. Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, is one of the oldest cities in the Eastern Europe. That’s why it is not surprising that a lot of interesting monuments are situated there. For example, the well-known to all Slavonic world St. Sophia’s Cathedral and Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra.
But Ukraine is not only Kyiv. There is also Western Ukraine with the Carpathians with their legends and with their unique nature and culture. One may visit the famous symbol of the Crimea — the castle «Swallow’s nest or the residence of Russian tsars in Livadia.
It is also possible to visit the last house of Chekhov, now the museum in Jalta. There Chekhov lived and wrote his last works. It is possible to go through Gogol places in Poltava region, see Dickanka, Sorochintsy.
One may also go to Zaporizhzhia, to the island of Khortytsya. There the Ukrainian cossack’s organization was born. One can go to Odesa and walk along the boulevards, where Pushkin walked a long time ago and touch the trees, which Pushkin touched. Near the small town of the Kaniv the monument to the Ukrainian national genius Taras Shevchenko is situated. The museum, where the books, drawing and manuscripts of Shevchenko are kept, is situated in the village not far from Kaniv. Even the house, where he was born, is preserved. It is very interesting to look at it.
One may come to Poltava, visit the museum of the famous Poltava battle, the field where Petro the Great defeated the Swedes.
There is a lot to see in Ukraine and to be proud of. And I am glad to live in such a country, with all these beautiful monuments.