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UKRAINE

Ukraine lays from Russia in the east to Poland in the west. The culture in the country dates back to the days of its establishment and is strongly represented through different aspects of what has been preserved through history. The country has a total of seven World Heritage Sites, which are often the favourite spots to visit by travellers, who are intrigues by the beautiful facades of the cathedrals and the historical buildings.

 

In 1991, Ukraine gained its independence from the West. It also sets some records: Khreshchatyk Street located in Kiev is measured as the world’s shortest, 1.2 km, and widest streets. Destroyed during the World War II, the street remains as a symbol of Kiev and a characteristic of the restless spirit of Ukrainians. The nuclear power plant disaster in Chernobyl left many towns around the area empty as radiation levels are still high. Those places are referred to as ‘ghost towns’ and are a reminder of the difficulties that Ukrainians had to face.