Monday, 2 April 2012

Ukraine



Kharkiv or Kharkov is the second largest city in Ukraine, placed in the north-east of the country. It has the population of about 1.5 million.
The city was founded in 1654 and was a major centre of Ukrainian culture in the Russian Empire. Kharkiv became and remained the capital of the Ukrainian SSR until 1934, when the administrative capital was moved to Kiev. Today, Kharkiv is the administrative centre of the Kharkiv oblast.
Kharkiv is known for its Freedom Square, which is the sixth largest square in Europe and the twelfth largest square in the whole world. Another interesting site of Kharkiv is the Holy Annunciation Cathedral, which is also shown on the postcard. The Annunciation Cathedral is one of the tallest Orthodox churches in the world.


Julia sent me this nice card from her hometown. Ukraine is quiet common country in Postcrossing site and forum, but I haven't had many swaps with Ukrainian users yet. This is my only postcard from Ukraine, for now :)

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