Another one from Donbass Arena in Donetsk
Thanks to Natalia for sending this one.
Yusupov Palace, Crimea
The Yusupov Palace is located in the town of Koreiz, Crimea. It was built in 1909 for Prince Felix Yusupov (who participated in the murder of Rasputin). After the Russian Revolution of 1917, the palace was nationalized and served as Stalin’s favorite seasonal home.
Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine
The Donbass Arena was host to the EURO 2012, it is located in Donetsk and has a capacity of 52 500 spectators. Construction began in 2006 and was completed in 2009. It is home to FC Shakhtar Donetsk. Thanks to Elizabeth for this one.
UEFA EURO 2012
Thanks to Karola for this EURO 2012 postcard!
View of Podil, Kiev
Podil is a historic neighborhood and an administrative district in Kiev. The Dnieper River can be seen in the back. Thanks to Elizabeth for the card.
Slavek and Slavko, UEFA Euro 2012 mascots
Many thanks to Julia for sending me this Euro 2012 card.
Monument to Bohdan Khmelnytsky in Kiev
This monument is located in Kiev to honor the memory of Bohdan Khmelnytsky, who was an important part of the Ukrainian culture, some consider him a national hero but is also criticized for signing a treaty that led to the loss of independence to the Russian Empire.
Kharkiv Freedom Square
Thanks to Julia for sending this card. It pictures the Freedom Square in Kharkiv.
Olympic Stadium, Kiev
This one came from Postcrossing, the Olympic Stadium in Kiev will host the final match of the UEFA Euro 2012. Besides that, 3 matches from Group A and a quarter final game will be played here. Thanks go out to Irina.
Monument to the founders of Kiev
According to the “Primary Chronicle” by Nestor the Chronicler, as well as other Russian chronicles, dated XI-XII centuries, the contemporary city of Kiev was founded by three brothers – Kyi, Schek, Khoryv and their sister Lybid. The newly formed three small settlements subsequently merged into a magnificent city, named after the eldest brother Kyi.
The sculptural composition of the monument on the Embankment of the Dnieper consists of the rook, on which float brothers Kyi, Schek, Khoryv, and their beautiful sister Lybid. At the foot of the monument there is a pool, and the monument is made of granite.