47 Sights in Kharkiv, Ukraine (with Map and Images)
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1. Annunciation CathedralBook Ticket*
The Annunciation Cathedral is the main Orthodox church of Kharkiv, Ukraine. The pentacupolar Neo-Byzantine structure with a distinctive 80-meter-tall bell tower was completed on 2 October 1888, from designs by a local architect, Mikhail Lovtsov. The church was consecrated in 1901, and the earlier Annunciation church was then pulled down.
2. Донецьке городище
Donetsk settlement is a multilayered monument of archeology of national importance, located on a high cape of the right bank of the Uda River in the city of Kharkiv. In the sediments of the cultural layer, a variety of archaeological materials are recorded in a wide chronological range from the Bronze Age to the ancient Russian time. The settlement consists of a cub and a position. The most famous monument gained as a chronicle ancient Russian city Donets VIII-XIII centuries. n. e., which is mentioned in the Hypatian Chronicle under 1185 and where, according to the chronicle, Prince Igor Svyatoslavich of Novgorod-Seversky escaped from Polovtsian captivity in the summer of 1185 or 1186. It is entered in the State Register of Immovable Monuments of Ukraine by category — of national importance, by type — archaeological, has a security number — 200001-N.
The Kh-55 is a Soviet/Russian subsonic air-launched cruise missile, designed by MKB Raduga in the 1970s. It has a range of up to 2,500 km (1,350 nmi) and can carry nuclear warheads. Kh-55 is launched exclusively from bomber aircraft and has spawned a number of conventionally armed variants mainly for tactical use, such as the Kh-65SE and Kh-SD, but only the Kh-101 and Kh-555 appear to have been put into service. Contrary to popular belief, the Kh-55 was not the basis of the submarine and ground-launched S-10 Granat or RK-55 Relief designed by NPO Novator. The RK-55 is very similar to the air-launched Kh-55 but the Kh-55 has a drop-down turbofan engine and was designed by MKB Raduga.
The 122 mm howitzer M1938 (M-30) was a Soviet 121.92 mm (4.8 inch) howitzer. The weapon was developed by the design bureau of Motovilikha Plants, headed by F. F. Petrov, in the late 1930s, and was in production from 1939 to 1955. The M-30 saw action in World War II, mainly as a divisional artillery piece of the Red Army (RKKA). Captured guns were also employed later in the conflict by the German Wehrmacht and the Finnish Army. Post World War II the M-30 saw combat in numerous conflicts of the mid- to late twentieth century in service of other countries' armies, notably in the Middle East.
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 is a Soviet second generation, single-seat, twinjet fighter aircraft, the world's first mass-produced supersonic aircraft. It was the first Soviet production aircraft capable of supersonic speeds in level flight. A comparable U. S. "Century Series" fighter was the North American F-100 Super Sabre, although the MiG-19 primarily fought against the more modern McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II and Republic F-105 Thunderchief over North Vietnam. This aircraft was originally used by the Soviet Union but it was later used by the People's Liberation Army Air Force.
6. Пам'ятник засновникам міста
The monument to the founders of Kharkov is a monumental building to the founders of Kharkov presented by the mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov to the day of the city. It was installed on August 22, 2004, to mark the 350th anniversary of the founding of the city. It is located at the beginning of Nauka Avenue on the corner with Independence Avenue. The monument was made by the famous Moscow sculptor Zurab Tsereteli. The opening of the monument was attended by the Mayor of Kharkov Vladimir Shumilkin, the chairman of the Kharkiv regional state administration Evgeny Kushnaryov.
The Sukhoi Su-27 is a Soviet-origin twin-engine supermaneuverable fighter aircraft designed by Sukhoi. It was intended as a direct competitor for the large US fourth-generation jet fighters such as the Grumman F-14 Tomcat and McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, with 3,530-kilometre (1,910 nmi) range, heavy aircraft ordnance, sophisticated avionics and high maneuverability. The Su-27 was designed for air superiority missions, and subsequent variants are able to perform almost all aerial warfare operations. It was designed with the Mikoyan MiG-29 as its complement.
The T-72 is a family of Soviet/Russian main battle tanks that entered production in 1969. The T-72 was a development of the T-64, which was troubled by high costs and its reliance on immature developmental technology. About 25,000 T-72 tanks have been built, and refurbishment has enabled many to remain in service for decades. It has been widely exported and has seen service in 40 countries and in numerous conflicts. The T-90 introduced in 1992 is a development of the T-72B; production and development of various modernized T-72 models continues today.
9. Dormition Cathedral
The Assumption or Dormition Cathedral was the main Orthodox church of Kharkiv until the construction of the Annunciation Cathedral in 1901. The cathedral stands on the University Hill by the bank of the Lopan River and dominates the entire downtown. The Neoclassical cathedral bell tower, built in the 1820s and 1830s to a height of 90 meters, remained the tallest building in the city until the 21st century. The cathedral is the only building in Kharkiv visited by almost all Russian Emperors starting with Catherine the Great.
10. Kharkov National Academic Opera & Ballet Theatre
The Kharkiv State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre was a theater in Kharkiv, Ukraine. It was heavily damaged and possibly destroyed in March 2022 during the Battle of Kharkiv (2022) in the ongoing 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine when Russian forces attacked Freedom Square. The postmodern theater building was built in 1991 and featured tufa tiles. A student-led study at the Kharkiv School of Architecture found that the theater was considered a "community hub" and that the exterior was popular with skateboarders.
Wikipedia: Kharkiv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (EN)
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 is a jet fighter aircraft developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich for the Soviet Union. The MiG-15 was one of the first successful jet fighters to incorporate swept wings to achieve high transonic speeds. In aerial combat during the Korean War, it outclassed straight-winged jet day fighters, which were largely relegated to ground-attack roles. In response to the MiG-15's appearance and in order to counter it, the United States Air Force rushed the North American F-86 Sabre to Korea.
12. Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary also called Assumption Cathedral is the name given to a religious building affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and is located in the city of Kharkiv, in Kharkiv Oblast in east part of the European country of Ukraine. The temple was built in neo-Gothic style between 1887 and 1892 on Gogol Street. The author of the temple project was a Polish architect, Bolesław Michałowski (1830-1909). He designed about 30 buildings in Kharkiv.
Wikipedia: Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Kharkiv (EN), Website
Monument to the Studbatovites, officially — Monument to students of KSU — volunteers of the student battalion — a sculpture in the center of Kharkov on Freedom Square, dedicated to the feat of students of Gorky Kharkiv University, who enrolled at the very beginning of the Soviet-German war as volunteers in the army and went to the front in July 1941. The vast majority of students died in battles in the area of Belaya Tserkov and during the defense of Moscow in the fall of 1941.
The Sukhoi Su-24 is a supersonic, all-weather tactical bomber developed in the Soviet Union. The aircraft has a variable-sweep wing, twin-engines and a side-by-side seating arrangement for its crew of two. It was the first of the USSR's aircraft to carry an integrated digital navigation/attack system. It remains in service with the Russian Air Force, Syrian Air Force, Ukrainian Air Force, Algerian Air Force and various other air forces to which it was exported.
The Mikoyan MiG-29 is a twin-engine fighter aircraft designed in the Soviet Union. Developed by the Mikoyan design bureau as an air superiority fighter during the 1970s, the MiG-29, along with the larger Sukhoi Su-27, was developed to counter new U. S. fighters such as the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle and the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. The MiG-29 entered service with the Soviet Air Forces in 1983.
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 is a supersonic jet fighter and interceptor aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. Its nicknames include: "balalaika", because its planform resembles the stringed musical instrument of the same name; "Ołówek", Polish for "pencil", due to the shape of its fuselage, and "Én Bạc", meaning "silver swallow", in Vietnamese.
The Sukhoi Su-25 Grach is a subsonic, single-seat, twin-engine jet aircraft developed in the Soviet Union by Sukhoi. It was designed to provide close air support for Soviet Ground Forces. The first prototype made its maiden flight on 22 February 1975. After testing, the aircraft went into series production in 1978 in Tbilisi in the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic.
18. Kharkiv Theatre for Children and Youth
Kharkiv Theater for Children and Youth is one of the oldest theaters for children in Ukraine, founded in Kharkiv in 1920 at the initiative of the Higher School. The theater, which had a complex history, survived several revives, was able to rebuild after the fire, but still remains one of the special for the audience, despite the fairly rich theatrical life.
19. Пам'ятник Петру Сагайдачному
The monument to Petro Sahaidachnyi is a monument to Ukrainian Hetman Petro Konashevych-Sahaidachny erected on June 14, 2008 in the Gagarinsky district of Sevastopol to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the city. The authors are sculptor Volodymyr Lutsak. The main patron of the project was the head of the Transcontinental association Yuri Kolesnikov.
20. Аеро Л-39 «Альбатрос»
The Aero L-39 Albatros is a high-performance jet trainer designed and produced in Czechoslovakia by Aero Vodochody. It is the most widely used jet trainer in the world; in addition to performing basic and advanced pilot training, it has also flown combat missions in a light-attack role. Unusually, the aircraft never received a NATO reporting name.
The BT-7 was the last of the BT series of Soviet cavalry tanks that were produced in large numbers between 1935 and 1940. It was lightly armoured, but reasonably well-armed for the time, and had much better mobility than other contemporary tank designs. The BT tanks were known by the nickname Betka from the acronym, or its diminutive, Betushka.
The Mil Mi-8 is a medium twin-turbine helicopter, originally designed by the Soviet Union in the 1960s and introduced into the Soviet Air Force in 1968. It is now produced by Russia. In addition to its most common role as a transport helicopter, the Mi-8 is also used as an airborne command post, armed gunship, and reconnaissance platform.
The Mil Mi-6, given the article number izdeliye 50 and company designation V-6, is a Soviet/Russian heavy transport helicopter that was designed by the Mil design bureau. It was built in large numbers for both military and civil roles and used to be the largest helicopter in production until Mil Mi-26 was put in production in 1980.
24. Площа архітекторів
Architects Square in the city of Kharkiv at the intersection of Pushkin Street and the joon of the Peacemakers. Declared as a plaza in 2009, the area did not have the official status of the area until then, despite the fact that it was formed after 1995, following the opening of the Underground Station at Back City Architects.
25. Ukrainian dramatic theatre
The Kharkiv Ukrainian Drama Theatre also known as the Taras Shevchenko Kharkiv Academic Ukrainian Drama Theatre is a national theatre founded in 1935 out of remnants of the suppressed Berezil Theatre, which was founded by Les Kurbas in 1922. Kharkiv Ukrainian Drama Theatre has two stages: Main Stage and Small Stage "Berezil".
26. Скрипаль на даху
A "Violin on the Roof" priest's monument, dedicated to creative professionals, was on the roof of Constitutional Building No. 18 in a charter in 2003 and moved to the roof of the "Platinum Square" building owned by a prose writer in 2017. The sculptor is Haifa Ding Gurbanov, and the author is Alexander Feldman's idea.
The Tupolev Tu-104 is a retired twinjet, medium-range, narrow-body turbojet-powered Soviet airliner. It was the second to enter regular service, behind the British de Havilland Comet, and was the only jetliner operating in the world from 1956 to 1958, when the British jetliner was grounded due to safety concerns.
28. Свято-Пантелеймонівський храм РПЦ
St. Panteleimon Church is a church in Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast, consecrated on July 27, 1885. Located in the city center near the source of St. Panteleimon at the address: Klochkivska Street, 94. The main holiday of the temple: August 9 - in honor of the holy great martyr and healer Panteleimon.
29. Ту-143 «Рейс»
The Tupolev Tu-143 Reys was a Soviet unmanned reconnaissance aircraft in service with the Soviet Army and a number of its Warsaw Pact and Middle East allies during the late 1970s and 1980s. It contained a reconnaissance pod that was retrieved after flight, and from which imagery was retrieved.
30. Monument to Independence
The monument of "Ukraine Gallop" was set up to commemorate the declaration of Ukraine's independence in Kharkov City, Constitution Square on August 24, 1991. It was solemnly opened on August 22, 2012 on the eve of the 21st anniversary of national independence and Kharkiv City Day.
The Mil Mi-24 is a large helicopter gunship, attack helicopter and low-capacity troop transport with room for eight passengers. It is produced by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and has been operated since 1972 by the Soviet Air Force and its successors, along with 48 other nations.
The Tupolev Tu-134 is a twin-engined, narrow-body jet airliner built in the Soviet Union for short and medium-haul routes from 1966 to 1989. The original version featured a glazed-nose design and, like certain other Russian airliners, it can operate from unpaved airfields.
The Yakovlev Yak-18 is a tandem two-seat military primary trainer aircraft manufactured in the Soviet Union. Originally powered by one 119 kW (160 hp) Shvetsov M-11FR-1 radial piston engine, it entered service in 1946. It was also produced in China as the Nanchang CJ-5.
The ZiS-2 is a Soviet 57 mm anti-tank gun used during World War II. The ZiS-4 is a version of the gun that was meant to be installed in tanks. ZiS stands for Zavod imeni Stalina, the official title of Artillery Factory No. 92, which produced the gun first.
The 76-mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3) was a Soviet 76.2 mm divisional field gun used during World War II. ZiS was a factory designation and stood for Zavod imeni Stalina, the honorific title of Artillery Factory No. 92, which first constructed this gun.
36. Yaroslav the Wise
Yaroslav the Wise or Yaroslav I Vladimirovich was the Grand Prince of Kiev from 1019 until his death. He was also the Prince of Novgorod on three occasions, uniting the principalities for a time. Yaroslav's baptismal name was George after Saint George.
The BTR-80 is an 8×8 wheeled amphibious armoured personnel carrier (APC) designed in the USSR. It was adopted in 1985 and replaced the previous vehicles, the BTR-60 and BTR-70, in the Soviet Army. It was first deployed during the Soviet–Afghan War.
38. Пам'ятник закоханим
The Love Monument is an arch formed by the figure of a young man and a girl flying and merging in kissing. A peddler in a square on Pushkin Street, near a backcountry architect's subway station. The monument opened on September 1, 2002.
39. Kharkiv Municipal Gallery
Kharkiv Municipal Gallery is one of the first Ukrainian galleries of contemporary art. The gallery combines the programs and exhibitions of traditional paintings, graphics, sculpture, photo, and contemporary art projects and new media.
40. Museum of the Sexual Cultures of the World
The Museum of Sexual Cultures is a scientific and educational museum, which explores the sexual cultures of a number of countries. The first of its kind in both Ukraine, and in post-Soviet Eastern Europe, it is located in Kharkiv.
41. Pokrovskyi Monastery Cathedral
The Pokrovskyi Monastery Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in Kharkiv, Ukraine, built in 1689. The complex includes the seminary, Pokrovskyi Cathedral, Kharkiv episcopal residence and the Temple of the Mother of God Ozerianska.
The Mil Mi-2 is a small, three rotor blade Soviet-designed multi-purpose helicopter developed by the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant designed in the early 1960s, and produced exclusively by WSK "PZL-Świdnik" in Poland.
43. Харківський морський музей
The Museum is a museum dedicated to the history of shipbuilding and navigation. Opened on June 3, 2009. It is located in the center of Kharkiv, in the building of the police "Police" on the street of Mironositsya.
44. Ісаак Дунаєвський
Isaak Osipovich Dunayevsky was a Soviet film composer and conductor of the 1930s and 1940s, who composed music for operetta and film comedies, frequently working with the film director Grigori Aleksandrov.
45. Fighters for Independence of Ukraine
A monument to the heroes who erected a monument to the cause of Ukraine's independence and freedom on University Street. It was solemnly opened on November 6, 1957. Monument author architect L. At. Hurov.
Wikipedia: Пам'ятник Героям, які поклали голову за незалежність та свободу України (Харків) (UK)
46. Shevchenko Monument
The monument to Taras Shevchenko in Kharkiv is a monument to the Ukrainian poet, writer, artist and thinker Taras Shevchenko in Kharkiv, one of the best examples of monumental Shevchenko in the world.
47. Vasily Karazin
Put Galacticana in a charter monument, and put Galacticana in a charter as an outstanding Ukrainian educator, inventor, public figure and the first founder of the Eastern University of Ukraine (1805).
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