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Volochisk Live Cam, Ukraine – Central Square

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Volochisk – a city in Ukraine, center Volochysk district of Khmelnitsky region. It was founded in 1463. The city is located on the left bank Zbruch river (a tributary of the Dniester River), opposite the village Podvolochisk (Ternopil region).

Volochysk is an old town. Its name used to be “Volochyshche”. It derives from Ukrainian word volochyty that means “to portage”. The town situated on the trade road from the East to the West in Halytsko-Volyn Principality time and in the following centuries. Merchants had to portage their goods through the river and its waterlogged banks.

As a result, a new settlement appeared on that place soon (on left and right banks of river Zbruch). It was called “Volochyshche”. The settlement on the right bank was later renamed to “Pidvolochysk”, which means “the place near or under Volochysk”.

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Pripyat Live Cam, Ukraine – Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

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The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant or Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station is a nuclear power station under decommissioning near the city of Pripyat, Ukraine, 14.5 km (9.0 mi) northwest of the city of Chornobyl, 16 km (9.9 mi) from the Belarus–Ukraine border, and about 110 km (68 mi) north of Kiev. Reactor No. 4 was the site of the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 and the power plant is now within a large restricted area known as the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Both the zone and the former power plant are administered by the State Agency in Administration of Exclusion Zone (Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources).

The nuclear power plant site is to be cleaned by 2065. On January 3, 2010, a Ukrainian law stipulating a programme toward this objective came into effect.

On Saturday, April 26, 1986, a disaster occurred at Reactor No. 4, which has been widely regarded as the worst accident in the history of nuclear power in the world. As a result, Reactor No. 4 was completely destroyed and is being enclosed in a concrete and lead sarcophagus to prevent further escape of radioactivity. Large areas of Europe were affected by the accident. The radioactive cloud spread as far away as Norway.

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Verkhovyna Live Cam, Ukraine

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Verkhovyna – spa and climatic resort, located in Ivano-Frankivsk region in the mountainous part of the Carpathian Mountains, at an altitude of 620 meters above sea level, on the banks of the river Black Cheremosh. This urban-type settlement – administrative center of Verkhovyna district, located 150 kilometers from Ivano-Frankivsk, and 30 kilometers from the railway station Vorokhta.

The town is located in the Hutsul region of the Carpathian Mountains called Pokuttya, upon the Cheremosh River, a tributary of the Prut. Verkhovyna is currently an important tourist center in Ukraine. The town’s name means “highland place.”

In 1918-1939, Żabie belonged to Poland and was located in the Kosów Powiat (county) of the Stanisławów Voivodeship. During those years, it was one of the main tourist centers of the country, attracting people from as far away as England. It was also the biggest rural community in Poland (in terms of territory).

After years of Soviet rule, the village did not resemble the picturesque mountain spa that existed in the 1930s.[citation needed] There is an interesting Orthodox church, a Hutsul museum and a Polish cemetery with monuments of soldiers of the Polish Border Patrol who died while protecting the pre-1939 border. Another important attraction in Verkhovyna is the museum of Roman Kumluk.

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