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The House of Chimaeras  
   

The House of Chimaeras

Art Nouveau building built in 1901 by Vladislav Gorodetsky, the 'Gaudi' of Kyiv. The decorations depict exotic animals and hunting scenes - Gorodetsky was an avid hunter. Since 2005 it has been used as a presidential residence for official ceremonies
Kiev, Ukraine 2010

September 6th 2010
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Ukrainian Flag Ukraine was the center of the first Slavic state, Kievan Rus, which during the 10th and 11th centuries was the largest and most powerful state in Europe. Weakened by internecine quarrels and Mongol invasions, Kievan Rus was incorporated into the Gran... ... read more
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