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Pirogovo – a journey into Ukraine’s rural past

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The Pirogovo museum of national architecture and lifestyle is a few minutes’ drive from Kiev and is named after the village which has existed here since at least the start of the 17th century.

The Pirogovo museum of national architecture and lifestyle is a few minutes’ drive from Kiev and is named after the village which has existed here since at least the start of the 17th century.

© RIA Novosti . Evgenia AkhmedzhanovaThe Pirogovo museum of national architecture and lifestyle is a few minutes’ drive from Kiev and is named after the village which has existed here since at least the start of the 17th century.
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The Pirogovo museum of national architecture and lifestyle is a few minutes’ drive from Kiev and is named after the village which has existed here since at least the start of the 17th century.
© RIA Novosti . Evgenia AkhmedzhanovaThe main part of the museum is dedicated to an exhibition of Ukrainian village life from the start of the 18th century to the beginning of the 20th century.
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The main part of the museum is dedicated to an exhibition of Ukrainian village life from the start of the 18th century to the beginning of the 20th century.
© RIA Novosti . Evgenia AkhmedzhanovaThe open-air museum boasts an exhibition of the ethnographic regions of Ukraine.
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The open-air museum boasts an exhibition of the ethnographic regions of Ukraine.
© RIA Novosti . Evgenia AkhmedzhanovaIn the space of three or four hours visitors can "travel" across the whole of Ukraine.
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In the space of three or four hours visitors can "travel" across the whole of Ukraine.
© RIA Novosti . Evgenia AkhmedzhanovaThe museum was founded in 1969, but did not open for visitors until 1976.
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The museum was founded in 1969, but did not open for visitors until 1976.
© RIA Novosti . Evgenia AkhmedzhanovaVisitors can see churches, mills and schools.
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Visitors can see churches, mills and schools.
© RIA Novosti . Evgenia AkhmedzhanovaThere are over 200 different buildings.
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There are over 200 different buildings.
© RIA Novosti . Evgenia AkhmedzhanovaThe showpiece of the exhibition is a group of windmills on a hill.
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The showpiece of the exhibition is a group of windmills on a hill.
© RIA Novosti . Evgenia AkhmedzhanovaThis is one of the most interesting parts of the exhibition – here visitors can see different types of mills.
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This is one of the most interesting parts of the exhibition – here visitors can see different types of mills.
© RIA Novosti . Evgenia AkhmedzhanovaThere are also people and workers dressed in national costumes and occupied in tasks typical for the period. Some play musical instruments. Photo: cymbalist.
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There are also people and workers dressed in national costumes and occupied in tasks typical for the period. Some play musical instruments. Photo: cymbalist.
© RIA Novosti . Evgenia AkhmedzhanovaOn public holidays museum hosts theatrical performances, dances and singing around bonfires.
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On public holidays museum hosts theatrical performances, dances and singing around bonfires.
© RIA Novosti . Evgenia AkhmedzhanovaMost of the buildings are authentic, although there are some restored homes and other constructions.
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Most of the buildings are authentic, although there are some restored homes and other constructions.
© RIA Novosti . Evgenia AkhmedzhanovaPirogovo, a museum of Ukrainian national architecture and lifestyle.
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Pirogovo, a museum of Ukrainian national architecture and lifestyle.
© RIA Novosti . Evgenia AkhmedzhanovaPirogovo, a museum of Ukrainian national architecture and lifestyle.
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Pirogovo, a museum of Ukrainian national architecture and lifestyle.
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