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Dnieper River, Kherson

Kherson, Ukraine

Kherson, Ukraine

Kherson, Ukraine Port in Kherson Kherson River Vokzal Dnieper River, Kherson

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Scenic photo of Kherson and the Dnieper River.

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Entrance to the river terminal in Kherson, Ukraine.

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Passenger ship cruising on the Dnieper River near Kherson.

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Notable Kherson Buildings

Regional Administration

Regional Administration

Regional Administration Music and Drama Theater Kherson Bus Station Fregat Hotel

photo 1: Regional Administration
Kherson Oblast Administration with a statue of Lenin standing in front.

photo 2: Music and Drama Theater
Kherson Regional Academic Music and Drama Theater, named in honor of Mykola Kulish was built in 1889, but celebrates its birthday as of November 6, 1936 when the first play of the theater, Winners of Death (by V. Vlasov) was performed.

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Sites In and Around Kherson

Kherson Highway Sign

Kherson Highway Sign

Kherson Highway Sign Kherson Central Market Sunflowers near Kherson Kherson Nature Reserve

photo 4: Kherson Nature Reserve
Ukraine's first nature reserve, the Askaniya-Nova Nature Reserve dates back to 1875. Preserving a small piece of virgin steppe, it is home to some 40 different mammals, both native and exotic.

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Famous Kherson Landmarks

Kherson Fortress Gate

Kherson Fortress Gate

Kherson Fortress Gate Kherson Coat of Arms Kherson Naval Memorial St. Catherine Cathedral

photo 1: Kherson Fortress Gate
Kherson fortress (1778), was founded on the site of a smaller, older fortress called Alexander-Shants (1737). Walking excursions can be arranged to see the ruins of the old fortifications.

image 2: Kherson Fortress Gate
Gate of old fortification, anchor (symbolizing Kherson's importance as a naval city) and the date, 1778, when Kherson was founded.

photo 3: Kherson Naval Memorial
Found on the Dnieper River embankment, the memorial is situated where the first naval gun-ship, Catherine's Glory (Slava Ekaterina) was built in 1783. The memorial plays tribute to the origin of Kherson, which was founded in 1778 as a naval base to defend Russia's interests on the Black Sea coastline.

photo 4: St. Catherine Cathedral
Saint Catherine Cathedral was designed and built by famous architect Ivan Starov in 1786. General Field Marshal, statesman, and favorite of Catherine II, Gregory Alexandrovich Potemkin was buried on the territory of the cathedral.

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