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Sofiyivka — a beautiful park named after a beautiful woman

Sofiyivsky Park (Ukrainian: Софіївський парк; Polish: Zofiówka) is a arboretum (type of botanical garden) and a scientific-researching institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

It is one of the world famous garden-park art creations. There are many scenic areas in the park including waterfalls, fountains, ponds and a stone garden. It is one of the most famous examples of late 18th or early 19th century European landscape garden design that has been preserved to the present time.

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The biosphere reserve Askania-Nova

Askania-Nova (Ukrainian: Асканія-Нова) is a biosphere reserve (sanctuary) located in Kherson Oblast, Ukraine, within the dry Taurida steppe near Oleshky Sands.

The reserve consists of the acclimatization zoo, arboretum and virgin steppe sanctuary(the last such area in Europe) and has total area of 825 km².

Askania-Nova

River as shake

The Dniester is a river in Eastern Europe.

The Dniester rises in Ukraine, near the city of Drohobych, close to the border with Poland, and flows toward the Black Sea. Its course marks part of the border of Ukraine and Moldova, after which it flows through Moldova for 398 kilometres (247 mi), separating the bulk of Moldova's territory from Transnistria. It later forms an additional part of the Moldova-Ukraine border, then flows through Ukraine to the Black Sea, where its estuary forms the Dniester Liman.

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