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Lviv Churches and Cathedrals

Lviv Churches and Cathedrals

Less than twenty years ago, most of the churches in Lviv were inaccessible. Of the scant few that were open across the region, most had been turned…

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The Venus In Furs

The Venus In Furs

When Lviv-born writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch realised that his name was about to go down in history as the inspiration for the word masochism, he…

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Galicia

Galicia

A British diplomat at the Versailles Peace Conference once made the embarrassing blunder of confusing Habsburg Galicia with the Spanish province of…

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Lviv Ukraine - An Interactive Guide

Lviv Ukraine - An Interactive Guide

Lviv is a city of many names. Austrians will automatically say Lemberg, after the city's time as capital of Habsburg Galicia. And for a Pole, looking…

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The Man Who Would Be King

The Man Who Would Be King

When the Red Army began its dogged advance towards Berlin in 1944, the Military Police brought with it reams of information about political…

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Where Eagles Fell

Where Eagles Fell

It was a baking hot morning in June 2005, and for the first time in decades, some two thousand Poles had gathered for a ceremony at the Orlat…

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A Short History Of Tractors In Ukrainian

A Short History Of Tractors In Ukrainian

A novel by Marina Lewycka "Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamorous blonde Ukrainian divorcee. He was eighty-four…

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High Life in the Lion City of Old

High Life in the Lion City of Old

The visit of Emperor Franz Joseph I to Lemberg (Lviv) in 1880 was an event that had to be orchestrated down to the very last detail. For weeks…

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Lviv Autumn

Lviv Autumn

Florence, Salzburg, Bath, Lviv... what do they all have in common? Well, they're a handful of those lucky cities that are embraced by greenery on all…

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