- Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
The third largest city in Ukraine, Dnipro is perhaps best known for its role in the space industry. For many years the city was closed to foreigners because of its role in the military industry. One of the key centers of the nuclear, arms and space industries for the former Soviet Union, it is understandable that only natives were allowed access to the city.
Ukraine is home to a number of sturdy fortresses which make fascinating attractions. These fortresses were usually built for defense and protection. Most of the fortresses were built in a strategically important location – usually overlooking the best crossing point of a river or from a high point on a hill which provided an unsurpassed view of the surrounding area. In this way, they helped ...