Parks

Most post-Communist cities are known for their spacious parks, which were favored public infrastructure under both the tsars and Communists and remain a priority for city development today. Note that we have defined “park” relatively widely here, as the concept is wide in most of the cultures we cover on this site. A zoos, for instance, is known as a “zoopark” in many Slavic languages. Some parks are open green spaces and some are heavily developed with sport and cultural infrastructure. We have also included here botanical gardens and beaches.

Cross-reference parks by their city: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Kyiv, Warsaw, or Bishkek.

St. Panteleimon Cathedral & Feofaniya Park in Kyiv

Tucked away in the outskirts of Kyiv, in the Holiivs’ki district, lies St. Pantelemion’s Cathedral and Feofaniya Park. This place makes for a great day away from the hustle and bustle of the city. First, be sure to step inside and admire the beauty of St. Pantelemion’s Cathedral. When looking at the gorgeous iconography, don’t […]

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