Kharkiv is one of the most beautiful Ukrainian cities, about which one may talk endlessly. This is administrative center of KharkivOblast, one of the largest Ukrainian cities and a real cultural and scientific center of modern Ukraine. Kharkiv's population grew steadily in the postwar period and reached 1,420,000 in 2022, including more than 100 nationalities.

The role of this city in the state economy is difficult to overestimate, as it is one of the largest industrial centers in Ukraine. The city has five industrial zones, each of which contains groups of enterprises. Among the main industries that play a key role for Ukraine are engineering, chemical, food, fuel and electricity.

Kharkiv is filled with architectural monuments that carry the memory of the rich Ukrainian history. The center of Kharkiv is a special place filled with an unusual atmosphere, which is difficult to describe in words. However, it is easily felt while being in the city.

Among the attractions of Kharkiv arethe Vasyl N. KarazinKharkiv National University,State Scientific V. Korolenko-library and the Scientific Library of Kharkiv University, Opera and Philharmonic, Assumption Cathedral and others. Kharkiv is the educational capital of Ukraine. At the beginning of 2022 there were 59 higher education institutions. Many of them are considered to be the best in Europe and have national status.

The real gem of religious life in Kharkiv is the Assumption Cathedral, the oldest Orthodox cathedral in the city. Itwas firstly mentioned in written sources in 1658. The first variant of the church was built of wood, and instead of real wooden icons, the walls were decorated with paper versions. In 1733 a large fire broke out in the city, as a result of which the cathedral was damaged. The new cathedral was being built from 1771 to 1777.

In World War II, the Assumption Cathedral survived despite the fact that all the buildings around it were destroyed. On March 1 and 2, 2022, Russian troops periodically fired the cruise missiles at the city, severely damaging both the historic center and the Assumption Cathedral itself. In particular, the cruise missile hit the building of the regional state administration, which is beyond repair (it will have to be rebuilt). 7 people were killed and 20 were injured.

As for the destruction of the Assumption Cathedral, the building was partially damaged (windows and stained glass windows were broken, decorative elements were damaged). Fortunately, there were no injured or dead. In addition to the historic center, the regional state administration and the Assumption Cathedral, other architectural monuments were destroyed, as well as numerous objects of civil infrastructure.

Dormition Cathedral and Kharkiv Downtown
Dormition Cathedral and Kharkiv Downtown
Dormition Cathedral and Kharkiv Downtown
Dormition Cathedral and Kharkiv Downtown
Dormition Cathedral and Kharkiv Downtown
Dormition Cathedral and Kharkiv Downtown
Dormition Cathedral and Kharkiv Downtown
Dormition Cathedral and Kharkiv Downtown
Dormition Cathedral and Kharkiv Downtown

Dormition Cathedral and Kharkiv Downtown

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  • Number of pieces: 300/500
  • Country of origin: Ukraine
  • Material: cardboard
  • Size of finished puzzle(mm): 420×300/470×320
  • Size of finished puzzle(in): 16.5×11.8/18.5×12.6
  • Box size(mm): 225×230×40/ 230×150×55
  • Box size(in): 10×9×1.6/9×6×2
  • Recommended age: 16+
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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Kharkiv 🇺🇦

Great puzzle. Great cause

JoAnn Reed
Lovely puzzles, great service!

I am giving these puzzles as gifts to my friends to keep people in the US reminded of what the Ukrainian people are enduring, and that we must continue to help. The company's service is excellent. I ordered a large number of puzzles. When they did not have enough of the 300 piece puzzles for me, they immediately contacted me and offered to substitute the 500 piece puzzles for the same price. Delivery was prompt. You can feel good about ordering from this company!

Beautiful puzzles with a mission

We've bought four puzzles so far and will buy more for presents. The puzzle of Kharkiv has been glued together with a backing board and now decorates my office. We just finished the battleship. It takes some time and you can do it wrong, which just adds more challenge. Each piece we assemble is done with intention and love. Ukraine will rebuild and it will be beautiful! Slava!

Amazing quality puzzle

This puzzle is for my 74th birthday today and I am thrilled to get it. I have not yet worked the puzzle but appreciate the detail in packaging with the beautiful photo of the Dormition Cathedral and Kharkiv Downtown. I am saddened by the horrible destruction you now have but am encouraged by all I hear about the resilience of Ukrainian people including production of this puzzle—a true keepsake. When I opened the beautiful box I found a splendid cloth bag tied with satin cord containing the puzzle pieces. This bag has a sweet soft scent. I truly appreciate this remarkable puzzle and its presentation. Thank you from East Tennessee.

Rob McB
Beautiful and life-giving puzzles

Both the images and the workmanship are top class. I've liked doing jigsaws with my daughter since she was three. In the last 30 years she became a whiz with 1000 piece puzzles. Then long Covid hit and she struggled with 30 piece ones. Now we've built back up--stage by stage--to your 300 piece ones. They are her favorite; we both like learning about the places in the images and knowing where the money goes. In addition, our practice together has shown me a further dimension of puzzling. I knew it was a nice shared pastime; now I've learned how it is also a method to help folks with serious brain fog. Experience helping to heal concussion patients is what led doctors to try it with long Covid patients, and it does help. And thus I'm reminded of the many people in Ukraine who, every day, have to face concussions, brain injuries, trauma of all kinds. I pray, of course, but also every day I try to talk with friends, family, colleagues about the war and especially about the beauty and resistance which you capture so well in your artful puzzles. Thank you.