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After each clue you can read up about some facts and stories of the area you have just visited. Or just skip straight to the next clue below this:
Clue 1 Facts & Stories
(You can also find these at the end)
A Brief History of Ukraine with Key Dates.
9th century - Founding of Kievan Rus, the first major Eastern Slavonic state.
11th century - Kievan Rus reaches its peak under Yaroslav the Wise (grand prince 1019-1054), with Kyiv becoming eastern Europe's chief political and cultural centre.
1237-40 - Mongols invade the Rus principalities, destroying many cities and ending Kievan Rus's power. The Tatars, as the Mongol invaders became known, establish the empire of the Golden Horde.
1772-1795 - Most of western Ukraine is absorbed into the Russian Empire through the partitions of Poland.
1917 - Central Rada council set up in Kyiv following collapse of Russian Empire.
1918 - Ukraine declares independence. Numerous rival governments vie for control for some or all of Ukraine during ensuing civil war.
1921 - Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic established when Russian Red Army conquers two-thirds of Ukraine. Western third becomes part of Poland.
1939 - Western Ukraine is annexed by the Soviet Union under the terms of the Nazi-Soviet Pact.
1941 - Ukraine suffers terrible wartime devastation as Nazis occupy the country until 1944.
1944 - Stalin deports 200,000 Crimean Tatars to Siberia and Central Asia following false accusations of collaboration with Nazi Germany.
1954 - In a surprise move, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev transfers the Crimean peninsula to Ukraine.
Armed resistance to Soviet rule ends with capture of last commander of Ukrainian Insurgent Army.
1991 - Ukraine declares independence following attempted coup in Moscow.
1990s - About 250,000 Crimean Tatars and their descendants return to Crimea following collapse of Soviet Union.
2013 November - Tens of thousands of protesters take to the streets to protest at the government's sudden decision to abandon plans to sign an association agreement with the EU, blaming Russian pressure.
2014 February - Security forces kill at least 77 protesters in Kyiv. President Yanukovych flees to Russia, opposition takes over.
2014 March - Russian forces annex Crimea, prompting biggest East-West showdown since Cold War. US and European Union impose ever-harsher sanctions on Russia.
2014 April - Pro-Russian armed groups seize parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions on Russian border. Government launches military operation in response.
Below, the 'Tunnel of Love' where you have just visited with the train coming through.
- Exit street view mode by clicking on the arrow in the top left corner.
- Change the map style back from 'Clean' to 'Everything' so the details and names re-appear.
- Align your screen so it is facing north (by clicking on the compass in the bottom right corner once).
- Position your screen so it is in 2D mode by clicking the 2D icon in the bottom right corner just once. DON'T GET CONFUSED - when you are in 2D mode the 3D button will be visible and vice versa.
- Slowly zoom out from the tunnel of love and as you do so notice names of places start to disappear.
- Keep zooming out until you start to see the western border of the country.
- In the west of this country there are 2 large cities whose name's begin with L identify these as you slowly zoom out.
- Keep zooming out until one name disappears (if they both disappear at the same time this is a glitch zoom back in and out to fix it). Once one has disappeared stop.
What is the name of the only city beginning with L that is left? Use the English spelling.
- Going through the middle of this town is a road running from east to west.
- This road kinks around a square in the middle - on the south western edge of the square is a castle, on the north western edge is a church.
- Along this road are several other churches, explore along it and find the only one which is across the road from a 'Automated Teller Machine' (if you are stuck find a hint in the fact below).
- Move your view so it is above this church and aligned to north.
- Check you are at the right church by entering its full English name here:
Did you know?
The first Automated Teller Machine was installed at Barclays’ Enfield Town branch in north London in June 1967. Its invention is credited to British inventor John Shepherd-Barron. The story goes that Mr Shepherd-Barron saw vending machines selling chocolate bars and asked why a similar machine couldn’t be used to dispense cash.
- Move the height to roughly 800m.
- Click on to street view mode (by clicking on the man icon in the corner once).
- This will bring up a series of blue circles, click on the only circle which is partly covered by the name of the church.
This will bring you into a photo, check you are in the right photo by looking around for a small gate which is open leading into the churchyard. If you can see this you are in the right photo, if you can't then re-do the previous steps until you can.
- Click on the arrows and walk inside this church.
- Below are 3 numbered objects.
- Explore inside the church and put them in the order you walk past them after entering.
Enter the answer in the box below to reveal your next destination. In the format 123 using no spaces.
- Tip - there are 2 rooms in this church and one is a secret!
Did you know?
This church is 1 of 16 in the east of Ukraine all of which became UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2013. Known as tserkvas they bear testimony to a distinct building tradition rooted in Orthodox ecclesiastic design interwoven with elements of local tradition, and symbolic references to their communities’ cosmogony.
- Enter this destination into the Google Earth Search bar (click on the the icon to bring up the search bar).
- Click enter.
- Your screen will now zoom over the country and settle spinning around a new location.
- A box will also appear with information on this landmark, close this box by clicking on the X, this will return your screen to 2D and above the castle.
- Click into street view mode (by clicking on the man icon).
- This will bring up a series of blue lines (streets) and blue circles (photos).
- You will notice to the south east of the castle are several numbered houses.
- There are a couple of houses whose number is the same number as the regions in Ukraine. Locate the one which is closest to the castle. The regions include all oblasts (administrative divisions), autonomous republics and cities with special status. You may use the internet if you need to!
- Click on the blue circle which is closest to this house.
- You will now be in an aerial photo from which you can see the castle on one side and the castle bridge below you. If you are not in this photo then exit and re-do the previous step to get in the right photo.
- Study the photo and fill in the gaps of the following description of the area.
Chose from the list of words below the description, use the only words left remaining as the password to access the next clue.
The _______ was built during the 14th century to protect the _______ that leads up to the Old Town to the east which sits in a huge bend in the Smotrych River.
This is the only transport link to the city's Old Town neighbourhood At a height of 27m and length of 88m it is a considerable feat of medieval engineering and at its base there is a small _______.
North from the bridge is a _______ roofed _______ which dominates the historic Polish section of this town (After the Union of Lublin in 1569 and the formation of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth Ukraine fell under Polish administration).
In the Old Town there are several tall towers but only one which has a thin _______ object on its top.
To the south of the castle is a _______ _______ on top of a cliff. At the base of this cliff is a _______ church.
Which words are left remaining? Use them as the password putting a space between each word and in the same order as above.
Stuck? Try re-reading the question carefully picking up the key points.
Give up? Get the answers below for a 20 minute time penalty (if you are playing for leisure ignore this and to see the answers put in an email address).
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