's man is a lady! "Known locally as Brezhnev's Daughter, this is the Motherland Monument...."
On a hunt for detour/roadblock locations-- this site
is a WOW! with nice video shots.
Possibilities include (pure guesses at this point)
1) Something at the base of the Motherland Monument (see this nice video
of a walk around/under the base
2) Caves Monastery:
"Rolling across acres of wooded slopes above the Dnipro, the Caves Monastery, also known as the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, deserves at least a half-day. It is the single most popular tourist site in the city, a highlight of visiting Ukraine and arguably the spiritual heart of the Ukrainian people.
Highlights include the striking early-12th-century Trinity Gate Church; the Refectory Church of SS Anthony & Theodosius, which sports the monastery's famous gold-striped dome; and the Nearer Caves, with dozens of niches containing glass-topped coffins holding mummified monks' bodies."(from Lonely Planet) But note on the video site that cameras are not allowed in the caves...
3) St Sophia Cathedral--that's the one with the 13 domes--"Built from 1017 to 1031 and named after Hagia Sofia Cathedral in Istanbul, the Byzantine plan and decoration of St Sophia's Cathedral announced the new religious and political authority of Kyiv. Prince Yaroslav himself is buried here. The most memorable aspect of a visit here is the cathedral's interior, where there are 11th-century mosaics and frescoes.
Hours: Fri-Tue 10:00am-5:30pm, Wed 10:00am-4:30pm"(from Lonely Planet)
4) Carpathian National Natural Park
mountain ; national park
Tel: 03434 22 817 (info)
At 503 sq km (5414 sq ft), this is Ukraine's largest national park. Despite its status, industrial logging still takes place, and only about 25% of the park area is protected. Founded in 1980, the CNNP shelters wolves, brown bears, lynx, bison and deer. Hutsuls still live in the park, and the country's highest peak, Mt Hoverla (2061m/6761ft), is here as well.
5) Museum of Folk Architecture with seven different villages and working craftsmen (see video above, as well as the reader's video)
6) Chernobyl Museum
7) other places suggested by the nice video site above...
We need screencaps!! I want to go!