Chernivtsi city located in southwestern Ukraine, 40 kilometers from the Romanian border. For many centuries, its territory decides the fate of Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian and Jewish peoples.
This city was part of the Austro-Hungarian and Russian empires, as well as Romania was under the yoke of the Ottoman Empire.
However, despite the difficult historical past, Chernivtsi managed to preserve in its general architectural image Bukovina ethnic motives. Along with Lviv, Chernivtsi is considered the cultural center of the western Ukraine.