Kharkiv - the second largest city in Ukraine: a population of more than half a million people. It is also the cultural, educational and industrial center of the country. Founded in the XVII century., The city is located in the north-east of Ukraine, near the border with Russia. At the beginning of XX century., After the creation of the Soviet Union, Kharkiv for some time was the capital of Ukraine. The main attractions of Kharkiv can be called Zoo, History Museum, Liberty Square and St. Basil Cathedral.