Gurzuf


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Gurzuf

 

an urban-type settlement in Crimea Oblast, Ukrainian SSR. It is situated on the southern shore of the Black Sea near the city of Aiudag (Medved’-gora), 16 km northeast of Yalta. It is a seaside climate health resort. The winter is mild (average February temperature, 2° C) and the summer very warm (average June temperature, 23° C). The average yearly precipitation is 565 mm. The resort treats persons sick with nontubercular respiratory ailments, as well as ailments of the nervous and cardiovascular systems. There are both sanatoriums and rest homes. The swimming season lasts from June to October. The Artek Pioneer Camp is near Gurzuf.

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That Ukraine was still exotic, however, there could be no question, given the distinctive local vernacular that had its own allured examples of which there were many: the imposing Turkish minaret in Kamianets Podolski, the finely decorated exterior of the Karaim synagogue in Kiev, the proudly singular Tatar mosque of Gurzuf, the arabesque Palace of the Emir and his harem in Yalta, and an assortment of orthodox churches in the unique Cossack-Baroque style.