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Going to Ukraine for the first time

214 weeks ago
I am going to Ukraine in November, to meet a lady with whom I have been corresponding. She lives in Nikolayev, and recommended that I stay in an apartment

The mystical beauty of the Carpathians

214 weeks ago
The Carpathian Mountains is the mountain range located in Central Europe. Ukrainian Carpathians are situated in the west of Ukraine mainly in Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia and Chernivtsi regions. Mountainous terrain stretches for about 280 km. Hoverla Mountain (2061 meters) is the highest point of Ukraine. In rainy and foggy weather, this region is particularly dark [...]

Tereschenko?s castle in Denishi village

214 weeks ago
An old picturesque village of Denishi is located 20 kilometers from Zhitomir on the banks of Teterev river. The village is known far beyond Zhitomir region, as this is where the famous mansion of sugar manufacturer and industrialist Mikhail Tereschenko Read more Source: ua travel  

Ukrainian Language in Schools

215 weeks ago
Interesting picture showing the percentage change of students studying in schools in Ukrainian language from 1991 to 2013. Source: ukraine travel blog  

A monument to Les Kurbas in Kiev

215 weeks ago
Les Kurbas is a soviet Ukrainian director, theatrical activist, actor and People’s Artist of USSR. He was born in Stary Skalat village in Ternopol region and was educated in Lviv and Vienna Universities. He was known for founding many theatrical Read more Source: ua travel  

The palace in Belokrinitsa

215 weeks ago
The palace castle in Belokrinitsa of Kremenets district (Ternopol region) is a remarkable monument of palace art in South Volyn. You can get here either by personal vehicle, taking a bus, or on foot from Kremenets. If you decide to go on foot, you will Read more Source: ua travel  

Explore Ukraine?s Crimean Peninsula

215 weeks ago
Listed by National Geographic as one of the ‘must-see’ places in 2013, the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine has justifiably been described as a paradise. It has also been called the ‘playground of the tsars’, and indeed the coastline was a favorite leisure destination among Russian nobility. Catherine the Great’s General Prince Grigory Potemkin noted in [...]

Bankers expect no currency fluctuations in autumn

215 weeks ago
Bankers do not expect significant currency fluctuations until the end of this year, according to a survey conducted by the news agency "Interfax-Ukraine".Growing export of agricultural products will support UAH. An additional factor of stability is

Monument to Princess Yaroslavna in Putivl

215 weeks ago
Citizens of Putivl have always been proud of the fact that their native city is linked to The Lay of Igor, the famous work of Ancient Russian literature. A lot of people in the city have both a copy of that book and research works about it. Putivl is Read more Source: ua travel  

A monument to firemen in Kiev

215 weeks ago
In 2001 a monument to firemen who took part in the elimination of consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster was opened in 2011 in Kruglouniversitetskaya street. The opening was timed to match the 25th anniversary of the disaster that Read more Source: ua travel  

The monument to Bykov in Kiev

215 weeks ago
If you ever happen to visit Kiev, include this marvelous place to your sightseeing schedule. You’ll instantly feel there is something unusual about the area: everyone who comes there feels remarkably free and proud of the courage and determination Read more Source: ua travel  

Ukrainian Regions Birds ? Independence Day Parade

215 weeks ago
These huge stylized birds representing all regions of Ukraine were demonstrated on the parade in embroidered shirts in Kyiv on August 24 (Independence Day of Ukraine). After the parade, these birds settled on the Sofia Square and aroused great interest among the people passing by. Photos by maxiwell83 Ukrainian regions birds – Independence [...]
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Medzhybizh Fortress

216 weeks ago
Not far from Khmelnitsky city in the upper reaches of Southern Bug river there is a village called Medzhybizh. In the XVI there was a fortress castle constructed there. The fortified city, which appeared above Southern Bug in 1146, is first mentioned in Read more Source: ua travel  

Granite quarry in Trigorye village

216 weeks ago
Zhitomir region has a secret spot that has not become too popular among tourists yet. It has everything you could ever imagine: picturesque river banks covered in pine forest with several perfect spots for pitching a tent, tall granite rocks that nag Read more Source: ua travel  

Ukrainians celebrating Independence Day in Kyiv

216 weeks ago
August 24, Ukrainians celebrated the 22nd anniversary of independence of Ukraine. The main celebrations were held in Kyiv. On this day, many Ukrainians came on the central square of Kyiv, Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) dressed in “vyshivanka” (traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirts). Let’s take a look at them. Photos by Karpov Igorok Ukrainians celebrating [...]
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The building of the regional administration in Mirgorod

216 weeks ago
Ukrainian land has a special area that is more peaceful than you can imagine. It has a very appropriate name – Mirgorod (Peaceful city). The population of the city if 43.000 people, and 10.000 more people come there every year as tourists. Read more Source: ua travel  

Holy Protection Church in Orlovschina village

216 weeks ago
Construction of white stone five-domed Holy Protection Church in Orlovschina (Novomoskovsk district) was completed in the late 1990s. Earlier the place was occupied by a wooden church that was eventually destroyed by the Soviet regime. The first Read more Source: ua travel  

Yanukovych considers Ukrainians abroad influential force

216 weeks ago
Ukraine considers Ukrainian community abroad to be influential force promoting the establishment of its positive international image, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said during a meeting with the president of the Ukrainian World Congress

Steam mill in Novaya Chertoriya village

217 weeks ago
In XIX century there was a famous entrepreneur with a considerable fortune called Count Orzhevsky. He constructed a few buildings in Zhitomir region, and these buildings remain valuable architectural monuments and local attractions. One of these Read more Source: ua travel  

Odessa ? bird?s-eye view

217 weeks ago
Odessa is probably one of the most famous Ukrainian cities known also as the “Pearl of the South”. However, you are unlikely to have seen this Odessa before. Flying over the city, especially at a relatively low altitude, is prohibited. It is clearly seen that the city is chaotically built up with skyscrapers – Soviet [...]

History and Culture in Kamianets-Podilskyi

217 weeks ago
With the Smotrych River running through it, the city of Kamianets-Podilskyi is set in very picturesque surroundings. Although some historians are of the opinion that the city is built on the location of a settlement founded by the Dacians who inhabited the area in the 4th century BC, the first historical mention of the settlement [...]

A monument to Trident in Korosten

217 weeks ago
Trident is a symbol, whose history has not been fully studied yet. It was first mentioned in Ancient Greek treatises. In Kievan Rus citizens decorated entrance gates to the cities with an image of three towers, which obviously has something to do with a Read more Source: ua travel  

Sugar factory museum in Chervonoye village

217 weeks ago
Not far from Andrushevka there is Chervonoye village. This village used to be the home of manufacturer Fyodor Tereschenko in the XIX century. The merchant had a sugar production business. A sugar factory in Chervonoye, which was bought by Tereschenko in Read more Source: ua travel  

Trigorye monastery

217 weeks ago
Trigorye monastery is a remote and tranquil place that had survived a lot of dramatic events throughout its history. The monastery is considered to be one of the oldest abodes in Volyn, even though the exact year of construction of the monastery is Read more Source: ua travel  

Ukrainian tourists continue massively travel to Egypt

217 weeks ago
Despite warnings of the State Service for Tourism, Ukrainian tourists continue buying holiday packages to Egypt.According to some reports, about six thousand Ukrainians are now in Egypt. Tour operators inform of the situation in the country, but do

Korosten local history museum

217 weeks ago
Korosten is an ancient town that was first mentioned in chronicles in 945. The history of Ukraine is closely connected to this town. In the center of Korosten in a two-storey building there is the Local history museum that was opened in 1924. It was the Read more Source: ua travel  

Beautiful Interiors of Metro Stations in Kharkiv

217 weeks ago
Kharkiv metro is a system of underground lines in Kharkiv, the fourth largest metro in the former USSR states (after metro in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev), the second by the number of stations and the length of the lines in Ukraine. Metro was opened August 23, 1975. The total length of the lines is [...]

Gagarin park in Zhitomir

218 weeks ago
The history of Gagarin park in Zhitomir started in the XIX century. The picturesque park, which occupies the area of 36 hectares, was founded by a famous Volyn explorer and philanthropist Baron Maksimilianovich de Shoduar. Plants growing in the park Read more Source: ua travel  

Dnepropetrovsk art museum

218 weeks ago
One of the leading Ukrainian art museums, Dnepropetrovsk (originally Ekaterinoslav) art museum was founded in 1914. Ekaterinoslav art gallery was opened on the day T. Shevchenko’s 100th anniversary was celebrated. At the time there were only 64 Read more Source: ua travel  

Ternopol Drama Theater

218 weeks ago
Taras Shevchenko Drama Theater in Ternopol was founded in 1915 by a famous theater director and actor Les Kurbas. During the USSR years the history of theater troupe entwined with the history of mobile Workers’ and Peasants Shevchenko Drama Theater that Read more Source: ua travel  

Monument to students in Sumy

218 weeks ago
In 2004 Ukrainian officials have made a decision to merge three Sumy universities into one educational establishment. Students of the three universities were not content with the decision, which is why they founded a tent city in the summer in Shevchenko Read more Source: ua travel  

Zhitomir magistrate

218 weeks ago
The city of Zhitomir is full of fascinating sights. One of them is the former building of city magistrate in Zamkovaya mountain. The building was constructed in XVIII century and used to accommodate the city administration of Zhitomir. The magistrate Read more Source: ua travel  

GogolFEST Contemporary Arts Festival in Kiev

218 weeks ago
Established in 2007 by the President of DAKH Contemporary Art Center in Kiev, Vlad Troitskyi, GogolFEST was initiated by a group of Ukrainians who wanted to bring all aspects of the country’s contemporary art scene to their fellow Ukrainians and to the world. GogolFEST is the first, and indeed the only, multidisciplinary arts festival held [...]

Sharovka palace

218 weeks ago
Yesaul of Akhtyrka Regiment Matvey Shariy purchased a meadow and a piece of area of arable land in Sharovka (Kharkov region) in 1670. A few years later this place turned into a farm with over a hundred households, a church and workshops. The next owner Read more Source: ua travel  

Post-apocalyptic views of mining machinery

218 weeks ago
“Ordzhonikidze GOK” (mining and processing plant) located in Dnepropetrovsk region is Ukraine’s largest producer of manganese ore developed only open way. The plant produces about 70% of manganese ore in the country. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, a lot of quarries were closed and abandoned. That’s why, nowadays, we can see the following [...]

Chernivtsi ? architectural pearl of Ukraine

218 weeks ago
We have added a lot of info about main places of interest and hotels of Chernivtsi – a city with unique architecture of various styles and with rich cultural heritage. For example, just look at this beautiful St. Nicholas Cathedral also called “The Drunk Church” (photo by Edward Tur) Source: ukraine travel blog  

St. Andrew?s church in Nova Kakhovka

218 weeks ago
Cathedral of St. Andrew is a church in Nova Kakhovka. The construction went on for thirteen years and was finally completed in late 2012. Money for construction was donated by Orthodox Christians and ordinary people who cared about the church. Every day Read more Source: ua travel  

Castle in Kryvche

218 weeks ago
Kryvche village in Borschevsky district (Ternopol region) used to be called Oplakana. It is located on the banks of a small river Tsyganka that crosses an old road from Melnitsa to Borschyov and Kamenets. The village got its present name because of the Read more Source: ua travel  

Badeni palace in Koropets

218 weeks ago
Count Stanislaw Badeni bought a mansion in Koropets village (Ternopol region) from Myslovsky family in the late XIX century. He started constructing a new palace. The construction was completed in 1906, and the Viennese Renaissance palace survived until Read more Source: ua travel  

Talks of Manchester City having the best squad in England are premature - Soccerlens

218 weeks ago


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Talks of Manchester City having the best squad in England are premature
Soccerlens
With no disrespect to Shakhtar Donetsk, the Ukrainian club, he has yet to prove his talents in the top leagues of Europe. May be he will be a smashing hit at City, will prove the critics wrong, will take the league by storm ? but can we say with cent ...

Is the lack of a Sporting Director hurting Manchester United and Arsenal? - Soccerlens

218 weeks ago


Soccerlens

Is the lack of a Sporting Director hurting Manchester United and Arsenal?
Soccerlens
The role of a Sporting director in football is one of the major changes that has slowly spiralled into top English clubs, a trend that has been existent in Europe and USA. Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are some of the top clubs in this ...

Up to million Ukrainians to be employed in tourism sector in ten years

218 weeks ago
By 2022, number of people employed in the tourism sector of Ukraine is to increase by two and a half times to reach 1 million people, president of the Association of Tourism Business Leaders of Ukraine Oleksandr Novikovsky said in interview with BTB

Arsenal face Turkish giants in the Champions League play-offs - Soccerlens

219 weeks ago


Arsenal face Turkish giants in the Champions League play-offs
Soccerlens
German club Schalke 04 can also progress to the next stage if they manage to win against the Ukrainian club FC Metalist Kharkiv. Swiss club FC Basel will face Bulgerian outfit Ludogorets while Eredevise giants PSV will take on Massimiliano Allegri's AC ...

Soccer Capsules: Real Madrid sets up shop before final stop - Brownsville Herald

219 weeks ago


Soccer Capsules: Real Madrid sets up shop before final stop
Brownsville Herald
LONDON (AP) ? The new head of the English Football Association on Friday called on FIFA to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar either to winter or to another country, adding to mounting criticism of the decision to give the tournament to the tiny desert ...

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Tottenham and AC Milan going head-to-head over Vlad Chiriches - Soccerlens

219 weeks ago


Soccerlens

Tottenham and AC Milan going head-to-head over Vlad Chiriches
Soccerlens
Steaua Bucharest defender Vlad Chiriches is the subject of interest from both Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan this summer. The 23-year old has rose to fame during the last 18 months, and is said to have been previously courted by Barcelona and Chelsea ...

Three key issues David Moyes must solve immediately - Soccerlens

219 weeks ago


Soccerlens

Three key issues David Moyes must solve immediately
Soccerlens
Moyes would definitely try to use them as much as he can in the coming season, but surely he can't rely too much on players that are yet to taste a single minute of Premier League football. The links with Gareth Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo may seem too ...

Roy Hodgson names England squad for international friendly - Soccerlens

219 weeks ago


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Roy Hodgson names England squad for international friendly
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Search for: Home · Store · Football Transfers · Archives · Best of SL · Contact · Advertise. Roy Hodgson names England squad for international friendly. by crippycooke on August 8, 2013. Share. Email. Topics. Arsenal, Chelsea, England, English Premier ...

Doping: Germany brings history into disrepute - Soccerlens

219 weeks ago


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Doping: Germany brings history into disrepute
Soccerlens
... illegally is a good one. History has shown you will be caught eventually so why do it in the first place? It is important for the integrity and credibility of football, and other sports, that the athletes competing are clean and I expect (and hope ...

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Georgia's Deputy Prime Minister Kaladze To Attend International Tourism Forum In Ukraine In October

219 weeks ago

The press service of Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Vilkul announced this in a statement.

Georgia's Deputy Prime Minister Kaladze To Attend International Tourism Forum In Ukraine In October

Georgia's Deputy Prime Minister Kaladze To Attend International Tourism Forum In Ukraine In October

219 weeks ago

The press service of Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Vilkul announced this in a statement.

Georgia's Deputy Prime Minister Kaladze To Attend International Tourism Forum In Ukraine In October