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Agitation before the referendum in the Crimea

227 weeks ago
Agitation before the referendum in the Crimea. The text says: “March 16, we choose”. I suppose, the result is already known. Photo by Tatiana Rihtun Source: ukraine travel blog  

As Putin wins

227 weeks ago
As Putin send more and more Russians to Crimea they are set to vote to become part of Russia. Putin is actively importing Russians to make sure the vote goes in his favor. As he acts on taking Crimea the world is talking, maybe some sanctions. I fear that as long as native Russians can [...]

Perhaps the most beautiful abandoned place in the world

227 weeks ago
All these incredible water colors, crazy salt columns and cosmic landscapes are abandoned fields for collecting salt located in the Crimea! Back in Soviet times, these fields were used for mining salt for the needs of the chemical industry. The views here are fantastic – unique combination of bright red water and blue-white-black mud. Photos [...]

Russian soldiers in the Crimea

228 weeks ago
Currently, there is certainly some tension in the Crimea, but in many ways it is not so critical as it looks from the outside. People in the Crimea are united by one idea – they don’t want war. There are unidentified soldiers in the Crimea, though in recent days the number of them has become [...]

Russian armed forces in Ukraine

228 weeks ago
Breaking news. Upper House of Russian Parliament voted to approve sending Russian armed forces on the territory of Ukraine. It was done by Putin’s request because of the “extraordinary” situation in Ukraine and threats to life of Russian citizens, the personnel of the military contingent of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation located in [...]

Zbarazh Castle: Historical Heritage Site

228 weeks ago
Located on a hill overlooking the town of Zbarazh near Ternopil in Western Ukraine, Zbarazh Castle is a superb example of historic defensive architecture. Visitors to the castle will find a number of fascinating exhibits detailing the history of the area, archeological excavations, sacred arts, icons and sculptures, as well as local ethnic crafts and [...]

Syvash Bay ? the Rotten Sea

229 weeks ago
Syvash Bay also known as the Rotten Sea located on the west coast of the Azov Sea is separating the Crimean peninsula from the mainland. In summer, due to the shallow water (0.5-1.0 meters), water in the bay warms up making it very smelly. Fortunately, this picture does not convey the smell and we can [...]

Inside the residence of former Ukrainian President

229 weeks ago
Today, the Parliament of Ukraine voted for the ouster of the President Viktor Yanukovych, and appointed new presidential elections on May 25. Yanukovych left Kyiv and protesters occupied his residence located nearby. Here is a number of photos takes inside the residence abandoned in a hurry. Viktor Yanukovych loved living on a grand scale. For [...]

At the very end of the Crimea

229 weeks ago
What a beautiful view! Sunset on Cape Tarkhankut – the westernmost point of the Crimea. Photo by Sergey Stepanenko Source: ukraine travel blog  

Maidon protest

230 weeks ago
The locals are calling it a revolution. It is true that most of Europe is corrupt but its a way of life in Ukraine. The courts can steal from you the police, government officials and politicians all want a bribe. For some officials and police the pay is to low and without taking bribes they [...]

Stunning architecture of Chernivtsi National University

230 weeks ago
Chernivtsi National University named after Yuriy Fedkovych is one of the oldest universities in Ukraine located in Chernivtsi city. Nowadays, about 3,500 students are studying in this university founded in 1875. In 2011, the central building of the university, the former residence of the Metropolitans of Bukovina and Dalmatia, was included in the UNESCO World [...]

Ukraine?s Biosphere Reserves ? Part 2

230 weeks ago
Stretching across the border between Romania and Ukraine, the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve lies at the end of the 2,860km Danube River and consists of dozens of lakes, channels and islands. It is the largest wetland and reed bed in Europe and is vital in the purification of water in the region, which often bears [...]

Amazing sunset in Crimea

231 weeks ago
This is a really beautiful set of photos of a colorful sunset taken at Cape Chersonese in Crimea by Sergey Anashkevitch in September 2013. Source: ukraine travel blog  

Tips for travel to Ukraine

231 weeks ago
Some might be in for a shock to learn a lot of places only have hot water at certain times of the day. A word of caution, do not drink tap water in Ukraine! Normally Ukrainians do not use ice in drinks and caution should be used as it might be made from tap water. [...]

The Beauty of Ukrainian Nature

232 weeks ago
Diversity of Ukrainian nature is amazing. Just look at this beautiful photo taken in Kharkiv region – it is a real rain forest! Photo by Sergey Stepanenko Source: ukraine travel blog  

Justice Ministry States About Invalidating Laws Of January 16

232 weeks ago

?The laws the Verkhovna Rada adopted on January 16 have been declared invalid since February 2. The previous wordings of the codes and laws have been restored,? the statement noted.

Justice Ministry States About Invalidating Laws Of January 16

Expert: Hryvnia fluctuates thanks to Maidan

232 weeks ago
Current sharp fluctuations in hryvnia rate are the "merit" of political protests, president of the Ukrainian Analytical Center Oleksandr Okhrymenko told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.He said that in the period of 3 January 2010 -

Polish writer Andrzej Stasiuk abot #EuroMaidan

232 weeks ago
The revolutionaries of Maidan (Independence Square in the heart of Kyiv, Ukraine) built a catapult to bombard the riot police on the other side of barricades with stones. Cossacks (medieval Ukrainian warriors), who we used to think usually fought on horseback as unstoppable cavalry, actually fought on foot, as infantry. They were experts at surrounding [...]

Explore Ukraine?s Biosphere Reserves

232 weeks ago
Seven of Ukraine’s protected areas are listed with UNESCO as Biosphere Reserves, as they meet the criteria of balancing conservation with sustainable use in line with the organization?s Man and the Biosphere Program founded in 1971. These reserves – Askaniya-Nova, Carpathian, Danube Delta, Chernomorskiy, Desnianskyi, East Carpathians and Shatskyi ? each have their own special [...]

#Euromaidan. The nature of Ukrainian protest

233 weeks ago
The Right, the Left, and the Ukrainian Protests The revolutionary events in Ukraine are full of noticeable phenomena and know-hows. One of the most remarkable things is a clearly delicate and respectful treatment of private property and respect for human dignity by protesters. In Kyiv until now none of the privately-owned businesses situated within the [...]

Walking through the streets of Odessa

233 weeks ago
Odessa is a city on the northwestern coast of the Black Sea, the largest port in Ukraine, a major industrial, cultural, scientific, and resort center, the third most populous city in the country. Odessa is presented mainly by architecture of the 19th-20th centuries. Let’s walk through the streets of the city and explore some of [...]

About protests in Ukraine

233 weeks ago
Source: travel2ukraine  

Marshutka :)

233 weeks ago
The private mini bus also called Marshutka is one of the most affective ways to navigate any city in Ukraine. There are signs on the front and side that say where it is going, and a number that will also be useful. The mini bus drivers all think they are in a road race to [...]

Episodes of confrontation in the center of Kyiv

233 weeks ago
There are several common misconceptions about Maidan and the situation there. The first one is that almost the entire Kyiv is literally destroyed. This is not true. All the pictures of confrontation that you can see were taken on one relatively small area near the entrance to the Dinamo Stadium, it is government quarter. Photos [...]

A few pictures from Bukovel

233 weeks ago
One of my favorite places to travel in the winter is Bukovel Ukraine for some ski and snowboarding. Here are a few pictures from the area.

Ukraine's tourism industry grows

233 weeks ago
Ukraine was visited by over 26 million tourists in 2013, 1.5 million more than in 2012. The announcement was made by Oleksandr Vilkul, Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister, the Information-Analytical Bulletin of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Kyivstar: Operators Cannot Influence Operation Of Equipment For Sending Bulk SMS Text Messages

234 weeks ago

"On our part, we are doing everything we can to protect our subscribers from undue influence on our network and the sending of spam," he said.

Kyivstar: Operators Cannot Influence Operation Of Equipment For Sending Bulk SMS Text Messages

Interior Ministry urges foreign diplomats to influence opposition

234 weeks ago
The Ukrainian Interior Ministry has called on foreign diplomats to influence the opposition in the issue of passing extremist militants to law enforcers, Deputy Interior Minister Viktor Ratushniak has said, Interfax-Ukraine reports."We have

The Atmosphere of Euromaidan 2014

234 weeks ago
Euromaidan is a mass multi-day protest on Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosty) and adjacent streets and squares in the center of Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities. It began November 21, 2013 in response to the Ukrainian government suspension of preparatory process for the signing of an association agreement between Ukraine and the EU. Now, it is [...]

Stunningly beautiful fall on Ai-Petri in Crimea

234 weeks ago
Ai-Petri is a mountain and a plateau in the Crimean Mountains located in the Yalta region of Crimea. It is the place with a maximum number of foggy days not only in Crimea, but throughout Ukraine (215 days in 1970). Also, Ai-Petri is the windiest point of Crimea and Ukraine. Especially picturesque these places look [...]

Lviv in 2014 Top Ten List of Places to Visit

234 weeks ago
Well-respected British travel publication, The Rough Guide, has ranked Lviv as number five in its 2014 list of top ten cities in the world that are worth visiting. With its rich culture, ancient history and scenic setting, Lviv has plenty to offer visitors who take the time to explore it. Among the city’s many attractions [...]

Monument of a backpack in Lviv

235 weeks ago
Photo via perekotypole.com.ua We have previously written about Unusual monuments of Ukraine. Some of them was from Lviv (Monument to smile and Monument of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch). Today we show another interesting object of this glorious city. Monument of a backpack stands in the courtyard of the Geographical department of Lviv National University (Str. Doroshenko, [...]

Walking the streets of Chernivtsi

235 weeks ago
Chernivtsi is a city in southwestern Ukraine, 40 km north of the border with Romania, the administrative center of Chernivtsi region. The city is the historic center of Bukovina and, along with Lviv, is considered the cultural center of western Ukraine. For centuries, Chernivtsi formed as a city with a unique multi-style architecture, rich cultural [...]

Scenic summer landscapes of Kharkiv region

236 weeks ago
Ukraine is in the grip of chilly winter weather. The temperature in many regions is hovering around zero degrees Celsius. Let’s spend a few minutes in the summer Ukraine – one of the most beautiful places in the world. Staraya Pokrovka village is located about 40 km south-east of Kharkiv. Near the village, a small [...]

Martian Landscapes of the Past in the Crimea

236 weeks ago
At the time when there was water on Mars surface, the planet possibly had the landscapes similar to these salt marshes in the Crimea. Also, it is possible that in the future, people will see this scenery on Mars, if the planet is colonized and terraformed by mankind. Photos by Sergey Anashkevitch Martian [...]
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The Tradition of Beekeeping in Ukraine

236 weeks ago
Ukraine has a long history of beekeeping and is well known in international apiculture circles for the superb quality of its honey and other bee related products. Ranked as the number one producer in Europe and among the top five in the world, Ukraine produces as much as 75,000 metric tons of honey each year [...]

Happy New Year 2014!

237 weeks ago
We would like to wish you a Happy New Year 2014! In the coming year, we wish you a lot of happy days and good luck in all your endeavors! Source: ukraine travel blog  

Expert: No significant fluctuations in forex market in 2014

237 weeks ago
Situation on the Ukrainian currency market will remain stable in 2014. This opinion was expressed by president of the Ukrainian Analytical Center Oleksandr Okhrymenko in an exclusive interview on BTB TV-channel."With regard to the financial market,

#EuromaidanTree #ChristmasWithoutYanukovych

237 weeks ago
The Let’s wish for a Christmas without Yanukovych this year! Show your support of the EuroMaidan movement by decorating your Christmas tree this year with something blue & yellow, a tryzub, a Ukrainian ornament, a EuroMaidan sign or whatever Ukrainian/EU decoration you can think of! Post your photos here. Tag them #EuromaidanTree #ChristmasWithoutYanukovych #P????????????????? and [...]

Top 7 posts about Ukraine in 2013

238 weeks ago
The year is coming to an end and summing it up, we would like to show you the most popular posts of our blog in 2013 (in ascending order). #7 Chernobyl and Pripyat topics remain popular decades after the disaster. These places are not only tourist attractions but also objects of art. In this case, [...]

Lutsenko Calls On Anti-Government Protesters To Extend Their Influence To Eastern And Southern Ukraine

238 weeks ago

Lutsenko made the call from the stage on the Independence Square in Kyiv.

Lutsenko Calls On Anti-Government Protesters To Extend Their Influence To Eastern And Southern Ukraine

Lutsenko Calls On Anti-Government Protesters To Extend Their Influence To Eastern And Southern Ukraine

238 weeks ago

Lutsenko made the call from the stage on the Independence Square in Kyiv.

Lutsenko Calls On Anti-Government Protesters To Extend Their Influence To Eastern And Southern Ukraine

Pastoral Summer Landscapes of Transcarpathia

238 weeks ago
Zakarpattia (Transcarpathia) region is located on the south-western slopes and foothills of the Eastern Carpathians. Carpathian Mountains cover about 80% of its territory. This region borders with four countries: Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland. The region is an important area of tourism in Ukraine. This wonderful collection of beautiful summer photos was taken in Rakhiv [...]

President: Russian gas price may fluctuate

238 weeks ago
Russian gas price may fluctuate and reach even $ 230 per thousand cubic meters, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said in interview with representatives of Ukrainian media."With regard to price stability, it depends entirely on price for

Impressive video from Euromaidan in Kyiv

239 weeks ago
A lot of Ukrainians continue their protest on Independence Square in Kyiv demanding integration with the European Union. This very cool video was shot December 14. Source: ukraine travel blog  

Revolutionary Christmas tree in Kyiv will be decorated with European flags

239 weeks ago
This Tuesday, on December 17, at noon, EuroMaidan volunteers will decorate “EuroYalynka” (revolutionary Christmas tree at Maidan Nezalezhnosti) with the flags of the European countries. We also invite all interested FOREIGNERS, currently in Kyiv, to participate in the ceremony! You will have an opportunity to talk to the journalists and give interviews. This idea will [...]

Protesting Kyiv (Part 2) - updating

239 weeks ago
Mass street protests continue in Kyiv.8:19 pm - Interior Ministry admits police committed violations during clashes in Maidan on November 30 in Kyiv. 7:42 pm - Certain subway stations may be limited for entry and exit during the weekend due to

The Squares of Khreshchatyk in Kiev

239 weeks ago
Located at the bustling intersection of Taras Shevchenko Boulevard, Khreshchatyk, Krutyi Descent and Chervonoarmiiska Street in Kiev, Bessarabska Square was a trading post for immigrants from the historical region of Bessarabia until the 1840s. Today the Besarabsky Market, built in 1910-1912 and covering an area of almost 10,000 square feet, offers a huge variety of [...]

Odessa patios ? the source of unique Odessa flavor

240 weeks ago
Odessa patios are mentioned in numerous songs, poems, anecdotes about the city and its life. This is a special page in local history, because these patios are the real origins of this city! Yes, don’t be surprised, the myth of Odessa began with Odessa patios philosophy. These unique sometimes cozy, sometimes mystic places keep the [...]

Protesting Kyiv (Part 2) - updating

240 weeks ago
Mass street protests continue in Kyiv.3:54 pm - Pecherski district court of Kyiv released two activists. 2:00 pm - Protesters strengthening barricades on European Square with snow and ice, removed from Maidan. 12:44 pm - Opposition