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May the Woman of My Dreams be in Ukraine?

It’s not unusual to hear about a man or a woman who is so busy with a professional life that he or she simply is left out of the dating scene. Don’t you agree there is something fundamentally wrong about it? I have been a matchmaker for "A Mordinson Introduction" in Ukraine for more than 10 years now and it’s amazing to see how our clients are first very skeptical about the possibility of meeting a real Ukrainian woman and then, once they actually come here to Kharkov, how amazed they are to meet single local women and the success ratio is great!

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kaZantip Republic 2010

The massive kaZantip Republic began as a huge party that would always follow a major surfing competition. It began to grow in popularity and in size, and by the time it became an independent event in 1992, five to six weeks were needed for this large celebration of music. It has become one of the biggest festivals dedicated to trance, house music and techno in the world, and music enthusiasts support the festival for its lively atmosphere and diverse line-up of DJs and artists.

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Andriy Shevchenko – Football Star from Kiev

Ukrainian-born Andriy Shevchenko is a talented football player who currently plays for Chelsea in the English Premier League. Shevchenko is widely considered to be one of the world’s most effective offensive players, earning the position of top scorer of the Italian Serie A leagues in both 2000 and 2004. He was the recipient of the Ballon D’or in 2004 and in the same year was included in the FIFA 100 – a list compiled by renowned Brazilian striker Pelé.

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Medical Tourism in Ukraine

There is a growing trend on a world-wide scale for people in need of medical care to travel across international borders to obtain the best, and most cost-effective, medical care available. This is generally referred to as “medical tourism” or “health tourism” and is a combination of healthcare and leisure, aimed at rejuvenating the patient mentally, physically and emotionally. Ukraine is the medical tourism destination of choice for many who are in need of dental work, eye surgery, cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery and relief from a host of illnesses. Ukraine offers world class medical facilities, as well as the ideal surroundings to aid a rapid recovery.

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Superb Wines of Ukraine

The beautiful country of Ukraine, with its fertile steppes and plateaus criss-crossed by numerous rivers, together with its temperate climate, is well suited for the cultivation of a variety of crops. The Mediterranean climate prevailing in the regions bordering the Black Sea is particularly suited to the growing of grapes, and it is here that many of the wines of Ukraine originate from. Key vine-growing regions include Crimea, Carpathian Ruthenia, Bessarabia, Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk and Odessa Oblasts.

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Ukrainian Naming Traditions

Expectant parents pour over pages of baby names. Names are plucked from a genealogical line to honor a family member. Sometimes people abandon their birth names as a means to chart a new future. What’s in a name, you ask -- quite a lot according to Ukrainian tradition and ancient naming rituals.

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Old Folktale - A Ukrainian Cinderella’s Nocturnal Visit

While the familiar story of Cinderella may be permanently etched in the young minds of American and western European children, another tale of a young Ukrainian girl named Oksana spins a parallel yarn of family exile, ill treatment, and just reward. This folktale called Cow’s Head weaves the macabre with moral fortitude to reach a happy ending.

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