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Explore the Historical Mysteries of Chufut–Kale

Chufut-Kale is located in the western region of Ukraine, in Crimea, near the town of Bahchisaray and is not only a historical attraction in Ukraine but also has a significant Jewish heritage. Dating as far back as the tenth century, Chufut-Kale and its few remaining buildings have survived as a monument to the past, a reminder of forgotten communities and is one of the most visited attractions in Crimea.

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Yalta’s Exquisite Massandra Winery

Located outside the town of Massandra near Yalta in Crimea, Ukraine’s oldest winery has been producing superb wines for over 100 years. The subtropical climates of the region together with the protective shield formed by the surrounding mountains create perfect conditions for grape cultivation. Add to this the expertise of Massandra Winery’s wine-makers and the ingeniously crafted cellars in which the wines mature, and it becomes clear why the fortified and dessert wines produced at this historic winery have earned international acclaim.

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Black Sea Cruise 2008

In an effort to promote sea transportation and cruise tourism in the Black Sea, Ukraine will be hosting “Black Sea Cruise 2008”. This is the first time that a conference of this sort has been held and organizers are going to great lengths to ensure that it will be a success. The conference is a joint project supported by Odessa Commercial Sea Port, the Center for Information and Analytics ‘Black Sea Trans’, the International Black and Azov Seas Port Association (BASPA) and ‘Ports of Ukraine’ Publishing House.

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Eski-Kermen – A Magnificent Reminder of the Past

“Not far from Mankopia is a certain very ancient fortress and town, but it does not have any name from the Turks or Tatars, not even from the Greeks themselves, because of its extreme antiquity…" These are the words that were written down in the sixteenth century by Marinus Broniovius and refer to the majestic site of Eski-Kermen. The Tartars decided to named it Eski-Kermen, which means “The Old Fortress”, recognizing the significance of the site.

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WTO Membership Means New Rules for Visitors

Following a fifteen year battle to increase economic growth, improve living standards and establish a European Union free-trade area in an effort to be approved as a World Trade Organization member country, Ukraine has reached its goal. World Trade Organization members meeting in Geneva in February approved the accession agreement which required that Ukraine ratify the accord by the latest 4 July, and having done so, the country would become a WTO member thirty days later. Ukraine lost no time in fulfilling their obligations, and became a fully-fledged WTO member on 16 May 2008.

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Zarvanytsia – Home of a Religious Relic

At first glance the village of Zarvanytsia looks like a quaint settlement surrounded by the beauty of the mountains and the Strypa River. Situated in the Podilia Valley, the village seems almost forgotten amongst the natural wonders of the region. However, in truth, it is all but disregarded for the village of Zarvanytsia is the keeper of one of the most precious icons of Ukraine – the Mother of God.

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