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  • Ukrainian Crafts: Petrykivka Painting

    Originating in the village of Petrykivka in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, the Petrykivka style of painting is one of Ukraine's unique and treasured forms of ornamental folk art which is still practiced ...

    December 3, 2014
  • Ukrainian Rock Band Okean Elzy

    Formed in the city of Lviv in 1994, the band Okean Elzy has gathered a following of fans throughout Ukraine and beyond its borders with music and lyrics that resonate with the band's audience. ...

    November 3, 2014
  • Historical Reminders of the Scythians in Ukraine

    Thousands of burial mounds across the southern steppes of Ukraine remain as a reminder of the historical presence of the Scythians, a semi-nomadic equestrian tribe who occupied the area between ...

    October 16, 2014
  • Visiting Villages in the Heart of Ukraine

    On the road between Kiev and Poltava, through an area affectionately referred to as the 'Heart of Ukraine', travelers will come across a number of villages overflowing with history and ...

    September 18, 2014
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What to See

  • Kiev Oblast

    Vyshhorod

    There are few cities in Ukraine which enjoy such a well documented ancient past as Vyshhorod. While today Vyshhorod in Ukraine is a modest city with a population of over 23,000, in the early 900s it was a bustling metropolis that enjoyed royal favor. Vyshhorod is located along the banks of the Dnieper River just a short distance upstream from Kiev. Thus, the name ‘Vyshhgorod’ is a good ...

  • Castles

    Vorontsovsky Palace

    Hidden away at the base of the Crimean Mountains lies the little town of Alupka. It is most noted for the beautiful and historical Vorontsovsky Palace, which was constructed from approximately 1830 to 1848. Its predominant use, as most royal palaces seem to have been employed, was as a summer retreat, in this case, for the Novorossiysky Krai governor-general Count Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov.

  • Culture

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    Ukraine's official language is Ukrainian. The language makes use of the Cyrillic alphabet. Ukrainian has an impressive history originating from the ancient Old East Slavic language. Imperial Russia banned the use of Ukrainian twice, yet it survived as an integral part of the culture of Ukraine's people. Only recently has Ukrainian begun to grow again being spoken mainly in western Ukraine ...

  • Cherkasy Oblast

    Uman

    Uman is situated in central Ukraine, at the meeting place of the Karnenka and Umanka rivers. It has a population of about 100,000 people. The city of Uman has very fertile ground and is surrounded by thousands of square miles of beautiful, flat farmlands. When driving through the countryside you will find many farm stalls selling the freshest fruit and vegetables.

  • Vinnytsya Oblast

    Tomashpil

    Near the banks of the Rusava river lies a town by the name of Tomashpil, or Tomashpol. It falls under the Vinnytsya Oblast and has an estimated population of approximately 6 000 residents. The town's name, when translated directly, means ‘the city of St. Thomas’, and it is also the Tomashpil district's administration sector. The district has many smaller villages that are located ...

  • Theatres

    Ivan Franko

    The Ivan Franko Theater of Opera and Ballet is located in the city of Lviv, in the Lviv Oblast of Ukraine. Named in honor of Ukrainian poet, journalist, writer, literary critic, economist and political activist, Ivan Yakovych Franko, the Ivan Franko Theater of Opera and Ballet reflects the deep sense of appreciation citizens of this fascinating country have for their cultural heritage. ...

  • Museums

    Odessa Regional History

    History fanatics - one and all - The Odessa Regional History Museum is calling you! Come journey back in time at this marvelous Ukrainain museum.

  • Art Galleries

    Center for Contemporary

    The Center for Contemporary Art, also known as the Soros Center for Contemporary Art or SCCA, is located in the district of Podil, in Kiev. It is an extremely old part of the city and this adds nostalgia and history to the gallery which is housed in a building that dated back to the XVIIIth century. The Soros Center for Contemporary Arts has become one of the most significant art galleries ...

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