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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

  • National parks

    Chornomors'kyi Biosphere Reserve

    The diversity of Ukraine’s landscapes as well as its immense biodiversity has led to the conservation and protection of 3.9% of Ukraine’s land. There are many different types of territories put aside for conservation, which is under the Law on Nature Conservation Fund of Ukraine.

  • Kiev Oblast

    Tarascha

    The city of Tarascha is located in the Kyiv Oblast, and was under the Cossack rule for many years. Its turbulent years did not end with the fall of Cossacks, as it saw many acts of violence and hate in the years that followed. It is a town that usually got caught up in the battles that swept across the Kyiv Region, suffering heavy losses and destruction. Fortunately, Tarascha is still ...

  • Culture

    Education

    Education in Ukraine is given great attention by the government and a large number of facilities and institutions exist for the purpose of educating the population. The system of education in Ukraine extends right from pre-school to higher education.

  • Business

    Sms

    Cellular phone usage in Ukraine continues to steadily increase reaching about 32 million active SIMs as of February 2006 with a penetration of 67.2%. There are five cellular networks in Ukraine. UMC/Ukrainian Mobile Communications is a national operator using the GSM 900/1800 standard. This is the Ukraine's largest cellular network and provides cell broadcast, prepaid cards, roaming, ...

  • Luhansk Oblast

    Lysychansk

    If you travel to the eastern side of Ukraine you will find a truly beautiful region along the Donets River known as the Luhansk Oblast. It is here, amidst breathtaking panoramas that the landscape slowly changes to include a pretty little city known as Lysychansk. The city’s name can also be spelled ‘Lisicansk’ and it dates back to the 18th century when coal was first discovered in the ...

  • Community

    Postcards

    Want to send a holiday greeting to the family back home? Use one of our e-postcards to let them know that you are thinking of them. You can tell them about all the wonderful adventures you are having while visiting the country. Had a fleeting romance with a local? Tell your closest friend back home. Even if you just want to brag about being the proud owner of the best tan in the world, our ...

  • Vinnytsya Oblast

    Koziatyn

    The city of Koziatyn is a relatively small city, with a mere population of approximately 26 000 residents. It is located in the Vinnytsya Oblast of Ukraine, which is almost 150 kilometers away from Kiev. It is also an administrative center and has a designated district within the Vinnytsya oblast. The capital city of the region is Vinnytsya and is approximately 70 kilometers from ...

  • Crimea Region

    Yalta

    Yalta is situated on a shallow bay facing south towards the Black Sea, on the site of an ancient Greek colony. It is said that Yalta was found by some Greek sailors many years ago who were looking for a safe shore to land on. Yalta is surrounded by many beautiful woody mountains. It enjoys a spectacular Mediterranean climate with many vineyards and orchards in its vicinity.