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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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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What to See

  • Attractions

    Restaurant guide

    Take a break from exploring Ukraine's stunning attractions and fill up at one of the spectacular restaurants on offer. There is a wide variety of cuisine and restaurants in Ukraine offering delicious meals, refreshing drinks and excellent service. Tempt your taste buds with the unique flavors of traditional Ukrainian food or try something international at an Italian, Chinese, American, Irish ...

  • Regions

    Ternopil Oblast

    If there is one place in Ukraine - away from the more popular regions of Kiev, Lviv and Odessa - that you simply have to visit, it must be Ternopil. This stunning oblast is roughly 13.8 thousand square kilometers in size and it enjoys a wonderfully moderate continental climate. Summers here are warm and moist while winters are relatively gentle compared to other Eastern European regions. ...

  • Theatres

    Tara Shevchenko

    The Taras Shevchenko National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet is regarded as one of the oldest musical theatres in all Ukraine. Its present name has come after countless changes and the theatre was originally called the ‘Russian Opera House’.

  • Zhytomyr Oblast

    Berdychiv

    The city of Berdychiv is a quaint city in the Zhytomyr Oblast that has an extremely interesting past. The exact date as to when the city was founded is mere speculation, and how its name came about can only be guessed. In all honesty, Berdychiv's establishment is shrouded in mystery, and scientists and historians have been able to piece some of this fascinating puzzle together.

  • National Parks and Reserves

    Kanivs’kyi Reserve

    In 1968 the renowned Kanivs’sky Reserve was established and formed with its beautiful and varied landscapes on the right side of the gracious Dnieper River which lies in the Cherkasy region within Ukraine.

  • Regions

    Zakarpattya Oblast

    The Zakarpattya Oblast is a beautiful part of Ukraine and has a unique geographical location along the southwestern side of the Carpathian Mountains and Dunabe lowlands. The geographical position of the region also makes it a convenient junction between countries situated all over Europe. Zakarpattya is the youngest oblast in Ukraine and was only given freedom in October 1944. The oblast is ...

  • Cherkasy Oblast

    Zolotonosha

    Zolotonosha, which means ‘a load of gold' or 'a gold carrier’, may have originated from one of the many legends that existed, and many believe the name to have come about due to the golden hue of the Zolotonoshka sands. Nonetheless it is one of the many cities located within Ukraine along the Zolotonoshka River tributary, lying on the left of the Dnieper River, situated about 30 kilometers ...

  • Culture

    Economy

    Ukraine's previously unstable political situation caused various problems for the economy. When Victor Yushchenko came into power several reforms took place and Ukraine's economy grew some 12.1% in the year 2004. Unfortunately high oil prices as well as an increase in inflation caused the economy of Ukraine to slow down in 2005.

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