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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

  • Museums

    Lviv Glass Museum

    Stained glass has long been used to decorate churches and provide color and beauty to the dreary gray stonewalls that generally characterize these religious edifices. Of course, they have also been used, on occasion, to decorate churches and to embellish private homes for the rich. These were the traditional roles given to this beautiful and decorative art form. Today, however, stained glass ...

  • Places of Interest

    Kiev Mohyla Academy

    One of Ukraine’s better known Universities is the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, which is closely associated with the historical site called the Kyiv Mohyla Academy found in Podil. The National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy was formed in 1992; just before that the Soviet Union had gone through a spate of turmoil, leading to its eventual dissolving and allowing Ukraine to ...

  • 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 ...

  • Crimea Region

    Evpatoria

    The ancient city of Evpatoria or Eupatoria has gone through many name changes over the centuries and has been called Gizlyar, Yevpatoria and Kirkinitida, to mention just a few. Evpatoria, the name of the city today, came from the King of Pontus' nickname, Eupator. The city is located in the Crimea region of Ukraine, and has been around for over 2500 years and the landscape is made up mainly ...

  • Odessa Oblast

    Tatarbunary

    The beautiful town of Tatarbunary, when directly translated from the South Slavic language, means “Tatar Wells”. However ‘Bunar’ is taken from the Turic word “pinar” meaning "well" given by the Bessarabian Bulgarians. Tatarbunary, the administrative center for the district of Tatarbunarskyi Raion, is a relatively small town residing in the province of the Odessa Oblast in south-west Ukraine. ...

  • Rivne Oblast

    Korets

    Along the Korchyk River in the Rivne Oblast, lies the quaint town of Korets. You will not find this picturesque town on most maps and it has a mere population of approximately 8,500 residents. Its size should not discourage visitors from exploring this spectacular town as it overflows with a fascinating history and many noteworthy sights to discover.

  • Regions

    Kiev Oblast

    Today the borders of Kiev are very different from when the region of Kiev was first formed in 1932. Kiev Oblast is now situated in the center of Ukraine with the River Dnieper running through it. Kiev's borders meet up with the oblasts of Vinnytsva, Zhytomyr, Poltava, Cherkasy, Homel and Chernihiv.

  • National parks

    Shats’kyi National Park

    Much of Ukraine is covered by beautiful natural vegetation, which is slowly being encroached on for farming and hunting purposes. In order to protect these natural areas and the creatures that seek refuge within them, the government has steadilybeen establishing a number of national parks in Ukraine. One such park is the Shats’kyi National Park situated in the Volyn Region of the country. ...

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