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Ukrainian Crafts: Petrykivka Painting

  • 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
  • Important Bird Areas of Ukraine

    Working in partnership with Birdlife International, the Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds (USPB) has its headquarters in Kiev, with local branches throughout Ukraine supported by ...

    September 4, 2014
  • Ukrainian Crafts: Musical Instruments

    The Ukrainian folk music instrument known as the kobza, is a lute-like stringed instrument carved from a single block of wood, which is played by plucking its strings, either with the ...

    August 21, 2014
  • Visit the Beekeeping Museum in Kiev

    Located in Kiev, the Beekeeping Museum pays tribute to the pioneers of the art of beekeeping, a practice which has been an integral part of Ukraine's economy for centuries. Visitors to this ...

    August 7, 2014
  • Embrace Tradition at the Sorochyntsy Fair

    Every year in August, the village of Velyki Sorochintsy near Poltava hosts an event that was declared in 1999 by Presidential Decree to be Ukraine's national trade fair. Known as the ...

    July 17, 2014
  • Celebrating the Feast of Ivan Kupala

    Celebrated each year on the night of July 6/7 in Ukraine, the Feast of Ivan Kupala marks the northern hemisphere summer solstice with various rituals and special foods being part of the ...

    July 3, 2014
  • Historical and Cultural Treasures in Zhovkva

    Travelers looking to explore some of Ukraine's smaller historical towns will no doubt enjoy a visit to Zhovkva. Located around 32 km south of the bustling city of Lviv, this well maintained ...

    June 19, 2014