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  • Poltava Oblast

    Poltava

    Situated in central Ukraine on the Vorskla River, Poltava is a city in Poltava Oblast. It is easily accessible by road from the Kiev-Kharkiv highway as well as by train. The city is of a reasonable size and owes most of its industry to the rich black earth which characterizes the region. It is also involved in a number of other industries and exports a variety of goods.

  • Rivne Oblast

    Rivne

    Rivne, also called Rovno, has a population of over 250,000 people, it is a provincial city and is also the capital of the Rivne Region of Ukraine. The city was founded in 1283 and was known as a town of the "Halytsia-Volyn" Principality. The town was named this because of its position on the plane surface. It became a Polish town, after the Liublin Union of 1569. It was united with ...

  • Zaporizhia Oblast

    Zaporizhia

    The town of Zaporozhia (Zaporozhye) is situated in the south-east of Ukraine on either side of the Dnieper River. The town itself is about 200 years old, though Stone Age remnants excavated in the area show that it has been inhabited for much longer than that. History tells us that Scythians, Samatians and Slavs have all had a chance to make a home on this beautiful little spot by the river.

  • Museums

    National Art

    The National Art Museum of Ukraine, or as it was once called, the City Museum of Antiques and Art, is located in the capital city of Kiev. It was established in 1897 after Bohdan Khanenko, a patron of art, began collecting money and pieces of art in an attempt to start the first museum in the country. Interestingly when the Museum was first opened it collected National Ethnographical applied ...

  • Castles

    Lviv High Castle

    The city of Lviv in Ukraine is known as the “city of lions” and it has a population of around 830,000. Lviv is the largest city in Western Ukraine and there are many attractions in Lviv. One that simply must not be missed is the Lviv High Castle. This attraction is the sort of place you visit for for the pure pleasure of the experience. In order to reach the entrance of High Castle Park, you ...

  • Castles

    Kodak Fortress

    Ukraine is home to a number of sturdy fortresses which make fascinating attractions. These fortresses were usually built for defense and protection. Most of the fortresses were built in a strategically important location – usually overlooking the best crossing point of a river or from a high point on a hill which provided an unsurpassed view of the surrounding area. In this way, they helped ...

  • Chernihiv Oblast

    Nizhyn

    Nizhyn is a small town in the Chernihiv Oblast that is home to approximately 80 000 inhabitants. It lies near the Oster River and is quite diverse for a town of its size. Many historical events and noteworthy sights make Nizhyn an interesting and fascinating town to visit. Tourists that explore the Chernihiv Oblast, will not be disappointed.

  • Kharkiv Oblast

    Chuguyiv

    The city of Chuguyiv (also spelt Chuguiiv or Chuguev) has a long military history that is still evident today. It is located the in the beautiful Kharkiv Oblast, with a population of approximately 36 000 residents. Chuguyiv's existence has been recorded from the year 1627, but its founding year has been accepted as being 1638. The name, Chuguyiv, was derived from the Turkic word ...

  • Culture

    History of Ukraine

    Ukraine has a long and troubled history. Early in the Christian era the Ukranian steppes were overrun by various invaders, among which were Huns, Goths and Avars. From the 4th to 7th centuries the first Slavic community was established in the area. A Varangian dynasty from Scandinavia settled in Kiev in the 9th century and proceeded to free the Slavs from Khazar domination and then unite ...

  • Sumy Oblast

    Konotop

    If you travel to the Sumy Oblast in Ukraine, you will discover an interesting city by the name of Konotop. The city is located approximately 130 kilometers away from the region’s capital, Sumy, and can be found at the center of the Konotop ‘Raion’ or district. While many cities in Ukraine are quite modern, Konotop is somewhat older – having first been established at a time when people still ...