Tag: culture

  • Culture

    Since Ukraine is geographically located between Europe and Asia, much of its culture exhibits both Eastern and Western influences. Over the years it has been invariably influenced by movements such as those brought about during the Byzantine Empire and the Renaissance. Today, the country is somewhat culturally divided with the western regions bearing a stronger European influence and the ...

  • Culture

    Photos

    Photographs are a great way to get a feel for a country. Photographs help you to visualize what you will be likely to see and enjoy whilst on your travels and they also help you to mentally prepare yourself for what you might experience. They can serve to familiarize you with certain places and even help you to meet people you have never seen face to face! They can serve as a ...

  • Regions

    Cities

    If you’re looking to travel somewhere new, why not try Ukraine? This fascinating country is filled with history, culture, natural beauty and great architecture. It is relatively easy to get to by air and is already well developed for tourism. There are a number of great Ukrainian destinations worth seeing, which will transport your mind to a whole new dimension. Top of the list are the ...

  • Lviv Oblast

    Busk

    Located just 53 km from Lviv, Busk is a small town with approximately 10,000 people. The name 'Busk' comes from the west Ukrainian word 'busko' which means 'crane'. Appropriately, the heraldic crest of the town is a white stork on a blue shield and the stork is the town symbol.

  • Chernivtsi Oblast

    Chernivtsi

    Chernivtsi (Chernovtsi) is a city which is situated in Northern Bukovina, Ukraine. It is the capital of the Chernivtsi Oblast and is a city with a long and interesting history. According to archealogical remains, the area has been populated since Neolithic times. Some of the most interesting artifacts found here are those that relate to the Trypillian and Corded Ware cultures. Bronze and ...

  • Odessa Oblast

    Odessa

    Odessa is the largest city along the entire Black Sea, the 5th largest city in Ukraine and arguably the most important city of trade. Many years ago, Odessa was once the 3rd leading city in old Russia, after Moscow and St. Petersburg. Odessa looks more like a city located on the Mediterranean, having been heavily influenced by French and Italian styles. Odessa has always had a spirit of ...

  • Culture

    Radio

    Whilst Ukraine is not a wealthy nation, radio in Ukraine tends to be a very accessible form of mass media. From news broadcasts to live discussions and music, Ukraine's radio stations offer a great variety of programs. In fact, Ukraine has a great number of radio stations situated throughout the country. Ukraine's live Internet radio broadcasts give you a chance to fully immerse yourself in ...

  • Culture

    Books

    Between the covers: exploring Ukraine by book Ukrainians, both native born and by genetic extraction, have a deep-seated commitment to exploring their country on the printed page. Reflections from authors comprising the Ukrainian diaspora internationally can introduce intrepid travelers to a world before their arrival in this dynamic country. A very small, but exciting sampling of books ...

  • Culture

    Proverbs

    A proverb is a brief saying commonly used by people and generally expresses a simple truth or practical principle. As with many cultures, Ukrainian proverbs frequently reflect the perceptions, lifestyle, customs, beliefs and inner workings of the community. Certain proverbs from Ukraine can be attributed to a particular individual whilst the majority of sources are unknown. By examining a ...

  • Culture

    Architecture

    Most of Ukraine's cities will give you a glimpse into the country's grand architectural history. Architecture in Ukraine ranges from buildings dating back hundreds of years to massive contemporary high-rise structures. An outstanding sample of Ukrainian architecture can be seen in the Cathedral of Saint-Sophia in Kiev, which dates back to the 11th century. Visit Lviv if you are interested in ...