Kherson currently has a population of about 400 000 residents and is situated on the Dnieper river and seaport. The city of Kherson was founded on June 29, 1778 on the site of former fortification Oleksadrivs’kyi Shanets ruined by the Turks, by Rince Potiomkin. Kherson was named in honor of Chersonesus of Tauris founded by the Greeks in the 5th century before Christ.
One of the best ways to gain insight and understanding into the ways of a nation is to take a deeper look at their folklore – and there is plenty of fascinating folklore in Ukraine! From fanciful dress to brightly painted eggs, the traditional Ukrainian folklore is usually an artistic expression of many of the fundamental beliefs of Ukrainian society.
Where ever you travel to in the world, museums usually feature highly on the list of places to see. It is certainly no different for tourists in Ukraine. Ukraine is a country filled with historical sites, an intriguing past and a strong cultural heritage. Museums of all types can be found throughout the major cities in Ukraine, as well as in lesser-known towns. In this section of Ukraine ...
Mikhail Bulgakov, the oldest son of Russian parents, was born May 15, 1891 in the beautiful city of Kiev. Shortly after he and his brothers were enlisted into the White Army they were separated. This resulted in an terrible inward struggle that Mikhail had to contend with until his death.
The Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, or Pyrohovo, is situated near to the village of Pirogov in Ukraine. It is a definite must-see if you are in the area or if you are staying in the capital city Kiev, which is just thirty minutes away. The family will love the outdoor museum and it will keep you entertained for the whole day.
On the 2nd of June 1942 a commission created by the Communist Party of Belarus was instituted. Their responsibility was the collection of timeless memories dedicated to the Great Patriotic War which demonstrate the strength and great courage of the Belarusian people.
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 ...
In times past, history has revealed its many secrets through what we regard today as an everyday necessity. Yes, today money is needed for the basic provisions of life no matter where you live. But have you thought beyond a simple coin or a banknote? Does it have deeper value? The oldest Constituter ‘Odessa City Collector’s Society’ thinks it does.
History fanatics - one and all - The Odessa Regional History Museum is calling you! Come journey back in time at this marvelous Ukrainain museum.