Simferopol is the capital city of Crimea and is situated in the southern parts of Ukraine. The capital is a wonderful city to visit and there are many sights and tourist attractions for one to visit. The temperature here is relatively warm and dry throughout the year with no extreme weather conditions to watch out for.
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 ...
Right next to the Shostka River lies a town that bears its name - Shostka. It is located in the Sumy Oblast and has an estimated population of approximately 85 000 residents. It was founded in the 17th century and was ruled by the Cossacks for many years. Its size did not deter it from producing some of the most important products in Ukraine, or having their very own football team, ...
Shumsk was a Jewish city in every sense of the word. Its inheritance was that of a rich culture through which tradition and strong beliefs dominated. During the 1897 ‘All Russian Census’ it was estimated that the Shumsk population stood at 2,258, of which 1,962 were Jews, making up a total of 87%. This was a staggering dominance in comparison to the residual 13% made up by a mixture of ...
If you travel to northern Ukraine you will find a province known as the Chernihiv Oblast. This beautiful region is situated right against the country’s international border and shares its borders with both Belarus and Russia. The Chernihiv Oblast itself is roughly 31,900 square kilometers in size and it is easily divided by the Desna River which bisects the region and joins with the Dniepro ...