Kyiv Is Among the Greenest European Cities

Kyiv Is Among the Greenest European Cities

Living in a capital or a big city is cool in many aspects: you get access to employment, better schooling, healthcare and cultural events. But there are many disadvantages, too — such as increased stress and noise, and lesser access to fresh air and nature. That is why urban centers with enough green spaces are …

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How Ukrainian Flag Got into Space

How Ukrainian Flag Got into Space

The pictures of the Ukrainian flag on the Space Station recently circled the media, while the flag itself circled the Earth literally. Why the US astronaut Randolph Bresnik cared to take the blue-and-yellow canvas to the orbit? The story is quite interesting… Mr. Bresnik told it during a teleconference with Kyiv, which took place last month. It turns …

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Ukrainian Beauties: Dasha Khlystun

Ukrainian Beauties: Dasha Khlystun

Ukraine is famous as a land of the most beautiful women. You can see them everywhere here. But some of them got from the streets right to the highest world fashion podiums. Meet Dasha Khlystun, the new addition to the clock of famous Victoria’s Secret Angels! This year the 22-year-old will join the 19 permanent …

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Ukrainian Records: Trembita

Ukrainian Records: Trembita

Ukraine is a land of many record breaking phenomena. And one of them is trembita – a unique Carpathian wind instrument that is officially the longest in the world. Don’t be confused when you come to the Carpathians – the name may belong to numerous things and institutions. Like Lviv-based guitar making factory ‘Trembita’. Or …

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Have you ever heard of Petrykivka?

Have you ever heard of Petrykivka?

Petrykivka is a town in the east of Ukraine, and decorative painting art included into the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage. Take a look at it, and you’ll understand why. The urban-type settlement Petrykivka is situated in Dnipro (Dnipropetrovsk) province in east-central Ukraine. According to a …

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Sea & the City: Kyiv’s Mural of the Season

Sea & the City: Kyiv’s Mural of the Season

Kyiv has already become the capital of murals, at least in this part of the world. Artists from around the world are welcomed here to paint the city’s old walls. Some of their works are real pieces of arts. But one of the latest local murals created by Jake Aikman of Cape Town, South Africa …

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Where to Make a Wish in Kyiv

Where to Make a Wish in Kyiv

Kyiv is a mysterious city full of magic. For example, of places where you can make a wish and hope they come true. Here are just a few of them. 1. Bridge of Lovers Officially called a Park Bridge, it is well know among romantic couples. They believe that if you make a wish of …

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Amazing Rakhivshina

Amazing Rakhivshina

Ukraine is stunningly beautiful. And this video from Rakhiv region situated in Carpathian mountains in Zakarpattia Oblast (province) in the west of Ukraine is another illustration of the fact. Rakhiv, or more precisely, the village Dilove located close to it, is one of several European locations vying for the symbolic right to be Geographical center …

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A Ukrainian Cafe Is Called The Best in Europe

A Ukrainian Cafe Is Called The Best in Europe

Ukraine is famous for its delicious cuisine. But this time a restaurant from a Ukrainian town was given a prestigious European award not for its food but for a prominent design. This happened in London, Great Britain at a competition called Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. Its first place in the nomination ‘European restaurants’ went to …

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