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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15 Ukrainian Inventions That Changed the World

15 Ukrainian Inventions That Changed the World

Ukraine is a land of inventors. Some of the names are well known worldwide (even though the world may not know that that are Ukrainians). Some will be new for you. Let’s go. 1. Helicopter The inventor of the helicopter is the Kyiv aircraft designer, who emigrated to the USA, Igor Sikorsky. In 1931, he …

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10 Interesting Facts About Ukraine

10 Interesting Facts About Ukraine

1. It is the largest country in Europe Ukraine is the continent’s largest county at 603,628 square kilometers. France is next at 551,695 square kilometers. 2. It lies at the heart of Europe Within Ukraine there is the geographical center of Europe. Ok, a number of locations claim to the title and it depends on …

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