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Beautiful Zhytomyr region

You can see a lot of interesting things if you travel around the Zhytomyr region. It ranks 5th in terms of area among all regions of Ukraine and first in the country in terms of forest resources, estimated 750 thousand hectares. Zhytomyr region is the Motherland of our national currency, here the Central Rada passed […]
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Kyiv Zoo

The Kyiv Zoological Park was created on the initiative of teachers, doctors, public figures and professors of the University of St. Volodymyr and the Polytechnic Institute. The official date of its foundation was 21 March 1907, when it received a lease for an area to be located in the botanical garden of St. Volodymyr's University. […]
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The Bessarabian Market

The Bessarabian Market is one of the best monuments of rational modernism in Kyiv. Its grand opening took place 100 years ago – on July, 1912. Long before the construction, Bessarabska Square was occupied by a Lutheran cemetery in the 16-18th centuries; at the beginning of the 19th century – by a horse post station; […]
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10 interesting facts about VDNG

It was 64 years ago, July 6, 1958 when the Exhibition opened in Kyiv - VDNG. Nowadays it is the National Complex Expocenter of Ukraine (VDNG). Its architectural ensemble of the central part of the exhibition centre, and it includes 19 objects, has the status of a national monument. Fact 1 The complex was called […]
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Top 5 unique national parks of Ukraine

National natural parks of Ukraine are protected areas. There are 55 such parks in our country, and their total area of more than 11,000 km²! Shatsk National Park Many people know this park thanks to Shatsk lakes. The most famous of them is Svityaz. Others are no less beautiful - Lyutsemir, Pulemetskoye, Pesochnoe. In total […]
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VDNG: The History of the Blue Whale

VDNG EXPONENT A female blue whale was captured in Antarctica. It is believed to be one of the world's largest specimens – 26 metres long and weighing 140 tonnes. In 1960s this exhibit was installed in Kyiv, at VDNG, in pavilion "Gifts of the Sea" № 11. At the beginning of 1970s the exposition of […]
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Kyiv Gaudi – Vladyslav Gorodetsky

Vladyslav Gorodetsky was born June 4, 1863 in the village of Sholudki, Vinnitsa region. He studied in Odesa, and later at the Academy of Art in St. Petersburg. In 1891 he moved to Kyiv, and for almost 30 years of his life Gorodetsky devoted to city’s architectural decoration. His works are still hallmarks of the […]
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Sights of Andriyivsky Descent

Andriyivsky Descent (Andriyivsky Uzviz) – an ancient Kyiv street, also called as Montmartre of Kyiv. Here, in the open air, you can buy paintings, jewelry, dishes, wooden items, clothes, medals, coins and souvenirs. As you stroll down the street, pay attention to many interesting things! One Street Museum has been in operation for over 30 […]
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Fomin Botanical Garden in Kyiv

On 22 May, 1839 the botanical garden of the University of Kyiv began its work. On this day the first plantings were made. It is the oldest botanical garden in the city and one of the oldest in Ukraine. On the area of 22.5 hectares there are over 10 thousand species of plants. More than […]
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VDNG: The Soviet past

Stars, sickles and hammers – such elements decorate the central pavilions of the complex today. This is not surprising, because it was opened back in 1958, in honour of the 40th anniversary of the Communist Party of Ukraine! It was here that Ukrainian manufacturers demonstrated their achievements. Ukrainian industry and agriculture was represented in the […]
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