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The Music of Ukraine

The Music of Ukraine

Many often don’t realize, but Ukraine is in fact the largest of all the European countries. And with Russia to the east; Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia to the west; Belarus to the north; and Romania, Moldova, and the Black Sea to the south and southwest, you can...

Symbolic Flowers of Ukraine

Symbolic Flowers of Ukraine

Ukraine is blessed with a variety of flowers. Although they are known for their beauty, many have other meanings and are important symbols of the country. The legends and inspiration of the flowers are intriguing, and continue to fascinate people no matter where they...

The Animals of Ukraine

The Animals of Ukraine

Ukraine is known for its history, tourist sites, and scenery. Although many people are aware of these features, many are unaware of the diverse animal life that the country offers. Ukraine has a wide variety of animal life, including nearly 350 species of birds, over...

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ukraine

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ukraine

With all the geopolitical maneuvering around Ukraine, politicians and pundits make it easy to forget the country is home to some of the world’s most captivating architecture and natural beauty. A total of seven locations have been designated World Heritage Sites by...

Is Ukraine the Next Silicon Valley?

Is Ukraine the Next Silicon Valley?

Silicon Valley is the center of the tech and startup scene in the United States. Cities around the world are trying to surpass the California-based center. While none of them have quite managed, Ukraine has emerged as a tech leader in Eastern Europe. Some have even...

A History of Kiev Pt. I: From Founding to Russian Control

A History of Kiev Pt. I: From Founding to Russian Control

Today, Kiev is the most populous city in Ukraine. The country’s capital has a fascinating history. Many major events have shaped this diverse city, forming it into one of the most influential cultural hotspots of eastern Europe. Founding Legend has it that the city...

Spring Holidays in Ukraine

Spring Holidays in Ukraine

Ukraine is rich in culture, reflected by their wealth of unique holidays. There are several in the spring season alone! Pascha Pascha, or Easter, is one of the most important Ukrainian holidays. Before the holiday, Ukrainian Christians fast from meat and dairy...

Ukraine’s Top 5 Exports

Ukraine’s Top 5 Exports

Ukraine is one of the world’s top exporters of several different commodities. The country exports products to both neighboring countries and other regions such as the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. In 2017, Ukraine exported US$43.4 billion worth of products. The...

Are Ukraine’s Anticorruption Laws…Corrupt?

Are Ukraine’s Anticorruption Laws…Corrupt?

A recent ruling by the constitutional court in Ukraine found that a proposed anti-corruption law did not conform with the country’s “presumption of innocence until proven guilty” principles. The law, which was drafted in an effort to meet strict requirements imposed...