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How Christmas is Celebrated in Ukraine

How Christmas is Celebrated in Ukraine

A Ukrainian Christmas is a special event beginning with a delicious Christmas Eve Supper (Sviata Vecheria). The festive meal, also called Holy Supper, focuses on preparing traditional recipes and celebrating ancient Ukrainian customs. On Christmas Eve, Ukrainians...

Famous Literature of Ukraine

Famous Literature of Ukraine

Ukraine is home to a vibrant culture that has shaped the world in many unique ways. Known mainly for its Orthodox churches, Ukraine is nestled between Russia, Belarus, Poland, Moldova, and Romania. Kiev is the capital of Ukraine and it is home to some of the best...

The History of Ukraine’s Flag

The History of Ukraine’s Flag

The history surrounding the flag of Ukraine is a rich and interesting interesting one, going way back through the centuries. It reflects the entire history of the Ukrainian nation, with the yellow and blue colors of the flag going all the way back to the Great...

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...