Oleksandr Ponomarev – Just Love (A Tu Prosto Kohai)

Oleksandr Ponomarev is a very talented Ukrainian singer, who has a very beautiful, strong and deep voice. I used to be a huge fan of his when I went to my high school in Boryspil, Ukraine. One of the things that I admire about Oleksandr is that he is very romantic and all of his songs are about love, relationships and …

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Your Guide to Ukrainian Superstitions

Every World culture has its own set of superstitious beliefs, and Ukraine is no exception.  Growing up in Ukraine, I learned every single one of them, and believe me – there are a lot.  In fact, Ukraine is very rich in its traditions and norms, and everyone – from young to old, believes and follows the same signs and omens for …

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My Happy Childhood – in My Small, Unhappy World.

I never thought that writing about your own life can be so difficult.  You might think that you’ve certainly got all the facts right, and yes you know the story, since umm you’re the lead character in it.  But looking back into the past requires a certain level of objectivity and worse yet… deeper introspection, and for those that didn’t …

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Lviv: Top 5 Sights

Lviv (Львів) is one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine, and it is simply not to be missed.  Much smaller than the capital city of Kiev – it is full of gorgeous architecture, vibrant local life, and a general fairytale-like atmosphere that fills every cafe and bar located in there.  There are a number of good reasons to visit Lviv, with lots of things to …

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Kiev: The Top 10 Sights

Kiev is the capital of Ukraine, and is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Europe.  Unfortunately, it is not yet a popular tourist destination, and therefore there’s not much information about it on the internet.  Below you will find the top 10 sights to see and do in Kiev – put together by a local (well, me). 1. Maidan Nezalezhnosti (The Independence …

Skryabin – Stari Fotografii (Скрябін – Старі фотографії)

Name: Daria Silter Hometown: Boryspil, Ukraine (Бориспіль, Україна) Age Group: 26-30 “Skryabin” (Скрябін) is a very popular band in Ukraine, they first appeared on stage in late 1980s and had a continuous success until this day.  In 2015, the lead singer, Andriy Kuzmenko, also known simply as Kuzma (that you will see in the video here) has tragically died in a car crash, and it …