Ukraine in a Nutshell

Ukraine (Ukrainian: Укрaїна) is a large country in Eastern Europe, and the second largest country in Europe. Ukraine has a very rich culture and history, as well as a multitude of activities for the aspiring traveler.

While Ukraine has fertile farmlands, a well-developed industrial base, and a strong education system, these factors have not translated into wealth for the vast majority of Ukrainians.

Due to high levels of corruption, bad economic management, and political instability, the Ukraine is one of the poorest countries in Europe. Due to high levels of emigration, a dropping birthrate, and a high death rate, the country has one of the fastest-shrinking populations of any significant nation.

After the country's independence, many Ukrainians have emigrated in search of better opportunities. Although the majority of Ukrainians emigrate to Russia, some have taken advantage of opportunities in the European Union.

Written on 02/17/2017 - 19:16 by Shawn Blake

Last modified on 06/16/2022 - 05:39



Kharkiv is a major city in Ukraine's Kharkiv region and the country's second largest city, with a population of over 1.5 million people.


Kyiv, a transliteration of the Ukrainian Київ, has long been the city's official name. Kiev is a transliteration of the Russian Киeв, and is a common alternative English name for...
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Cool place with a “Mason Jar” theme that serves good bar snacks and extremely cheap beer.
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Drinks are very good. Food is good, too, but it takes ages for them to prepare it. However, you can get some complementary foods or drinks as an apology for waiting
Food & Restaurants
One of the best high end restaurants in Kiev. Located in an office building, this restaurant is beautiful with indoor and balcony seating (there's hookah smoking inside). Variety of gourmet food, great staff and cozy relaxing atmosphere. So you if want to smoke hookah and have a snack, and look at...
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Delicious cuisine and a great atmosphere. The kitchen is excellent and has very tasty dishes, everything is on top and karaoke is super! Address: Saksahanskoho St, 120, Kyiv, 02000
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Nice place, friendly staff, good music, a lot of dancing, a little of singing. Reasonable price. Lots of beautiful ladies in one place at one time. Karaoke is good, except they only allow 1 song per table and there are lots of tables, so maybe you only get to sing once every 30-40 minutes. Address...
Nightlife & Bars
Cosy bar so it's easy to meet people. A bit expensive but the bartenders know their stuff. Smoking inside can be a bit annoying but isn't do bad with the windows open Address : Арена Сіті, вул. Велика Васильківська, 5, Kyiv, 02000

Submitted 5 years 2 months ago by CultureWhiz.

Looking to earn a little extra money? Culture Whiz is hiring brand ambassadors across Ukraine and eastern Europe. Brand Ambassadors are the friendly people you see wearing branded t-shirts and handing out or demoing products at events and high foot traffic areas. Work will be in Odessa and Kyiv and...

Submitted 5 years 7 months ago by CultureWhiz.

For the majority of foreigners Russian and Ukrainian people are all the same. Well, they do share a lot in common i.e. Slavic origin, cultures and history. Many Ukrainian people live in Russia and many Russians live in Ukraine. But as many characteristics and customs of Canadians are different from...

Submitted 6 years 2 months ago by CultureWhiz.

Ukraine was a part of Russia for a long time. The extreme east of Ukraine, especially the Donbass, is mostly Russian. Part of the reason for this is that this region was de-populated of all ethnic Ukrainians because most died in the famine, which hit hardest here. East of the Dnieper, to varying...

Submitted 4 years 4 months ago by Aleksey.

Ukrainian women in general are: 1. To a large extent consistent with gender roles. This means that a man must pay for everything and be the breadwinner, chivalry is expected. Their beliefs are based on the historical position of the Orthodox Church, in particular on gender roles and family...

Submitted 4 years 4 months ago by Aleksey.

Ukrainians and Slavs in general are decent people, yet they are passive, self-centered, and apathetic. This is most likely related to communism. Life took on a monotonous, regimented nature under communism, and because no one was destitute, no one was rich either, so no one wanted to work harder,...

Submitted 5 years 7 months ago by Aleksey.

People are a little friendlier than in Kiev, where they're polite but leave in a flash with no time for you. And when they are at work, they will speak to you. The floor managers at the hotel are these women in their 30s who are always really attractive. I was ashamed to have them come into my room...

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