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Antonov Airlines transports two tracked crushing machines from the UK to Gabon

Posted 1/20/2020

Antonov Airlines transported two tracked crushing machines from @EMA_Airport

in the UK to Franceville Airport in Gabon in an AN-124-100. Watch the transport of this cargo in this film by

@Back2Back_TV and broadcasted as part of the Mega Air series
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Antonov AN-124 transports Lockheed Martin's largest satellite

Posted 1/17/2020

Antonov Airlines used its modernised AN-124-100-150 aircraft to transport the largest and most powerful satellite Lockheed Martin ever built.

The flight was from Moffett Airfield in US to French Guiana. 

The flight was filmed by back2back productions and broadcasted as part of the Mega Air series.




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Posted 1/12/2020

Trypillia Culture is an archaeological name for the Copper Age civilization that existed on the territory of present-day Ukraine. This cultural complex is also known as Cucuteni on the territory of Romania. (Trypilla.com)


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Kyiv is #2 among 50 Bucket List Places You Need to Visit

Posted 1/9/2020

"This wonderfully diverse, culturally rich and exciting country is so much more than you would ever expect. Kyiv’s hip coffee and bar scene is only getting started, so expect a surge in the 2020’s. The city also has historical cathedrals and monuments that pay homage to the nation’s past.

Take a tour of the haunting Cherynobyl disaster zone to learn about the nuclear incident, the devastating effects it still has on the community today and discover a snapshot of 1980s Communist life in Ukraine." (BigSevenTravel)

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Kyiv, the Capital of “Modernity” at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Posted 1/8/2020

"Between 1884 and 1889 Mikhail Vrubel´ worked in Kyiv; it was there that he completed his visionary frescoes in St. Cyril’s Church, prepared designs for painting the interiors of St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral that were never executed, and created drawings and studies for still lifes that proved to be influential for Russian and Ukrainian art.

Under the influence of Byzantine art coupled with Venetian painting Vrubel´ transformed the heritage of Aleksandr Ivanov’s “Biblical Sketches” into a completely new synthesis which contained the seeds of the future achievements of “left art,” the so-called “avant-garde.” (Harvard.edu)

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Ukraine's Pripyat River Is Like A Work of Art From Space

Posted 1/4/2020


American astronaut Tim Kopra while orbiting Earth as part of an expedition in 2016, made a picture of this amazingly beautiful image of Ukraine’s Pripyat River.

In his Twitter, he mistakingly called the river Dnieper.

No, this is the Pripyat river. Pripyat city and Chernobyl would be to the left.

The Dnieper river is a bit to the right. (Map)


P.S. According to a Harvard Professor Serhii Plokhiy, the Pripyat River and Kiev (which is only 100 km to the south) is the area where the Cossacks originated. It happened in the thirteenth century after the Mongol invasion. Looking at the picture, one can understand why. (Spoiler - it is easy to hide and attack the enemy).

The Zaporozhians Cossacks and the Don Cossacks sprang from this location.


Did you know that the Father of the American Navy Admiral John Paul Jones fought his last naval battles in Ukraine? Did you know he was inducted into the Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossacks? There is a "Ukraine & the United States" book on Amazon. It's about the facts about Chernobyl you have not heard before.

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Kyiv Christmas tree is among 5 most beautiful in Europe

Posted 1/2/2020

"The Capital of Ukraine is a perfect destination for travellers looking for authenticity, snow, tradition. There is not one but several Christmas markets in Kyiv. You can admire one of the most beautiful Christmas trees in Europe on St. Sophia Square.  The Kyiv City Council does not do things by halves since this real tree is decorated with tens of kilometres of garlands." (European Best Destinations)

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Terry Sawchuck, the famous Hockey Hall of Fame goalie, was named 'Ukey" because of his Ukrainian ancestry

Posted 12/30/2019

"Terrance Gordon Sawchuk (December 28, 1929 – May 31, 1970) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played 21 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers. (Wiki

"Johnny Bucyk, who was traded for Sawchuck was also Ukrainian, played with two other Ukrainian teammates on a line for the Boston Bruins dubbed “the Uke line

Wayne Gretzky considers himself at least partially Ukrainian too. His grandmother talked to him in Ukrainian when he was growing up and he remembers it with some warmth in his speech "United for Ukraine"

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Igor Sikorsky set a world speed record of 111 km per hour on his C-6 plane in Kiev, Dec 29, 1911

Ukraine and Us

Posted 12/26/2019

"In the past — including the very recent past — Ukraine has had an image among American conservatives and Republicans as a plucky, gritty post-Soviet nation, trying to establish a democracy while fending off the KGB colonel in the Kremlin. There is a John McCain Street in Kyiv. The city council renamed a street in the late senator’s honor earlier this year. During the Euromaidan revolution, McCain came to Kyiv to stand with the protesters. “We are here to support your just cause,” he said, “the sovereign right of Ukraine to determine its own destiny freely and independently.” The prospect of going without such support is alarming to Ukrainians.

Nationalists, wherever they live, might be particularly keen on Ukraine — because Ukrainians are struggling for their own nationhood, their own culture, their own identity. They are struggling not to be reabsorbed into an empire. Liberal democrats and nationalists alike might be attracted to Ukraine’s cause." (National Review)

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Kyiv (Key-Eve)

Capital of Ukraine, one of the ancient and most beatilul cities in Europe. Take a craneflight over this amazing city!
If you land in Kiev, there are places you will want to visit:

Lviv (Leo-Viv)

City of Leo or Lion. Situated on the border between Ukraine and Poland, it represents the synergy of two cultures. 

Odessa (Oh-Dessa)

Colorful port city on the Black Sea famous all over the world.