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Go west to Lviv, visitor to Ukraine, - The Washington Post

Posted 5/6/2019

This quaint city (pronounced Liv-eev in Ukrainian) looks like an old-school European destination, complete with cobblestone streets, classical music festivals and its wild celebrations of Ukrainian poets. Lviv — population 700,000, believed to have been founded in the mid-13th century — is known for its art and its culture. (Article)

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Hague Tribunal to Stream Ukraine-Russia Court Hearing regarding Kerch Strait Case

Posted 4/30/2019

"The opening statements of each Party’s Agent in the first round of oral pleadings will be made accessible to the public through an online stream available on the website of the PCA;

Members of the public, including accredited press representatives and members of the diplomatic corps, will be able to follow the opening statements at the Peace Palace, The Hague. The PCA shall in due course publish appropriate direction as to the modalities for attendance and accreditation." (Document)

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Zelensky win makes Ukraine 1st country outside Israel with Jewish PM, president, - Times of Israel

Posted 4/23/2019

"Following the victory of Volodymyr Zelensky in Ukraine’s presidential elections, the country will become the only one in the world besides Israel whose president and prime minister are both Jewish." (Full Story)


For five years, the Kremlin has encouraged the outside world to see Ukraine as a swamp of Far-Right Nazi extremism. Today, Ukrainians have overwhelmingly elected a Jewish Russian-speaker as president. It is now high time to stop viewing Ukraine via the distorted Russian prism. (internet)


As a reminder - Ukraine is the home country of prominent Jews such as Golda Meir, Sholom Aleichem and Simon Wiezenthal. 

New Israeli currency features notable Jewish people from Ukraine by the way. On 20- and 50-shekel banknotes. (Source)

There is a literary cult of Isaak Babel in Odesa, The Guardian says.

And city of Uman is the world's biggest, and all-male, Jewish pilgrimages, - Unian.

American actress Mila Kunis was born in Ukraine too.

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Ukraine Ranks 24th as the Best Country for Software Development

Posted 4/13/2019

"According to the report, IT service exports became the 2nd largest export industry in 2018. In 2015 Ukrainian IT exports made $2,6 billion, this number increased to $4.5 billion in 2018, showing a 20% year-over-year growth. According to UNIT.City, Ukrainian exports of IT services are expected to reach $5.4 billion in 2020 and $8.4 billion in 2025." (Source)

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Lomachenko vs Crolla: Conor McGregor fight would be ‘easy’ claims Ukrainian, - Independent

Posted 4/12/2019

"Vasyl Lomachenko claims it would be "easy" to beat Conor McGregor in the boxing ring and would happily gain the required weight to take on the UFC superstar. 

The Ukrainian defends his world lightweight titles against the Mancunian in Los Angeles in the early hours of Saturday morning and is a heavy favorite to retain the belt." (Article)

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Stop Overlooking Kyiv, Eastern Europe's Diamond In The Rough, - Forbes

Posted 4/12/2019

"...there are some seriously cool things happening in the city. Things that is setting Kyiv up to have a moment (if it isn’t already). From secret speakeasies and world-class cocktails to social projects supporting progressive endeavors across the city, to the coolest neighborhood to stay in when you visit and where you can actually get behind the wheel of a tank (yes, a tank), there’s so much more to Kyiv than you could ever imagine. Here’s what’s making Kyiv Eastern Europe’s coolest capital city to stop overlooking." (Full Story)

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New Chapter in the Book

Posted 4/10/2019

Today new chapter to the book has been added. It is titled "Turbojet and Turbofan Engines" and is about a Ukrainian who created the engines for the Soviet military planes and space program. Here are some excerpts from the chapter:


"In 1926, a young man from Kiev region entered Kiev Polytechnic Institute. It is the same Institute, in which Igor Sikorsky, Konstantin Kalinin and Sergei Korolev studied before him.

The man’s first name was Arkhip, his last name was Lyulka, which in Ukrainian means 'cradle'.


In April 1941, Arkhip Lyulka patented what was to become the first double-jet turbofan engine in the world...


...In 1976, the A. Lyulka design bureau created the AL-31F 4th generation engine. This engine would become the peak of Lyulka's work. This engine was installed on the Su-27 aircraft, on which from 1986 to 1988 more than 30 world records were established.

Nowadays, the absolute majority of gas-turbine engines in the world are built based on the Ukrainian innovator’s design."


If you have already purchased the book and want to have this chapter, I will send it to you with great pleasure - just send me an email mentioned in the book.

If you want to have the book, it is available in paperback and Kindle version on Amazon.

And on all major ebooks platforms: Nook, Kobo, Apple, etc.

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Kiev Express among the best European sleeper trains, - CNN

Posted 4/9/2019
"The Kiev Express carries passengers from Warsaw, Poland to Kiev in Ukraine, with options to sleep in a three-person compartment, double sleeper or single.
It takes over 17 hours and there's no food available, so another service where it's worth stocking up before you jump on board." (CNN)
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Ukrainian Museum in New York opens exhibition 'Ukraine’s Struggle for Independence 100 Years Ago'

Posted 4/9/2019

"Exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of one of the most dramatic and fateful periods in Ukrainian history – the struggle for independence from 1917 to 1921 – and traces the creation of the modern state of Ukraine on ethnic Ukrainian territories. On display are informative text and photo panels, official seals and medals, vintage flags, and dozens of original documents – artifacts bearing witness to the turbulent and important period that became the underpinning for the nation's long-awaited sovereignty, finally attained in 1991. The parallels between the struggle for independence one hundred years ago and Russia's aggression toward Ukraine today are all too vivid, engendering the exhibition's title Full Circle. Organizers of the exhibition include The Ukrainian Museum, the Museum of Kyiv History, and the Sheremetiev Museum (Kyiv). Taking part in the exhibition are 26 museums, archives, libraries, institutions of learning, and private collectors from four countries – Ukraine, Bulgaria, Switzerland, and the United States." (UkrainianMuseum)

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Wladimir Klitschko arranged VADA come to Kiev to test two President candidates for drugs

Posted 4/8/2019

"Experts of this organization will arrive in Kyiv soon. Let’s get the testing started! Are you ready?!" (Twitter/Klitschko)

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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.