Ukrainian dating culture and customs

The first date is always an exciting event, which brings a lot of emotions. Romantic atmosphere, acquaintance, intimate conversations, the first signs of attention… It seems to be that all dates are the same all over the world.  But what happens on the first date in Ukraine? Who pays for lunch or dinner, who takes …

Lifestyle in Ukraine

If you are going to blend harmoniously in the Ukrainian society, it is extremely important to try to understand its nature. What is a lifestyle in Ukraine? How do Ukrainians live, what do they aim for, what do they like to do in their free time? What is happening in their everyday lives? Answering all …

Ukrainian Cossack names and surnames

If you think that the Cossacks could only fight and smash enemies in the Zaporizhian Sich, then you are deeply mistaken. There was an exceptional registry on the Sich, all affairs were conducted carefully, with competence, in accordance with the economic and political standards of that time. The documentation management was on the high level. …

Ukrainian food culture

National cuisine is the same cultural heritage of the Ukrainian people as their language, literature, music or art, and it is worth being proud of. Home-born dishes and cooking methods serve as specific features of the nation. The food culture of Ukraine consists of certain features: a set of food products, methods of their processing …

Ukrainian breakfast food – ideas and recipes

Breakfast in Ukraine is traditionally substantial and it can include porridge (sometimes with milk), meat dishes, pancakes with different fillings, and sometimes soup. By the way, there is an opinion among foreigners that Ukrainians begin their morning with a glass of vodka and a piece of salo and rye bread. But of course, it is …

Ukrainian personality traits

At first glance, it is impossible to say anything concrete about the nature of the whole nation, because everyone is an individual with its own character. But, as it turns out, each nation has specific national character. More than that, there is a science “Ethnopsychology”, which studies the characteristic features of national characters. What are …

Ukrainian physical features – anthropological and genetic studies

Ukrainians – who they are and where they are from? What do Ukrainians look like? What is typical physical appearance of Ukrainians?  Let’s try to answer these questions. Anthropological study of Ukrainians An anthropological study of Ukrainians made it possible to make the statement that the Ukrainian nation is distinct and separate from other nations. …

Best Ukrainian rock bands

Do you like Rock? Ukraine has something to pamper you! Many Ukrainian rock bands, by the quality of their music, can stand shoulder to shoulder with their colleagues around the world. Let’s find out who are the most popular Ukrainian rock music groups. Vopli Vidoplyasova No doubt, one of the most interesting and most original …

Ukrainian men

Ukraine is experiencing a peak of national identification, and the contemporary Ukrainian man is proud to emphasize his belonging to the Ukrainian nation. What does it mean to be a Ukrainian man? How does he look like? Anthropological areas The general type of Ukrainian men appearance is very clearly expressed among European nations. This type …

Kiev cake – best recipe

Kiev cake – is a real confectionary masterpiece. Crispy crusts and melting cream, medium sweetness make it really unique and so much unlike other cakes. You may hardly find a person who would dislike this wonderful dessert. History Kievskiy tort recipe is believed to be created accidentally. One day confectioners of Kiev Karl Marx confectionery …