Famous Ukrainian writers

Ukrainian writers made an essential contribution to the development of the Ukrainian literature and culture. Despite all the obstacles, limits and prohibitions they managed to protect and to enrich their native Ukrainian language.  Here we`d like to present the most popular Ukrainian writers. Hryhoriy Kvitka-Osnovyanenko (1778 – 1843) Hryhoriy Kvitka-Osnovyanenko was an outstanding Ukrainian writer of the […]

Ukrainian salo

Salo is a white pork fat known as a national Ukrainian dish. Salo has little or no meat; it is not rendered as lard and is not necessarily cured as bacon. In Ukraine and many other countries salo food and its variations is considered as a main dish of national cuisine. In the old days […]

Ukrainian Art and Ukrainian painters

Ukrainian Art and Ukrainian painters Ukrainian painters are artist known in many countries of the world. Their works are original and their styles are unique. Here is the list of the most famous and outstanding Ukrainian artists. Dmitry Levitsky (1735-1822) Dmitry Levitsky is a famous Ukrainian portraitist, he is known as a master of ceremonial […]

Floral symbols of Ukraine: flowers and trees

From ancient times floral symbols were very important for Ukrainians. Plants are signs of Ukrainian spiritual strength, they confirm people’s love for their country. There in’t the one and only national flower of Ukraine as different flowers play different roles in Ukrainian culture. Periwinkle Periwinkle (barvinok) is a symbol of fidelity and eternity. The flower […]

Ukrainian cabbage rolls “golubtsi” recipes

Cabbage rolls is a dish common to the cuisines of Europe and West Asia. The main ingredients for cabbage roll are cabbage leaves wrapped about different fillings. Name The name for stuffed cabbage rolls in Ukrainian language is “golubtsi” or “holubtsi” (singular – “golubets’”). The etymology of the word is vague, though there are two […]

How to cook Ukrainian pancakes nalysnyky: recipes

Nalysnyky («налисники») are Ukrainian crepes with different fillings. It’s a very popular dish in all regions of the country. Rolled pancakes with different fillings are made in different countries of the world, the principle of making is the same, but batter, stuffing can differ. Ukrainians cook crepes and nalysnyky from ancient times. They can be […]

Best Ukrainian sea and ski resorts

Ukraine is a country with great possibilities for rest and spending holidays. Two seas, mountains, wonderful nature, authentic culture make Ukraine attractive for tourist from all over the world. If you want to spend your vacation in Ukraine, you can choose one of these popular resorts – ski or sea. You may not see famous […]

Main airports of Ukraine

There are about 30 airports meant for passenger and cargo transportation. Sixteen of them are international. Air travels are expensive for most of Ukrainians. Tickets for domestic flights cost three to five times as much as train tickets. For this reason only ten Ukrainian airports are regarded as functional. Below there is a list of […]

Ukrainian currency

Hryvnia (pronunciation [ˈɦrɪu̯ɲɑ]) is a monetary unit and official currency of Ukraine. It was proclaimed the national currency in September 1996 by President L. Kuchma. Hryvnia hundredth part is kopiyka. Ukrainian grivna code is UAH, currency symbol is ₴, abbreviation in Ukrainian – grn. History Name of Ukrainian currency dates back to Kievan Rus’ times […]

Ukrainian pampushki: types and recipes

Pampushki (singular – pampushka) are small buns made of yeasted dough and usually served with borscht. These buns are very popular among the Ukrainians and they can be definitely considered as traditional Ukrainian food. For a long time Ukrainians cooked this typical for Ukrainian cuisine dish for holidays, on weekends, for memorial ceremonies. Recipes of […]