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About Ukraine

Ukraine is situated in the south-eastern part of Central Europe and has its own territory, government, national emblem, flag and anthem. It borders on Russia, Byelorussia, Moldova, Slovakia, Roumania, Hungary and Poland on land and Russia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Roumania and Turkey on sea.
The territory of Ukraine is mostly a level, treeless plain, calls "steppe". There are the Crimean Mountains in the Crimean peninsula and the Carpathians in the west, but they are not very high. Mixed forests of pine and fir-trees, beeches, limes, oaks and elms cover the mountains, but the thickest woods can still be found in the northern part of the republic, in Volyn. The main Ukrainian river is the Dnieper. It is one of the longest European rivers and one of the republic's main source of hydroelectric power..
The climate of the country is moderate. Winter is rather mild, with no severe frosts but with regular snowfalls everywhere except the south. Summer is quite hot and dry, with occasional showers and thunderstorms. The fertile black soil is well watered in spring and autumn and gets plenty of sunshine in summer.
Ukrainian people are very friendly and candidly they are always ready to help each other. Especially Ukrainian people like spend time with good friends joking and test vodka! We like our traditions and respect all our guests!
Here in Ukraine live many talented people who are well known in all worlds!!

Black sea and Crimea

The Crimean coast lies on the far side of the Black Sea from Turkey. Stunning mountain scenery, warm sea and a long season of summer sunshine have made the Crimean coastline the riviera for Ukrainians and Russians since the time of the tsars.
Steeped in history, Crimea is a fascinating region to explore, as well as a great place to relax. Across the centuries it has attracted settlers such as the Greeks, the Venetians and the Genoese - all of whom founded cities along the coast and inter-married with the local people. The western terminus of the Great Silk Road was on the Crimean coast. After a long period as part of the Byzantine empire, it was overrun by Chingiz Khan's Golden Horde and remained a Tatar Khanate until annexed by Imperial Russia in the eighteenth century. This rich history is still alive today in its fabulous palaces and historic sites, and in the culture and way of life of today's Crimean people.
Now an autonomous republic within Ukraine, Crimea is busy re-inventing itself after the ending of the old soviet union. Private enterprise is flourishing and well-stocked shops and good restaurants are the norm. Transport and accommodation are cheaper than the mediterranean resorts but the weather is better and the sightseeing amazing!

History and traditions

Ukrainian people really respect them history and old traditions! Here in Ukraine you can find thousands small history places and towns! Like Ostroh, Dubno, Tarakaniv, Korets…… Those places are like sleeping towns! Modern people live there but town are still invariable! And it always seems like you are in old town and every moment there you can meet a queen or king with his court circle! Or you can hear when Cossacks (kozaki) and hetman are going back from the war and sing old songs!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Huge country with interesting hystory and traditions
  • Cons:sometimes people go too far with vodka... LOL
  • In a nutshell:Really friendly!
  • Last visit to Ukraine: Dec 2007
  • Intro Updated Mar 25, 2008
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