Ukraine

The Grand Documentary of 2017

The Grand Documentary of 2017 is a second part from the never-ending Grand Documentary series, originally set back in 2016. The Grand Documentary of 2017 is a 5 minutes and 23 seconds long short film documenting our lives back in 2017. ...

Weekend Trip To Kiev, Ukraine

Weekend trip to Kiev, Ukraine is a short recap of my 32 birthday celebrations back in 2017. In short, we booked a central hotel in the city center, used local taxi's a lot, traveled forth and back to the distant neighborhoods, and tried a lot of...

Puzata Hata, Khreschatyk Street, Kyiv, Ukraine

Puzata Hata is a popular (and probably the largest) chain in Kiev - it serves traditional Ukrainian cuisine for a budget price. Puzata Hata was one of our favorite Kiev restaurant chains we visited during our latest trip to Kiev in...

Roshen Candy Store in Kiev (Khotynska Street)

Roshen Confectionery Corporation is a Ukrainian confectionery manufacturing group. The leading manufacturer of confectionery products in the country, it operates facilities in the Ukrainian cities of Kiev, ...

Trinity Monastery of St. Jonas in Kiev

The Trinity Monastery of St. Jonas is a Ukrainian Orthodox monastery in the Kievan neighborhood of Zverinets, a short distance from the medieval Vydubychi Monastery. We discovered this monastery back in 2017...

Hryshko National Botanical Garden in Kiev

Turns out there are at least two botanical gardens in Kiev. In today's article, I will write and provide photographs from Hryshko National Botanical Garden taken back in Summer 2017. Apparently, we got here by a taxi from our hotel (Hotel...

Get 9.5% ROI from EUR Investment in Ukraine - Peer to Peer Lending on Mintos.com marketplace

The other day I got exciting news in my mailbox - first loan originator from Ukraine has joined Mintos.com marketplace. Dinero an online lender from Ukraine offers to invest in short-term listed EUR loans with expected net annual returns of up to 9....

Pesto Cafe Review in Kiev

Pesto Cafe is a popular restaurant chain located in Kiev, Ukraine. We visited branch located near the Independence square (located inside the shopping mall Globuss). Actually, that was the closest restaurant from our hotel room at Hotel Ukraine,...

Varenichnaya Katyusha Restaurant in Kiev

Varenichnaya Katyusha (Вареничная Катюша) is another cool Kiev's restaurant, discovered by accident back in the Summer of 2017.Turns out Вареничная Катюша is a popular restaurant chain across the Kiev. But I didn't know that back when...

Disco Boat Tours in Kiev, along the Dnieper River

Boat Tours in Kiev, along the Dnieper River kind of reminded me a popular track from early 2000 by Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage. Loud music, a lot of booze and hell - it's really cool. We were just checked in at Hotel Ukraine, had some rest...

Hotel Ukraine in Kiev Review

Hotel Ukraine is a 4-star hotel located on Independence Square in the heart of Kiev, this hotel offers air-conditioned rooms and suites with elegant décor. It is a 3-minute walk from the Maidan Nezalezhnosti and...

Top Five-star and Luxury Hotels in Kiev, Ukraine

For a luxury stay in Kiev's top-end hotels, you should be ready to spend about EUR 200-300 per night.  I first visited Kiev and Ukraine at the end of 2016, during a connecting flight to New York City, while waiting for a connecting flight, it...

Short Day Trip To Kiev, Ukraine

Long story short - we had a chance to spend in Kiev couple of hours, during our latest flight Tbilisi - Kiev - New York city, after our flight was delayed for about 10 hours at Kiev's Borispol airport we decided to use these...

Independence Square in Kiev

Maidan Nezalezhnosti (literally:Independence Square) is the central square of Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. One of the city's main squares, it is located on Khreshchatyk Street in the Shevchenko Raion. The square has been known under many...

Tasty Ukrainian Cuisine on Khreshchatyk street in Kiev

Wow, my first (yet, only one) Kiev restaurant review and I can't remember name of this place. Shame on me. On the other hand it was not planned to make any Kiev restaurant reviews this time, as we were having just a layover flight in Kiev before...

Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Railway station

Kyiv-Passazhyrsky, also called just as Vokzalna, is a railway station in the capital of Ukraine, Kiyv (Kiev) The Kiev Metro station Vokzalna is adjoining the complex, constituting the station's main intersection with...

Kiev Boryspil International Airport

Boryspil International Airport  is an international airport in Boryspil, 29 km  east of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. It is the country's largest airport, serving 65% of its passenger air traffic,...

GDP In Former Soviet Union 2013

It has been already 24 years since collapse of Soviet Union, an empire that once threatened all the rest world with it's mighty military. Although military tough - economical weak. Or I was taught in school - USSR was military giant but economical...

GDP Per Capita In Former Soviet Union Countries 2013

Soviet Union once was a mighty empire that threatened all the rest world, it has been already 24 years since Soviet Union doesn't exist any more, what's left - free market economies stretching from Baltic sea to Bering straight. In total there are...

Minimum Wages in Former Soviet Union 2014

Some time ago I already did a chart of minimum wages in Former Soviet Union, now some time - about 6 months have passed and I decided to take a look to minimum wages in Former Soviet Union one more time. Although minimum wages doesn't play major...

Ukraine GDP per capita

Ukraine GDP per capita in 2012 was about $3.866 thousands. Compared to other countries GDP per capita is low. Not to say very low. Ukraine together with Moldova and Georgia recenlty signed Association Agreement with European Union - and that opens...

Georgia has signed Association Agreement with European Union

Today, June 27Th is a "magnificent" day for Georgia, or at least it's politics. Today Georgia in Brussels has signed Association Agreement with European Union. Together with Georgia association agreement was signed by Ukraine and Moldova as wellWhy...

South Ossetia wants to join Russia

Separatist republic of South Ossetia, which separated from Georgia after short 5 days Georgia-Russia war, will held a referendum to join Russian Federation.I presume that right now while all world is watching events happening in Ukraine, Donbass,...

Crimea referendum - March 13

Crimea autonomous republic will held referendum on March 13, to decide it's future  - to rejoin with Russia or not.I believe Crimea will choose first option.I'll write my thoughts about this when referendum results will be announced

Joint statement on Ukraine

A joint statement from the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States and the President of the European Council and President of the European Commission.We, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany,...

Ukraine gets cheaper gas

Remember my doubts about fact Ukraine signing EU association agreement? As you may know, Ukraine didn't sign that agreement. Today I red an article that Ukraine will get cheaper gas from Russia (Gazprom). So, by saying that - is there any...

Tensions between Germany and Russia?

Not so far away Germany and Russia, seemed like close bodies, signing contracts, making smaller EU nations to feel betrayed. Nord Stream project some even called a new Molotov - Ribbentrop pact, dividing Europe again.Lately Germany, had took closer...

Ukraine declines to sign association agreement with EU

As I previously wrote - Ukraine decided not to sign agreement of association with EU.Ukraine did not signed an association agreement with the EU at the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius.As of now, leaders of the EU and the Eastern Partnership...

Will Ukraine sign Association agreement? Doubt that!

On November 28-29th in Lithuanian capital city Vilnius will be held Eastern Partnership summit, where it's awaited that Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova will sign an Association agreement.IMHO - Ukraine will not sign this agreement? Why not? First of all...

Minimum wages in former Soviet Union

Previously I have already measured and compared minimum wages in Baltic states, Caucasus and Central Asia. All of these once was a part of Soviet Union. Today I'm willing to measure minimum wages in all former 15 republics of Soviet Union...