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Ten Interesting Facts about Ukraine

1. The world’s oldest recognized constitution was created by a Ukrainian statesman, Pylyp Orlyk. The constitution was formed immediately after his election as Hetman of Zaporizhia troops in April 1710 – 77 years earlier than the enactment of the constitution of the United States. 2. In 1934, a linguistic competition held in Paris hailed the Ukrainian language as one...

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Ukrainian Cuisine

Borsch Borsch is the highly acclaimed Ukrainian national soup. This red beet and cabbage soup has long been thought to represent the Ukrainian culture, which ultimately earned for itself the stature of being a national symbol. The name of the recipe is derived from the ancient Slavic word br’sch, which means “beet.” Borsch has acquired myriad unique versions, as...

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What to do in Ukraine

Shopping Hunting for great souvenirs and keepsakes in Ukraine would be nothing short of an exciting experience, as the country offers one of the best shopping services in the world. Ukraine has top of the class shopping centers such as Alta Center, the pioneering shopping mall in Kiev. Alta Center has shops for all types of clothing; however, the highly sought-after...

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Where to go in Ukraine

St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery The St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in the city of Kiev and is one of the most sough-after religious sites in the world for its historical, cultural, and aesthetic values. This historical attraction was named after the archangel Michael, who is revered as the saint guardian of Ukraine’s...

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When to Visit Ukraine

Traveling to Ukraine is best done during the spring season, which occurs from late April to June. Springtime in Ukraine offers the most comfortable weather for outdoor activities, including sightseeing, strolling, trekking, and mountaineering. Spring months witness the heaviest influx of foreign tourists. Sought-after national events, such as the Orthodox Easter...