About Ukraine

Ukraine is the land of primordial beauty, located in Central-East Europe.Ukraine is the largest country in Europe. With 44 500 000 population Ukraine has territory of 603 500 km2, which is almost twice bigger than territory of Japan. Ukraine is also known as cradle and mother of Orthodox Church.Famous Ukrainians are soccer player Andrii Shevchenko; Boxing Heavy Weight Champions Vitally & Volodymyr Klitschko; 45 gold medalist-gymnast Lilliya Podkopayeva; Game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. founder Sergii Grygorovych; Ukrainian-born actress, James BOND girl Olga Kurylenko; WhatsApp messenger developer – Jan Koum and others.Today Ukraine is confidently moving ahead with economic transformations and a better investment climate, doing everything possible right now to attract international investors to its shores.As you travel around Ukraine, you will be impressed by its excellent geo-economic location, properly named “the bridge between West and East.” This is a natural resource-rich country with enormous intellectual resources as well, promising business opportunities and a growing corporate culture.


There are cities that symbolize a nation and Kyiv is one of them. Kyiv is the soul of Ukraine, playing a key role in the past, present and future of this country. Being one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Kyiv is covered in a sea of greenery, which can be seen everywhere - in its many parks, boulevards and gardens. At every corner of every street, you will find beautiful historic sites. For almost 300 years, Kyiv was the center of Kyivan Rus, a mighty Eastern Slavic state which territory spread from the Western Buh to the Volga, from the Black Sea to the Baltic. Main tourist sight in Kyiv is Kyiv Pechersk Lavra which translates as “Kiev Cave Monastery”. Since its founding as the cave monastery in 1051, the Lavra has been a preeminent center of the Eastern Orthodox Christianity in Eastern Europe, equivalent of Rome or Jerusalem. Together with second tourist sight - Saint Sophia Cathedral, it is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As well, tourists in Kyiv enjoy tours to Chernobyl zone and excursion to The National Museum “Chernobyl”, tour to Mezhyhirya (ExPresident Yanukovych house), tour to Cossack village "Mamayeva Sloboda", tour to Kyiv Rus Park, and excursion to National Museum of the History of Ukraine and etc.


On April 26th, 1986 the accident on the Chernobyl NPP occurred in Ukraine. The Chernobyl disaster was the worst nuclear power plant accident in human history.Chernobyl zone as mysterious place become attractive object for adventurous tourists from all over the world and for those who travel to Ukraine.Prypiat city, called «Ghost Town», is located 2 km from Nuclear Power plant where 49 000 people lived, and is the only one place in the world which nobody touched during last 30 years, Duga 3 - secret soviet radar, amazing architecture object, Red Forest as one of the most contaminated areas in the world today.BETTER TO SEE ONCE THAN HEAR A HUNDRED TIMES ABOUT IT!


Odessa, known as "Pearl of the Black Sea," is one of the Ukraine's picturesque cities and, along with Kyiv and Lviv, is the most popular for foreigner guests. Often featured on Black Sea cruises, Odessa is well known for its variety of architecture objects in old town, variety of theaters and museums, lively nightlife zone in Arcadia Beach, with one of the largest world catacombs and etches. The Odessa city is an important sea port for the region.Main tourist sight in Odesa is Potemkin Steps (Stairs) - Odessa’s most iconic symbol. The steps became famous in Sergei Eisenstein's 1925 silent film “The Battleship Potemkin”. At the same time, tourists in Odesa like tours to Primorsky Boulevard; visiting performances in Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater; market “Starokonnyi"; Katakombe underworld sights, Shabo winery, visiting Odessa Internation Film festival, Bessarabia fortress Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (Akkerman) and etc.



Welcome to a city of unique old-world charm; the scene of an accident where East broadsided West, but left only a dent Lviv. With its remarkably preserved Gothic and Renaissance architecture, gently bending streets and hidden ancient niches, Lviv is a Ukrainian city with a European soul.Known as the Centre of Ukrainian art and culture, the city boasts many of the country’s brightest and best museums, art galleries and theatres. It is also Ukraine’s Bible belt buckle - there are magnificent and inspiring churches and cathedrals on just about every corner. Although Lvivians have the reputation as churchgoers, they have not forgotten how to party. Pubs, clubs, restaurants and coffee houses are plentiful and it is usually are locals who’s stoking the celebration into the early morning hours. Main tourist sight is Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet - first building in Europe built on a solid concrete base. The beauty of theater and grandeur, a high performance level, unique set design were shaped by the criteria that allowed the theater - the only one in Ukraine - enter in 2008 in the prestigious international organization «Opera Europa». As well, tourists in Lviv liked tours to Old Town (UNESCO object), including Rynok Square; Lviv handmade chocolate factory; The Lviv Museum of Folk Architecture and Culture, visit to Tunnel of Love, Shevchenkivsy Gai, Zhovkvva-Tserkva of Holy Trinity and Synagogue (UNESCO object), Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra and etc.



Since ancient times Ukrainians have decorated their homes and embellished their lives with handcrafted objects. Folk handicrafts were used at times of celebration as well as in everyday life. Skills and traditions were passed from generation to generation. The love and appreciation of beauty created an esthetic environment. The Ukrainian touroperator “Sun Way Tour” offers exciting craft tours allowing visitors to discover the ‘unofficial’ Ukraine while learning the vast diversity of Ukrainian folk arts, such as Embroidery, Pysanka (egg painting), Petrykivka (decorative painting), Blacksmithing (forging), Pottery, Weaving, and others.Most popular Craft tours are Rally of Ukrainian embroidery in Kyiv or Lviv, visiting Pysanka Museum in Kolomyia city; Festival “Petrikovsky Divosvit” in Petrikivka village, National Sorochinskiy Fair in Velyki Sorochyntsi village.



Until recently, students have usually gone to Russia (usually Moscow or Saint Petersburg) for Russian language study abroad programs. However, have you considered coming to Ukraine to study Russian? In Ukraine, probably you do not need a visa for 90 days; Ukraine is 2-nd largest Russian speaking country in the Europe; Ukraine is safe and friendly; low cost of living in Ukraine and in Ukraine, there is a lot to see. Foreign students mostly came from People's Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Republic of Turkey, Japan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the USA, Europe, the Middle and Far East.Russian language students prefer to study aviation, medicine and linguistic.Most popular universities in Ukraine for foreign students are Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kharkiv National University, Bogomolets National Medical University, European University, Kyiv National Linguistic University.



Ukraine, the largest country in Europe, has tremendous hidden potential in research and development and high-tech sectors. It possesses a unique combination of young talented scientists and seasoned researches from the Soviet Era. Ukraine has thousands of private and state R&D institutions and technology companies. Ukraine has 9 Science Parks, 1500 scientific organizations, over 50 000 holders of scientific degrees (PhD). Number of researchers without scientific degrees exceeds 80 000. Ukraine is one of top 5th aerospace nations and weapons exporters in the world. Ukrainian scientists developed “Zenith” space rocket, develop “Sea Launch” project with Boeing. For example, Ukraine alone has launched more satellites than NASA. “Mriya” cargo plane is the world leader in heavy cargo transportation. Areas of High Investment Potential: Agriculture; Banking; Insurance and Leasing; Software development; Health care, Sports and Recreation; Real Estate and etc.



“The Ukrainian academy of ballet” was established in 1993 in Kiev based on small choreographic school “Classic” attached to National opera of Ukraine. Since then, many of its graduated has become famous ballet stars. The Academy has been publicly recognized as a center for professional education.The director of this center has become Alvina Kalchenko an Honored artist of Ukraine, choreographer-coach of National opera of Ukraine. Among her students is well-known stars of ballet: Elena Philipieva is the National artist of Ukraine, Tatyana Biletskaya is the Honored artist of Ukraine, Olga Kifyak, Irina Skripnik, Oksana Kulchitskaya (Germany) and Olga Onikeenko (Germany), Oksana Storozhuk (Sloveniya) and others.Professional teachers give individual and group lessons of classical dance, folk- scenic dance (Spanish, Hungarian, Gipsy and others), historical dance (ХVII century - minuet, gavotte, quadrille, and others). Those wishing to participate in contest or festival can prepare the repertoire of classical ballet (variations, pas de deux). The graduates of the school has become winners of the Serzh Lifar International Ballet contest, International Folklore Festival in Genoa (Italy), the “Dance of Heart” contest in Shartr (France) and many others!


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