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Lutsk as seen by Oleksandr Polozhynskyi

In the Ambassadors series, famous Ukrainians give us a fresh look at the towns and cities where they grew up. In the ninth story, singer and showman Oleksandr Polozhynskyi introduces us to his hometown, Lutsk. Oleksandr, founder of the band...


Stone Vyshyvankas of Tavria

Nova Kakhovka is a young town in the north of Tavria, built in the 1950s for the builders of the Kakhovka hydroelectric complex. All the buildings here were built to a unified plan, constructed in haste, and they turned out...


Velyki Kopani: Farming in the South of Ukraine

The Village of Velyki Kopani is located near Kherson and is known for having one of the largest wholesale vegetable markets called “Nezhdanyi”. The market sells products to a considerable amount of retailers and agricultural commercial centers. Nearly every household...

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Swedish carpets from the village Liubymivka

This story might have never turned out the way we know it if it wasn’t for the Swedes. In 1782, 1200 Swedes moved to Tavria to found the settlement Staroshvedske. Two centuries later in the early 2000s, a Ukrainian woman,...


Buhai: a Bird and a Musical Instrument

There are a lot of folk musical instruments that have been forgotten over time, or their origin is hard to establish. If no one produces or restores them, they can simply disappear. Among such rare folk instruments is buhai, which...


Kherson: A Circus Abroad

For more than 10 years Ukrainian circus studio Jin Roh has been creating unique world-class shows and touring all over the world. Although the group is based in Kherson, they rarely stay home for long periods of time due to...

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