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An eco-friendly hoover

Clusters

An eco-friendly hoover

Not many villages have any particular feature that would make them stand out. But the villages Savran, Osychky, and Vilshanka in Podillia have their own specialty: making wicker brooms, or “vinyky.” Locals call such brooms environmentally friendly hoovers. Here, as...

Buhai: a Bird and a Musical Instrument

Crafts

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...

Kosiv: A Motorcycle Club amid the Mountains

Museums

Kosiv: A Motorcycle Club amid the Mountains

The Carpathian town Kosiv, which is mainly known in Ukraine for its ceramics and the traditional market, has been also familiar to moto culture fans for a long time. A local enthusiast Vasyl Kuryshchuk has been developing it for 40...

Christophe Lacarin. Wine Against All Odds

Business Owners

Christophe Lacarin. Wine Against All Odds

Residents of Shabo village call him monsieur. Christophe Lacarin de Fabiani, an energetic 64-year-old Frenchman has been living and working in Ukraine for 16 years, celebrating every day of his life. The entrepreneur, the perfumer and the winemaker, he created...

100 Photos of Ukraine – 2018

Photostory

100 Photos of Ukraine – 2018

Every year the Ukraїner expedition covers at least 30 thousand kilometers around Ukraine, exploring the most interesting locations and personalities from the east to the west, from the south to the north. Every year we prepare a summary of all...

Little India in Uzhhorod

Communities

Little India in Uzhhorod

A lot of cities in Southeastern Asia have districts with areas of compact settlement for the Indians. No wonder these places are called “Little Indias.” There is Chinatown for Chinese people as well. European cities also have such areas, however,...

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