Where to see stars in Odesa

Ukraine is among the leading countries in Europe in regards to the number of astronomical observatories. During the 19th and 20th centuries alone, seven large observatories were opened at scientific institutions, which still operate today. One of the oldest observatories...

Kremenets. The only wooden luge track

When luge sports were just getting off the ground in Switzerland, Ukraine already had its own luge track in the city of Kremenets, Volyn. Nowadays, it is the only place in the country where lugers can train. Athletes fondly refer...

Goat Farms: A Success Story

In Naddniprianshchyna, central Ukraine, dozens of farmers decided to revive goat breeding around the same time. The family farms ‘Zolota koza’ (‘Golden Goat’) ‘Babyni kozy’ (‘Grandma’s Goats’) ‘Lisova ferma’ (‘Forest Farm’), and ‘Pani Koza’ (‘Mrs Goat’) are all engaged in...

The secret world of the Odesa catacombs

Guerrilla camps in limestone mines, wineries, underground museums, karst caves, and lakes… All of this lies underneath the city of Odesa and its outskirts, where one of the world’s largest catacomb networks stretches for several thousands of kilometres. The catacombs...

Turning chicken manure into fertiliser and a source of energy

Eggs, meat and feathers are traditionally considered to be the most popular products of poultry farming. Both large and small farms produce substantial amounts of waste, and manure in particular. As it happens, manure from waste can be turned into...

Developing the infrastructure for electric cars

Less noise and exhaust on the roads, cheaper refills, and simpler maintenance are all advantages of electric cars. However, to be able to fully switch from regular cars, drivers need access to charging stations. There are businesses in Ukraine that...

We are Crimea

The occupation of the Crimean peninsula was not all of a sudden. Russia had been preparing informationally and politically for a long time, took a chance while the state authorities were being re-elected at the beginning of 2014, and dared...

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