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...

Otrokiv. The revival of the Mynkovetska state

At the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries and the crossroads of the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires, there existed a separate state on the territory of modern-day Podillia. The state had its own constitution and laws. Most...

Vinnytsia as seen by Pianoboy

The Ambassadors project continues to explore Ukrainian cities and towns, telling stories that surprise even the locals. In the eighth story Dmytro Shurov, musician and frontman of the band Pianoboy, introduces his native Vinnytsia. Tourists come here for the fountains, festivals...

Kamianets-Podilskyi. The living fortress

Kamianets-Podilskyi fortress is one of the most popular attractions of Podillia. It is in the last several years that the fortress has begun to change and to return to life. Kamianets-Podilskyi castle has turned from a regular museum complex into...

Shershentsi: Changing a Village’s Mindset

The Podillia village of Shershentsi lies in the valley of the Bilochi river, on the border with Moldova. After living for 35 years in a big city, Dmytro Skoryk and his wife Nadiia moved here from Odesa. It took them...

Kamianets-Podilskyi. Balloons over the Fortress

The long-standing city of Kamianets-Podilskyi is known for its fortress, organic mix of cultures from various nations, and vivid festival life. The most remarkable of those, in particular, are the hot air balloon festivals. This story is about falling in...

Bukatynka. An alive museum in abandoned huts

The village Bukatynka in Podillia, despite of its great natural potential and ancient history, could be just another village that is gradually dying out. But more than 40 years ago, the young married couple of artists Olexii and Liudmyla Aleshkins...

Find the Truffles

Oleksandr Dzhyha has created a farm in the small village Vasylivka, Podillia. Besides vegetables and fruits, the man successfully cultivates the high-priced mushrooms there – truffles.

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