Valeriy’s adventures in Greece

850 people. This is the number of people that made the dream of Valeriy Yermakov come true. Valeriy is 79 years old sculptor from the Village of Panasivka, and he has been creating sculptures and art images inspired by Greek...

Reshetylivka. Revival of Carpet Manufacturing

Reshetylivka, a town in Poltavshchyna, is a true treasure of Ukrainian folk art. Masters of weaving, carpet manufacturing and embroidery from Reshetylivka have been famous across Ukraine since the end of the nineteenth century. High-quality wool from a local breed...

Kremenchuk. Creating the perfect backpack

Once, three friends in Kremenchuk decided to leave their jobs behind and start their own business. They set their minds to creating the perfect backpack. Less than a year later their own brand, Blackpack, had just appeared and they already...

100 Photos of Ukraine – 2017

We have had a bright and adventure-filled 2017 here at Ukraїner and before welcoming 2018, it’s time to take a look back at our year in photos. Over the last twelve months, our team has embarked on six expeditions within...

Wood Carving Instead of Retirement

Viacheslav Deriabin from Poltava is 60 years old. For the last five years, he has devoted himself to wood carving. It is a story of a person who got over an extremely difficult and thorny path but managed to find...

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...

Without Models

Panasivka village is located on the left bank of the river Psel in the Myrhorod region of the Poltava province. It is hard to find this place on the map, and it is even harder to get to this distant...

Fedynskyj Music Workshop in Kriachkivka

Jurij Fedynskyj is an amazing character, one of those who frequently become heroes of films in the style of “Americans emigrate to Ukraine.” In fact, he is not an American at all, and he did not emigrate anywhere, but just...

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