Albanians of Ukraine. Who are they?

The Albanian community has been living on the territory of Ukraine since the late 18th – early 19th centuries. The Orthodox Albanians had first migrated to Bulgaria, then together with the Gagauzes and Bulgarians, trying to escape the oppression of...

Bulgarians of Ukraine. Who are they?

Today, the Ukrainian Bulgarians are one of the largest communities that once migrated to the lands of present-day Bessarabia, Tavria, Pryazovia, and Prychornomoria. Together with the Albanians and Gagauzes, they founded many settlements where they now live compactly, speak numerous...

Greeks of Ukraine. Who are they?

Greeks have lived on the territory of modern Ukraine since antiquity and consider themselves an autochthonous people. Countless remnants of ancient Greek civilization exist in Ukraine such as Olbia, Panticapaeum, and Tauric Chersonesus. Later historical Greek landmarks date from the...

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...

Askania-Nova: The first steppe bioreserve

Askania-Nova is a true wonder not only for Pryazovia but also for all of Ukraine. It’s one of the oldest biosphere reserves  on the planet and the biggest European steppe protected territory. Local ecosystems have more than 500 species of...

The Arabat Arrow: Makeover on the Borderline

In southern Ukraine, on the Arabat Arrow Spit, there is Strilkove village, which is washed by Azov Sea on the east and by waters of Syvash on the west. This is the most distant populated place of Kherson region, which...

Half a Century on the Lighthouse

Watching the ships that enter the port along the horizon, and the tall, giraffe-like cranes that unload them, is a normal pastime for the residents of Berdiansk. This lively seaport receives thousands of vessels annually, transporting more than four tonnes...

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