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...

Czechs of Ukraine. Who are they?

Houses with orchards and sizeable yards, where one can hear both Czech and Ukrainian languages. Concrete footpaths, and a well looked after church. These are the typical sights of the Bohemka village in Prychornomoria. The village was founded in the...

The Bakhtov Couple. Preserving the Spirit of Olbia — an ancient archaeological site in Ukraine

More than twenty-five years ago, a family of artists, Volodymyr Bakhtov and Tetiana Bakhtova, moved from Luhansk to the village of Parutyne, near Olbia — a national historic archaeological preserve of an ancient Greek settlement. In their own backyard, they...

Kayaks Are The Start

There are many wonderful and off-the-beaten-path destinations with incredible nature in Ukraine. In early 2010, Andrii Kuzmenko and his band ‘Skryabin’ showcased one of them in their music video, “Місця щасливих людей” (‘Places of happy people’ – ed.). It was...

Growing‌ ‌nuts‌

During the Soviet times, the vast territory along the bank of the Turunchuk River in the Black Sea village of Troitske was a collective farm. Over time, the land was abandoned, when a large landfill was created nearby. Because of...

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...

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