Austrian Ukrainians. Who are they?

The Austrian community in Ukraine primarily lives in Zakarpattia in the villages of Ust-Chorna, Nimetska Mokra and in the towns and villages located in the valley along the Teresevi river. Despite its small size, the Austrian community here continues to...

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...

Transcarpathian Communicator, aka “Caesar”

Kalyny village in Tiachiv region could be easily considered a typical Trans-сarpathian settlement. People mostly do woodworking here and pick up blueberries for sale. But there is one place and one man in Kalyny that make this village unique and...

Roma of Zakarpattia

Nomadic life in a pavilion, guitar songs at the fireplace, passion and easy luck. This romantic image of Roma known from literature and soviet movies is long in the past. Instead, the stereotypes about the poor nation living on social...

Little India in Uzhhorod

A lot Southeast Asian cities have districts with areas of compact settlement for Hindus. No wonder these places are called Little India.  There is a Chinatown for Chinese people as well. European cities can also have such areas, however, they...

Velosadyba in place of an old granary

The story of this small social initiative in Transcarpathian region is inspiring and provides impetus. This is the story that could happen in many villages and towns. Plenty of initiatives of modern Ukraine imply creating something new in place of...

Yanko Derevlyanyi. Guardian of Yavirnyk Mountain

The references to Yanko Derevlyanyi on the Internet are as numerous as the roads leading to Yavirnyk Mountain — there are none. People usually come here on foot, and it happens by accident more often than not. It is one...

Zakarpattia Narrow-Gauge Railway of the Future

— How much for palynka (palynka (palenka) is a name used in Zakarpattia for hooch, which is usually fruity and very strong — translator)? — Denys asks a lady who has put plastic bottles all over the railroad tracks. After some...

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