Museums

Picasso and Malevich in Parkhomivka

The village of Parkhomivka in Slobozhanshchyna is famous for its art museum, which exhibits world-renowned paintings, diagrams, sculptures, and archaeological and ethnographic works. The museum collection appeared thanks to a village history teacher: the self-taught art expert, Afanasii Lunov, who...

The Living Museum of Accordions in Zhashkiv

The town of Zhashkiv is home to one of the biggest collections of accordions in Ukraine. Ivan Sukhyi works on the second floor of the town’s music school: since 1991, he has been leading the children’s accordion ensemble, which has...

GogolTrain. The first legal art train

The great multi-disciplined festival of modern art StartUp GogolFest has taken place since 2018 in Mariupol, where each spring hundreds of people from all over Ukraine go. For that purpose, Bogdan Yaremchuk and Denys Uhorchuk created an art train, which...

Grainland. Bringing life back to the village

A few years ago in the village Ivkivtsi hidden from the passers-by over the hills near Cherkasy, the locals transformed a former Soviet collective farm into agricultural attraction Grainland. Grainland aims to not only entertain visitors but also display antique...

Olbia: The largest ancient Greek settlement on the Black Sea coast

For centuries, archaeologists and historians from all over Europe have excavated the remains of the ancient city-state Olbia that is located on the Black Sea coastal area, near the village Parutyne. Because of problems with infrastructure and transportation, this area...

Kosiv: A Motorcycle Club amid the Mountains

The Carpathian town Kosiv, which is mainly known in Ukraine for its ceramics and the traditional market, has been also familiar to moto culture fans for a long time. A local enthusiast Vasyl Kuryshchuk has been developing it for 40...

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...

Frumushyka – New Lease of Life

Throughout the centuries, the moors of Bessarabia, scattered within the banks of the Dnister, the Danube and the Black Sea, have boasted cultural and ethnical diversity. Local villages were comprised of multinational families, where it was quite common for mother...

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