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Potters Family that Changed Opishne

There are about ten pottery centres in Ukraine. Opishne in the Poltava region is the largest among them. This is an old Cossack town (nowadays it has the status of the urban-type settlement – ed.), that is rich in the clay...

Free Sailing of Horishni Plavni

Despite the enormous potential of water resources, there are only a few places in Ukraine that can be called centers of the small shipbuilding. One of them is in Poltava Oblast, in the city called Horishni Plavni. People from all...

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...

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...

Tea traditions are coming back to the Carpathians

At the Gemba mountain, the one in the  Carpathian Ruthenia, in the 2013, there appeared a place which was attracting travelers. The locals couldn’t get the secret of the Chayovnya’s (tea house) popularity, till now there are no publications in...

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...

Patskaniovo. Saving grandfather’s bread

If statistics is anything to go by, Ukraine keeps facing active urbanism processes, rural areas keep growing old and dying out. And only one region shows the opposite – and of all others it is Zakarpattia.

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