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How to ride across the US and build your own ranch

“The best thing I’ve done in my life was driving across the United States”, Lviv businessman Ostap Lun says. After Ostap had returned from the trip in 2012, he realized that he needed to do something more than just business....

Hives instead of houses

In Yuriivka that is in Poltava region there is no signpost, no village council, no palace of culture, no hospital, and even no school. In the village where there were once 60 houses and lived about 300 people, at present...

Ferries on the Desna river

The Desna River – is one of the biggest rivers in Ukraine. There are a lot of settlements on its shores, but there are not so many ferries, which connect these settlements. Ferries are in Desnianske, Redychiv and Mesyn, and,...

Motoball. A Big Ball Near the Fortress

Motoball is an exclusively European sport originating from France, which has gained enormous popularity in Ukraine during Soviet Union times. Motoball tournaments and several motoball teams have survived until today only on enthusiasm of players, coaches, and few spectators. In...

Wood Carving Instead of Retirement

Viacheslav Deriabin from Poltava is 60 years old. For the last five years, he has devoted himself to wood carving. It is a story of a person who got over an extremely difficult and thorny path but managed to find...

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...

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