Professions

Business of cousins. Creating travel coats.

Cousins Nataliia Aleksievych and Oksana Sventah worked for many years at a dressmaking and tailoring studio, where they made custom-tailored clothing. Demand for Ukrainian-made goods grew drastically after the Revolution of 2014, giving the craftswomen courage to make clothing under...

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...

Wild-honey farmers of Polissia: People of the forest

Derevlyanshchyna is a region of Polissia, situated west of Kyiv and beyond the Teteriv River. It was a favourite place for Kyiv boyars and princes as it was a very rich area for wild-honey farming, so they often visited the...

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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