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Shershentsi: Changing a Village’s Mindset

The Podillia village of Shershentsi lies in the valley of the Bilochi river, on the border with Moldova. After living for 35 years in a big city, Dmytro Skoryk and his wife Nadiia moved here from Odesa. It took them...

Swedish carpets from the village Liubymivka

This story might have never turned out the way we know it if it wasn’t for the Swedes. In 1782, 1200 Swedes moved to Tavria to found the settlement Staroshvedske. Two centuries later in the early 2000s, a Ukrainian woman,...

Kremenchuk. Creating the perfect backpack

Once, three friends in Kremenchuk decided to leave their jobs behind and start their own business. They set their minds to creating the perfect backpack. Less than a year later their own brand, Blackpack, had just appeared and they already...

Put it all in grape

Grape is intrinsic to the place. It is believed that Tavria hosts the best vineyards in Ukraine. This place is blessed with sun and fertile soil.

Albert Fedotov, a farmer from the city of Oleshky, grows grape, collects different varieties and...

Hordii Starukh. 300 Lyres

Lyre art was once widespread in Ukraine, from the 16th century to the 1930s when Soviet officials ordered to “clean up” cities and villages of Ukrainian musicians. History contains allegations of Soviet officials organizing a conference for 300 Ukrainian Kobzars,...

Christophe Lacarin. Wine Against All Odds

Residents of Shabo village call him monsieur. Christophe Lacarin de Fabiani, an energetic 64-year-old Frenchman has been living and working in Ukraine for 16 years, celebrating every day of his life. The entrepreneur, the perfumer and the winemaker, he created...

What changes Berdyansk?

In 2017, Berdyansk was recognized as one of the best resorts in Ukraine. According to Google Ukraine, the search request for “vacation in Berdyansk” happens more often than other similar requests. And it is not surprising. First of all, Berdyansk...

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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