Wednesday, December 2, 2009

flirt with ukrainian women

Virtually anything you can do in the offline world you can do in the virtual world. And that includes the ability to flirt with brides from Ukraine you meet online. A lot of people might not realize this. It is a bit hard to imagine since we've all come to know flirting as being mostly about body language.

When dating online , flirting is an important step for developing interest and for taking a relationship to the next level. It involves so much more than sending a wink to a woman, although that is a good way to break the ice and get a conversation going. From there, it's important that you remain relaxed and natural in your correspondence. The woman on the other end will definitely know if you are trying too hard to make conversation, and might be turned off.

If you find yourself stumbling for a conversation starter, you will never fail by noticing something you find interesting in a woman's profile and then asking a question about it or ask something about Ukraine. Doing so shows you are taking an interest and showing interest is a definite turn-on. Watch out how you phrase the question, though. If you ask something that requires nothing more than a yes/no answer, don't be surprised if that's all you get!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

have ukrainian women notice you

If you want ukrainian women daters to notice you, the profile you create needs to be unique, captivating, positive, honest, and even a bit funny. Your photo will draw some amount of attention, but what women really want is to know about the person behind the image. The only way they can do so is by reading what you have written about who you are.

When you create a profile, it's not necessarily how much you write that matters. Less can be more and when people are scanning hundreds of profiles, less is often better. One way to think about your profile is that it is in a sense a marketing tool and you are the product being marketed.

Monday, November 30, 2009

are you ready to date ukrainian women?

That's the very first question you need to answer. If your heart and your head aren't in this, then don't start yet. You'll waste your time as well as that of other members. And if the ukrainian dating site costs money to join, you'll waste your money, too.

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If you feel you are ready, ready for those long distant relationships, long distant travel, ready fro commitment, then decide what exactly you are looking for in a woman from Ukraine. Besides a particular eye and hair color, think about the qualities you are looking for in a wife. Here it's important to think about more than physical attributes. Is your perfect soul mate a woman who skis or surfs or who loves to putter in the garden? Can she be recently divorced or widowed, or would you prefer someone single and never married? Is there a limit as to how old of a girl you're willing to date or how young for that matter? Should a woman share similar interests or will someone with differing interests better suit your needs?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

join online ukrainian dating website

You've been thinking about joining an ukrainian online dating website but something is keeping you from pushing that JOIN button. Maybe you haven't pushed that button yet because you haven't prepared yourself. If so, then sit back and take a moment to see where you're at with the whole concept of online ukrainian dating.

Ukrainian Dating, whether online or by traditional methods, is a huge step for many people, not just for those who are shy. Some people have never dated single hot women from Ukraine before.

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Others who are newly single may not have been part of any dating scene for many years. Others have had one bad experience after another and are trying to deal with issues of self-doubt or self-worth.

Whether or not you see yourself in any of these examples, it's important that you have an idea of what you want to get out of ukrainian dating site. Knowing these answers will help you write a more effective profile and when your profile reflects your wants and needs, you won't waste time on others who are looking for something entirely different.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

free ukrainian dating sites

A free ukrainian dating site always sounds like a good deal, especially if you're checking out a few different dating sites. Free memberships are a great way to see all that a site has to offer before spending any money. With a free membership, you will typically be allowed to create your own profile and you'll be able to look at profiles and photos women are posting.

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You'll be able to do this for as long as you like because free memberships don't typically expire. The downside of a free membership is that the services the website operator allows you to participate in generally are pretty limited. You probably won't be able to correspond with a woman of your dreams until you become a paid member.

Friday, November 27, 2009

choosing ukrainian dating site

Finding and choosing the right ukrainian dating site is really about finding the site that offers the features that best meet your needs. In a sense, it's going to be the first match you make during your quest for a companion to date.

Internet businesses come and go with regularity. Online dating services are relatively easy to start and start up costs aren't that high. But ease of start up doesn't necessarily mean there is a well thought out business plan backing the business which is why many of the dating services fail after only a short time. The ones that have been around a few years have worked out the kinks, plus they have name recognition and a good reputation, making them good choices, but not necessarily the best choice for you. Take time to research the company itself before making a monetary commitment.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Odessa, Ukraine

Founded in 1794 by Katherine the Second with the purpose of establishing a mighty seaport, fortifying southern borders of the Russian Empire, Odessa has surpassed Her Majesty expectations.

Soon Odessa has become one of the biggest and wealthiest cities of Russia. Attracted by Porto Franco business conditions and benevolent climate, migrants and merchants from European and Asian countries, made a beautiful and prosperous home in Odessa. Since then the city was doomed to flourish, thanks to good business sense, positive and optimistic vision and sharp wit of its inhabitants.

Neither bureaucrats, nor wars or famine, even Soviet regime, could not exterminate a special spirit of the city.

Nowadays it is one of the biggest cities and largest seaport of Ukraine. City population is 1027000 people. Odessa has well developed business, travel and entertainment infrastructure and is deservedly popular for travel and business alike.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Donetsk Ukraine

The principal street, from the railway station to the steelworks, is main Donetsk city attraction. It is 5.5 miles (9km) long, with the main shops, hotels, and administrative buildings.

There are a university, polytechnic, medical and trade institutes in Donetsk city, and more than 30 scientific research establishments, including a branch of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Cultural amenities of Donetsk include several theaters and a philharmonic hall.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Donetsk began as a small Cossack village late in the 17th century. Initially, farming and raising cattle were principal industries, with the settlement and adjacent lands being named Oleksandrovka in 1779. By 1820, small scale coal mining began, with annual output of about 7,000 metric tons by the mid-1850's. The local economy further diversified in 1869 when the New Russia Company was formed to mine coal, smelt iron, produce rails, and operate a railroad. Skilled workers and technicians were brought from Britain to expand the coal mines and build a steel mill. A new settlement, Yuzivka (from the company's owner, Welshman John Hughes), was built to house workers. In 1924, the town was renamed Stalino, and finally Donetsk, in 1961.

Blast furnaces and other equipment were imported from Britain and smelting started in 1872. Proximity to iron ore, high quality coal, water from the Kalimius River, and construction of local railroad lines all contributed to rapid industrial growth. By 1876, the plant produced more iron than any other in the Russian Empire. The company introduced Martin furnaces in 1879, and by 1899 annual output of pig iron reached 289,926 metric tons. While Yuzivka was a Hughes company town, there were other companies as well--several coal mines were owned and operated by individual proprietors, some by a French mining company, and a factory manufacturing mining equipment was established by foreign investors. [Belgians, British and French were the leading investors in the region, but no data are available on the nationality of foreign investors in the city.] Plants that produced food and other consumer goods were owned by native entrepreneurs.

In Yuzivka, living conditions were difficult. Working class families lived in cottages near places of work and single men frequently lived in barracks. Only the most affluent areas had any street lighting. The town was unsanitary, with unpaved streets and unclean drinking water causing outbreaks of cholera, abdominal typhoid and dysentery. Medical facilities were inadequate, with just a 12 bed clinic (opened in 1871) until a public hospital opened in 1911.

A skeletal education system was another problem. The first school opened in 1877 and 2 years later had eighty pupils. There was also a school for English workers. By 1904, there were only four elementary schools with 800 pupils, in a town of 210,000. The situation improved just before the war, with enrollment increasing to over 2,000 in eleven schools by 1913. Elementary education was supplemented by four secondary schools (three academic and one commercial).

Poor working conditions, low wages, and leftist agitation provoked labor unrest. Strikes occurred first among miners in 1874 (for higher wages), and in 1898, steel mill workers demanded a shorter workday (the agreement reduced the workday from 12 to 10.5 hours). Stoppages became more common during the 1900-03 recession, with nine strikes. Unrest peaked during the 1905 Revolution, as armed workers repeatedly battled troops and Don Cossacks. From 1906 to 1917, strikes and labor unrest abated.

The fall of the Tsarist regime in March 1917 plunged what is now Donetsk into prolonged chaos and civil war. Armed workers (Red Guards) seized control of the city in November 1917 by disarming police of the Provisional Government. The Bolsheviks organized a force of 3,000, aided by arms and ammunition from Russia; and with the help of other Red forces in the region captured the city. Their control of the region and the city were short-lived, as the Germans occupied Donetsk in April 1918. Prior to that, the Bolsheviks shipped coal, equipment from weapon factories, and other assets, and sent them by rail to Russia. After the Germans evacuated in November 1918, the city changed hands several times between the Reds and Whites until the Red Army finally prevailed in January 1920.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Donetsk, former (until 1924) Yuzovka, or (1924-1961) Stalino is a city and administrative center of Donetsk oblast, southeastern Ukraine, on the headwaters of Kalmius River. Donetsk city is a large railway and highway junction. Donetsk has an airport too.

Donetsk Ukraine city population - 988,000 (2008).
Donetsk Ukraine city land area - 996 sq. km.
Donetsk Ukraine city phone code - +380-62.
Donetsk Ukraine city postal codes - 83000-83497.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


The central streets of the city were renamed during the Soviet time in honor of the outstanding revolutionaries. (And it is interesting, the largest of them is in honor of German figures.) So the central street of the city has the name of Karl Marx. It is a very beautiful, wide and long parkway, which stretches east to west through the central part of the city. It was founded in the XVIII century and parts of its buildings are the actual decoration of the city. In the nucleus of the city is Zhovtneva square, on which is the majestic Cathedral that was founded by order of Katherine II (Russian empress) in 1787.

On the square, there are some remarkable buildings: the Museum of History, Diorama "Battle for the Dnieper River (Second World War)", and also the beautiful park in which you can rest in the hot summer. Walking down the hill to the Dnieper River, you will arrive in the large Taras Shevchenko Park (which is on the right bank of the river) and on Monastyrskiy Island. This island is one of the most interesting places in the city. In the IX century, the Byzantian monks based a monastery here. It was destroyed by Mongol-Tatars in the XIII century.

The compact "old town" does not exist in Dnipropetrovsk anymore. Many historic buildings and churches were destroyed in the Second World War and in Stalin's communist times in the 1930s. (You can see pictures of the old city of the 19th century Yekaterinoslav here).

However all of Central Avenue, some street-blocks on the main hill (the Nagornaya part) between Pushkina Prospekt and Embankment, and sections near Globy and Shevchenka parks have been untouched for 150 years. An evening walk through those parts of the city is very pleasurable...

The Dnieper River is a wonderful creation of nature that keeps the climate mild and the air fresh. You can see it from many points in Dnepropetrovsk. From any hill (there are 7 in the city) you will find a beautiful view of the river, islands, parks, outskirts, river banks and hills.
There was no need to build huge skyscrapers in the city in Soviet times. Powerful industries preferred to construct offices close to their main factories away from the centre of town. In the last ten years of independence the price of land in Ukraine has grown considerably. All the new office buildings are being built in the same architectural style as the old buildings....

Friday, October 2, 2009


the city of Dnipropetrovsk (Ukr.) or Dnepropetrovsk (Rus.) Ukraine, is situated on the Dnieper River (Dnepr or Dnipro) in East-Central Ukraine and has a population of 1.04 million (third city in the country by population).
Large and beautiful, it is the main city of East-Central Ukraine.

Dnipropetrovsk - simply Dnepr, as it is called by local inhabitants is a dynamic and lively city.
The city is surprising green along the wide and slow-moving Dnieper river (Dnepr in Russian, Dnipro in Ukrainian) and has remarkable embankments, long boulevards and spacious parks. It is also the major centre of high-technology industries, education, machine-building, metallurgy and trade. The city is not only famous for its commercial industry, but also its green hills and deep history.

The old fortress settlement has existed since the middle of the 16th century. The new town was founded in 1776 by the Russian Prince, Potemkin by order of Catherine II, Empress of the Russian Empire and was called Yekaterinoslav (Ekaterinoslav) from 1776 to 1926. During 1918 the town’s name was Sicheslav (The Glory for Sich’/Fortress of Cossacks).

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Kyiv (also known as Kiev), a scenic city of close to 3 million people situated on the Dnipro River, is the bustling capital of Ukraine. Ancient Kievan Rus, which reached its greatest period of ascendancy during the 11th and 12th centuries, was a center of trade routes between the Baltic and the Mediterranean.

The city of Kyiv and the power of Kievan Rus were destroyed in 1240 by Mongol invaders and the lands of Kievan Rus were divided into principalities located to the west and north: Galicia, Volynia, Muscovy and later, Poland, Lithuania, and Russia. Once a powerful force on the European scene, Ukraine's fate in modern times has been decided in far-off capitals. As a result, modern Ukrainian history, for the most part, has been defined by foreign occupation.

Kyiv suffered severely during World War II, and many irreplaceable architectural and art treasures were destroyed. Earlier in the 1930's the Soviet authorities systematically destroyed many churches. Extensive restoration has revived much of historic Kyiv. The city hit the headlines in April 1986, when the nuclear reactor at nearby Chernobyl exploded, but scientists generally agree that the city is now safe from radiation effects.

Despite repressions, suffering, political turmoil, and ecological disasters, Ukraine's spirit and national identity have never died. On August 24, 1991, after the aborted coup in Moscow, Ukraine proclaimed its independence. As of 1994, Ukraine has diplomatic relations with over 135 countries and close to 60 diplomatic missions are established in Kyiv. News correspondents, business representatives, and students from all over the world reside in Kyiv, and the flow of foreign tourists and official delegations is heavy year round. The resident American community consists of Embassy personnel (including dependents), correspondents, business representatives, clergy, professors, and students.

The art and architecture of Kyiv are world treasures. The Cathedral of St. Sophia, where the princes of Kyiv were crowned in the years of Kyiv's grandeur, has outstanding mosaics and frescoes dating back to the 11th century. Overlooking the old section of Kyiv, Podol, stands the Ukrainian Baroque church of St. Andrew, much beloved by Ukrainians. The Percherska Lavra, the Monastery of the Caves, a short trolley ride from the center of town, has two 11th-century cathedrals on its grounds, in addition to its world-famous catacombs, bell tower, and museum collections. Close to the center of town stands the Golden Gate, a structure which dates back to 1037. This recently reconstructed remains of the former fortified wall of the city defined the limits of the city in centuries past. Several blocks away, stands the magnificent 19th-century Cathedral of St. Volodymyr.

Theater buffs will find much to choose from here. Most performances are in Ukrainian or Russian. The recently renovated Kyiv Opera House presents very good opera as well as a broad repertoire of ballets. The Kyiv Young Theater is very popular and stages innovative plays in Ukrainian or Russian. The Ivan Franko Theater is the center of Ukrainian drama, comedy, and musicals. This repertoire has just opened its 75th season and includes brilliant versions of Aeneid and Teve Tevel, the original version of Fiddler on the Roof.

The modern center with surviving parts of the old city are on the hilly west, or right bank, of the Dnipro River. The main street, Khreshchatik, runs between two steep hills. Parallel about half a kilometer west, is vulytsya Volodymyrska, the main street of the Old Kyiv area (Staryj Kyiv). From the north end of Khreshchatik, vulytsya Hrushevskoho rises southeast along a ridge to the Caves Monastery at Perchersk. Woods and parks cover most of the steep right-bank slopes. The capital's newer sections stretch out on the flat left bank. These are characterized by large housing developments and industrialized neighborhoods.

Ukrainian pottery, embroidery, and handicrafts are available throughout the city, particularly in shops on Andrievsky Uzviz, at Percherska Lavra, and St. Sophia's church. Quality and quantity vary from shop to shop. A growing number of hard currency stores stock Western food, alcohol, clothing, and electrical appliances. Most prices, in hard-currency stores, are higher than those in the West, and availability of stock is unpredictable.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Kiev is the capital city of Ukraine, its largest economical, political, educational and cultural center. Kiev offers endless opportunities for tourism. Traveling to this city may be one of the most pleasurable experiences in your life. Ukrainians’ very lifestyle will be as interesting to foreign visitors as the capital’s major attractions and museums.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ukrainian Women

Tribe of Ukrainian Fighting Women.
French photojournalist Guillaume Herbaut spent some time with an unusual and tough group of 150 Ukrainian women who call themselves “Asgarda.” These women live in the Carpathian Mountains and follow a rigorous routine of fighting and boxing, often with medieval weaponry.
The women idolize Yulia Tymoshenko, the icon of the Orange Revolution and leader of the Ukrainian Fatherland party.
The portraits are inspiring, bizarre, and strangely beautiful. Source.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

hot and sexy?

Let’s face it, men think about sex a good portion of the day, but what do they find “sexy”?

Have you ever thought about why some people are considered sexy or hot, while others, possibly of similar physical attributes, are not? They say a man is attracted to a women because of her appearance and falls in love with her as a result. Have you ever stopped to think what is sexy and what is not? It goes beyond pretty and ugly, it might even be something we cannot perceive, such as an attitude, but if we could put it in pictures, this is what it might look like.
What was Hot, isn’t

At one time fat was considered sexy, it was a sign of wealth. If you were fat, you could afford food. At a point art so often depicted chubby looking women, at it became a standard of perfection to be a bit chunky. Of course what few people realized is that some artists were using corpses for models, as such the women in the paintings tended to be a bit bloated.
Being overweight is not healthy, nor is being underweight. Some men adore women with “meat on their bones” and other men, prefer the waifs.

Some men find women more attractive in pairs. They enjoy watching women together, or even with another male. Is this necessarily sexy, or just sexual? Since a mans mind thinks about sex far more frequently than a woman, perhaps he figures with more women, the better his chances are.

Many men have at one time or another, fantasized about being with more than one girl at a time. Other men are purely monogamous. Even when happily with one woman, they often still desire to look at other women purely for sexual fantasy.
Leather or Lace?
Some men prefer soft fabrics on a woman, silk and lace. White to show purity, fabrics that show softness and femininity. Some fabrics cling to a womans body better than others, showing the curves and her natural shape, silk and lace is more sexy to most men, than is flannel.
Some men prefer their women to be a bit more individual in dress, more avant-garde, not so powdery perfect. I have to admit I fall into the second type of male here. My wife puts on black, and look out!

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Sunday, July 26, 2009


St. Andrew's Church was built on the express order of Empress Elizabeth Petrovna to the 1748 design of outstanding Russian architect Bartholomeo Rastrelli. In 1749—1754, the construction was carried out under the guidance of Ivan Michurin, an architect from Moscow. This structure is the result of fruitful collaboration between both Russian and Ukrainian architects, for quite a number of specialists from St. Petersburg, Moscow and Kyiv were involved in the construction.

Several times during the nineteenth century, the church roofs were repaired, and this re-sulted in the deformation of the dome's initial outline and a loss of exterior decor. The monument remained in this state until the 1970s.
From 1917 to 1953, work to reinforce the foundations and protect the building from subsoil water was carried out, the facades were repaired and the pictorial works conserved.
In 1970 at the request of the St. Sophia Museum staff, the Albertine Museum in Vienna sent the photocopies of Rastrelli's drawings of St. Andrew's Church. In 1978, based on the architect's drawings, the Kyiv restorers headed by architect V. Korneyeva restored the dome to its original form. Today, returned to its original appearance, the church is open to the public as a monument of Russian and Ukrainian architecture.
St. Andrew's Church was built in the Baroque style current in the architecture and art of the late seventeenth — mid-eighteenth century. Borrowed from West-European art, this style was influenced by local architectural traditions and acquired unique national features. Baroque structures are marked by festive, elegant form, a dynamic arrangement of archi-tectural elements and lavish decor. Also typical are the contrasting coloring of the wall surfaces as well as an extensive use of gilt. St. Andrew's Church incorporates all these features. To build the church on a hill, the architects resorted to a unique method: the structure's basement was erected in the form of a residential house adjoining the slope. A wide stairway of iron leads from the street to the balustrade-enclosed parvis.
The exterior displays infinite richness of decor. The walls and drums of the domes are articulated through pilasters and Corinthian (in the first tier) and Ionic (in the second) columns. The basement, the walls and the drums are ornamented with intricately profiled cornices. The lucames are framed with lavish stuccowork, and the pediments feature wrought-iron cartouches bearing the monogram of Empress Elizabeth. The picturesque effect is enhanced by bright coloring: the white columns, pilasters and cornices stand out against the turquoise background of the walls; the capitals and wrought-iron cartouches are gilded. Winding gilded garlands adorn the domes, which are painted dark-green.
The ornamentation of the interior is similar to that used outside. The articulation of wall surfaces through vertical members is complemented by profuse gilt stuccowork adorning the window frames and domes.
The iconostasis is central to the interior decor of the church. This three-tiered structure is characterized by soft, curved outlines. The gilt pilasters, cornices and ornate icon frames of carved wood contrast marvellously to the purple background of the iconostasis featuring icons of various shapes and dimensions. The Royal Gates are covered with carved wooden lattice-work. The decor of the iconostasis incorporates pieces of statuary: heads of cherubs and Figures of angels; The Crucifixion sculptural group crowns the iconostasis.
Rastrelli supervised the interior decoration. He not only designed the entire iconostasis, but also made drawings and moulds according to which woodcutters losiph Dornash and Andrei Karlovsky of St. Petersburg made all the individual elements of the iconostasis. It was installed in Kyiv by craftsman Johann Grot.
Behind the iconostasis in the apse, there are altar canopies on twisted columns adorned with garlands of flowers. Of interest is a pulpit supported by two gilded figures of angels. Painting occupies an important place in the interior design of St. Andrew's Church. It includes eighteenth-century productions, icons from the iconostasis, the painting on the pulpit, and the oil paintings decorating the cupola. Most of the icons (some 25 pieces) were executed by artist I. Vishnyakov of St. Petersburg with a group of his students. The paintings on the reverse side of the iconostasis were done by Ukrainian artists I. Romensky and I. Chaikovsky. Of great value are the works by the talented Russian painter Alexei Antropov. Among them. The Last Supper in the chancel, a number of icons in the icono-stasis, and other works adorning the pulpit and the cupola. The icon Assumption bears his signature.
Though the paintings in St. Andrew's Church are based on religious themes, their manner of execution is entirely secular, and they exemplify realistic, life-asserting art devoid of reli-gious ascetism. Typical of St. Andrew's Church painting are extravagant postures, rich clothing, an abundance of mundane details and an interest in landscape and still-life. The painting in the church is concordant with the woodcutting, the stuccowork, and the build-ing's overall structure.
On the western walls of the transept are two nineteenth-century compositions Prince Vla-dimir Chooses the Faith by an anonymous painter and St. Andrew Preaching a Sermon by Platon Borispolets. The subjects of these historical canvases executed in a Classicist manner were borrowed from chronicles of Old Rus.
The spacious, festive, sunlit interior of St. Andrew's Church gives the impression of a formal hall in a palace. As far as its artistic style, daring conception, and harmonious blending with the natural scenery of the hillside, St. Andrew's Church is considered a gem of eight-eenth-century Russian and Ukrainian architecture.
In 1968, St. Andrew's Church was proclaimed a historical monument to be preserved by the state.

Questions about Ukraine

How can I send an SMS message to someone in Ukraine?

Go to (in English) and enter the cell phone number prefix, the number, and your text message. Not all prefixes are accepted. If you read Russian or can figure this page out, you can send an SMS to any mobile phone operator in Ukraine for free at

How can I look up a street address in Ukraine?

Go to, select the city at the left and enter the street name in English, Ukrainian, or Russian.

I am a U.S. citizen traveling to Ukraine. Are you 100% sure I do not need a visa?

You really do not need a visa. Many recent visitors can confirm this with their personal experience. If you're still in doubt, visit this Ukrainian Consulate site.

How do I get from the Kyiv Boryspil airport to Kyiv?

The Kyiv Boryspil international airport is located 15 km to the southeast of Kyiv. The domestic airport (Zhuliany) is inside of town. To get from Boryspil to Kyiv you will need to take either a taxi or a "Polit" bus. If you decide to take a taxi and are not up to haggling with the taxi drivers, the best idea is to walk up to the taxi stand INSIDE of the terminal 50 m from where you come out into the lobby and talk to a young lady there. The standard price these days is 100-150 UAH ($20-30 USD), depending on where you need to go to within Kyiv. You can go for cheaper still if you agree to ride with other passengers or are stubborn about lowering the price. The Polit buses ("Політ" in Ukrainian) wait in front of the terminal and are either full-sized buses or mini-vans. They run from approximately 4:00 a.m. to midnight every 20-40 minutes (now supposedly they run 24 hours). A ticket costs around 15-20 UAH depending on your destination. The bus stops at Kharkivska metro station, the central bus station ("Avtovokzal"), Peremohy Square, and the central train stration.

How much does a train ticket from Kyiv to Simferopol cost?
It depends on the class of ticket you purchase (more on riding the train in Ukraine). Most foreigners prefer second class ("kupe"). One ticket from Kyiv to Simferopol (see map) costs about 80 UAH ($16 USD), with another 8 UAH for bedding.

Where can I find out about domestic flights in Ukraine and book a plane ticket?

You can search for flights between Ukrainian cities at and book flights online. Kiy Avia offices are located all around Ukraine and have English-speaking representatives.

How does one get to Yalta from Simferopol?

By taxi, trolleybus, state bus, or minibus, all from the Simferopol train station. An acceptable price for a 100 km taxi ride to Yalta would be around 200 UAH ($40), but if the driver speaks English or has a fancy car the price will be higher. The trolleybus takes 2.5 hours to get to Yalta and can be less comfortable, but it only costs around 12 UAH. The state bus (ticket office next to McDonald's) costs 20 UAH; minibuses also cost 20 UAH and are quite comfortable and quick

What's the cheapest monthly rent I can reasonably expect to pay for a basic, no-frills apartment in Kyiv?

$300-450 USD per month for a somewhat shabby apartment with a phone, kitchen, bathroom, and 1 living/bedroom around the edge of town within 10 minutes walking distance from a metro station. Visit our pages on finding accommodations and rental services.

How do I hook up to the Internet in Ukraine?

Around Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities there are stands on the street in central areas of town with phone and Internet cards. Dial-up Internet service cards are also sold in many stores and post offices. Major Internet providers are IPTelecom and SvitOnline. Cards come in denominations from 5 to 100 UAH, and there are a number of tariff plans to choose from. The cheapest is call-back, where the provider calls your phone line to connect, thus freeing you from having to pay phone bills in addition to Internet access. For high-speed Internet access, the most well-known Internet provider is Volia-Kabel (site in Russian only). However, high-speed access may not be available in many Ukrainian towns or even in certain neighborhoods within big cities.

What are typical prices at Internet cafes in Ukraine?

Usually between 4 and 6 UAH per hour (around $1 USD). The central post office in Kyiv charges 10 UAH, and prices are much higher at the Kyiv Boryspil airport. Internet speed may be slow at many Internet cafes, which are mostly used by local boys for computer games.

Do any discount airlines fly to Ukraine?

Not at the moment, however, Ryanair has introduced a new daily flight from London to Rzeszow, Poland, near the Ukrainian border and flies three times a week from Frankfurt to Rzeszow. The average price is 30 Euros one way. From Rzeszow it's a few hours' bus trip to Lviv in west Ukraine (see map). Also, SkyEurope flies to Kosice, Slovakia, just 40 km from Uzhhorod, Ukraine.

Which countries can Ukrainians visit without a visa?

Ukrainians do not need a visa to visit countries of the former Soviet Union except Turkmenistan and the Baltic states (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia). In addition, Ukraine has a visa-free relationship with Malaysia, Moldova, Mongolia. To travel beyond Ukraine, Russia, and most other countries of the former USSR Ukrainians must get an international passport. Ukrainians have no trouble getting visas to Poland, and it is not difficult to obtain visas to Slovakia, Hungary, or Romania. Ukrainians can visit other European countries easily by buying a travel package with a travel agency that gets them a visa automatically. Here is a list of countries and visa regimes in Ukrainian.