Russian Bride of the Day »

[7 Aug 2009]

Today's beauty is an aspiring college professor that believes that "any strong and happy relationships are based on mutual love, respect, honesty and loyalty." Open, sensitive and optimistic, YourKitten does not only have a beautiful appearance, she has a beautiful soul. Don't believe me? Check out her profile and find out for yourself. [More]

Best Places in Ukraine »

[6 Aug 2009]

The Odessa Catacombs are a 2500 plus kilometer (1553 miles!) stretch of tunnels that lay under the city of Odessa and the surrounding areas such as Usatovo in Ukraine. Largely formed from the limestone mines that Ukraine’s 5th largest city was built on, the Odessa Catacombs have become a strange and interesting attraction for tourists and adventurers visiting the city. [More]

Russian Bride of the Day »

[6 Aug 2009]

"I am very romantic and calm," starts Olya987, describing herself. "I have nice sense of humor and like smiling! I know that my smile could help me to solve any problems in my life!" We agree. As you can see in the pictures below, Olya987 sweet smile could melt any worries you may have. [More]

Sports and Politics »

[6 Aug 2009]

Leonid Chernovetsky, Kiev's Mayor, has been rather legendary for his odd behavior. Nicknamed "Cosmos" by the media due to his odd behavior and strange, other-worldly gaze, the Mayor has cemented his strange reputation recently by announcing his financial plans for the city. His budget-raising plans include charging anyone, from politicians wanting to discuss city planning, to media outlets looking for a photo opportunity up to $100,000 for a meeting and over $11,000 to meet with his ministers. The Mayor has also announced his intention to auction historical buildings and monuments and the city’s fleet of official vehicles. Building off his strange behavior in the past, including feats of athleticism to prove his mental and physical health to the local media, fist-fighting with a rival during his period as a member of Parliament and firing the director of the Kiev Zoo after he decided that the director had failed to find a female for the male elephant in the attraction. Mr. Chernovetsky has recently released an album of covers of popular Russian songs from the 1980’s (album art pictured) and ran for President of Ukraine in 2004.  

Random Stuff »

[5 Aug 2009]

Tensions heated more than ever before during this week’s episode of Miami Social, “False Positives”. Lena and George’s relationship woes jumped to a new level over the announcement of Lena’s pregnancy while Russian photographer Maria has her friendship with circle member Ariel strained when he feels she’s not enthusiastic enough about an upcoming fashion project he has recommended her for. [More]

Best Places in Ukraine »

[5 Aug 2009]

Ibiza Night Club   One of the places where many local and foreign people love to have fun with their friends or dates is Ibiza night club located among many other night clubs in Arcadia, center of summer night life in Odessa.   Ibiza is undoubtedly a great place for people who like clubbing and relaxing in interesting places during the summer seasons. This club is extremely luxurious and stylish with its outstanding interior and astonishing light effects that leave a lifetime impact on your mind. It is designed as a gigantic ant hill with white walls, blue slabs, pink doors, high lit tables, neon bars, friendly staff, cute guards, a small aquarium pool, hanging bridges, etc. The club resembles a maze full of flat-screen TV sets, lighting and sound plants. People are having fun everywhere- both upstairs and downstairs and you can see the endless sea in the round wall openings of the club. Also since this year they have additional area, located directly on the sand and under the palm-trees, where you also can party and have fun in the atmosphere of freedom and joy.    During summer months this club is fully packed with visitors from all over the world. They choose this place because of the best service, music, cuisine and the most beautiful women in the world!)    Since opening its doors Ibiza night club has hosted of the most famous and talented DJs and performance artists, establishing itself as one of the premier dance clubs. This miracle is located right on the Black Sea coast in the open air ,work  7 days a week featuring a variety of entertainment from huge dance hall, delightful music system , lighting and of course the DJs that play a selection of music that keeps dancers for hours on the dance floor to colorful theme parties.     The show-program, where you can see one of the best dance ballets in Ukraine, starts at 23.00, then disco till morning. If your date wants to go dancing and you want to impress her, this is the right place!        

Best Places in Ukraine »

[5 Aug 2009]

Kumanetc Located in the centre of Odessa, Kumanetc is the perfect place for private or group dining as well as romantic evenings. With the help of the chief you can create your own new and original menu in which only specialities of the restaurant will stay invariable.  The main dishes which they offer here are salo in chocolate, salad and cake “Kumanetc”; you will be amazingly surprised after testing them!      For new and experienced diners the restaurant offers a unique dining experience in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. You might say this is a home restaurant to a lot of people as the charisma of the Ukrainian village is present in its interior where masterpieces of the past centuries are displayed. These masterpieces include artifacts, and handy works from local artists.  The restaurant is proud of its original Ukrainian cuisine with recipes from old past centuries pass down in the hands of local chefs. The names written on the menu for these recipes also reflects the old Ukrainian cooking and one can savor the taste of original food served many centuries ago. This place serves all the popular dishes of Ukrainian cuisine and suggests new tastes and flavours for all. Kumanetc`s menu is extensive and mouth-watering while the prices are affordable.     On Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 p.m. till 11 p.m. this traditional Ukrainian restaurant also features live music. And in the summer you can sit on the comfortable pleasure-ground in the open air.     Take the first step to Ukrainian woman’s soul, come to Kumanetc and taste Ukrainian specialties!            

Best Places in Ukraine »

[5 Aug 2009]

The picturesque street is named after the beloved Poet Alexander Pushkin. Pushkinska Street, or alternately Pushkinskaya Street, has retained a lot of the charm that it had 100 years ago, mixed with the bustling business of Kiev’s downtown. Many Russian and Ukrainian cities have a Pushkinska street. Due to the influx of tourism and business to the city, Pushkinskya Street has become one of the busier streets in Downtown Kiev. Some of the most luxurious apartments, hotels and restaurants are prominently located on Pushkinska Street including the Premier Palace Hotel and Sumosan Restaurant. Vinnytsya, Pushkin Street № 38. Built by architect V.P.Listovichiy.   Pushkinska Street in the Winter   The Premier Palace Hotel on Pushkinska Street   Pushkinska Street

Sports and Politics »

[5 Aug 2009]

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has vetoed budget amendments requiring the National Bank to provide $1 billion for Ukraine's preparations to host the next European football championships. Ukraine's readiness for the Euro 2012 tournament, which it is to share with Poland, has been a constant source of concern for UEFA, which has only confirmed that games will be played in the capital, Kiev. Poland's preparations have been approved by European football's governing body.   The Ukrainian president's press service said the country's parlous financial state did not allow for such spending, as funds had to be held back in order to support the banking sector.   "In view of the increase in the amount of reserves given for bank refinancing, it is not excluded that the National Bank could even record losses. For this reason, current legislation stipulates that in such a situation the state budget should on the contrary cover these losses by the National Bank," the press service said.   The Ukrainian parliament passed the amendments allocating an additional $1 billion for Euro 2012 preparations on July 1, just a week after Yushchenko said Ukraine faced serious difficulties in completing preparations for the tournament. Although Kiev has been guaranteed games, it may lose the final due to the poor preparations. A decision on the final and the suitability of the three other cities - Donetsk, Lvov and Kharkov - will be made on November 30.   Ukraine and Poland were named as joint hosts for the tournament in April 2007. All four Polish cities put forward for the tournament - Warsaw, Poznan, Wroclaw and Gdansk - have been confirmed by UEFA as venues.   The latest problems over Euro 2012 funding come as Ukraine celebrated beating England in the final of the European under-19 championships, which were staged in the Ukraine cities of Donetsk and Mariupol. UEFA praised the tournament, which it said on Monday had set a record for attendance at the age level.   Source: RIA Novosti

Random Stuff »

[5 Aug 2009]

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been photographed engaging in an array of outdoor activities, some shirtless, during his vacation outside the town of Kyzyl in Southern Siberia on August 3, 2009. The UK's Telegraph suggests that this is a PR ploy to depict Putin's manliness, where others say that he is just having some fun and sharing it with the World. The former KGB officer, a mountain skier and judo black belt, is a fitness fanatic who regularly starts his day with weight training in the gym and swimming in his country residence outside Moscow.   During President Obama’s visit to Moscow last month Mr Putin stole the limelight by joining a group of Hell’s Angels-style bikers called the Night Wolves. Dressed in black, he boasted that he had performed a wheelie.    

Russian Bride of the Day »

[5 Aug 2009]

An economist from the city of Nikolaev, Ukraine, today's LotD has dreams of travelling the World and finding a strong and passionate man to be her companion. [More]