Russian Bride of the Day »

[5 Nov 2009]

It is quite hard to describe myself honestly, I think that people who know me would do this much better... but you know my friends tell me that I am very sincere honest and devoted person, I can be trusted with all the secrets, I have a good sense of humor and people are never bored with me. [More]

Best Places in Ukraine »

[5 Oct 2009]

Located on the Dnipro River, Trukhanov Island is a beautiful green space in the heart of Kiev, and is a favorite destination for both locals and visitors alike. Island visitors can enjoy wonderful beaches, cafes, bars, restaurants, a number of sport activities such as beach football (soccer), swimming, tennis, biking and during the winter months snow skiing.  Fishermen believe that this oasis is a lucky place. Many have told tales of the large number of fish they have caught from the island banks or off the bridge.   Men will attest that the island is a lucky spot to catch some another type of other wildlife. If you are looking for Hot Russian Women or Hot Ukrainian Women, Trukhanov Island will be a great place to find them. Especially during the summer months.   The first buildings on the island were erected in the early 1800’s. During World War II the German army destroyed the buildings on the island in order to have better control over Kiev. After the war the island was opened up as a recreation area. Then in 1957 city fathers opened the Park Pedestrian Bridge which is one of the most photographed spots in Kiev. Up until that time the only transportation to the island was by boat.   Trukhnov Island derives its name from Tugor-khan, who won a victory over Kiev in the 11 century and whose daughter married Prince SvyatopolkII, the island at one time was the summer home of the Prince and later home to a monastery.   From the royals in the past to the working man of today, Trukhanov Island always has been and will continue to be a place to let loose and have fun all within a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Kiev. 

Sports and Politics »

[30 Sep 2009]

Leonid Chernovetsky, the eccentric mayor of Ukraine’s capital city, has recently decided to cancel a proposed plan to build a hotel on the site of the notorious 1941 Babi Yar massacre. [More]

Sports and Politics »

[23 Sep 2009]

The Euro 2012 Soccer event has been a great uniting force for Ukraine and has spurred change in the country. One of the biggest movements to come since the announcement of the Polish-Ukrainian joint sports venture has been the push to expand Kiev. Led by Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky, city planners have announced their intentions to turn most of the city’s undeveloped and surrounding areas into residential and business facilities. Plans to expand the city by 1.5 million square meters of housing this year fell apart due to the financial crisis which has hit Ukraine significantly, but now with the 2012 event and the push to develop an infrastructure to support the influx of people into the capital city. To fight urban sprawl, the recently released plans call for the redevelopment of 5-7 million square meters of disused industrial space from abandoned factories along with an additional 23-25 million from other areas by the year 2023. Currently Ukraine has 64 million square meters of apartment housing and around 2.2 million square meters of space in single family homes. Kiev’s development has recently been the subject of controversy after leaked plans revealed city planner’s intentions to build a large hotel over a World War II memorial site.  

Best Places in Ukraine »

[8 Sep 2009]

Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev is another of the Seven Wonders of Kiev; named not after a literal “Saint Sophia”, but named after the Hagia Sophia (or “Holy Wisdom”) Church in what is now Istanbul, Turkey. It was named, along with the other Wonders in a 2007 poll that combined the wisdom of numerous prominent Historical experts and an internet survey. Taking two decades to build, the Church is a marvel of Ukrainian Baroque architecture, featuring the famed “Pear Dome” roofs that typify a lot of the early Russian styles. Many notable figures in Ukrainian and Russian history have been buried at the Cathedral, including Vladimir II, Vsevolod I and Yaroslav I the Wise who founded the Church. During the early Soviet Years, the Church was to be demolished and the grounds turned into a National park. Thanks to testimonials and the encouragement of Ukrainian historians, this was averted but the Cathedral was still confiscated from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and turned into a museum. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the Ukrainian Government intended to give the Cathedral back but ran into issues as the Ukrainian Orthodox Church had split into various factions, each claiming rights over the Church. This exploded into violence after the death and attempted burial of Patriarch Volodomyr, Bishop of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kiev Patriarchy.  

Random Stuff »

[3 Sep 2009]

September 2nd 2009 marked the introduction of Kiev’s new Electric Train system. Currently servicing Troieschyna, a historical village on the outskirts of the city, the electric train will now allow residents of the fast-growing district to travel to the far side of the city within seven minutes. The Kiev Metro was the third rapid transit system built under the USSR and the first one built in Ukraine after the capital of the Ukrainian portion of the USSR was moved from Kharkiv to Kiev in 1934. It currently consists of three lines, with a fourth under construction. The Kiev Metro currently consists of 46 stations with 664 cars that service 1.6 people every day. The new Electric Train system will actually consist of two trains that can hold 1000 passengers each and run during the “rush hour” periods, between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. City officials have stated they have plans to build rail systems to other remote parts of the city in addition to Troyeschyna in the near future. Kiev is also the site of what is arguably the first electric tram system in the world, built at the height of the Russian Empire in the early 1900s.  

Russian Bride of the Day »

[3 Sep 2009]

I am looking for the one to share my life and heart with. The one who will be my friend, my passionate lover, my most caring husband, and just the man I would not be able to live without! [More]

Sports and Politics »

[27 Aug 2009]

Kiev Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky has said he is confident that the final match of the Euro 2012 European Football Championship will be held in the Ukrainian capital.   "The Euro 2012 final will take place in Kiev, and Kiev City State Administration will do all it can for this to be so," he said at a council on preparing the infrastructure of Euro 2012 host cities on Tuesday.   Chernovetsky said that the city administration would ensure the Euro 2012 final is held in Kiev despite all of the economic hardships. The Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) recently overrode a Presidential veto to block additional spending for the Euro 2012 cup which Ukraine is co-hosting with Poland.   "It's a matter of honor for me. Despite the difficult economic situation in the country and following the adoption of the 2009 budget that is discriminatory in respect to Kiev as half of the 2008 budget was stolen from us, I want to say that we'll find a chance for everything to be as I said - the final match of Euro 2012 will take place in Kiev," he said.  

Sports and Politics »

[24 Aug 2009]

Dozens of young activists stripped down to their bikinis and got splashed with red paint protesting the start of the hunting season on Aug. 15. [More]

Best Places in Ukraine »

[21 Aug 2009]

Kiev Pechersk Lavra, or “Monastery of the Caves” was founded in 1015 by St. Anthony of Kiev, one of the first Russian monks who had established the Monastic practice in Kiev after the area had first started its conversion to Christianity. [More]

Best Places in Ukraine »

[19 Aug 2009]

Built to protect the borders near the South West part of his Empire, Prince Vladimir’s Fortress has gone through many changes over the centuries. This would include being expanded from a fort to a fortress... [More]