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Subway, Petcube, Falun Dafa & More in Ukrainian News

13. May 2013 by Masha 0 Comments

When chatting online with Russian brides, they like to hear about your city’s local news and current events while sharing their own as well. By keeping up on what’s going on in your favorite ladies’ towns, you’ll show them how interested you are in their lives and they’ll appreciate your efforts.

 

Here’s some news making headlines in Ukraine this week.

 

Ukrainians to "Eat Fresh"

Subway will open its first Ukrainian shop by the end of this year in Kyiv. In fact, the next three years could see 100 stores opening in Kyiv, Odessa, and eastern Ukraine.

 

The sandwich restaurant has already been very successful in Russia with 545 shops, and two more opening every three days! Subway Russian President John Owen said that consumers in Russia and Ukraine like the idea of "dictating what you want" while seeing a sandwich being made in front of them. (Source: Kyiv Post)

 

Petcube Could Premiere in America

When Ukrainian Aleksandr Neskin searched for a solution to keep his dog entertained while he was at work, he decided to just invent something himself. Now, Petcube has been chosen to participate in Berlin’s Seedcamp Week among the best early-stage startups in all of Europe.

 

"Petcube is a home gadget, a small cube that should be placed at home and allows playing with a pet from any spot in the world," explains Yaroslav Azhnyuk, business director and co-founder of the Petcube Project. Using an internet connection, users can command the cube to remotely point a laser beam around, call out their pets’ names through a speaker, and observe them playing through a camera.

 

"We plan (to release) the product on the American market," Yaroslav says, since American consumers spend $53 billion a year on pets. Petcube will cost $200. (Source: Kyiv Post)

 

Ukrainian Women Living Longer

The first years of independence were particularly hard on Ukrainians and it showed in their life expectancy statistics of only 67 years. Now, some parts of Ukraine have an average life expectancy of 72 years, with Ukrainian women living to 76. (Source: Kyiv Post)

 

Chinese Culture Celebrated in Kyiv

World Falun Dafa Day was celebrated in Ukraine’s capital yesterday with participants of all ages. Falun Dafa, or Falun Gong, is a spiritual discipline which combines the practice of meditation and slow-moving qigong exercises with a moral philosophy. (Source: forUm)

 

Synevir is Ukraine’s First 3D Horror Film

While it premiered at a 3D Moscow film festival earlier this year and won the grand prize, the public has yet to be spooked by Synevir, Ukraine’s first 3D horror movie. However, the production team promises it will be released soon.

 

Lake Synevir is the biggest lake in the Carpathian Mountains and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Ukraine. The legend states that the lake appeared out of the tears of one of count's daughters Syn, because her love, the Verkhovynian cowboy Vir, was killed by the order of her father.

 

There are also stories that the lake is the home of a strange creature, similar to the Loch Ness Monster. In the film, a group of students spend the weekend by the lake and discover that the stories may be true. (Source: What's On Kiev)

 

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