On Dehtiarivska Street in Kyiv stands a mosque, one of two in the mainly Christian capital. Going inside, the first person I met was five-year old Miriam. Standing near the entrance, shifting from one foot to another in her pink hijab, she shyly asked me to help her undo her shoelaces. Just like the rest of the visitors of the mosque, she had to take off her shoes before going into the praying hall. Many pairs of shoes are stacked in special shelves in a tiny room next to the entrance.
To honor the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation, Kyiv's Motherland sculpture is decorated with poppy wreath. The accessory appeared early in the morning of May 8.
Early in May, as the picnic season started in Ukraine, a local startup put a new barbecue grill on the market. The grill, called Mordor on Fire, is designed after the Kremlin, and when set on fire offers a view of burning walls and towers of Moscow's stronghold.
Street food has been an unpleasant part of the urban culture in Ukraine, with kiosks selling cheap shawarma rolls that seemed to be made of nothing but mayonnaise. But new and better street food places are popping up all over. The Kyiv Post surveyed some of the offerings in Kyiv. In all of these places, the cooks were wearing gloves and seemed to observe sanitary rules while serving up tasty fare.
The editorial crew of Elle Ukraine, one of the country's few fashion magazines, had to hastily change the cover photo of the May issue after the originally advertised cover angered public.
One popular option for getting into shape for summer is through months of exercising and dieting. But for the truly impatient, even this healthy approach takes too long.
The Kyiv City Children's Hospital for Infectious Diseases has been struggling to get modern laboratory equipment for five years. And now, thanks to the Kyiv Lions Club, the hospital is likely to receive these potentially lifesaving tools soon.
Ukrainian Orthodox and Greek Catholic churches celebrate Easter on April 12 this year.
It is time for Catholics to catch the Easter Bunny and search for chocolate eggs. The Catholic Easter takes place on April 5 this year, and the liturgies begin on April 4. Here's the schedule of the Easter Services in Kyiv:
When archaeologists performed a routine check on a construction site in central Kyiv in late February, they were astonished to discover a medieval street hidden seven meters underground.
Kyiv has always been cheap compared to Western capitals, but with the recent fall of the hryvnia, certain services got even cheaper - that is, for those who get paid in foreign currency. The prices for many services don’t climb as fast as the currency falls, leaving a gap that one can benefit from.
St. Valentine's Day, the most romantic holiday of the year, prompts even the least romantic Ukrainians to shop for gifts to give their loved ones -- despite the financial crisis.
The Kyiv Post has hunted down a selection of the cheapest and most expensive options:
Izolyatsia, an arts fund that once based in Donetsk, has started a new life in Kyiv -- another relocation forced by Russia's war against Ukraine.
Saying ‘thank you’ to a stranger in a military uniform can be hard. So two women came up with the idea of letting a sticker do the job of expressing gratitude to Ukrainian soldiers risking their lives in defending the nation.
This year's celebrations of Christmas and New Year are more humble than usual. In particular, this year there will be no New Year fireworks at Maidan Nezalezhnosti - for the first time in the history of independent Ukraine. Still Kyiv offers many entertaining activities to make Christmas and New Year holidays cheerful. Kyiv Post picked some of the events that can uplift your mood.