While protesters in Kyiv hunker down on central Maidan Nezalezhnosti and inside a few administrative buildings nearby, local businesses and the community are stepping up to help them. Various venues, companies and common Kyivans have expressed their solidarity with EuroMaidan participants, by offering them places to stay, free food and even legal assistance.
Serhiy Fomenko, better known as Foma, the lead singer of the popular Ukrainian band Mandry, jumps off the stage after performing, too excited to even speak. The noise of thousands of protesters on the crowded square almost drowns out his voice.
Ukrainians prove they are a folk-singing nation when they come out to protest, party or simply to gather. The EuroMaidan demonstration, in support of closer ties to the European Union that political leaders scuttled on Nov. 21, is no exception.
I can barely feel my toes and my head cracks from the cold even though I’m wearing the warmest clothes I have. I’ve been standing in a huge queue to the heating tent at Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square for just 20 minutes, but it seems that I’ve been here forever, jumping and dancing to get warm. It is past midnight and I’ve stopped counting the cups of tea I had after the fifth one.
An intellectual-looking old man tells me to stand closer to him, because as other nights spent in Maidan taught him, this way it’s warmer.
Forget sweaty, smelly changing rooms and long lines to use a treadmill. The Kyiv Post has found premium class Kyiv gyms, with higher prices for better service. These sport clubs offer the best equipment, fancy cafes, spacious pools and high-quality spa services.
The stunning red and yellow building being converted into the Marriott Renaissance Hotel on the corner of Prorizna and Volodymyrska streets was once Kyiv’s tallest residential building when its façade was completed in 1900.
Today Kyiv celebrates Liberation Day to mark the 70th anniversary of the Red Army’s rout of Nazi Germany from Kyiv during World War II.
Looking at Ukrainian Fashion Week catwalk photos and feeling some looks are familiar? We found a lot of resemblance between Ukrainian designers' Spring/Summer 2014 collections, showed in October in Kyiv, and S/S 2013 collections of top Western designers. Check out this list and let us know which variation of the same style - Western or Ukrainian - you like best.
When dogs chew up their masters’ shoes or cats use the living room carpet as a toilet, the problem may be with the owner, not the pet.
With Instagram, capturing beautiful moments of fall is as easy as it gets - click, apply a filter and post. In their autumn affection, Kyivan instagrammers take after Van Gogh, Wassily Kandinskiy and Camille Pissarro. These pictures probably won't make it to the Metropolitan Museum, but they are definitely worth attention.
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Anna Bublik, 32, is a fashion designer and participant of Ukrainian Fashion Week.
My favorite book store is Chitay Gorod on Bohdana Khmelnytskoho Street. Such places literally help plant the love of reading. That’s why it’s a pleasure to go there with children.
Finding a perfect place for a date in Kyiv is sometimes a challenge for a young couple: everything must be well thought out and prepared. To help get you started, the Kyiv Post has compiled a list of a few particularly interesting spots in the city that are certain to impress your significant other and help lay the foundation for an unforgettable evening.
A year-old Facebook comment may cost opera singer Yekaterina Abdullina her job.
It’s wasn’t a summer music festival or a beach party. Yet a crowd of scantily dressed people bearing nothing but bikinis and underwear gathered in Kyiv’s Voskresenka neighborhood to shop.