Not every artist gets inspiration from society's homeless and down-and-out people, but Ukrainian photographer Borys Mikhailov does. On Jan. 9, he won Germany’s Goslar Kaiserring prize -- one of the most renowned international contemporary art awards.
Four years ago Geoffrey D'Souza, 33, grew tired of his monotonous life in America. So he quit his job and moved to Ukraine, which he had visited before and where life is comparatively cheap.
Thousands of Ukrainians are expected to gather on the banks of rivers and lakes to celebrate Orthodox Epiphany on Jan. 19. Diving into freezing waters on this day is believed to wash away sins. Ukrainian politicians and average citizens alike intend to plunge into ice holes seeking health, happiness -- and some publicity.
An unexpected recruit turned up to a military training for civilians in Zhdachyv on Jan. 11, a town in Lviv Oblast, and she seemed surprisingly comfortable with a submachine gun. Kateryna Apolinariyivna is learning to fend off potential Russian invaders at the tender age of 68.
Both churches actually agree on the day of Christmas. The disagreement stems from the type of calendar being used. The Eastern Orthodox Church marks holidays using the Julian Calendar, introduced by Julius Caesar, while western Christians rely on the Gregorian Calendar, introduced in the 16th century. The difference between the two calendars is 13 days, which is why the date of the Orthodox Christmas shifted to Jan. 7.
If you happen to get a Christmas or New Year gift that you find useless, do not rush to toss it away – there are people for whom those presents might bring joy.
During the New Year party, heavy drinking doesn't seem like such a bad idea. But the next morning's hangover proves that it is.
Ukrainians were all about political news this year, as the web search results published by Google Ukraine reveal.
It’s just a short drive on a road lined with blue pine trees to get to a Christmas decorations factory in the village of Klavdiyevo-Tarasove, some 40 kilometers west of Kyiv.
Two months ago hardly anyone outside a narrow circle of astronomers has ever heard of a comet named 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. But on Nov. 12, the comet topped the headlines. On that day, a Rosetta probe launched by European Space Agency successfully deployed a robot lander on it, making it the first time in history when anything landed on a comet’s surface.
As Christmas and New Year get closer, many people comb stores in search of ideal presents for their loved ones. The Kyiv Post team went on a mission to help shoppers by tracking down a few trinkets that would make an interesting or original present.
As most of Ukrainians celebrate the holiday in January, it is relatively easy to find last-minute tickets and hotel rooms for Dec. 25. As the holidays approach, the Kyiv Post suggests nearby destinations that provide a nice atmosphere for a brief Christmas getaway.
It takes lead soprano singer Tetyana Plekhanova three hours to get to work. It's not because of the long commute, but because she has not been paid for months and has to walk to work. To feed herself, the opera diva trades her clothes for food. But that's not the worst part of it.
When career-obsessed people come home at 11 p.m. after a busy day, many of them are ready for only one exercise – unfolding the bed sheets and getting under them. Finding a balance between work and workouts has become one of the top concerns of those who know how to win in business but lag in healthy activities.
On Nov. 21, Ukraine marks the first anniversary of the beginning of the EuroMaidan Revolution, a social protest that toppled former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. The Kyiv Post caught up on how the lives of some high-profile EuroMaidan protesters have changed since then.
Mario Vargas Llosa, 2010 Nobel Prize winner for literature, came to Ukraine for the first time on Nov. 11 to address the students of Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv.
Each year since 1997 on Nov. 9 Ukraine celebrates the Day of the Ukrainian language, a mother tongue for millions of people in Ukraine and abroad.