If you've ever wondered what it's like to be one of Ukraine's members of parliament and top politicians, here’s your chance to know. Several online flash games give everyone an opportunity to participate in the work of the Verkhovna Rada.
If the mobile applications market in the U.S. and Europe is in its young-adult stage, then the same market in Ukraine is in its infancy.
A pet entertainment device invented by a Ukrainian was selected to Berlin’s Seedcamp Week taking place on May 12-15 in Germany.
Learning a new language is an investment that pays off your whole life – and it might get easier than ever thanks to Preply, a startup launched in March that connects tutors and students via online communication medium Skype.
One would think it’s impossible for a political scandal to arise from a simple cooking show. And yet it did. Russian top TV host and actor Ivan Urgant got himself in trouble while cutting vegetables for a salad.
Caring pet owners no longer have to worry about their furry friends getting bored while they are away. A group of young Ukrainians have invented Petcube, a gadget that lets owners play with their pets through their smart phones.
The invention of four students from Donetsk, which converts sign language into words, gained international fame after taking one of the main awards at the world’s biggest student technology competition, Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, last year.
Kyivans of a younger generation probably eat sushi more often than varenyky (traditional Ukrainian dumplings filled with everything from mushrooms to cherries).
Olena Bulygina is all smiles when she enters Divan Bar in Kyiv, and for good reason. In less than a week the Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed reader service she developed together with her husband and a friend saw its number of users soar from about 10,000 to nearly 100,000 in just a few days after Google announced it would retire its popular RSS feed services beginning on July 1.
“I cannot and will not interfere with (the) work of Ukrainian courts,” President Viktor Yanukovych tweeted on Aug. 11, 2011, responding to a letter sent days earlier by former Czech President Vaclav Klaus after the arrest of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Given the passionate celebration of Women’s Day in post-Soviet countries, Ukrainians may be excused for thinking one of their former communist neighbors came up with the holiday. But it was socialists across the globe, including in the United States, who started the trend in 1909.