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.
The Revolution of Dignity - also known as the EuroMaidan Revolution - has stimulated interest among Russian-speaking Ukrainians to learn and speak Ukrainian in everyday life, accelerating a decade-long trend.
When four years ago three friends were launching a new reality show on Ukrainian TV, even their best hopes didn’t match the success the show ultimately achieved.
The second and third day of the 35th Ukrainian Fashion Week was filled with a great variety of fashion shows, the "Flavor of Ukraine" presentation, Czech Art Fashion Space, Zinaida collection presentation by Zinaida Likhacheva, ELLE Fashion Film Festival, Ukrainian Fashion Music Project and many more eye-catching events.
Lots of notable fashionistas gathered in Mystetsky Arsenal on Oct. 15 to witness the first day of Ukrainian Fashion Week.
The chances of achieving literary success in a foreign country for immigrant authors writing in their non-native language are slim, yet Maryana Gaponenko, 33, a native of Odesa in southern Ukraine, is getting recognition as a German novelist.