While most travel guides focus on sightseeing, history and some tips for getting around, a newly published “Bang Ukraine” guide advises guys how to get in bed with Ukrainian women.
Liverpool face stiff competition from AC Milan for Ukrainian star Andriy Yarmolenko despite reports suggesting that the Premier League club have already made a surprise bid for the winger.
Editor’s Note: The following investigation into Euroterminal, a mysterious private firm that has taken over much of what was previously state-run customs clearance of imports, was conducted by the Washington-based Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a Kyiv Post partner. The project was coordinated by Kyiv Post staff writer Vlad Lavrov. The authors are Kyiv-based Ukrainian journalists working for the investigative bureau Slidstvo.info. On Feb. 28, the OCCRP published online two sidebars that examine more closely how Euroterminal operates and some of the people that are linked to the enterprise.
The three stories (including the main story) can be found here:
ODESA – A stretch of dried-up swamp on the outskirts of Odesa is where probably more cash change hands daily than anywhere else in Ukraine. The 50-hectare site is known as Euroterminal, a cargo and customs clearinghouse with a murky ownership structure that has support from Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych, who helped get it started.
Editor's Note: BBC, the British public service broadcasting corporation, investigated Cupid plc, a firm that bills itself as one of the world's top online dating services, following customer complaints. The Kyiv Post followed up with an investigation of Cupid's business practices in one of the dating agency's offices in Ukraine. The BBC report can be read here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21552566.
Eight fancy and modern South Korean-made high-speed Hyundai Rotem trains, purchased for $30 million apiece this year, are turning out to be lemons, some passengers say, with frequent breakdowns amid one of the coldest Decembers in many years.
Everybody who enjoyed “The Lord Of The Rings” epic trilogy was looking forward to the moment when another John Ronald Reuel Tolkien book, “The Hobbit,” would be brought to the screen.
Not only passengers suffered when one of Ukraine’s largest airlines, AeroSvit, went bankrupt.
Heavy snow, extremely rare for late March, virtually paralyzed traffic in Kyiv, and led to many international flights out of the city’s airports delayed and cancelled.
Ukraine's Zlata Ognevich has qualified for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, which will be held on May 18, according to the First National Channel.
Ukrainian ultra-nationalists marched in the center of the western city of Lviv on April 28, 2013 to mark the 70th anniversary of the 14th SS-Volunteer Division "Galician" foundation. The 14th Waffen Grenadier Division was a World War II German military formation initially made up of volunteers from the region of Galicia with a Ukrainian ethnic background, but later also incorporated Slovaks, Czechs and Dutch volunteers and officers. Neo-nazis from Russia and Lithuania also took part in the march.
In a particularly tough competition this year, to win the international song contest Eurovision, 26-year-old Ukrainian Zlata Ognevich has to sidestep rivals from 25 countries. The finals are set to take place in Swedish city of Mamlo on May 18.
When Eugenia Tymoshenko celebrates the New Year, her mother will still be in prison and her father in exile.
Kyiv police say that on May 20 they upgraded the case of missing American Dr. Jay Sloop to deliberate murder in order to expend additional resources in his search, which has entered its 13th day.
Editor’s Note: The following is Kyiv Post staff writer Daryna Shevchenko’s personal account of posing as a woman seeking love online while working for dating agencies in Kyiv, responding to men interested in meeting women. She is not writing about Cupidplc.com, the online dating agency that is the subject of a related story on this page.