Unforgettable Kyiv (3 h)

This tour is for those who came to Kyiv for the first time and want to know a bit about everything. It can be driving or walking. You will get to know about dramatic events of Euromaidan in 2014, see varied examples of European, Soviet and modern architecture, beautiful golden-domed churches, vast expanses of the Dnipro river and many other. Continue reading

St Sophia cathedral

Old and small place located in the heart of the Old City. The cathedral impresses. Built in 11 ct. in the Byzantium style, decorated with mosaics and frescos it became the biggest and most beautiful construction in 11 ct. Europe. Here in the twilight you can feel spirit of the Middle Ages, grandeur and might of medieval Rus’. Continue reading

Maidan 1990. The Revolution on granite

At the turn of 80s – 90s a wave of ‘velvet’ revolutions rolled through Eastern Europe and the Baltic states. These revolutions caused totalitarian regimes to collapse and the new states chose democracy. Ukraine also began to emerge from its lethargic sleep. Starting from 1987, anti-communists and nationalists rallies began to be started in Ukraine. Struggle for independence began. Continue reading

Victory statue

This young and pretty lady settled down in Kyiv in 1981. The statue is one of the most grandiose monuments of the Soviet époque in Kyiv built for glorification of the war against Nazi Germany. The figure of a woman with a sword and a shield is empty inside; metal skeleton is covered with 1.5 mm stainless steel shields. Continue reading


%d0%ba%d0%b8%d0%b5%d0%b2%d0%b2%d0%b5%d1%874Today the International Confectionery Corporation ROSHEN is strongly associated with the 5th President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Quality of Roshen production is recognized in the world rating. This fact is exclusive for Ukraine – the country known in the world for mostly for its agriculture and raw materials but not for production.  Continue reading

Top-5 Kyiv brend meals

Kyiv ‘perepichka’ would scare vegetarians and detox fans. It is simple, 100% not healthy and 100% popular Kyiv meal.  You can buy it in the only place in Kyiv – in a tiny kiosk at the beginning of Bogdana Khmelnitskogo St. A line of ‘perepichka’ admirers marks the place clearly. There is also tea, coffee, and cola/sprite but it tastes like heaven only with tomato juice. So what the ‘perepichka’ is? It is something like large ‘pig in blankets’ or hotdog wrapped in dough and fried in oil. Eat it while it is hot and enjoy! Continue reading

Kyiv catacomb monastery or Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

2011-05-18-20-14-37_061This place has several names – Kyiv catacomb Saint-Dormition monastery, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, or simply Lavra of Kyiv. Old, impressive, and unusual. Even if you are not a religious person or belong to the other faith or confession, do not miss it. Founded in the 11 ct., the monastery became the most important place later on, during the 17-18 ct. Golden-domed churches embellished with moldings and baroque paintings were constructed at that time. Continue reading