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Ukrainian Women: meet Ukraine brides for marriage

Ukrainian Women: What They're Like and How to Meet Them Last update: April 2014 (massive update and expansion of article) Ukrainian women have been sought for as wives and lovers for centuries, and today they continue to be prominent in the international marriage and dating industry. Many foreign men come to Ukraine in the hopes of finding the true love (or quick thrill) they couldn't find at home. At....

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Ukrainization: Ukrainian and Russian Language Issues in Ukraine

Ukrainization: Issues and Arguments Last update: Jan. 16, 2010 (article totally reworked) What is Ukrainization? Today many visitors to Ukraine and foreigners living in Ukraine are aware of the Ukrainian government's efforts to establish, or reestablish, Ukrainian as the dominant language of Ukraine's civic and cultural life. These efforts -- referred to as "Ukrainization" -- are most striking in predominantly Russian speaking cities such as Kiev, Kharkov, Simferopol, etc. where all....

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Ukraine's Soviet Legacy

Ukraine's Soviet Legacy Written 2005, last update: Aug. 7, 2010 It's hard to write about Ukraine's life and society without feeling out of date. On the one hand, things are the same as they always have been. The culture's the same, the people are the same, the economic problems are the same. On the other hand, there are great expectations of major changes in the country in coming months and years. The Orange Revolution has become a symbol of the shift in Ukraine's society and mentality. Nonetheless,....

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Relationships in Slavic vs. Anglo-Saxon Culture

Relationships in Slavic vs. Anglo-Saxon Culture Written Nov. 10, 2010 If expectations for relationships were the same everywhere, there would be no need for articles like this. However, the fact is that the etiquette of friendship, business relations, and interaction with strangers differs quite a bit from culture to culture. Hopefully, this article will offer some useful insights that will help foreigners get along with their Ukrainian friends and business partners, and vice versa. Politeness,....

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Popular Kinds of Recreation in Ukraine

Strolling Every Ukrainian town has a downtown and parks with plenty of room to stroll. As in much of Europe, people tend to walk and use public transportation whenever possible (cities are densely populated). Cycling is becoming increasingly popular as well. Swimming and sunbathing Almost every Ukrainian town also has lakes or rivers nearby where you can swim or sunbathe. Kiev, for example, has miles and miles of free public beaches along the central Dnipro River, as well as lakes scattered around....

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