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Expat Lady's Running a Business in Ukraine: First Steps

07.05.18

Coming into Ukraine
I moved to Kyiv a decade ago, on 26 June 2007 to accompany my husband who was already residing in Kyiv. This was my first move to any foreign country as...

Folk and Historical Parks of Ukraine

10.04.18

Undoubtedly, Ukraine is a treasury of the historical culture. Its territory preserves an ancient past of many nations, events and wars.
Therefore it is not surprising and is even familiar to...

5 Challenges Ukrainian Entrepreneurs Face Outside the CIS Space

10.04.18

While the fact that having the access to the markets outside the CIS space is a big Opportunity for a Ukrainian entrepreneur, this, in the same time, brings several challenges with it.

Ancient and Modern Easter Traditions in Ukraine

27.03.18

History
In Ukraine the tradition of Easter celebration appeared at the end of the first millennium, with the advent of Christianity. According to the biblical story, Jesus...

Special Energy Places in Ukraine

20.02.18

Places of power and special enormous energy have always intrigued people. Some of these areas are considered to be blessing, curative, joyous and filled with positive energy. Still there exist...

Kievan Rus’ Interesting Facts

20.02.18

The name of the state "Kievan Rus’" never existed. It is a fictitious name that was introduced by Soviet historians within the frame of the derussification of the Russian history. The christening...

Slavic Shrovetide: Pagan Traditions

06.02.18

The holiday came to us from the ancient times and truly its ritual component is rather multifaceted and complex. The custom is based on an idea of the beginning of a new year, a new cycle. Hence,...

Ukraine as a New Touristic Brand

26.01.18

East or west home is the best! Probably this is the perfect proverb description for our nation. Recently Ukraine has become more and more attractive for tourists because of its hospitality...

Epiphany Feast: Its Origin and Traditions

17.01.18

For those who are familiar with the Slavic Vedic culture it's no secret that almost all Christian holidays are an imposition (and in fact a substitution) of the holidays, which our ancestors...

Slavic Pagan Traditions for the New Year Eve

13.12.17

Regarding most holidays, the New Year's Eve has always been a ritual, having an ancient origin. Nowadays, comparing the traditions that have come down to us with some rites of the ancients, you...

Autumnal Equinox: Slavic Traditions and Rites

22.09.17

From the ancient times the eternal days of the Spring and Autumnal Equinox, the Winter and Summer Solstice were worshiped by Slavs regarding nature. They were associated with significant events...

The Cultures’ War: Ukraine’s “Temptations”

19.07.17

Imagine that you are The Human responsible for organizing the next 200 years on Earth. How will this image look like? Are we leaving in One Global Village, speaking one language (yours or your...

Personality vs Culture

25.05.17

Recently I had the pleasure to have in my audience for a Workshop on Cultural Differences a very smart Top Manager. He insisted that it is not correct to assume that people from one culture have...

Popular Easter Recipes in Ukraine

10.04.17

Easter (Paskha or Velykden) is the main orthodox holiday in Ukraine. In Christian Church "Easter" got a special sense to religious people and started to signify a transition from death to life...

National Culture vs. Organizational Culture

10.04.17

Every once in a while when I give a lecture or an introductory training on National Culture, there is someone in the audience that argues that “culture” is not something specific to a country,...

Romania and Ukraine: the Long Way Home

14.03.17

The February Protests in Romania remind of the not so long ago Maidan protests in Ukraine, making us wonder how similar they are in reality, and where the similarities will stop. The situation in...

Tereshchenko Philanthropy Contribution in Ukraine

28.02.17

Tereshchenko family is well known not only on the territory of Ukraine but also in the whole Europe due to its philanthropy into the cultural sphere.
The first founder of the dynasty is...

In an Interconnected World: will the Cultures converge?

28.02.17

The fact that hundreds of millions of people are so interconnected with each other through Internet and the Social Networks, have the possibilities to learn any language fast and reach almost any...

Illumination of Ukrainian Artistic Platforms

25.01.17

It is a big proud to have a right to say that Ukraine is a stage for many contemporary art performances and exhibitions! Despite many downsides and ageing of cultural funds, philanthropists,...

Ukrainian Fests Inherited From the World

17.01.17

English proverb says: “Fools make feasts and wise men eat them”. Tell it to any Ukrainian and we will completely disagree. Let us get a glimpse into a unique cultural identity of Ukrainian...