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Video: Kayaking Kyiv

The mighty Dniper river and Kyiv’s cultural and social history are inextricably intertwined and the myriad of islands, forests and sandy beaches which cut through the city provide endless hours of entertainment and relaxation. The river divides Kyiv (literally) but it also unites it as thousands and thousands of Kyivians mingle on its shore throughout the…

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Invite: ‘Party Concert’ Najivo – 13th of August 2014

Join the 4th ‘party concert’ Najivo on 13 August 2014 from 8pm at the First Family studio in Kyiv (Obolon). The line-up includes Karolina Mirgorodskaya, Margarita Rayska, THEROOF, Maryana Golovko & Valeri Koshman, and Dima Kelly (lead singer and founder of Champagne Morning) will attend as a special guest. Singles of this Ukrainian band are heard…

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In Kyiv, if it moves it can (and probably will) sell coffee.

Kyiv’s growing coffee obsession has been taken to a whole new level with the arrival of coffee buses. The city’s coffee cars took-off in a big way in 2011 and now, wherever there are people, you will can find one. As cars, most of them look decidedly unroadworthy, but the do make a good latte.  In…

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EuroMaidan Photo Inspires Europe

Ukrainian student Katherine Ozeranets won a prize this week in a European photography competition called ‘Inspired Impressions’. The competition was organised by a UK charity called ‘Bite the Ballot‘ and students were asked to submit pictures that capture what being European means to them in the modern day. The competition was aimed at students within the EU,…