Ukraine Explained

Ukraine Explained
August 15, 2019

No Rada for Old Men: New Faces in Ukraine’s 9th Convocation of Parliament

This year’s early parliamentary elections have marked one of the biggest reboots in the history of Ukraine’s parliamentarism since the country gained its independence...
Ukraine Explained
July 23, 2019

Indigenous Peoples in Ukraine You May Have Never Heard About

Most people know Ukraine only for two indigenous peoples – Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars. But there are three more unique autochthonous nations you may have never...
Ukraine Explained
July 1, 2019

Ukraine's Snap Elections LIVE

Snap parliamentary elections will take place on 21 July. Their outcome will be mostly defined by new faces and new parties, while old politicians will try to re-define...
Ukraine Explained
July 1, 2019

Donbas Region: How the Cossacks Tamed the Wild Steppe

Maryinka, Sloviansk, Kramatorsk, Donetsk, and other places from modern-day Donbas military chronicles have been the territories where various cultures and political...
Ukraine Explained
July 1, 2019

Get traditional in Ukraine: 5 holidays to celebrate

Centuries of history of the Ukrainian people has significantly influenced the formation of their culture, including holidays. Paganism and Christianity are deftly...
Ukraine Explained
June 26, 2019

True or False: What Chernobyl Liquidators Think about the HBO TV Series

Out of dozens of movies about Chernobyl, HBO’s mini-series has made quite a splash worldwide. The historical drama has even beaten the top-rated TV show Game of...
Ukraine Explained
June 25, 2019

What Ukraine's New Parties Bring to the Table

June has been challenging month to keep up with Ukraine’s vibrant politics. Numerous new political parties—Servant of the People, Holos, Might and Honor, Ukrainian...
Ukraine Explained
June 24, 2019

Who are Ukrainian Nationalists, and How Do They Differ?

Recently, the main nationalist parties, Svoboda, National Corps, Right Sector and three smaller parties, said they would run together in the Parliamentary election...
Ukraine Explained
June 24, 2019

Ukraine Has Its Seven Wonders Too

Even though none of the Seven Wonders of the World are in Ukraine, Ukraine has its own Seven Wonders.
Ukraine Explained
June 14, 2019

5 Ukrainian Biosphere Reserves You Have to Visit

The biggest virgin steppe in Europe with a safari, the largest valley of narcissus in Europe, a huge, unique post-apocalyptic area, and other amazing places await...