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... director of business development Europe at STR Global Ltd., a company that tracks 10,100 hotels in Europe. Kyiv's hotel occupancy rate grew 13.7% last year, trailing only Brussels, Belgrade and Istanbul, Spitra said, speaking at the International Hospitality Conference at the InterContinental Kyiv hotel.
Ukrainian nationalists broke into the Kyiv office of the Russian government's center of culture and science, Rossotrudnichestvo, on Feb. 17. The nationalists tore apart and burnt a Russian flag, calling on the Russian Federal agency to leave Ukraine. They also met with Rossotrudnichestvo-Ukraine Chief ...

As well as Closer, Alchemist bar in the heart of Kyiv near Palace of sports metro station is very popular among foreigners. However, it has a completely different atmosphere: While Closer is a downtown underground place for techno music fans, Alchemist is more about having a fun night out over a tasty ...
Level at 1-1 going into this UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg, there is everything to play for as Dynamo Kyiv entertain an AEK Athens side who have equalled a competition record by drawing their last six matches. • Undefeated runners-up of Group D behind AC Milan, AEK made it through to ...
The activists plan to start the assembly on Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) at 3:00 p.m., after which the participants should march toward Podil (a neighborhood in the historic center of Kyiv), where the mission of the Russian Federal agency for CIS Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and ...
Obolonsky District Court of Kyiv has denied a motion filed by the lawyers of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to question the former foreign ministers of several countries, including former Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet (Reform), and some other diplomats. "The persons in ...

Odesa Mayor Hennadiy Trukhanov was arrested in Kyiv Boryspil airport on Feb. 14 and transferred to the National anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine. The arrest, which was made after Trukhanov arrived back in Ukraine on a flight from Warsaw, Poland, followed the issue of a notice of suspicion by the NABU ...
Trips to Kyiv and Lviv are planned," he wrote. It is noted that during a visit to Vienna, president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko presented Alexander van der Bellen with documents stating that his great-grandfather on the maternal side Maximilian Reimann was born on the territory of modern Poltava region.
Ex-President of Georgia, leader of the New Forces Movement Mikheil Saakashvili will not come to give explanations on the extradition examination to the Kyiv prosecutor's office on February 12, since he considers it illegal. "We are against the extradition check and consider it illegal. Ukraine has already ...
Kyiv City Council last week ruled that Petrivka subway station should be renamed Pochaina in accordance with the name of the ancient Pochaina river ... The Kyiv Metro subway has suggested Tesla CEO Elon Musk to place his Tesla Roadster at the world's deepest Arsenalna station in Ukraine's capital city ...
The cyber police in Kyiv have exposed an employee of a financial company who attempted to sell data on the company's clients, the press service of the Cyber police Department of the National Police in Kyiv has reported. "Employees of the Kyiv cyber police directorate of the Cyber Police Department, ...
Kyiv could not count on military aid from the West after a five-day war in Georgia showed that neither the U.S. nor EU were ready to confront Russia militarily. Therefore, there is no reason not to trust the words of Andriy Deshchytsia (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in 2014) about the collective decision ...
Kyiv City Council supported on Feb. 9 the petition demanding to Take Down the chapel of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate on Volodymyrska Street in the heart of Kyiv. The chapel was allegedly illegally built in 2006 near the remains of the foundation of Desiatynna Church on the ...
Kiev, February 9, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Ukrainian law enforcement raid at the Kiev offices of Media Holding Vesti, which includes Radio Vesti, the daily newspaper Vesti, and the news website Vesti-ukr. More than a dozen masked officers ripped open doors with crowbars, ...
"A team of several IMF experts will be visiting Kyiv from February 12 to February 16 to conduct technical consultations with representatives of the Ukrainian authorities," IMF Resident Representative in Ukraine Goesta Ljungman said in a statement. Read alsoUkraine repays $375 mln to IMF under 2014 ...
Kiev will buy directly from Russia those volumes of gas that Gazprom's European customers had earlier resold to Naftogaz under reverse contracts. A Gazprom source told Kommersant, the energy giant does not link the beginning of deliveries to Ukraine with the payment of Naftogaz's debt to the tune of ...
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said this during an annual report at a meeting of the Kyiv City Council on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. "We are focused on the social protection of residents of the capital, vulnerable segments of the population. We have remained the reduced fare, special prices ...

In 2017, Kiev saw the first few hotels under international brands enter the market: Park Inn by Radisson Kyiv Troyitska (196 rooms), Mercure Kyiv Congress (160 rooms). Another signal of the market improvement is that IKEA and H&M are scheduled to open their first shops in Kiev in 2018, and this success ...
Luc Chenier, the Kyiv Post CEO since August 2016, will leave the job on March 1 to start his own advertising agency. While the newspaper searches for a new CEO to oversee sales, marketing and digital strategy, Kyiv Post publisher Mohammad Zahoor said that longtime chief editor Brian Bonner will also ...
Former Minister of Transport of Ukraine, Evgeny Chervonenko, assessed today's economic situation of the country as a "transit mousetrap," and urged Kyiv to realize the consequences of its quarrel with Poland. Chervonenko said this on news channel NewsOne that after Poland stopped allowing the transit ...
Kyiv authorities plan to commission two new metro stations of Kyiv Metropoliten - Prospekt Pravdy and Mostytska - within three years, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has said. "We plan to build and put into operation two new metro stations to Vynohradar within three years," he said at a session of Kyiv City ...
Kiev, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- The number of overseas tourists visiting Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, has increased by 25 percent in 2017, the city council reported Thursday. According to the report, Kiev last year welcomed 1.6 million foreign visitors compared with 1.28 million in 2016. The number of domestic ...
Supporters of leader of the New Forces Movement in Ukraine and ex-President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili have participated in a "March for the Future" in Kyiv to demand Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko's impeachment and announce rallies across Ukraine scheduled for February 18.
Supporters of Mikheil Saakashvili demanded the impeachment of Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko at a rally in central Kiev yesterday. Several thousand people are believed to have participated in the event. Saakashvili, leader of the New Forces Movement, lead the march towards Kiev's European ...
Tbilisi, February 4. /TASS/. A Ukraine International airlines (UIA) passenger plane flying from Kiev made a crash landing at Tbilisi's Shota Rustaveli international airport after a failure of its breaking system, Georgia's Public Television said on Sunday. According to the TV report, the plane with 132 ...
The Kyiv Post, the world's top source of English-language news about Ukraine since 1995, has launched a four-member Friends of Kyiv Post advisory board to help keep the newspaper editorially independent and financially strong. Initially, the board will include four members, but is expected to expand in ...
Hundreds of Kyiv demonstrators protested against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate near one of its chapels on Feb. 3. The demonstrators gathered to demand authorities verify the legality of the chapel's construction and to support architects Oleksandr Horban and Oleksii ...
The participants in the protest marched from Kyiv's Shevchenko Park to European Square, where they held a rally, holding Ukrainian flags and red-and-black party banners and shouting slogans such as "Resignation" and "Ukraine without oligarchs." About 2,000 law enforcement officers were deployed to ...
UNIAN: Fire breaks out in Kyiv's psychiatric hospital. By UNIAN. Published Feb. 4. Updated Feb. 4 at 10:49 am. firefighters work next burning house on Volodymyrska street on Nov. 8, 2017 in Kyiv. Photo by Pavlo Podufalov. Popular on social media. New Ukrainian M4-WAC47 rifle 'a strong political message to Russia' ...
Kiev, February 4. /TASS/. Father Superior of Kiev's Monastery of the Tithes (Desyatinny Monastery) of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reporting to the Moscow Patriarchate, Archimandrite Gideon (Charon), has called on the Ukrainian authorities, international organizations and US President Donald Trump ...
Tourists admire the beauty of Kyiv's temples and are attracted by low prices, according to the Novoe Vremya weekly. Kyiv's City State Administration (KCSA) has estimated that the city was visited by 800,000 tourists in 2014, whereas last year their number was 1.5 million people. And spending by foreigners ...
From my very birth, my Ukrainian, Polish and Russian heritages began to shape and define my experiences. Memories of the snow-laden streets of Kyiv and the fields of golden corn outside the capital, skirted by pine forests and railway tracks, made up the majority of the early years of my childhood.
2018, the Year of cultural Heritage Protection in Ukraine, began with a major arson in the center of Kyiv of a protected architectural momument -- the estate of the Wolf merchants, built in 1883 and located at 12-14 Bohdan Khmelnytsky St. Two upper floors burned in the fire. Unfortunately, it is doubtful the ...
Kiev's Toilet History Museum is flush with toilet tidbits and facts you probably didn't learn in a history class. You'll discover how toilets looked 5,000 years ago, why medieval toilets were called "wardrobes," and how a toilet invented by Leonardo da Vinci functioned. The toilet museum covers the many types ...
Cries of "Shame! Shame!" rang out during the pronouncement of the ruling by the Kyiv City Court of Appeals on January 26, which came after the prosecutor-General's appeal against the Pechera District Court's refusal to place the former Georgian President and ex-governor of Ukraine's Odesa region ...
"On January 30, Italian Foreign Minister, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Angelino Alfano will pay a visit to Kyiv," the statement reads. During his stay in Ukraine, Minister Alfano will visit the city of Mariupol and a school in the village of Vynohradne, Donetsk region. The embassy informed that the Italian foreign ...
An exhibition, entitled "The River of Life," by Ukrainian artist Olga Kondratska has opened at the Taras Shevchenko National Museum in Kyiv. The purpose of the exhibition, which will last until February 4, is to give an opportunity for residents of the city to be charged with energy and for children to start ...
With its signature blend of fresh street fashion and high couture silhouettes, Ukrainian fashion brand GIBSH is already getting plenty of attention on the capital's fashion circuit. Now, with the Kiev Fashion Days already on the horizon, the label has released a new sneak peek of its Fall/Winter collection for ...
"Our survey recorded the highest level of intolerance in Kharkiv region and the lowest in Kyiv and Lviv regions," she said at a press conference at the press center of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency in Kyiv on Jan. 24. According to the survey, Kharkiv region saw a threatening level of intolerance towards ...
Moscow, January 22. /TASS/. It would make sense to arrange contacts between the Russian and Ukrainian presidents for the sake of achieving specific results. In the meantime, Moscow can only regret Kiev's reluctance to implement the Minsk agreements. "Any contacts are held for the sake of achieving ...
Read alsoU.S. diplomat attacked downtown Kyiv Anna Zubreva, a district police spokeswoman in Kyiv, said police had opened a probe into the matter, Ukraine's Hromadske Radio reported on January 20. Following the incident, Tong was assisted by Maria Makukha, a local psychologist who wrote on ...
Deputy Minister for the Occupied Territories and IDPs, former Head of the Luhansk Military Civil Administration George Tuka has said that under the new law on Donbas reintegration, Ukraine will recognize two types of documents issued by the occupation authorities in Eastern Ukraine, namely birth and ...
Russian Defense Ministry television channel Zvezda published a story claiming that the majority of Kyiv residents are against banning Russian social media sites and Russian films. Citing a poll carried out for the Ukrainian Obozrevatel internet newspaper, Zvezda claims the majority of Kyiv residents want ...
Kyiv intends to resume membership in the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), which currently comprises 158 countries. The director of the Tourism Development Center, Volodymyr Tsaruk, told Interfax-Ukraine this topic was discussed at a meeting of UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili with ...
A British tourist was brutally assaulted by several young men in central Kyiv. He assumes he was attacked for his non-standard style. Liam Tong, 23, wrote in a facebook post that he was attacked in the afternoon on Jan. 19 before leaving for the airport. As he was walking with his suitcase in central Kyiv, ...
A fire in central Kyiv raised questions about the preservation of decaying historical buildings scattered around the city center. A fire broke out at 7:40 pm on Jan. 20 on the fifth floor of a historical building on 12-14 Bohdana Khmelnytskoho St. The State Service for Emergency Situations of Ukraine said that ...
So, I was in the Centre of Kyiv (Ukraine) at 2pm in the bright daytime, walking towards a park, by some traffic lights this gang of 3 Teenagers/Young-Adults, threw a snowball at me and then kicked my suitcase for no reason, I thought it was just some stupid people, so I carried on walking and ignored them.
Kyiv -- Ukraine's "antiterrorist operation" is officially over. But since the fight against Russia-backed separatists that most Ukrainians know as the "ATO" grinds on, what is still up for debate is: under what name? With the passage of a contentious reintegration bill by Ukrainian lawmakers on January 17, Kyiv ...
The SBU conducted a raid on his temporary dwelling in a newly built high-rise residential building on the outskirts of Kyiv as part of criminal proceedings under Articles 110 and 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, it said. Read alsoSBU detains informant of Russia-backed militantsMykhalchevsky was ...
The Ukrainian church splintered into rival Moscow- and Kiev-led branches when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. The bad blood between the two has been heightened by the war in Eastern Ukraine between Russian- and Kiev-backed sides that has killed more than 10,000 people in nearly four years.


 

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