Must-see in Ukraine
Five new shopping malls are planned to be opened in Kiev by the end of the current 2011 year. The total leasable area of the objects will be 134 thousand square meters.
The International Literary Festival started in Odessa on Saturday, July 9. The writer-satirist Mikhail Zhvanetskiy took part in the opening.
The registration of volunteers for preparations for and holding the Euro 2012 has started in Ukraine, UEFA Euro 2012 Director in Ukraine Markiyan Lubkivsky said at a press conference in Kyiv on Tuesday. "The registration of volunteers was launched today," he said, and added that it is planned to involve 6,000 volunteers in Ukraine and Poland in the preparations for and holding the Euro 2012.
Fine tortes of many flavors are commercially produced in Kyiv. Each type is distinguished by the frosted design on top and is packed into a uniquely patterned box. The city\'s namesake cake, the Kyivsky torte, is frosted with sugar chestnut (kashtan) leaves and blossoms. A chestnut leaf motif is printed on its pretty box.
Film farewells don\'t get much bigger than Harry Potter, and thousands of fans prepared on Thursday to say goodbye to their beloved boy wizard at the world premiere of the final movie in the record-breaking series. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is the eighth instalment - and first in 3D - of a franchise that has generated more public excitement and media hype than any other in living memory. For Hollywood studio Warner Bros it has been a magic pot of gold, with the seven films released so far grossing $6.4 billion in ticket sales and billions more from DVDs and merchandise.
Sting\'s concert will be held at the Kyiv Palace of Sports on July 7. Following a 10-year interval, well-known British musician will perform in Kyiv to the accompaniment of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and his group.
EMC News - No doubt there hasn\'t been this much excitement in Ottawa\'s Ukrainian-Canadian community since that country claimed its independence from the Soviet Union 20 years ago. The occasion was the unveiling of a monument to Taras Shevchenko, the iconic poet and artist who urged Ukrainians to love one another even as he urged them to throw off the shackles of their foreign oppressors and throw the usurpers out.
Ukrainians visiting Britain on tourist visas will soon be able to visit neighbouring Ireland without a visa, under a visa waiver programme announced in Dublin.
Dynamo Kyiv has won the Ukrainian Super Cup after defeating Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1 in Poltava late on Tuesday. The clubs exchanged goals in the first 15 minutes. Oleh Husev scored from the penalty spot in the 5th minute, whereas Fernandinho scored an equalizer in the 14th minute.
They say that every Ukrainian woman makes borscht using her own special recipe. Each pot is unique from the one sitting next to it. There is a basic recipe that includes water, meat, cabbage, onion, carrot, potatoes and seasonings. But every woman gives it her own flair. I remember in training how my host mother, had a borscht recipe that used rabbit meat instead of the traditional chicken.