34 Elite Resorts of Crimea 2015

Elite Resorts of Crimea 2015

A blogger, Sergey A., is living in Crimea. He went to the "Elite" resorts of his motherland to see how good they are. What he then posted says "Ashamed. Elite henhouses of
Crimea". So these are those houses he is ashamed of - the first line to the Black Sea, the most expensive land and the mini hotels and apartments there.  
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5 Ukrainian Resort is Ready for Christmas

Ukrainian Resort is Ready for Christmas

Some of the Ukrainian resorts report that they already have snow and now more and more look like they just came out of a fairy tale. They
have a very Christmasy feel, even now, in early October! Take a look, there's just a few photos but they are very atmospheric.
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36 The First Bridge to Crimea is Completed

The First Bridge to Crimea is Completed

          According to Russian media the first bridge connecting continental Russia and Crimea peninsula has been completed.  Previously Crimea had no direct roads to Russia, you could get there either thru Ukrainian mainland or thru ferries from Russian coast. They have found the narrowest path in the Kerch Straight and started
building a bridge to connect Russia to Crimea. Now it's done. It's a technical bridge yet, not open for a general public, however trucks are already able to cross the sea and go to Crimea. Also it carries electric cables to feed electricity to the peninsula. A few details on the bridge and how it is built are inside.  
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7 Meanwhile in Donetsk

Meanwhile in Donetsk

The Ukrainian mass media has published these photos of people, who are supposedly combatants in Donetsk and
Lughansk, spending some spare time in a botanical exploration of what the local nature can offer farmers.
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4 New Ukrainian Fortifications near Mariupol city

New Ukrainian Fortifications near Mariupol city

The Ukrainian Defense Department has published photos of new fortification structures they are erecting these days near Mariupol city. This city was widely rumoured to be the scene of the next major battle last year after Donetsk and Lughansk, but it
turned out to be relatively peaceful except for one devastating shelling of the city suburbs and maybe a few other minor incidents. So they are building these structures - not from wood as might be seen here, but from metal boxes 
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13 Jewish People Coming to Ukraine to Celebrate New Year

Jewish People Coming to Ukraine to Celebrate New Year

In some branch of the Jewish religion there is a tradition to come to the Ukrainian town of Uman to celebrate the New Year. So each year tens of thousands of the believers arrive. They probably even did it during Soviet times, when the
borders were locked, but now, when Ukraine is a separate state and there are no limits on travel, each year more and more people come to celebrate. One of our favorite bloggers, Ilya, has travelled there and taken some photos!
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6 Ukraine American Military Drill September 2015

Ukraine American Military Drill September 2015

These days in Ukraine they say there is a military drill taking place. It's a joint forces drill of the Ukraine and American
armies, conducted according to NATO standards. Ships, tanks, HUMVEEs etc are there. Take a look, it's a short posting.
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12 Businessman Builds Forty Feet Tall Fence Around His Villa

Businessman Builds Forty Feet Tall Fence Around His Villa

You can see how tall this structure is! Do you wonder what it is? It's a fence! A Ukrainian businessman, an owner of the
company producing mineral fertilizer, has built a forty foot high fence (13 meters) around his villa! Just imagine!
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1 Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

In 1988, two foreign photographers travelled to the USSR on the verge of "Perestroika" and their special topic of interest was Ukraine. So these are
the photos they took of what was at the time a part of Soviet Russia, but which is now an independent country. Really colorful shots!
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7 In Donetsk Dad Brought His Kid to School on Tank

In Donetsk Dad Brought His Kid to School on Tank

  It has been reported that an unnamed dad in Donetsk has given his son a ride to school, on the first day
of school, on a tank. Well nobody seemed to care and his classmates joined in to take more photos.
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