четверг, 8 октября 2009 г.

City of kindness

26.09.2009 to 11.10.2009 at the biggest square of Europe is held the only
Ukrainian festival of kindness. Main objective of the event - to grow up a
sense of kindness, compassion and willingness to come to the aid.

 Symbolic "City of kindness" was
constructed of branch in the form of a giant jack - simbol of the family. In
its construction under the guidance of professional builders, architects and
designers everyone was able to take part.

Inside it, in the middle, in the form of the sun
is the heart of flowers. At the edges of the "nest" are available
stands, where may write message of good deeds, witnesses or parties to whom
they were, all who wish. I liked the stand of "Good wishes", where is
written everything from "I want to pass the exams" up to request to
the authorities to increase the number of playgrounds.

Of course,
in the nest is eggs. Each grows his own grain of kindness. One for love, second
for happiness, third for purity.

  Each day during the festival are held: Day of
dance, Day of song, Day of thought, Speech day, Day of the theater, Day of
creativity, Day of forgiveness , Children's Day, as well as children's drawing
exhibition, seminar of Ukrainian Charity Forum, Social Poster Competition,
Charity Action "Desire to have a child in the desired time".

 The festival is organized by the Foundation
"Kindness", which carried out activities such as "New Year's
Ball kindness for students with disabilities", the action "Trapper
Keeper for orphans", a drawing contest "Kindness eyes of
children", action "Postcard-congratulation for the veteran".

In my
opinion, despite a small number of exhibits, people who
have visited this city, imbued with a sense of something beautiful.

I think
this event - a great idea, our town will be better.

вторник, 22 сентября 2009 г.

Customs change at the entrance to Ukraine

        At 25 of august will begin a new law on foreigners crossing the border of Ukraine. Citizens of 90 countries for entry into Ukraine to bring the money at the border - 70 living wage (12 620 UAH) - cash or cashless.
        In the list 85 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Among them there are, for example, India, China, Iran, Albania, Mongolia. The list also were five members of the CIS: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Moldova. For Moldovans living in border areas, allows a simplified permit. Extracts from the bank confirming the presence of any amount required to be accessible to the Ukrainian border guards language - Russian or Ukrainian.
       To cross the Ukrainian border, without having a 12 620 UAH, may:
- Children under 18 years old;
- a person with a temporary registration in Ukraine;
- foreign students who study in Ukraine and enter the educational visa;
- citizens traveling in transit;
- regular buses, drivers, teams train crews;
- citizens who have documents сonfirming the booking or the payment of accommodation and meals in Ukraine;
- the citizens who have a letter of guarantee of the private entrepreneur or legal entity that promises to ensure their stay in Ukraine;
- tourists who came in organized groups and having a contract of tourism services (vouchers);
- Moldovan citizens living in border areas (16 districts of Moldova, including the five areas of Transnistria). These citizens have the right to move only in the border area of Ukraine (in the three regions of Chernivtsi Oblast, three - Vinnitsa and 12 - Odessa). For longer trips must be in possession of money required.
     In May 2009, Parliament passed a bill requiring foreigners and stateless persons to provide their biometric data for their fixation during the issuing of entry visas in diplomatic and consular offices of Ukraine abroadAs well as during the passage of border controls at crossing points on the border.

August 20, 2009

 Source: NEWSru.ua

понедельник, 31 августа 2009 г.

Hotels in Kharkov

Hotel Dewdrop
st. Balakirev, 52
719-45-52 - conference service
343-21-57 - reception
Druzhba Hotel ***
Kharkov, Gagarin, 185
38 (0572) 50-79-19 - Reservation Department, tel. / fax
38 (0572) 52-20-91 - Receptionist
38 (057) 718-61-50
38 (0572) 50-79-24 - restaurant

Hotel Baden-Baden
Derhachivskyi rn,
Low Danilovka Str. Lozovenka 1
Restaurant: 38 (057) 757-60-53 38
Bath: 38 (050) 783-83-03
Hotel: 38 (050) 718-71-44

Hotel Carnival

38 (057) 766-17-17

Kharkiv region.,

Zmievskaya area

c. Korobovy Farms

Hotel Holiday Center Duke
pos. Solonitsevka, Derhachivskyi rn,
Kharkiv region. Str. Lenina 84
38 (057) 783-73-76
38 (057) 783-73-68
38 (057) 758-93-07
www: website

Hotel Cosmopolit ****
Kharkov, ul. Proskura, 1
tel. / fax 38 (057) 754-68-86
www: website

National Hotel
Kharkiv, pr. Lenina, 21
702-16-28 - fax

Hotel Metalist
Kharkov, ul. Plekhanov, 92 A
737-35-52 - fax

Hotel Kiev
Kharkov, ul. Culture, 4

Hotel Akhtamar
Kharkov, ul. Krupskaya, 38
738-41-93 - fax

Airport Hotel
Kharkov, ul. Aeroflotskaya, 16
775-53-47 - fax
Hotel ZS Club
Kharkov Lane. 2-nd Lesoparkovy, 10
58 86 98 - Fax

Hotel Etoile
Kharkov, Lenin Avenue, 91

Hotel Kharkiv
Kharkov, pl. Liberty, 7
758-01-53 - fax
www: website

Hotel World
Kharkov, Lenin Avenue, 27 A
38 (057) 340-23-30
38 (057) 720-55-43
www: Website

Hotel Slavia
Kharkov, ul. Poltava Way, 52
712-23-48 - fax

Hotel Mercure
Kharkov, ul. Kharkov divisions, 29
715-55-15 - fax

Chichikov Hotel
st. Gogol, 6 / 8
www: Website

Hotel Britannia
st. Shevchenko Zhuravlevka Hydro
tel: (057) 717-44-97, 720-30-37,
720-30-38, 720-30-39.
www: Website

Business Hotel "AURORA" (Aurora)
Kharkov, ul. Artema 10/12
38 057 752-40-02
38 057 752-40-40
www: website

Hotel "Victoria"
Kharkov, ul. Primerovskaya 23
Tel. 38 (057) 766-23-23
fax 38 (057) 766-23-24
reserve. 38 (057) 766-23-24
www: Website

Hotel "Gloria"
Kharkov, ul. Plekhanov, 57
38 (057) 732 19 05
38 (057) 739 21 21
www: website

Tourist's reviews and photos of hotels can can be found here.

Ukraine - reasons to come

By the standards of Russia Ukraine is a small country: from Kiev by train during the night it is possible to get to any border. But by European standards is a giant, larger than France or Spain, and the space from Chop to Tuzla scenery changes so dramatically that this diversity would be enough for a separate Ukrainian Globe.
 The starting point on this globe will be Kiev, acquired the post of European capital over the years of independence . Now walk through Kreshchatik and inspection mosaics in St. Sophia Cathedral can be combined with a visit to the reconstructed St. Michael Cathedral, and tasting of local beers during a raid on nightclubs. In Kiev, you can easily find the best samples of all Ukrainian: best fat - in Kiev markets, tender dumplings under gorilka - in Kiev's restaurants, most "garni" lads  - in Kiev «Dinamo».
 Dnipro - Ukraine's prime meridian - divides it into two dissimilar half. To the west of the Dnieper mixed former Jewish towns, Polish castles, backwater of the Austro-Hungarian city of half a dozen churches and monasteries. In a modest regional center Kamenetz-Podolsk, for example, has a large Turkish fortress, a Polish church with adjacent minaret, the Armenian merchant quarter, but still - some Orthodox churches, the Uniate churches and synagogues. Farther west, in Lviv, capital of Galicia, was captured in stone illustrative material for the full course of the history of European architecture of XV-XIX centuries, from the Gothic and Renaissance to the Viennese Secession. For optional studies in the vicinity of Lviv - Castle Oles'ko, chateau in Pidgirtsi and majestic monastery complex in Pochaev.
 From Lviv to the south - Carpathian Mountains, covered with thick forests of the mountain, not very tall and not very inhabited. Get experience in folk flavor and profiteer and buy amusing souvenirs can be in cities in Kosovo, where every Saturday, come to the fair all the masters from Hutsulshchyna. Over the Carpathians begins Eastern Europe. In flat such as board plains scatters the Hungarian and Slovak villages, and two largest cities - Uzhgorod and Mukachevo - both has the Gothic castle.
 On the east bank of the Dnieper everything simpler: absence of forests in the steppe, Donbass, Dneproges and the largest industrial centers of the former Soviet Union. If you come would not for a visit then finding attractions in Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk will be difficult. The only exception of the rule - Kharkiv, the second largest city of Ukraine, the former even once its capital. From the capital time here is rebuilt by constructivists ceremonial center with the largest urban area in Europe (12 hectares). Today Kharkiv is trying to challenge in Kiev right to be called the cultural capital.
 East-steppe end Azov Sea and Crimea. Crimea - a separate continent of the globe Ukrainian. Ancient ruins, cave cities, Genoese fortress, the Tartar Mosque, and quite Mediterranean landscapes, incredible way trapped in such northern latitudes. Each year, for the sake of these landscapes and cheap holiday by the sea here come the crowds of tourists, filling the entire coast from Kerch to Evpatoria.
 Exept Crimea, portion of the sea and the sun might be get in Odessa. Nether longer been the capital of organized crime nor a humorous farce, as it is presented, Odessa today - relaxed seaside town where the most precious thing - it's the atmosphere that has arisen from the grand facade, ropes with drying laundry, emotional speech, smell of the acacia trees and the sun melted the asphalt.