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Underground Sound

The voice of Kyiv’s metropolitan subway is about to undergo a remix. In June, the metro declared its intention to re-record the announcements in the train wagons. First, this is because Petrivka station was renamed Pochaina. Secondly, in the future new stations will be opened for which audio content is required. Unfortunately, the former announcer […]

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Part 1 – Networking In this month’s guide to becoming a successful expat, we look at – networking So, you’ve fallen in love with Ukraine and want to stay. Welcome to the club! It can be daunting to make a move to a country with a different language, a different culture, and a different standard […]

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The Electrichka

As Ukraine moves further away from its post-Soviet past, we look at how best to experience it before its gone. This month – the electrichka For those who don’t know, the electrichka is a very slow, very uncomfortable, local train teeming with interesting stories and fascinating characters. It’s like you have a front row seat […]

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Coin Toss

In an economy that relies heavily on cash for most transactions, things, for now, just got a little heavier. With nine coins still in circulation as legal currency, What’s On weighs up the situation with Ukraine’s small change and why your wallet might be weighing you down. Changes in Change The new 1 and 2 […]

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Kyiv for People?

Do you enjoy living in your city? Do you feel safe and comfortable on its streets? Do you get to work without a single curse to the universe for overcrowded marshrutkas or never-ending traffic jams? If you give a ‘no’ to at least one of these questions, then a new book Cities for People by […]

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Ukrainians Shine at Popular US Show

Imagine high-tech drama unravelling in front of you on stage. A performer in a wolf mask enters a seemingly innocent virtual game that turns into a dangerous race for survival. Then the most unexpected occurs – the wolf appears to fly high, plunge into the ocean, and spin in the air where all his moves […]

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Breathe In, Breathe Out

AQI is an acronym for Air Quality Index, which is how outdoor air quality is rated internationally. Not until recently did Ukraine have any publicly reported data or known “reporting stations” available. One would think that if there would be any country that would have a plethora of air quality testing or reporting stations, it would […]

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The Minimum Wage Experiment

Defined, minimum wage is the “lowest remuneration that employers can legally pay their workers”. Here in Ukraine that idea is enforced literally, as one man sets out to see if he can live on bread – or in this case salary, alone. His name is Klim Bratkovskiy – a blogger and lawyer who has since […]

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