Thanks to its unique location and geographical properties, Ukraine has always been a desirable target throughout history from Batu Khan and Polish kings to Catherine II and Nazi occupants. Common knowledge often suggests that Ukraine has had two capitals...
Princess Olha’s origin and chronology remain a mystery. Historians are only sure of the date of her death, recorded in ancient church chronicles. Several versions of her ancestry have been put forth by different scholars: Bulgarian, Varyngian, Kyiv, Halychyna,...
Historians claim that the phrase “Slava Ukrayini!” (Glory to Ukraine!) first appeared in the Black Zaporozhtsi Cavalry Regiment, an armed unit of the UNR Army, which fought for the independence of Ukraine in 1918-1920. At that time, Ukrainian partisans...
Hundreds of thousands people have been standing  on the Maidan during the cold winter 2014, fighting for the independence and freedom of Ukraine.  All photos of the Ukrainian revolution events are arranged in chronological order. November 24, the first multi-thousandth rally...
While Russian historians stubbornly argue about the belonging of the Ukrainian lands to Russia without any documentary evidence, Ukrainian historians find archives, that prove the opposite. So, it turns out that in fact, 90 years ago, the state border of...
October 14th is a grand and holy day for Ukrainians. It's because of 3 major holidays which millions of Ukrainian citizens are celebrating on this day. Photo by: WIKI From the Cossack times, when the churches were dedicated to...
For many years there is a firm conviction among many Ukrainians that the Ukrainian flag should be turned upside to yellow-blue. This statement is preceded by historical facts. According to researchers blue sky and gold fields, which today are...
Can you imagine a modern world without money? Photo by: Shutterstock Today, we can confidently say that no. But many centuries ago, such life was possible. Particularry, in Ukraine. At first, people exchanged items. Such "money" were called...
Pre-war Lviv, unknown to us, despite the preservation of many historical monuments by the Soviet authorities, had managed to acquire a Soviet look during the long years of being in the USSR. The Communist Party took over all architectural and...
156 years ago Galicia was firstly connected with Vienna by railway. New "iron horse" was able to run because of invaluable efforts of hundreds workers who have made a construction of one hundred kilometer railroad. Photo by: NAC The train,...