Mykhailivs’ka Square is located in the heard of Kyiv on the top of the Hill.

Many remarkable buildings such as Ministry of foreign affairs, Diplomatic Academy, Intercontinental Hotel, and Appeal Court enframe this area. For sure they are important buildings functionally and architecturally wise but main attractions of the place are St.Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery and Monument of St.Olga. Both these structures represent a profound historical heritage of Ukrainian nation .

A rich history of the monastery contains many dramatical moments including almost complete demolishing in 1930’s by Soviet regime. Originaly build in Middle Ages by a ruler of Kyivan Rus Sviatopolk II Iziaslavych the monastery served as a royal family cloister and preserved remains of the Sviatopolk’s family.  The monastery comprises the Cathedral itself, the Refectory of St. John the Divine, built in 1713, the Economic Gates, constructed in 1760 and the monastery’s bell tower, which was added c. 1716–1719. The exterior of the structure was rebuilt in the Ukrainian Baroque style in the 18th century while the interior remained in its original Byzantine style.

Same as the neighboring monastery the monument of St.Olga experienced hard times with full destruction during the Soviet period.  Right after the October Revolution of 1917 the statue was broken and buried right under the square. It back to the place only with Ukrainian Independence in 1996, with original design but made of white marble. Now the tall figure of St. Olga, accompanied by educators St. Cyril and St. Methodius at her right hand and apostle St. Andrew at left one, symbolize an indomitable nature and profound wisdom of Ukrainians.



Mykhailivs’ka Square 360˚ time-laps video. From Kyiv with love 💕 🇺🇦

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Invasion of MMA fighters has rocked Kyiv this Saturday, November 19, 2016.

It was a show and drama at the same time when Ukrainian masters of mixed combat arts have clashed in Stereo plaza, paving the path for future series of MMA competitions promoted by Victory Promotion Company.

Sport hurts… some time! Only real fighters are able to survive inside the ring. It has happened this time, when only one fight from ten ended with judges’ decision.


This evening reminded a classical story of Jack London “A piece of steak” as fighters showcase their ambitious and power against each other, but the only one can go out from the ring as a winner, and for loser remains is to swallow tears of offense.

Two champions faced in the ring defending national teams in the final fight of the event. Ukrainian Champion Evgen Khavilov defeated Georgian Champion Mamuka Ovakimian in a dynamic and tough combat.



Have a “deep” 360˚ overview over the Event with VR Kyiv reportage.

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A hotel business in Ukraine has developed quite progressively during the last years bringing some worldwide famous hotels into the capital. It has effected to the general level of the hotel services and strategy of market sales. 2015-2016 years confirmed that Ukrainian hotels could be on the top international level of standards like 11mirrors Hotel with the 2016 World Boutique Hotel Awards and Europe Boutique Hotel Awards. Despite the fact that the hotel is related to the World boxing champion Volodymyr Klitchko, it can’t be estimated the quality of service and loyalty of the clients by knockouts in the ring, but only by the high level of performance in the hotel.




The presence of the big names like Hyatt, Hilton, Radisson, Ramada and Intercontinental should describe Kyiv as an attractive destination for travelers who prefer to have comfortable accommodation choosing international chains.

While local hotels also targeting the clients with its own specialties like City Holiday Resort and SPA the very unique hotel in the city build in a resort style with many swimming pools, brand new SPA facilities and green landscape.

It is almost impossible to be trapped in a hotel of old soviet style due to the large spectrum of information sources that illuminate the hotels’ infrastructure condition. VR Kyiv is one of those web-guides that uses an advanced technology to deliver maximum information to the clients with minimum time lose.

VR Tours become wide useful tool for promoting the hotels as it shows all facilities in a single scroll of the “mouse” or swiping smartphone’s screen.
Following world trends it is expected that Ukraine should also develop more eco-styled, technological advanced and conceptual booking properties.

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There are a lot of nice surprises waiting travelers in Kyiv and not only while exploring city locations, historical places, and architecture. Also, it is very well known destination where live the most beautiful females on the Planet – the Ukrainian women.

The brides’ hunters diligently browse Internet with common requests about Ukrainian girls as they have become the standard of youth, charming, attractiveness, sexuality and femininity. Although, most of them have brought up in a culture of classic family values, have good education and manners. Meanwhile Kiev’s girls are always special!

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Every year Ukraine become more open to the European values that reflects to the young generation aspirations and culture, motivate them to study languages and Western life style. It makes multinational contacts easier and pleasant.
This Thursday some lucky people could see beautiful Kiev’s girls gathered in a fashionable restaurant The Coin to celebrate a release of the Enviable brides magazine and to join a party with Ukrainian celebrities Andrey Djedjula, Oleynik and Kishe , while restaurant’s owner Nikolay Tishenko wined and dined guests with excellent cuisine and whiskey.
Feel the atmosphere with 360˚ Video from the party!




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Kyiv city is famous for its hospitality and friendly people. Guests visited once willing to come back with nearest occasion. Kyiv as any big city combines quite atmosphere of old streets with energized tempo of large avenues, and that creates an unforgettable memory mix.

The Kyiv’s image album can’t be completed without Andriyivskyy Descent one of the most famous and beautiful streets of the city. From ancient times it connected the Upper Town (Old Kyiv) and Lower Town (Podyl).

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The tourists enjoy exciting walk up or down of the street observing souvenirs exposed open air or in shops, usually made by craftsmen. It is easy to be trapped in one of the antique shops by deft dealer who always has some “unique” item in his back yard.

Here you can observe the “Castle of Richard the Lionheart” one of the most mystical buildings in the City. Build in 1904 on base of stolen drawing this castle was witness of many strange stories like fire, vampires, and scary sounds. It unlucky remains empty till present days.

Like a cherry on the top there is a beautiful St. Andrew’s Church on the hill, designed by architect Bartalameo Rastrelli.

However, the most interesting legends of Andriyivskyy Descent are the people who lived here in different times. Among them is an outstanding writer Mikhail Bulgakov. His museum is located in the house number 13. Also, in the descent functions very unique One Street Museum, so it is interesting to visit it to know more about the street and city.

Now lets back to the name history of Andriyivskyy Descent. The name of this street received grace to the Holy Andrew. The legend says that once on the site of the Dnieper River was the sea, but when Saint Andrew erected a cross on the hilltop, the water gone. And now at this point located St. Andrew’s Church – the most important and beautiful decoration of the streets.

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These days, Andriyivskyy Descent allocates impressive number of museums, galleries, antique and gift shops, art workshops. Descent is one of the favorite places for recreation and walks for Kyiv’s folk and guests of the capital. It is here that tourists from all over the world can always buy Ukrainian souvenirs – figurines, painted pottery, embroidery.




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  This Kyiv’s fall should remain in the memory not only because of cold weather but particularly for VR Community first gathering thanks to initiative of Sensorama VR Laboratory  that was held on october, 28, in creative space “Belka”, National Polytechnic University, Kyiv, Ukraine.The Sensorama VR Laboratory is leading team in Ukraine for VR technology development with goal to unite artists, engineers and entrepreneurs into the active community, giving them opportunity to create content and innovation, combining different technologies.

  The event attracted a lot of Ukrainian enthusiasts united by same vision for promising future of VR technology.

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  VR advanced technology become global trend for most media and electronic companies, involving millions people into virtual reality day by day. It is now easy to find VR track in many fields like education, travel, medicine, advertising, design and entertainment. Promising future expected for VR devises with 700 million USD sales in 2016 and 300 million USD sales for VR content. These figures should sound quite impressing for VR startups developers, keeping in mind that the investments in VR and AR companies reached 2,3 billion USD for last 12 months.

  Ukrainians keep following global trend introducing its own achievements in VR, AR, 360 video as well as 3 D sounding.

  VR Kyiv was presented by its founder Andriy Panagushyn, who introduced the platform to the VR Community. In the speech he stressed out how useful could be VR content like 360 panoramic photos and 360 video for tourism field and entertainment. Travelers appreciate such sources mainly because they easily could save they time and money by browsing VR content in one particular website avoiding long list of searching results with lots of junk contents. From other side, business owners  could use VR Tours presentation of their locations addressing to the potential customers via new technological show-window such as VR Kyiv.

It is both entertainment and useful option to dive into VR Tour of faraway places seating just at home in comfortable couch. Or even better, organize your trip before take an airplane simply browsing VR content on the advanced guidebook.

 

 

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Autumn Song – Dante Alighieri

Know’st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
Laid on it for a covering,
And how sleep seems a goodly thing
In Autumn at the fall of the leaf?

And how the swift beat of the brain
Falters because it is in vain,
In Autumn at the fall of the leaf
Knowest thou not? and how the chief
Of joys seems–not to suffer pain?

Know’st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the soul feels like a dried sheaf
Bound up at length for harvesting,
And how death seems a comely thing
In Autumn at the fall of the leaf?

Click on the photo to see 360˚ panorama of the location

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The monument to famous Italian writer Dante Alighieri is situated in Kyiv, capital of Ukraine, July 29, 2015. Ukrinform.
A monument to famous Italian writer Dante Alighieri has been unveiled on Kyiv’s Volodymyrska Hill. Created by Italian sculptor Luciano Massari, the statue features a full-height figure of the writer wearing a wreath and a long toga. An eagle is perched near the sculpture. The statue is surrounded by three unusual benches. Luciano Massari created the statue using an expensive and rare material- Carrara marble. The Italian Embassy previously put forward an initiative to unveil such a monument in Kyiv.

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Please welcome a new 2016 FIBA 3×3 World Dunk Champion Dmitry ‘Smoove’ Krivenko.

The History made, Ukrainian white prodigy boy become a Champ for one of the most athletically difficult basketball competition.

Enjoy the contest highlights that took place on 11-15 October in Ghouanzhou, China.

Even more good news from China as 3X3Ukrainian female team achieved 2nd place on FIBA 3X3World Championship leading by MVP Uhrova.

Over the years, the 3X3 (or street-ball) became widely popular in Ukraine. So many young Ukrainian boys and girls grow on street courtyard enjoying street-ball sometime with unpleasant weather conditions, bad floor coverage and poor equipment.

It is great to hear the news about achievements of Kyiv’s talent Dmitry Smoove Krivenko that should motivate rising generation to visit gyms or open courts for practicing basketball and healthy lifestyle.

Thanks to initiative of 2x NBA Champ Stanislav “Slava” Medvedenko together with Ukrainian businessman Garik Korogodskiy a brand new street basketball court appears in Dnyprovskyi district, Kyiv.

It is another great example of how modern Kyiv’s community supports the health and sport education.

Lets us pay tributes to all who CARE!

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The 39th Ukrainian Fashion Week started at Mystetsky Arsenal, Kyiv, this Wednesday, October 12, 2017.




By tradition, Lilia Pustovit opened the event and Oleksii Zalevsky closed its first day. The Ukrainian Fashion Week is an important occasion for all involved in fashion industry to show up with best collections and performances.

The event will las for 7 days and involves 102 designers, 54 shows, 24 location, and 19 special projects.

This year Ukrainian designers will try to surprise spectateurs and potential  buyers with different revolution themes   and designs aiming to develop an original style of national fashion industry.

The Ukrainian designers are ambitious to bring the new ideas into changing and exciting Wold of Fashion. Meanwhile they are keeping in mind the pragmatic nature of the industry striving to improve sales and draw the attention and trends of the international Houses of Fashion.

As a result, this time the Ukrainian Fashion Week introduces six new brands and shows of 10 young designers representing a new blood of the business.

SCHEDULE OF UKRAINIAN FASHION WEEK

MONDAY 10.10.16
  • 20:00
    15TH ANNIVERSARY ANDRE TAN. SPECIAL PROJECT “26.11.2001 FASHION SHOW”, SEE INVITATION
WEDNESDAY 12.10.16
  • 17:00
    POUSTOVIT, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 17:30
    PRESENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE OF FASHION ILLUSTRATION IMAGO, SPECIAL SPACE, MA
  • 18:00
    YULIYA POLISHCHUK, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 18:30
    ELENA BURENINA, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 19:00
    GOLETS, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 19:15
    ANASTASIIA IVANOVA PRESENTATION, SEE INVITATION
  • 19:30
    THE ORCARD OF 108 APPLE TREES. HOMAGE TO TEMO SVIRELY. PROJECT BY VOZIANOV, RIGHT WING, MA
  • 20:00
    LABEL ONE, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 21:00
    ZALEVSKIY, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 22:00
    ALONOVA, SEE INVITATION

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THURSDAY 13.10.16
  • 12:00
    PRZHONSKAYA, SEE INVITATION
  • 16:00
    A.M.G., MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 17:00
    YANA BELYAEVA, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 17:30
    AYSINA, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 18:00
    YANA CHERVINSKA, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 18:30
    “WHO IS BEHIND THE FOLDING SCREEN?”. PROJECT WITHIN THE WEEK OF DESIGN ALPI FINDER, ART FASHION SPACE, MA
  • 19:00
    DATUNA, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 19:30
    NADYA DZYAK, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 20:00
    IDOL., RIGHT WING, CATWALK
  • 20:30
    DIPHYLLEIA, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 21:00
    RYBALKO, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 21:30
    FROLOV, SEE INVITATION
FRIDAY 14.10.16
  • 12:00
    LECTURE BY LIANA BILIAKOVYCH “TRENDING ASPECTS OF 2018”, RIGHT WING, MA
  • 13:00
    DZHUS, SEE INVITATION
  • 14:30
    QUEENS, SEE INVITATION
  • 15:30
    SAYYA BY LUBA MAKARENKO, SEE INVITATION
  • 16:30
    RITO, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 17:00
    NAVRO, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 17:30
    T.MOSCA, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 18:00
    ARTCOAT BY ARINA AVKSENTYEVA, ART FASHION SPACE, MA
  • 18:30
    KASS, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 18:30
    PRESENTATION OF ТМ KLEYNOD COLLECTION, SPECIAL SPACE, MA
  • 19:00
    PRESENTATION OF ELENA BURBA FOR BRASKA COLLECTION, SPECIAL SPACE, MA
  • 19:30
    BOBKOVA., MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 20:30
    ARTEMKLIMCHUK, SEE INVITATION
  • 21:30
    LAKE STUDIO, SEE INVITATION
SATURDAY 15.10.16
  • 12:00
    LECTURE BY CHRIS MAUGHAN, DIRECTOR OF CSVPA “FASHION MANAGEMENT IN ACTION” SUPPORTED BY DEC EDUCATION, DEC PLACE, 24А, LESI UKRAINKY BLVD.
  • 12:30
    LECTURE “CREATING DIGITAL FASHION ILLUSTRATION AND PRINTS ON GRAPHIC TABLET” SUPPORTED BY WACOM UKRAINE, RIGHT WING, МА
  • 13:00
    LAPTI FASHION BRUNCH, SEE INVITATION
  • 14:00
    ELENAREVA, SEE INVITATION
  • 15:00
    LARA QUINT, SEE INVITATION
  • 16:00
    JEAN GRITSFELDT, INVITATION ONLY, 15, B.KHMELNYTSKOGO STR.
  • 17:00
    IRYNA DIL’, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 17:30
    VOROZHBYT&ZEMSKOVA, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 18:00
    PRESENTATION OF PRIMADONNA ELITE BY DE`LONGHI, BRAUN SPACE, MA
  • 18:00
    PRESENTATION OF LUCKY LOOK COLLECTION, ART FASHION SPACE, MA
  • 18:30
    LARISA LOBANOVA, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 19:00
    THE COAT BY KATYA SILCHENKO, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 19:30
    ELENA BURBA, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 20:00
    KATERINA KVIT, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 20:30
    SASHA.KANEVSKI, RIGHT WING, CATWALK
  • 21:00
    SLAVA, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 22:00
    MIDDLE FASHION WEEK PARTY, BUDDHA-BAR KIEV, 14, KRESCHATIK STR.
SUNDAY 16.10.16
  • 12:00
    LECTURE BY GIOVANNI OTTONELLO, IED ART DIRECTOR “THE THOUGHTS (MEMORIES) OF FABRIC: 2000 YEARS HISTORY OF TEXTILE PRINTING”, RIGHT WING, MA
  • 14:00
    OSTEL, SEE INVITATION
  • 15:00
    OLGA MAY, SEE INVITATION
  • 16:30
    EPSON DIGITAL FASHION, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 17:00
    “ORIENTAL LOUNGE. UKRAINIAN SET” SUPPORTED BY PARFUM BÜRO®, SPECIAL SPACE
  • 17:30
    PTAKMODA BY EWA MINGE, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 18:00
    LUDMILA KISLENKO, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 18:30
    PRESENTATION SIYA, ART FASHION SPACE, MA
  • 19:00
    SEREBROVA, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 19:30
    OLENA DATS’, MAIN CATWALK, MA
  • 20:30
    COUTURE DE FLEUR, SEE INVITATION)
MONDAY 17.10.16
  • 12:00
    FRESH MODELS DAY BY STARLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SUPPORTED BY NOVY CHANNEL
  • 17:00
    NEW NAMES: DARIA GALUSHKA / SISTAN VARVARA / SADOVSKAYA FOR GEPUR / NIKI’S / DIA / DIHTYAR, PARKOVY CATWALK
  • 18:00
    SEMINAR BY CHRIS MAUGHAN, DIRECTOR OF CSVPA “FASHION TRICKS IN ALL TIMES” SUPPORTED BY DEC EDUCATION, DEC EDUCATION SPACE, PARKOVY
  • 18:30
    FRESH FASHION: CHUYKO / HOLLY BY TIMKOVA-LIAKHOVSKA, PARKOVY CATWALK
  • 19:00
    FRESH FASHION: SAZHINA / J.PEREKRIOSTOVA, PARKOVY CATWALK
  • 19:30
    PRESENTATION KATYA BESLYK, ART FASHION SPACE, PARKOVY
  • 20:00
    FRESH FASHION: LAKSMI BY MARYANA STESHENKO / NADIA YURKIV, PARKOVY CATWALK
  • 20:30
    FRESH FASHION: ROUSSIN BY SOFIA ROUSINOVICH / KIR-KHARTLEY, PARKOVY CATWALK
  • 21:00
    FRESH FASHION: TIKOTA UNIQUE / DASTISH FANTASTISH, PARKOVY CATWALK

TUESDAY 18.10.16

  • 15:00

    PRESS TOUR: «FASHION DNA. WINDOW INSTALLATIONS» SUPPORTED BY BRITISH COUNCIL UKRAINE

  • 17:00

    ПАРАSOLO&NAYDONOV, SEE INVITATION

  • 18:00

    GENTLEMEN SPACE BY INDPOSHIV, SEE INVITATION

  • 20:00

    “ACCESSORIES-UP” UFW SS17 PARTY, GALLERY48, 48, ANTONOVYCHA STR.




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Kyiv as any big City has energy that drives people doing business whole week long until Friday night, when active nightlife begins.

VR Kyiv had a chance to catch two famous Ukrainian Artists MC Rybik and Dj Lutique in one of the nightclub of the Capital. We were so lucky to record their life performance with the song about Kyiv City.

So just check this out!

There are a lot of places in the city where Kyiv’s folks could relax in fancy atmosphere of the nightclubs, bars or restaurants. For those who are often clubber there are new places appear time-to-time to excite them with new style, music and décor.

Some of these places you could already see on our website, just explore bars and nightclub Categories.

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