Ukraine

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  • What NOT to do
  • What to do
  • Do not give a girl a dozen flowers, even numbers are for dead people, odd numbers for the living --Mark
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  • No, Russian isn't as close to Ukrainian as you probably think --K Ch
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  • Before go In Ukraine,you need to understand,that Russians and Ukrainians are not the same nation,and it’s very hurtful for Ukrainians to hear such things,that there is no difference between these two folks) --Arina Shakhova
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  • Do not walk at night, during the war in most cities of the country there is a curfew. --DanPrikh
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  • Try not to speak to Ukrainians in Russian, even though most people know the language, because of the recent events, it can greatly offend a Ukrainian. --DanPrikh
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  • If you will go to a somebody’s birthday don’t give to them wallets/mirrors/clocks-it’s a bad omen --Arina Shakhova
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  • if you congratulate a Ukrainians in advance on their birthday ,it will be considered that you wish them death --Arina Shakhova
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  • Don’t try to catch a taxi on the street-it’s will waste your time and nerves.Instead use apps,for example Uber/Bolt --Arina Shakhova
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  • Don't let used utensils touch the table, they should stay on the plate --Molo
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  • Due to the annexation of Crimea by Russia, it is illegal to visit the peninsula other than through the Ukrainian border. --DanPrikh
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  • When travelling in Ukraine, be ready that many middle-aged people do not know English, but in big cities, you will always find English speaker guys. --DanPrikh
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  • Keep your hands visible when you are eating --Molo
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  • Ukraine's landscape is compared to a pancake, and this makes the Carpathian Mountains a real tourist highlight. Fans of hiking and cycling should walk through the wooded hills and flowering meadows and, of course, climb the highest mountain, Hoverla. --Tetiana Koretska
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  • Volunteering is one of the most common opportunities to spend time interestingly and usefully. Ukrainians help rebuild destroyed cities, weave nets or help in the kitchen. --DanPrikh
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  • Ukrainians love business cards and exchange them passionately. So take plenty of them. --Tetiana Koretska
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  • Entry to many events is a free donation to the Ukrainian army. Because of this, many Ukrainians invest in their safety by attending parties or various events. --DanPrikh
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  • You can get a lot of impressions going somewhere by train, especially in a reserved carriage "platzcart". All neighbors quickly get to know each other, share food and drinks, tell stories. As a foreigner, you will immediately be in the center of attention, so get ready to answer a lot of questions. --Tetiana Koretska
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  • There are a lot of Slavic cathedrals and churches in Ukraine,and if you want to visit it,bring a kerchief with you,because can not enter without it --Arina Shakhova
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  • When you spend the night in modest hotels in winter, you can keep warm by removing the mattress and bed linen from the bed - and sitting on the floor near the heater (radiator). --Tetiana Koretska
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  • Anyone who wants to buy a 5-liter jar of gherkins, or a gearbox for a Lada car, or a kilogram of bacon, or a counterfeit perfume, is advised to visit one of the unsurpassed Ukrainian bazaars. They are in every city, but the largest are in Odesa, Kharkiv, Kyiv and Chernivtsi. --Tetiana Koretska
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