In a hut with some Hutsels. Part 1

“It’s good for your penis” said Jerom as we arrived in Ivano Frankovsk. “what is?” I replied, with a sense of surprise and intrigue. “The cognac (nastoika) they drink. They say it gives you special sexual powers. We drank it last time.” he explained as he smoked and laughed at the same time. He refused to say…

A City of Music

The following article was kindly submitted by Alla Kyslenko. Alla worked as a coordinator at an International competition for young pianists, in memory of Vladimir Horowitz. Thanks to Alla for the submission and thanks also to her friend Yana Kondratieva for recommending this site. If you have any stories of your own, please send them to