Ukraine A-Z

A. Allo (алло). ‘ring…ring…алло! …MAma, privet!’ B. Beetroot and Borsch (Ukraine’s famous, tasty and much-loved contribution to global cuisine) C. Corruption (the thorn in Ukraine’s side) and Crimea (the diamond in Ukraine’s crown) D. Dnipro (the mighty river that brings life to Ukraine) and Devushki (the girls. There are lots of them and they are…

Up in smoke

Ukraine is a heavy smoker – that’s no secret, and anyone who’s ever been will know that smoking is pretty much a national sport. According to a report published in 2009,‘Ukraine has about 16.5 million smokers and one of the highest rates of male smoking prevalence in the world’. Cigarettes are advertised everywhere, cigarettes are cheap, you…