Amazing Facts about Ukraine and Kharkiv- Do Your Homework Before you Go to Meet Single Russian Ladies

Amazing Facts about Ukraine and Kharkiv- Do Your Homework Before you Go to Meet Single Russian Ladies

In Kharkov you will see ancient houses some of which were built 150 and 200 years ago and also ultra modern office builidings made of glass and concrete. This blend makes the city interesting an unique. There are lots of things to learn about the first capital of modern Ukraine and even more things to see here!

The year which is considered to be the date of the foundation of Kharkov or Kharkiv (in Ukrainian) is 1654. Back then the vast flat areas of Eastern Ukraine were not very developed due to the lack of natural fortifications, the hills that were present couldn’t offer a serious advantage against the invaiders so for hundreds of years this area was not populated densely. As the legend says a man named Kharko was the one who actually started the settlement which eventually grew into a modern Kharkov.

When you are in the city, you will have a chance to see the monument to Kharko (the founder of the city) which is only 300 metres away from the Mordinson office. The legendary city founder is sitting on his horse in the very beginning of the Lenin Avenue.

More than a third of the original inhabitants of Kharkiv are Moldovans! When our city was still a little village over 9000 men and women from Moldova were given a permission by the Tsar of Russian Empire to settle down in Kharkov (at that time a settlement of approximately 16-18 thousand people). As a reminder of those events there is still a residence area in Kharkov called Rogan, which a word in Moldavian. Not many people in the modern Kharkiv know about the fact that over third of the people who lived here in the very beginning were not Ukrainians.

There are few Russian words which don’t need to be translated, for example vodka, perestroika, glasnost etc, but then there is a Russian word which is very sad and scarry and which unfortunately became known all over the world because of Russian Empire, this word is pogrom. There is an interesting fact about Kharkiv- it’s the only big city of Russian Empire which never had a pogrom in its history!

One of the places you should see when you are in Kharkov is the Liberty Square. It’s believed to be among the largest squares in the world. Around it you will see few remarkable buildings, among them the Kharkov State University and GosProm. Found in 1805 Kharkov University was the first one in Ukraine, the only University which had 3 Nobel prize winners studying and working in it: biologist ?†.Mechnikov, an economist ??.Kuznets, physicist L. Landau.

Kharkiv served as the capital of Ukraine from 1919 till 1934, during those years the city was being renovated and modernized hastily and probably the most famous building in Kharkiv that was built at that time was the Gosprom.

The Gosprom or Derzhprom (in Ukrainian) was built during the late 1920-ies and was often referred to as the first Soviet sky-scraper, the original height of the builiding (63 metres) may not impress us now, but at the time when it was built it looked almost surreal and extremely modern. The solid concrete and good engineering allowed Gosprom to survive 2 attempts to blow the builiding up by the German invaiders during the WW2.

In the post war period Kharkov became an important scientific and industrial centre. Of course we will never know if it’s true or not, but I read somewhere that talking to one his assistants President Harry Truman once said: “At the moment we have 3 nuclear bombs at hand, those are for Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kharkov”- what a compliment Mr. President!

Choosing Flights to Russia Quick Russian Visa

Choosing Flights to Russia Quick Russian Visa

Choosing Flights to Russia

Choosing Flights to Russia is not a big deal since so many agencies are there to facilitate the foreigners. You can contact these agencies in person, over phone, through e-mail, or by fax. They will do all the necessary works for you. However, the agencies will be charging you for these works. To get the flight tickets, you must have Russian visa. These agencies also help you to get visa to Russia.

Many flights are available to travel to Russia. Different flights charge differently based on the service they are providing. Normally, the return flight cost to Moscow would be around US $600 to US $900 from the United States of America, around ?200 from the United Kingdom, and about 230€ from Europe. Taxes are applicable when you get ticket to Russia; it would be around US $50 for the direct flights. However, if you are looking for a budget airline, sure, you can get many lowest-fare flights to Russia. Some low-fare flights would charge around US $470-650 from New York to Moscow and about US $690-900 from Los Angeles to Moscow.

Usually, during the season, the flight fare would be higher. During summer season, the price may go up to 50%. Even though there are many flights available, some flights like Aeroflot Russian Airlines, AirFrance, Al Italia, American Airlines, British Airways, Czech Airlines, Delta Airlines, FinnAir, KLM, Lufthansa, Sibir Airlines, and Transaero are offering some good deals.

The Russian Airline Companies that offer cheap tickets to Russia are as follows. Aeroflot Russian Airlines offer very low-fare tickets to Russia. The service offered by them is so good; it so safe to travel by these flights since they are employing experienced pilots. In addition, you can have a wide variety of food; however, you must book for your dish in advance. Sibir Airlines is the second most important flight service provider in Russia. They provide very good service on low cost! Transaero is not providing very pleasing service; however, sometimes, they offer very low-prices tickets. Pulkovo is a St. Petersburg-based airways company, which offers flights regularly between Moscow and St. Petersburg. Sometimes, it also offers some good international flights from St. Petersburg.

There are many ways to get discount on your ticket fare and save your money. Many airlines give discount for ISIC cardholders and students. You can avail ISIC card at your universities or at student travel agencies (STA, visit STA sells flight tickets at a lower price to students. Last-minute deals would be a good choice to get cheaper tickets. You can get such tickets through some specialized agencies. These are the tickets; somebody sells it for a reduced price since they would not be in a situation to use that ticket. Usually, you can get this ticket only in a rush; however, it would be the cheapest! Air courier for a flight is an option to save your money while you fly! Your job is to carry something of someone. To be a member of an air courier organization, you must pay US $30 to the air courier organization; but you will get attractive discounts for the whale package at russiagateway.