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WINDROSE AIRLINES (KYIV) TO EXPAND DOMESTIC FLIGHTS IN UKRAINE TO TEN AIRPORTS

Windrose Airlines (Kyiv) plans in 2021 to expand the map of domestic flights in Ukraine and unite at least ten cities of Ukraine, director general of the airline Volodymyr Kamenchuk has said.
“We want to expand our flight map by at least ten airports in 2021. If the situation with the pandemic declines, there will be an economic recovery in the country, I think this will be implemented,” he said during the Ukraine 30. Infrastructure forum.
At the same time, he noted that at present the program of internal transportation for the company is unprofitable.
“Unfortunately, the international [transportation program] is also unprofitable, but this is due to the general situation in the world. But if there really is government assistance, this will help us reach the payback of these flights earlier,” Kamenchuk added.
Currently, the company unites nine cities of Ukraine: Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Dnipro, Zaporizhia, Mykolaiv, Odesa, and Kherson.

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ANCIENT SKY CREATURES WILL BE PRESENTED NEAR KYIV

On February, 20 and 21 in Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus («Kyivan Rus Park») an interactive entertaining program «Sky Horses» will take place. The acquaintance with horses of ancient breeds, master-classes on horse care, Slavic games and round dances, tasty dishes from the bonfire will be waiting for the guests… And all of this in a real medieval city!
Having entered the gates of the Principality, the visitors will make a time travel for a thousand years ago and will find themselves in the capital of Kyivan Rus. The guests will get into the historical center of medieval Kyiv of the Xth century within the boundaries of the Dytynetz of Kyiv and Predhraddya.
Only in Ancient Kyiv you can see such masterpieces of medieval architecture as: the monumental defensive structure «Zaborola» (about 300 meters long), Mickle`s Gate (21 meters high), princely terems and tribunes, watchtowers, the estates of the Kyiv residents of the X-XIІth centuries and many more. The unique Christian church of the Хth century, the wooden Basyl`s church, has been recreated here.
On the territory of Ancient Kyiv, the guests will visit historical expositions of siege technique, shipbuilding and even medieval torture.
On February, 20 and 21, the residents of the Principality will warmly welcome dear guests at the entrance gate and will not let you get bored even for a minute. After all, they have prepared an unusual entertainment program, in which the main role will be assigned to the horses of rare ancient breeds.
The guests will be told about the origin of the breeds, their characteristics, about which outstanding historical personalities owned the representatives of that or other breed and even tell legends about them. The experienced instructors will hold open master-classes on horse training and care, where they will tell you how to care after these animals so that they are not only healthy and obedient, but also become true friends.
Every visitor will be able to approach the horses, palm them, make a bright photo session and even ride on a horseback or in a carriage.
Ancient equestrian martial arts traditional for Ukraine come to life in Ancient Kyiv: trick riding and horseback archery. All the willing ones can learn the ancient martial art of horseback archery by themselves, having enrolled in the school of horseback archers «Prince Volodymyr». It is very easy to become its participant: you need to address to the organizers in Ancient Kyiv or contact by phone. (044) 461-99-37 and (050) 385-20-35. From the very first lesson, you will start to comprehend the art of controlling a horse and precise bow shooting. Join the fighting traditions of our ancestors!
Also, the guests will be invited to take part in merry ancient Slavic amusements: mobile games, dance master-classes, flash mobs and round dances.
In Ancient Kyiv, everyone will find an activity to his liking. Walking along the old streets, you can learn a lot of new and interesting things about the life of our ancestors. Here you can see signs with inscriptions in Old Slavonic, try to read and understand them. Visiting the magician-fortune teller, you can touch the ancient secret knowledge over a cup of aromatic herbal tea. In the medieval shooting range you can learn how to toss axes at the target, and in the medieval shop – choose original handmade souvenirs. The fans of extreme sports will be delighted by the «Zmiy Gorynych» speed slide and the «Politaylo» rope descent.
You can warm up and recuperate in the warm Princely tavern. Here you can taste hot drinks and dishes prepared on an open fire, both according to medieval and modern recipes.
If you want to extend your journey into the Middle Ages for another day, you can stay overnight in comfortable rooms (by previous booking).
 The program may change.
A visit to Ancient Kiev has to be in accordance with the requirements of the quarantine regime.
Ancient Kyiv is in a 34 minutes` travel from modern Kyiv – Kyiv region, Obukhiv district, vill. Kopachiv.
You can get by your own car or public transport. The schedule of route taxis can be found on the «Obukhivtrans» website or on the «Kyivan Rus Park» website in the «Contacts» section
The best way with your own car is through the town of Obukhiv, which is indicated on the Principality’s website in the «Contacts» section. GPS-navigators often indicate a worse road not through Obukhiv, it is not recommended to follow it due to weather conditions.
The ticket price: a full adult ticket – 200 UAH, for pensioners and students – 150 UAH, for schoolchildren – 80 UAH, for preschool children – for free.
Details on the website www.parkkyivrus.com
The Interfax subscribers can save money with the “openbusiness-20” promo code for a 20%-discount for a full price adult ticket to the Principality of Kyivan Rus:
– by previous order by tel.: +38 044 461-99-37, +38 050 385-20-35
– or at the cash desk at the entrance to the «Kyivan Rus Park».

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WHERE TO GET REAL THAI MASSAGE IN KYIV AND WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE PROCEDURE

Thailand is famous not only for its popular resorts, exotic cuisine and a large influx of tourists (of course, during the pre-quarantine time), but also for various types of massage.
Despite the eloquent name, Thailand is not considered the birthplace of Thai massage. We should be grateful to the healers of China, India and Burma for this technique. But it is in Thailand that massage became widespread and world famous.
The founder of passive yoga, that is, Thai massage, is called Dr. Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha. He invented the technique more than 2,500 years ago specifically for the treatment of the royal family of India and successfully applied it in practice. He passed on the knowledge of Thai massage to his students, and the first written mention of the technique dates back to 1830.
Long since, Thai massage has combined the elements of yoga (hence the name “passive yoga”), acupressure and Ayurveda.
Massage types
In Thailand, almost at every step you can find local masters who will massage the whole body or certain parts of the body for a small payment. And the quality does not depend on whether you come to an equipped salon or a small tent. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of types of massage, so there will be plenty to choose from.
Let’s talk about the most popular types of Thai massage and where it can be done in Kyiv.
Traditional Thai massage
If you’ve ever done any kind of massage, traditional Thai massage might surprise you. The master does not use any additional means in the form of oils, with rare exceptions. Only your body and its capabilities are involved.
Before starting the procedure, you need to put on wide trousers and a loose shirt, and the masseur will bend the body in every way: arms, legs, feet, torso, neck, fingers and all joints. Do not be afraid of pain, the master will control everything, and if discomfort still appears, ask to do everything with less pressure.
Relaxing foot massage
In oriental medicine, special attention is paid to the legs. It is believed that there are about 70 points in the feet, each of which is associated with a specific organ. That is why foot massage is distinguished as a separate procedure.
The therapist uses oil at the beginning of the procedure, and also uses special sticks made of teak, mango or other exotic wood.
Hot stone massage
Hot stone massage is another way to relax and get benefits for the body. With the help of heating with stones, large muscles of the back, neck and legs are involved, and the procedure itself is slow, pleasant and more like a trip to a SPA.
Thai massage with herbal bags, oils, face massage, head massage, body shaping and other types are extremely common. At the Amari salon you can also try a hot candle massage, the Heaven on Earth treatment for two persons. Its program includes four types of massage, a secluded atmosphere with music, candles, rose petals and the best masters.
Benefit for health
Thai massage is not only a way to relax the body. It is even recommended by neurologists for getting rid of headaches, pinching, stress, overexertion, osteochondrosis, problems with breathing and blood supply. And these are far from the rarest problems in the 21st century. Depending on the request with which you come to the Thai massage session, it is recommended to complete the whole course of procedures.
Contraindications
Despite the clear benefits of Thai massage, not everyone can get the procedure. First of all, you should consult with your doctor if you have problems with the back, neck or joints, as well as the cardiovascular system, pressure.
Where to get massage in Kyiv?
In the middle of snowy February, it would be ideal to find yourself in Thailand for a massage, but you can also find a piece of Asia in Kyiv. The chain of Amari salons is located in different districts of Kyiv, so that everyone could feel themselves in sunny Thailand without even leaving the capital.
Salon addresses:
Holosiyevo, 26 Mykhaila Maksymovycha Street, +38 (093) 070-74-77 (Viber, Telegram, WhatsApp), +38 (098) 070-74-47
Pecherska (13 Lesi Ukrainky Boulevard), +38 (073) 12-06-002 (Viber, Telegram, WhatsApp)
Osokorky (10B Zavalna Street, Status Grad residential complex), +38 (073) 444-91-47 (Viber, Telegram, WhatsApp)
Poshtova Square (3A Naberezhno-Khreschatytska Street), +38 (093) 719-66-82 (Viber, Telegram, WhatsApp)
One more salon is expected to open soon in Troyeschyna.

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THE MEDIEVAL HORSE SHOW WITH MASTER-CLASSES WILL TAKE PLACE NEAR KYIV

On February, 6 and 7 Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus («Kyivan Rus Park») invites to the «Horse-trick Weekend». The guests will be awaited by the horse-trick performances, master-classes on ancient martial arts and horse care, tasty dishes prepared on fire, Slavic games, round dances… And all of this in a real medieval city!
On February, 6 and 7 the inhabitants of the Principality will warmly welcome dear guests at the entrance gate and will not let you get bored even for a minute. During these days the visitors will become active participants of the action.
Horse shows with the participation of unique horses of historical breeds will take place on the big tilting-yard of Ancient Kyiv.
After the performances, the horse breeders will tell the guests about the breeds` origin, their characteristics, about which outstanding historical personalities owned the representatives of that or another breed. The experienced instructors will hold open master-classes on horse training and care, where they will tell how to look after these animals for them to be not only healthy and obedient, but also to become faithful friends.
Every visitor will get a chance to walk up to the horses, palm them, make a colorful photo session and even ride on a horseback or in a carriage.
A master-class on horseback archery will be the highlight of the program on February, 6 and 7. The sportsmen-virtuosos will surprise with the historical bow shooting accuracy on a horseback at full gallop. This is an incredibly difficult task for the competition participants, but at the same time, a thrilling and exciting sight for the audience!
 The changes in the program are possible.
The visiting of Ancient Kyiv takes place in compliance with the requirements of the quarantine regime.
Ancient Kyiv is situated in 45 minutes from modern Kyiv – in the Kyiv region, Obukhiv district, vill. Kopachiv.
Ticket price: a full adult ticket – 200 Uah., for pensioners and students – 150 Uah., for schoolchildren – 80 Uah., for preschool children – for free.
Detailed information on the website www.parkkyivrus.com
The Interfax subscribers can save money with the “openbusiness-20” promo code for a 20%-discount for a full price adult ticket to the Principality of Kyivan Rus:
– by previous order by tel.: +38 044 461-99-37, +38 050 385-20-35
– or at the cash desk at the entrance to the «Kyivan Rus Park».

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NEW SUPPLY OF OFFICE PREMISES LOCATED ON LEFT BANK OF KYIV TO AMOUNT TO EXTRA 20,000 SQ M – EXPERTS

The new supply of office premises located on the left bank of Kyiv in 2021 will amount to only about 20,000 square meters, according to the international consulting company CBRE Ukraine (Kyiv).
According to the company’s report presented during the webinar entitled “Retail Real Estate Market Analytics” on January 27, about 180,000 square meters of new office space are expected to be released on the capital market in 2021, of which only 20,000 square meters are located on the left bank of Kyiv. Among them are office buildings on Bazhana Avenue (11,000 square meters and 6,000 square meters) and the Piramida business center (2,600 square meters).
“A piece of advice to developers: you need to pay attention to the left bank, as 35% of people working in the center live there. The lack of premises on the left bank also affects the fact that people do not want to return to offices, as it takes a lot of time to go to the center. It would be good to develop the left bank as well, which is now happening gradually,” Head of Brokerage at CBRE Ukraine Anna Silvestrova said at the webinar.
According to her, projects with an area of about 20,000 square meters, located near the metro, are optimal for the left bank.
At the same time, rental rates for high-quality class A premises on the left bank will inevitably be lower than for similar properties on the right bank.
“This is unprofitable for developers, since the return on their investment will be much longer and a little more painful,” Silvestrova said.
She said that someone should launch a project that will equalize the rights of the two banks. “I think it is faster to build a business center than the fifth or sixth bridge,” the expert said.
At the same time, CBRE predicts a reduction in new supply in 2023-2024, since many projects in the early stages of construction were canceled or suspended last year.

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SKYUP LAUNCHES FLIGHTS FROM KYIV TO CZECH REPUBLIC

SkyUp Airlines (Kyiv) from April 25, 2021 launches flights on the route Kyiv-Brno (the Czech Republic)-Kyiv.
The press service of the company said the flights will be operated twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays.
The cost of tickets from Kyiv to Brno without luggage starts from UAH 1,016, from Brno to Kyiv from UAH 966.
As reported, the commission of the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine decided to recommend to the head of the service to grant SkyUp the right to operate the Kyiv-London (UK) route for regular flights for an unlimited period from January 4, 2021.

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