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HOW TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS NEAR KYIV

On January, 7, 8 and 9, Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus («Kyivan Rus Park») invites you to celebrate Christmas in a big way as in the times of Kyivan Rus. Traditional medieval winter amusements, the real nativity scene, master-classes on carol singing, horse-trick and interactive musical performances, hot drinks and dishes from fire – these and much more waits for children and adults in the Principality of Kyivan Rus.
The best place to celebrate Christmas is Ancient Kyiv, located in the Kyiv region, in the village of Zastugna (Kopachiv). After all, only here you can plunge into the times of the birth of Christianity in our lands, touch the ancient traditions of Christmas celebrations and feel like the real inhabitants of Kyivan Rus.
At the entrance gates of the Principality, the guests are awaited by the real journey in a thousand years ago, in the times of Kyivan Rus. After all, here, on the basis of knowledge of modern science, Kyiv of the V-XIII centuries is being fully reproduced. The visitors will see the reconstructed masterpieces of medieval wooden architecture: the monumental fortification «Zaborola» (about 300 m long), the St. Michael’s Gate (21 m high), the estates of Kyiv residents, watchtowers, terems and tribunes, the wooden St. Basil’s Church of the Хth century. The atmosphere and the spirit of that glorious time are also being revived here.
During the three holiday days the guests of the Principality will get acquainted with the life of the real medieval city, lots of entertainment and a rich Christmas show with the participation of the horse-trick theatre and costumed characters, riding on a horseback and in a sleigh, medieval drinks and hot dishes prepared on fire, winter entertainment, the holiday photo location, master-classes, the New Year’s souvenir fair, flash mobs, games and the drawing of gifts.
At the gates of Ancient Kyiv, the guests will be greeted by the New Year’s characters and invited to the magical world of the Christmas «Winter Fairy Tale» with fun games, contests, New Year’s songs, fiery round dances and many ancient Slavic winter amusements. The inhabitants of the Principality will invite all the guests to take part in the merriment.
Only in Ancient Kyiv on January, 7, 8 and 9 the real Christmas nativity scene will come to life. There will be the Virgin Mary with the holy baby, shepherds, Volkhvs, and, of course, the struggle of good and evil and the victory of good in the finale. And the nativity scene will be in the unique ancient Slavic language. After the nativity scene there will be a master-class on learning and singing Christmas carols.
On the main stage of the Fairytale city the author’s interactive performance-musical, interesting and instructive for both children and adults, will take place. The uniqueness of the performance is that the ancient Slavic language spoken by our ancestors will be heard from the stage. It will be accompanied by fire special effects and horse-trick performances with the use of the medieval weapon. The spectators will be able not only to watch the performance, but also to take part in the fabulous extravaganza.
One of the wonders of Ancient Kyiv is the live collection of horses of rare historical breeds, gathered from all over the world in the Princely stable. Some of the breeds were bred over a thousand years ago. The representatives of some of these breeds can be seen nowhere else in Ukraine, as they were brought in a single number. Every visitor will be able to approach the horses, palm them, take pictures and ride on a horseback, in a sleigh or in a carriage.
In the Principality, the visitors will be able to walk the streets of the medieval city, shoot a bow in the medieval shooting range, mint a coin after the ancient technology. The lovers of extreme will find awaited by the Zmiy Horynych speed slide and the Politaylo rope descent with the routes of varying difficulty. In the Princely costume room the guests can put on the clothes of the Kyivan Rus times and arrange a colorful photo session in them. And then – visit the medieval shop and choose original souvenirs for memory.
You can warm up and regain strength in the Princely tavern. Here you can taste drinks and dishes prepared on open fire, both according to medieval and modern recipes.
For those who want to continue the holiday for one more day, it is possible to stay for the night in comfortable rooms, by pre-booking.
The world of amazing medieval adventures waits for children and adults in the Principality of Kyivan Rus!
Visiting Ancient Kyiv takes place in compliance with the requirements of the quarantine regime.
Ancient Kyiv opens at 10.00. The program starts at 13:30. * The program may change.
The ticket price: a full adult ticket – 250 Uah., for pensioners and students – 150 Uah., for schoolchildren – 100 Uah., for preschool children – for free.
Ancient Kyiv is in a 45-minutes’ drive from modern Kyiv – in the Kyiv region, Obukhiv district, vill. Zastugna (Kopachiv).
You can get by your own car or by public transport. The schedule of route taxis check on the «Obukhivtrans» website or on the «Kyivan Rus Park» website in the «Contacts» section.
Detailed information on the website www.parkkyivrus.com

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THE MIDDLE PRICE OF SQ M IN KYIV IN JAN IS UAH 35,000

Average price of one square meter in new residential complexes in Kyiv in January-2022 is UAH 35,000 ($1,280), the minimum price is UAH 22,900 ($840), according to market research data from the LUN portal.
According to the research results, the average cost of one square meter in new economy class residential complexes of Kyiv in January is UAH 23,000 ($850), comfort class – UAH 27,200 ($1,000), business class – UAH 52,900 ($1,940), premium class – UAH 78,600 ($2,900).
According to LUN analysts, prices vary depending on the location of the facility. So, in the Pechersky district, the average price per square meter in new housing estates is UAH 69,100 ($2,550), in Podilsky – UAH 48,800 ($1,800), Shevchenkivsky – UAH 44,500 ($1,630), Holosiyivsky – UAH 37,500 ($1,380), Dniprovsky – UAH 30,500 ($1,120), Sviatoshynsky – UAH 30,000 ($1,100), Obolonsky – UAH 28,500 ($1,050), Solomiansky – UAH 28,000 ($1,030), Darnytsky – UAH 26,500 ($980), Desniansky – UAH 23,900 ($880).
According to statistics, the average price per square meter in new residential complexes in the suburbs of Kyiv in January is UAH 21,200 ($780). At the same time, in Vyshgorod it is UAH 23,500 ($860), in Brovary – UAH 19,000 ($690), Boryspil – UAH 19,600 ($720), Hatne – UAH 21,700 ($800) , Sviatopetrovsky – UAH 20,200 ($740), Vyshneve – UAH 24,500 ($900), Sofiyivska Borschahivka – UAH 22,800 ($840), Petropavlivska Borschahivka – UAH 23,900 ($880) , Irpen – UAH 23,100 ($850), Bucha and Hostomel – UAH 20,000 ($730).

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HOTEL OCCUPANCY IN KYIV GOES DOWN TO 53%, IN LVIV TO 41%, NOVEMBER

Hotel occupancy in Kyiv has decreased from 65% in October to 53% in November, in Lviv from 60% to 41%, according to a study of the Hotel Matrix project.
According to the study, in November, the occupancy of hotels in Kharkiv also decreased – from 56% to 45%, in Odesa – from 43% to 32%, and in Dnipro – from 42% to 36%.
In general, in November, the occupancy rate of hotels in Ukraine amounted to 44%, ADR (average rate) was UAH 2068, RevPAR (revenue per available room per day) was UAH 908.
According to Hotel Matrix, all monitored cities showed a decrease in ADR in November compared to the previous month, except for Dnipro, where the indicator grew by 6% and amounted to UAH 4,427. At the same time, in Odesa, the decrease in the indicator was 8.6% (to UAH 1,493), Lviv – 16% (to UAH 2,028), Kyiv – 3% (to UAH 2,147), and Kharkiv – 16.5% (to UAH 2,235).
RevPar in November 2021 in Odesa fell by 31.7%, to UAH 480, in Lviv – by 44.5%, to UAH 822, in Kyiv – by 1.54%, to UAH 1,130, in Kharkiv – by 33.4%, to UAH 996, in Dnipro – by 15%, to UAH 1,526.
Statistical data on Dnipro are presented by the hotel market of four-star and five-star hotels, in Kharkiv by two-star, four-star and five-star hotels. The statistics of Kyiv, Odesa and Lviv are presented by three-star, four-star and five-star hotels.
Hotel Matrix is a web-based hotel analytics product developed by specialists from Poland and Ukraine. It was launched in May 2020. Now, 154 hotels are connected to the Hotel Matrix.

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CHRISTMAS WILL BE CELEBRATED NEAR KYIV ACCORDING TO THE TRADITIONS OF OUR ANCESTORS

On December, 25, 26 and 27, 2021 Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus («Kyivan Rus Park») invites you to a grandiose celebration of Christmas according to the traditions of our ancestors.
Traditional folk festivities, horse-trick performances, an interactive musical with special effects, a Christmas nativity scene, the master-classes on carol singing, the New Year’s Residence, hot drinks and tasty dishes from fire, extreme rides – all of this and much more waits for young and adult guests in the real live medieval city.
Visiting Ancient Kyiv takes place in compliance with the requirements of the quarantine regime.
Ancient Kyiv opens at 10:00. The program starts at 13:30.
The ticket price: a full adult ticket – 250.00 UAH, for pensioners and students – 150.00 UAH; for schoolchildren – 100.00 UAH, for preschool children – for free.
Ancient Kyiv in the «Kyivan Rus Park» is located in the vill. Kopachiv, Obukhiv district, Kyiv region. Route taxis leave from Kyiv from the «Vydybitchi» metro station.
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 the adult ticket (at full price) 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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ANDREW`S VECHORNYTSI WILL TAKE PLACE NEAR KYIV

On December, 11 and 12 Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus («Kyivan Rus Park») invites to join the thrilling Andrew`s vechornytsi (traditional parties) in the magical atmosphere of the Middle Ages.
Hot drinks and tasty dishes from fire, ancient rites and amusements, walks on a horseback will be waiting for the guests in a real live medieval city.
Visiting Ancient Kyiv takes place in compliance with the requirements of the quarantine regime.
Ancient Kyiv opens at 10:00. The program starts at 13:30.
The ticket price: a full adult ticket – 200.00 UAH, for pensioners and students – 150.00 UAH; for schoolchildren – 80.00 UAH, for preschool children – for free.
Ancient Kyiv in the «Kyivan Rus Park» is situated in the vill. Kopachiv, Obukhiv district, Kyiv region.
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 the adult ticket (at full price) 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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UNIQUE SHOWROOM DIM BRENDІV OPENS IN CENTER OF KYIV

In the very heart of Kyiv, at 8a Lva Tolstoho Street, a multi-brand showroom Dim Brendiv has opened.
The showroom presents various collections of Ukrainian brands. Buyers got the opportunity to immerse in the world of fashion, beauty and style, and designers – to present their collections and find new fans of their brand.
The showroom collected various products by style, texture and age criterion. There are also daily casual blouses and skirts, suits, evening dresses and outerwear.
It also presents various accessories that women of fashion will be able to effectively complement their image.
The showroom is bright and spacious, shopping lovers will be able to view themselves and their friends in magnificent large mirrors, and the staff will prepare a cup of fragrant tea with sweets so that customers can rest after trying on their outfits.

The assortment and brands presented can be viewed on the Dim Brendiv Instagram page. New collections and models of clothes are presented every day.

“In my showroom there are a lot of cool and exclusive items of famous Ukrainian brands that are not presented anywhere else in Kyiv. I fell in love with these things from the first collection, and with each new look book, you can find models that you really want to buy. The assortment is constantly updated, and we immediately post the most stylish items on our Instagram page. We are open to both buyers and Ukrainian designers who want to present their collections in our stylish premium class showroom. Come to us, our doors are always open!” the owner of the showroom, a girl with a great taste, Maryna Kharetonchuk, who chooses clothes from Ukrainian designers, told Open4Business.com.ua .

It is worth noting that the showroom is located near the Lva Tolstoho metro station in the very center of Kyiv, at 8a Lva Tolstoho Street, opening hours are from 11:00 to 20:00 daily.

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