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MOST POPULAR NEW YEAR GIFTS IN UKRAINE ARE: ROMANTIC TRIP, CAR AND MONEY

Among Ukrainians, the most popular New Year gifts are a romantic trip, a car, accessories and money, according to the results of a study conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) on December 3 through December 11, 2021.
According to the opinion poll, if in the previous pre-COVID-19 years Ukrainians were very mercantile (money was in first place by a large margin), now, the first place is taken by a romantic trip (18% of respondents) and a car and accessories to it (12%). The next three gifts that Ukrainians would like to receive are money (10%), a mobile phone and other electronic devices (9%), as well as household appliances (7%).
Less than 5% of respondents want to receive all other gifts.
So, as for the desired gifts for men and women, apart from money (which both men and women like equally), there is expected to be a significant difference between them. Some 14% of men and 10% of women would like to get cars or accessories for them, 8.3% of women and 4.5% of men would like to get household appliances (men also actively participate in cooking and cleaning). Some 20% of women and 17% of men would like to go on a romantic trip. 6% of women and 3% of men would like to get eau de toilette, perfumery, and cosmetics.
In addition, according to the results of the study, if we consider the change in wishes from 2014 to 2021, then in addition to a significant increase in the desire to travel, there is a growing need for mobile phones and other electronic devices (from 3% in 2014 to 9% in 2021), as well as for tablets and PCs.
Asked about the desired gift, the respondents were able also to add their own wish if it was not on the list. More often than not, there was something that was impossible to give – peace and health. But there were also more realistic wishes. These were congratulations from children or grandchildren or that they come to visit.
Some respondents answered that they would like to receive a book, a balalaika, a large chocolate bar, a two-cylinder moped, a set of paints for painting, a kiss from his wife, “so that all those who are testing the waters in Ukraine go to the demonic father behind the road-edge,” a sable fur coat as a gift, and “to take away his woman for six months.”
The number of those wishing to have a pet also increased from 0.8% to 1.8%.
The survey was conducted by Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) on the basis of a random sample of mobile telephone numbers (with random generation of telephone numbers and subsequent statistical weighting) among 2,000 respondents living in all regions of Ukraine (except for the Autonomous Republic of Crimea). In Luhansk and Donetsk regions, the survey was conducted only in the territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities.
The sample is representative of the adult population (age 18 and older) in Ukraine. The sample does not include territories temporarily not controlled by the Ukrainian authorities – the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
The statistical error of the sample (with a probability of 0.95 and taking into account the design effect of 1.1) does not exceed: 2.4% for indicators close to 50%, 2.1% for indicators close to 25%, 1.5% – for indicators close to 10%, 1.1% – for indicators close to 5%.

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NEW YEAR AT FOREST SPA RESORT GRAND ADMIRAL RESORT & SPA

The forest SPA resort GRAND ADMIRAL RESORT & SPA invites you to plan the celebration of New Year 2022 in advance. An eventual program has been prepared for the guests of the club: an impressive entertainer who will joke to make you laugh; amazing vocals and world hits from a cover band, so that you dance heartily; author’s menu from the chef to make incredibly tasty dishes for you!
Entertainment
December 31. New Year’s magic
14:00 – 19:00 Daytime animation for children, Admiral Kids Club
21:00 – 22:00 Welcome aperitif accompanied by live music. SPA hotel hall
From 21:00 Children’s New Year’s program with buffet table and a cake, Admiral Kids Club
From 22:00 New Year’s Eve with a charismatic entertainer, world hits from the Franky Jazz group and a festive menu from the chef. Mozart panoramic restaurant
January 1. Relax day
9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast for young guests, Fusion hall
11:00 – 14:00 Festive brunch with a sparkling wine outside. Atmosphere: folk music and songs from the folk group. Arbors of the “Pearl Town”
11:00 – 17:00 Daytime fairy tale animation for children at Admiral Kids Club
19:00 – 22:00 Cozy evening with live music at the Mozart restaurant
The cost of the New Year’s package, depending on the category of rooms, is from UAH 27,800, accommodation for 2 days is included, check-in on December 31, check-out on January 2; New Year’s menu and a program for two persons.
What to do in the Club in winter
1 Visit Ukraine’s best Wellness & SPA according to the World Luxury SPA Awards. It offers six bath houses and saunas, an outdoor Jacuzzi, a warm indoor pool, contrasting hot tubs and a spacious relaxation area with a Wellness bar. We recommend special offers with an integrated approach: a SPA day, a SPA tour and relaxing duet rituals in a double suite.
2 Free your body from the heavy ballast of stressful experiences, sleepless nights, possibly prolonged holidays, excesses in food and alcoholic drinks. Improve your health and make a full check-up of the body in the comfortable conditions of the Medical SPA, by completing a medical program for detoxification, anti-age or weight loss.
3 Spend a cozy evening in the Mozart panoramic restaurant with signature cuisine from the chef and a rich wine list. Live music creates the atmosphere every Saturday.
4 To unite with the family, friends or business partners: the club area of 23 hectares, a forest trail with original installations, signs for interactive recreation and the sculpture park “Away from the Hustle and Bustle” from world famous Ukrainian sculptors are at our guests’ service.
5 Give children an interesting weekend: every weekend there is an animation program in the Club for young guests and special offers for school holidays.
Grand Admiral Resort & SPA
116 Varshavska Street
Irpin (15 km from Kyiv)
+380 (44) 393 33 57 (hotel reception)
+380 (44) 393 33 60 (SPA reception)
admiralclub.com.ua
facebook.com/admiralclub.com.ua

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GRANDIOSE NEW YEAR AND CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS NEAR KYIV

The grandiose «Winter Fairy Tale» show-program, dedicated to the New Year and Christmas holidays is taking place in the «Kyivan Rus Park». Till January, 19 bright shows with special effects and horse-trick performances, ancient Slavic Winter amusements, tasty dishes prepared on fire, horse riding, master-classes, round dances, games and prize draws will be waiting for the guests.
On December, 28 and 29 the festive New Year performance with the demonstration of the «Kogel mogel» interactive musical performance, horse-trick performances, horse riding, master-classes, round dances, games and prize draws will take place in the Principality.
On December, 30 the guests will get a chance to visit the Principality, enjoy its architecture, make bright photos in the medieval city.
If you want to celebrate New Year 2020 in a princely, bright, original way and remember this holiday forever, then go to Ancient Kyiv. Here you can gather a big company or make new friends and have a lot of fun.
On the night from December, 31 2019 from 20:00 to January, 1 2020 a grandiose New Year’s performance with a masquerade, a twin show, horse-trick performances, live vocals, an interactive musical with fire special effects will take place in the Principality. Ancient Kyiv will be shine with bright lights and garlands, bonfires and torches. Tasty dishes prepared on fire, hot drinks and medieval tinctures, free horse riding (from 19:00 till 21:00), gifts and treats for everyone will be waiting for the guests, and at the end – fireworks.
The beginning of the program on December, 31 at 20:00. The end around 3:00.
It will be possible to warm up in the Main New Year`s Residence, near the bonfires, with hot dishes prepared on fire and mulled wine, fiery dances, in the warm Princely tavern by previous booking.
On January, 1 Ancient Kyiv invites to start the New Year in a nice and bright way, and spend an unforgettable day on fresh frosty air, surrounded by the masterpieces of wooden architecture of Kyivan Rus.
On January, 2 – 5 Princess Winter calls the guests once again to the « Winter fairy tale » show-program with horse-trick shows and the musical performance in which both adults and children will get a chance to participate. And also: winter amusements, horse riding, master-classes, games, competitions and round dances.
On January, 6 and 7 the inhabitants of Ancient Kyiv invite everybody to the Christmas celebration according to ancient Slavic traditions, with ancient rites and winter amusements, horse-trick performances, costumed characters, the interactive musical performance presentation. The real Christmas nativity scene will come to life in front of the viewers. The action will pass in ancient Slavic. After this the guests will be invited to a master-class on Christmas carols learning and singing.
Details: https://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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NEW YEAR`S SHOWS ARE TAKING PLACE NEAR KYIV

The real New Year`s extravaganza reigns in Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus («Kyivan Rus Park»). Beginning from December, 14 in the largest historical-entertaining complex near Kyiv the festive «Winter fairy tale» show-programs cycle for children and adults, including the New Year`s night on December, 31 is taking place.
Already from December, 14 the Main New Year`s Residence is open in the Principality, where the good wizard meets children and adults and every guest can put his letter in the magic wish box.
The real fairy tale in the Kyivan Rus style with horse-trick performances, theatrical stagings with costumed historical characters, traditional Slavic amusements, live vocals and fiery round dances will be waiting for the guests.
Also the visitors are awaited by walks on a horseback, rides in sledges or carriages, hot drinks and tasty dishes prepared on fire, medieval tinctures, zip line «Politaylo» and the speed slide «Firedrake», festive photo location, master-classes, the location of the fortune-teller, flash mobs, games, competitions and the gifts lottery.
The inhabitants of the Principality will light hot fires on the territory and will invite all the guests to take part in winter amusements and merry round dances.
The cooks of Ancient Kyiv will please everyone in the warm Princely tavern and in the medieval kitchens with hot drinks and tasty dishes prepared on fire.
The thrilling musical performance «Gogol-mogol» with special effects and lights will be the highlight of the fairytale program. The horses of rare ancient breeds will participate in the performance together with people, the actors-stuntmen. The musical performance is filled with sparkling humor and will be interesting for both children and adults. All the guests can become the participants of the action.
(The performance takes place on December, 14-15, December, 19, December, 21-22, December, 25, December, 28-29, on January, 2 till 7 and on January, 11-12.)
On December, 25 the “Christmas in Ancient Kyiv” festive performance based on Slavic mythology, with horse-trick performances, costumed characters and the interactive musical performance show will be taking place. Also the Christmas nativity scene in the ancient Slavic language will come to life in front of the guests of Ancient Kyiv. After this the master-class on learning and singing Christmas carols will be waiting for the viewers.
On the New Year night on December, 31 2019 from 20:00 to January, 1 2020 a grandiose show with the New Year`s masquerade, the twin show, horse performances, love vocals, interactive musical performance with fire special effects will be taking place in the Principality. Ancient Kyiv will shine with multicolored lights and garlands, bonfires and torches. Also the guests will be awaited by tasty dishes prepared on fire, hot drinks and medieval tinctures, free horse riding (from 19:00 till 21:00), gifts and treats for everyone and finally – fireworks. The end of the program around 3:00.
The main events of the program:
December, 20 2019 – New Year program “Magic Town”
December, 21-22 2019 – New Year performance “Winter Fairy Tale”
December, 23-24 2019 – New Year program “Magic Town”
December, 25 2019 – New Year performance “Christmas in Ancient Kyiv”
December, 26-27 2019 – New Year program “Magic Town”
December, 28-29 2019 – New Year performance “Winter Fairy Tale”
December, 30 2019 – New Year program “Magic Town”
On the night on December, 31 2019 from 20:00 to January, 1 2020 – the New Year`s night in Ancient Kyiv.
January, 1 2020 – New Year program “Magic Town”
January, 2-5 2020 – New Year performance “Winter Fairy Tale”
January, 6-7 2020 – New Year performance “Christmas in Ancient Kyiv”
January, 11-12 2020 – New Year program. Old New Year
January, 18-19 2020 – the Epiphany holiday in Ancient Kyiv
Ancient Kyiv opens at 10:00. The program starts at 13:00.
The ticket price for «Winter Fairy Tale»:
Full adult ticket:
December, 14-24, December, 26-30, January, 2-5, January, 11-12, January, 18-19 – 190 Uah.,
December, 25, January, 6-7 adult ticket – 200 Uah.
for pensioners and students – 150 Uah.,
for schoolchildren – 80 Uah.,
for preschool children – for free.
The ticket price for the New Year`s night: full adult ticket – 395 Uah., for pensioners and students – 250 Uah., for schoolchildren – 150 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 «Vydubychi» metro station, see the schedule on the website.
Details on the website 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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UKRAINE’S FOREST RESOURCES AGENCY SELLS 472,800 NEW YEAR TREES IN 2018

Enterprises of the State Forest Resources Agency of Ukraine sold 472,800 New Year trees in 2018 for UAH 32.8 million, Director General of the forestry innovative and analytical center of the State Forest Resources Agency of Ukraine Viktor Melnychenko has said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
He said that the average price of one tree was UAH 69.
“With this level of sales, enterprises of the State Forest Resources Agency grow about 15 million trees. Thus, there is no harm to society or the environment from production of trees. At the same time, the market potential is much greater: about 10 million trees, if we assume that Ukraine has 40 million people [living in the country],” Melnychenko said.
He also said that in recent years, the State Forest Resources Agency has grown more trees in pots.

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AREA UNDER NEW YEAR TREES EXCEEDS 5,000 HA – VIKTOR MELNYCHENKO

The area under New Year trees (spruces, pines, firs) of the State Forest Resources Agency of Ukraine exceeds 5,000 hectares, Viktor Melnychenko, the director general of state enterprise Forestry Innovation Analytical Center, has said at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine. “The New Year campaign has already started – wholesale buyers are starting to buy Christmas trees from about the beginning of December. Prices have not changed much from year to year – the wholesale price is UAH 60-70 per running meter”, he said.
According to Melnychenko, the sellers later pass unused trees to zoos for animal feed, while used ones are processed for fuel.
He also noted that Forestry Innovation Analytical Center has developed an application for Android software – yalynka.info – to verify the legality of a Christmas tree origin. The application can be installed for free from Google Play Market. It allows checking the Christmas tree on the individual number on the label (plastic screed) and the self-adhesive label. The tag and the label deteriorate when removed and, accordingly, cannot be used again.
As reported, state forestry enterprises plan to sell about 500,000 Christmas trees this year.

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