As with most European countries, Ukrainians were originally a pagan nation of idol worshippers. In 988 AD, Prince Vladimir the Great of Kiev accepted Orthodox Christianity and brought the entire country under the influence of the Byzantine Empire. The period was characterized by mass baptisms, when many of the Prince’s subjects converted to Christianity. Despite changes over the past 1000 years, Ukrainian Orthodox Christianity remains the main religion of Ukraine today, with some 70% of Ukrainians still claiming to belong to this faith. Continue reading
Tour Commentaries are the narratives tour guides use to describe a sight and provide information about various aspects of Ukraine country to passengers while on a ukrainian tour. This is generally referred to as “guidespeak”. Continue reading
Baturyn (Baturin) is a historic town in the Chernihiv Oblast in the North of Ukraine. It is located in the Bakhmach district of the oblast, on the banks of the Seym River. The current estimated population is 3,066.
Public transportation in Kyiv includes the metro (underground or subway), buses, marshrutkas (public mini bus), trolleybuses and trams.
Kiev (Kyiv) Metro System is the fastest, most convenient and affordable way to get around nearly all of the city. Kiev’s Subway is expanding to meet an ever increasing number of users – estimated at two million passengers per day. There are 3 operating lines in the Kyiv Subway System. The total length is about 58,7 km. There are 445 metro stations along with 3 points of interchange, where you can change from one line to another. There are approximately 664 metro wagons and 119 escalators.
Metro Tokens cost 2.00 Hryvnia. You can buy them in each Metro Station at the “Kassa” (Cashier) or from a wall mounted dispenser, usually located near the “Kassa”, which excepts ten Hryvnya bills. The tokens are blue.
There is the generic definition of “tour guides” in the Ukrainian tourism industry which was established in the “soviet time”. Kiev (or Ukrainian) Tour Guides should assist the visitor in seeing the place in an excellent, unique way. Mostly all Tour Guides in Ukraine should see the career as being an international tour guide. After all, the type of visitor to the attraction or sight may be local, regional or international.
This is just a general idea worked out by our Kiev Tour Guide Group Travel2Ukraine of what a tour guide obligations and capabilities can be.