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12-Star City Chernivtsi

Quite often Chernivtsi is called “the arcane capital of Europe”. During the centuries world-famous writers and poets, singers and actors, architects and artists found a place for themselves here. They belonged to different nations - Germans, Austrians, Poles, Romanians, Jews, Armenians, Ukrainians etc., however, such intermix of cultures and traditions created a special atmosphere of tolerance in the city and influenced the language of its inhabitants, local cuisine and general outlook of its citizens. On the state keeping of this small city there are more than 700 sites of cultural heritage. The Residence of Bukovynian and Dalmatian Metropolitans included into the UNESCO World Heritage List is rightly considered to be a pearl of architecture.

12-Star City Fastiv

Fastiv is a city of the regional subordination. It is an administrative center of Fastiv region and a diversified industrial center. The city is located (situated) to the south west part of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, on the banks of the Unava River. The total area of Fastiv is 4 315 hectares. Nearly 50 thousand people live here: 46% of men and 54% of women. The working age population is 61.5%.

12-Star City Kharkiv

Kharkiv is a 1.5 million multinational city where over 100 ethnic groups have been living peacefully together since the early days of its creation,  jointly contributing to the development of their beloved Motherland.   Numerous local diverse communities have their registered cultural associations in Kharkiv, which organize festivals, cultural days, concerts, exhibitions in close co-operation with city authorities. Such events always attract huge attention of all the citizens of Kharkiv. Our city is also home to many multinational and intercultural NGOs which organize all-city events to promote intercultural tolerance.

12-Star City Kyiv

Kyiv is a unique city with a rich historic and cultural heritage. Kyiv is 1.5 millennial city-legend. Based on the slopes of one of the major waterways of Eastern Europe – the Dnipro River, the city was the beginning of Slavic civilization – Kyivan Rus. Now it is the capital of Ukraine with a population of 2.8 million people. Kyiv is often called “a green city” with a plenty of gardens, parks, and other vegetation plantations. Its modern architectural ensembles combined with the ancient temples and surrounded by nature. Kyiv is the birthplace of the Ruthenian Orthodox Church and the center of Christian pilgrimage. The patron of the city is considered to be Archangel Michael. It is only in Kyiv you can visit more than 1,000 churches, monasteries and other sacred sites, some of which are included into the UNESCO World Heritage List. Kyiv is not only a modern metropolis, but a hospitable, open and European city with well-developed infrastructure.

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Vasylkiv

The city serves as the administrative center of the Vasylkivskyi Raion’s district. It enjoys picturesque surroundings and a stunning riverside location that only adds to its appeal. Vasylkiv is one of those cities that is so old that the exact founding date of the original settlement is unknown. It seems to pre-date most written records, but it must have been in existence by the early 10th century. The surrounding area has well over 1000 years of history and since Vasylkiv is a part of this, the town likely has just as long a history as the region.