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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.

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 the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnipro River. Kyiv is Europe's 6th largest city with a young, highly-skilled population and over 1 million visitors every year. The city of Kyiv is an important industrial, scientific, educational, and cultural centre of Eastern Europe. It is the home of many high-tech industries, higher education institutions and world-famous historical landmarks. The city has an extensive infrastructure and highly developed system of public transport, including the Kyiv Metro. Two international airports connect the city with major cities across all continents.

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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.