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Know Ukrainians: Chrystia Freeland
In today continuation of our rubrics about the famous Ukrainians who have changed the world here and now, we would like to tell about incredibly dynamic Chrystia Freeland. She is journalist, writer and currently known as the successful politician. Having ethnic belonging to Ukraine, she fluently speaks the national language representing a wonderful example of a strong will.
From Kyiv with Cake
Airports, railways and bus stations in Kyiv aren’t much different from similar objects in other big cities. But that’s just at first sight. If you have a slightly closer look at passengers, you can see that every third one carries a round white-and-green box. It is in it where the part of the majestic city, that can be legally carried away as a souvenir, is – we mean the famous Kyiv Cake.
31.01.2019 | Ukraine, Kyiv
The winter fairy-tale: which cities are the most beautifully decorated to New Year eve
Till the beginning of 2019 there is little time that’s why in case one hasn’t decided yet where and how to celebrate the most popular holiday on our planet, Outlook offers the list of the brightest cities for the celebration. There all the wishes and dreams will, definitely, come true!
05.01.2019 | holiday
10 facts about Iceland
Thanks largely to the UEFA European Football Championship that took place last summer in France, the whole world got interested in the distant and seemingly cold country of Iceland, since its footballers highlighted the tournament with several loud break-throughs, and thus promoted their homeland. In order to keep up with the trend, OUTLOOK decided to equip our readers for a possible trip there, and to share the coolest fun facts about the country of elves and trolls, volcanoes and glaciers.
30.11.2018 | Iceland, 10 facts
Where stars are “set glowing”
There’s hardly anything that compares to bright-starred sky and silence. It is the stars that OUTLOOK want to tell you about or more precisely about the places with the best view on them. In Europe it is recommended to go stargazing not to some place but to… Slovenia. Point is, this small country is one of the cleanest in the world and consequently isn’t that polluted with smog.
24.10.2018 | science, rating, do you know
Departure: Yemen
Many scientists and historians unanimously agree that Middle East, particularly, Arabian semi-island is the cradle of human civilization because almost every nation among those present there is one of the most ancient on our planet. In this list there are citizens of Yemen who created the interesting in a travelling way country bounded by two seas and Indian Ocean simultaneously.
11.09.2018 | departure, Yemen
Skopje: Gratitude in Balkan Style
Having survived economically difficult 1990s, dissolution of Yugoslavia and even several wars, Balkan countries have been recovering from the spin and becoming not just stable but also popular for tourism. Alongside wonderful climate and relative availability, they win hearts of travelers with ancient cities, rich in terms of monuments of culture. Today we talk about one of them – Macedonian Skopje.
26.07.2018 | Macedonia
Ottawa is the capital of...
Canada is not only a very beautiful and picturesque country but also one of the most economically developed states on the planet. Since many local cities are well known, foreigners are often confused: Which city is the capital of Canada? Toronto? Vancouver? Or maybe Montreal? OUTLOOK knows not only the answer to this question, but also much more, therefore we would like to tell you about Ottawa, the capital of Canada.
08.06.2018 | Canada, is the capital of
Ghost cities: Detroit, Oradour-sur-Glane, Pripyat, Chenggong
American Detroit was until recently known as the automotive capital. But nowadays it is more often than not mentioned in the context of decline and population outflow. Outlook decided to figure out why ghost cities emerge.
26.04.2018 | architecture, travel, society
Know Ukrainians: Michael Yarymovych
Behind the famous landing of Neil Armstrong and his team of the Moon in 1969 there wasn’t just an abstract triumph of the power of human brain but also a large group of highly-skilled engineers solving complicated tasks. Among them there was one specially standing out with his bold and unusual approach – a native of Ukraine Michael Yarymovych, one of supervisors of the “Moon program”. It is about him that we proudly tell about today within the framework of our column Ours Make the Grade.
Know Ukrainians: Max Levchin
Ukrainian IT specialists annually prove that they are, if not the best, then certainly among the best on the planet working on the most diverse and complex projects. At the same time, they are not only highly professional employees, they are also excellent managers who create the world of the present time.
01.04.2018 | know ukrainians
On the rails overhead: Wuppertal cable way
The German city of Wuppertal, according to statistics, is not included even in the top ten most popular tourist destinations in Germany. In addition to the legendary dancer Pina Bausch, the same-name football club and the world-famous film director Tom Tykwer, whose career began in city movie clubs, Wuppertal seems to have nothing to boast about, but as soon as you learn about local transport - the city with its unique suspension monorail, it becomes so coveted for travelers.
14.03.2018 | Germany, travel, technology
Carpets, marble and deserts - Turkmenistan guide
This mysterious eastern country can surprise even the most experienced tourist. We are convinced of this and will gladly tell you why. And let's start with the fact that tourism in today's Turkmenistan is a rather promising and dynamic economic sector.
24.01.2018 | travel, Türkmenistan
Who will gallop away on Bronze Horse from Stockholm this year?
Quite soon, on the 8-th of November the official entrance of the most important Stockholm cultural center "Scandia" will be getting decorated with red road where the hundreds of cinema celebrities are going to honor the start of the prestigious "Stockholms filmfestival". We will tell today about the most prominent and crucial event in the world of cinema.
08.11.2017 | Sweden
Gastro Peru through the eyes of the ukrsinisn restaurateur Anna Kozachenko
Anna Kozachenko, the founder and head of popular Kyiv restaurants Milk Bar and Dogs&Tails, recently came back from her trip to Peru, so she brought both endless tourist impressions and professional analysis of local cuisine, restaurants and culinary traditions of this far country. We are happy to share Anna's juicy and appetizing impressions and encourage our readers to write about their exciting trips and share with us!
31.10.2017 | Peru, through the eyes of
No Cliché
Can you imagine a German who is late? Or a Japanese who sits in the office during working hours and twiddles his thumbs? Or at least a Spaniard who beavers away from morning till night? Hardly – and it is all courtesy of stereotypes and clichés that are stuck to one people or another. Today we not only talk about them – we defy them.
27.10.2017 | society, tradions
Eurovision in numbers and facts
Last Saturday, in the capital of Ukraine – Kyiv hosted the final of the Eurovision song contest - the main song competition of the Old world. While the fans enjoyed the welcoming and green Kiev and the performers themselves were involved in grandiosem show, Outlook has prepared the most interesting facts about the legendary contest with more than 60 years of history.
15.05.2017 | 10 facts
A word spoken is past recalling
Words we vocalize every day seem ordinary and familiar to us. We even get the feeling that, for instance, the word “chauffeur” existed forever. There is only this slight nuance: cars themselves re a little over hundred years old… Hence, things aren’t that simple when it comes to our day-to-day vocabulary. Well then, why not recollect interesting stories of other words origin?
12.05.2017 | history, illustration
10 facts about Lebanon
Being one of the most ancient countries in the world, Lebanon has been implied in the Old Testament more than 75 times while the local city Bibl is officially considered as the oldest in the world. The first human settlements within the area of republic harken back to the sixth millennium BC that again and again proves that verily Middle East is the cradle of humanity. Today we would like to tell about one of the main pearls of this part of the world, Lebanon.
14.04.2017 | Lebanon, 10 facts
Slow Life: We Manage Everything
Probably every person, who lives in our blistering and constantly accelerating era, needs to stop time and again to exhale and have own powers recharged. Residents of large cities need such breaks especially frequently, because as nearly as entire surrounding space never sleeps. In order to discover aspired ‘stop’ button inside yourself and then press it we offer you a story of a young but very interesting life philosophy that bears expressive name Slow Life.
23.12.2016
If you have 10 dollars and you are in Budapest
We continue our one of the most practical and useful sections on city prices on how you spend $ 10 worth. Today's story is about Budapest - one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe
20.12.2016 | Hungary, 10 dollars
EURO 2016: WORTH TO KNOW
Very soon, on June 10th, the match France-Romania will launch the most important football tournament of the Old World - The 2016 UEFA European Championship. This season, which is the 15th in the history, is revolutionary in terms of its regulations, therefore, for avid fans and for those who would like to have a fun evening watching TV and enjoying beer and chips, we have prepared some kind of guide for the competition with key facts.
09.06.2016
Cheap And Creative: World’s most distinctive hostels
It is commonly believed that a hostel – both inside and outside – is a very modest and simple place for a low-cost overnight. However, if you look thoroughly, it is possible to find among them such ones that will outshine 5-star hotels in terms of being distinctive.
15.02.2016 | tourism, places, interesting
Le Grand Louvre
First exhibition of paintings in the world’s most visited museum the Louvre was opened on 1793. But its building was well-known far beyond France, though the edifice was not used with such lofty cultural purposes.
09.02.2016 | architecture, history, France, places
A GREAT SCIENTIST, A HUGE HOAXER: NIKOLA TESLA
For more than a hundred years, the world has been haunted by the figure of Nikola Tesla. The Serb, who was born in the Croatian village of Smiljan, has been considered both as a genius inventor and as greedy rogues preying on science promoting his toys as technical breakthrough.
28.01.2016 | personality
All you need is … The Beatles
On January, 3 some people still miss the departed year while others feel sorry for the fact that on this very date the legendary Beatles gathered for their last rehearsal. This piece is for the latter ones.
03.01.2016 | art
The Family from Springfield
“It’s cool to have four fingers because only God has five of them!” If you instantly get what it means, then we share a special occasion: the most renowned TV-family, the legendary Simpsons, celebrate their 27th anniversary on air this december. Quarter-century ago first episode of the iconic series came out on FOX channel.
28.12.2015 | cinema
No Battery: Tortures with Art
There is a reason why they say that even goods things are good to an extent – even art served in a certain manner may not just bring joy and help experience catharsis but also break psyche down. On how exactly beauty serves as an instrument of torture – read below in Outlook.
17.12.2015 | art, society, personalities
On a bike around the world. Part 2
OUTLOOK continues to highlight trip of an incredibly brave Ukrainian girl who ventured for round-the-world trip on a motor bike all by herself..
09.12.2015 | travel, we were there
There Is No Sumo Without Ukrainian Lard
On hearing a word ‘sumo’ in almost everyone’s head appears an image of a huge man, insuperable as a block of ice. And he must have Eastern origins. “But what does our lard has to do with it?” – you might ask. Well, quite a lot! It turns out that not only Ukraine is connected to the main Japanese entertainment it also gave Japan one of the most powerful sportsmen of all times.
19.11.2015
World ghettos: for Oktoberfest to Venezuela
European tourists and Germans in particular love Venezuela a lot not just because it is both naturally beautiful and rich for historic objects. Should one be tired of South American color in this country, there is an option of going to a town called Colonia Tovar and get transferred to home-like scenery without any planes. It is there where Small Bavaria prospers.
31.10.2015 | Venezuela, world ghettos
World ghettos: Colorful Paris
Today another story of our series of articles devoted to the world ethnic ghettos will tell you about one of the most dangerous districts of the world - Barbès neighbourhood of Paris.
29.10.2015 | France, society, world ghettos
Fun Is Possible Without Roller Coasters
We have already told you about most amazing amusement parks in terms of dimensions and breathtaking rides. Now turn has come to talk about the most unusual places to spend exciting time in. Outlook warns: adrenaline level rises not just because of crazy roller coasters and centrifuges.
03.10.2015 | oddities, rating
Say Cheese! Part 2
We keep telling our readers about the most iconic photographs. The next step is another collection of shots which now would gain some hundreds of likes in Instagram, and if story of their creation were widely known, they would be liked thousands of times.
02.10.2015 | art, oddities
Cairo: Living in a Burial Vault Or When Your Neighbors Are Corpses
The capital of Egypt is a metropolis with 17 million of population and one of population’s highest densities on the globe. In order to have at least some kind of roof over one’s head, some people have to live at railway stations, some acquire status of refugees and others even have to settle at cemeteries. About half a million of the Cairene who live among toms read further in Outlook!
30.09.2015 | society, Egypt
Say Cheese!
It is impossible to imagine how many photos have been made by humankind over more than hundred-and-fifty-year-long history of photography. However, iconic ones emerge among them, famous not that much for their artistic merits but for the significance of an instant captured or mood reflected. About stories of such legendary pictures read more on Outlook.
28.08.2015 | art
Downshifters. Abandon Everything
What do Ukrainian philosopher Gregory Skovoroda, Russian multimillionaire German Sterlingov and British journalist Judy Jones have in common? Each of them in a certain moment of their lives decided that career was far from being the most important thing in life and traded blessings of civilization for closeness to nature by becoming downshifters.
27.08.2015 | oddities, nature
STREET ART: FROM THE FRENCH REVOLUTIONARIES TO BANKSY
Nowadays the word "art" is sparkling and strikes the eye wherever you cast a look. Alas, if applied to ordinary canteen with dirty tables and flies, the place will not become a pleasant public catering with creative design. Yet, when it comes to genuine art, one should call things by their names, so we immerse into concrete jungle of mega-cities to enjoy one of the areas of street-art known as stencil art.
15.08.2015 | art
This is not a May Day demonstration
Instead of curses and insults - kissing; instead of loud slogans - people dressed like semi-finished food; instead of declarations - body-art. OUTLOOK is revealing the most creative protests.
04.08.2015 | history, illustrations
For Boys And Girls And Moms And Dads
Last year my friend's parents took his younger brother and headed to California, to the very famous Disneyland. The kid was, surely, very lucky - one can only dream of getting to the world of favorite animation at the age of 8. But what to do if you have alredy been to the world of Walt Disney?
01.08.2015 | oddities
Know Ukrainians: Lisa Cholodenko
Today we continue a series of features united by a common concept "that's what one of us can do". Next in line is the story of a director of a stir-causing American TV drama Oive Kitteridge - of Lisa Cholodenko.
CONTRAINDICATIVE FOR AEROPHOBES
Today at the airport near the English town of Farnborough opens one of the largest air shows which mandatory program includes incredible aerobatic displays. Do not worry if you lack time to travel to the UK and get a first-hand look at nearly disastrous air acrobatics performed by world class pilots. OUTLOOK will tell you about similar events that are definitely worth checking out in the future.
08.07.2015 | Russia, USA, Germany, France, tecnologies
Scream If You Wanna Go Faster
It was 8 years ago at 2007 French electrical train TGV POS set a world speed record for transportation on conventional rails. This “plane from a platform” accelerated to 574 kilometers per hour. Records are probably beaten anonymously, too, and in some garages there are unknown heroes who assemble miracle engines and extend speed limits; yet, we only talk about official indicators.
03.06.2015 | technology, do you know
Mentality bank
OUTLOOK, writes about variety of national features, tries, as far as it is possible, to help readers learn other cultures, for you to at least be prepared, should you happen to be in this or the other country. The notorious joke about the boxer and trousers edge spread around the world (its capable of reading part, at least) as far back as in 1980 the moment “Solo on Underwood” was published in New York...
Know Ukrainians: Maxim Shkinder - Ukrainian designer at McLaren.
With patriotism aside and rose-tinted glasses off, we can’t but admit: domestic car industry is now having hard times, to put it mildly. Still, it is possible to find a matter to take pride in. Outlook shares with you a story of success and some advice from designer Maxim Shkinder who is in London to design cars for McLaren as we speak.
"Movies from the station": the birth of cinema
Every year over 4 thousand movies are released. In India alone a couple of locally produced films come out daily. And as far back as some hundred years ago all of this didn’t exist. It was only in 1896 when viewers saw the famous “Train Pulling into a Station” by Lumière brothers for the first time.
13.02.2015 | cinema, history, personalities
regia di Federico Fellini
What is fine in the genius, is that he looks like everyone, and nobody at the same time... Today marks 95 years since the birth of Federico Fellini. And especially to this date, OUTLOOK has prepared a selection of reviews of other, not lesser known filmmakers, about the works of this outstanding Director!
20.01.2015 | cinema, personalities
Voodoo people
Today beware of black magic more than ever. Why? Well, it’s January, 10, Voodoo Day!
10.01.2015 | religion, Africa
Peace, friends, gum!
Almost a century and a half ago American dentist William Finley Semple forever went down in history – he patented the technology of chewing gum production. Today it comes with almost every taste. But originally things weren’t that palatable: it was made of gum elastic and chalk
28.12.2014 | oddities
It’s BBC speaking and showing
Mass media is often perceived as a weapon of politicians and moguls. People are accustomed not to trust anyone. Nevertheless, there is one company that in split 100 years of activity raised its authority very high. No doubt, we talk about BBC…
23.12.2014 | oddities, cinema, Great Britain
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