Ukrainian Online Stores

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TL;DR: Euromaidan and the Ukrainian Crisis

An Absurdly Brief Intro to Ukraine Ukraine is, by area, the largest country located entirely in Europe. It has thousands of years of history, and the capital city predates Moscow by hundreds of years. Ukraine spent most of the last few hundred years under other nations, and historically it was usually split east-west, with the western portions under nations like Poland, […] Read more

Bandura Resources

Learning to Play Mishalow’s Resource Handbook Shtokalko Kharkiv-style handbook Shtokalko bandura songbook Recordings of Shtokalko playing Bandura magazine parts 3-4 (including Introduction to Bandura Part II) Technical Resources Changing a Chernihiv string String gauges (Chernihiv, baby Vetzal, Vetzal Poltavka, Honcharenko Poltavka) Manufacturing Vetzal construction video One of the last Chernihiv manufacturers Banduramaker Old-world manufacturing Skliar construction (translation) General (useful) Herasymenko […] Read more

My PHP Dev Environment

Howdy! Most of the sites I build are in PHP, built on top of WordPress or MediaWiki, as I can build these fairly quickly and host them cheaply, requiring minimal maintenance. It took me a while to come up with a comprehensive setup, so I hope this helps someone in the future! CodeAnywhere (Starting at $8/month) Online IDE with included online […] Read more


Major Suppliers: Ukrainian Gift Shop (UGS) The “standard” supplier. Most people are familiar with their dyes and frequently refer to them as standard shades (e.g. “UGS Orange”). They are nothing special but there is also nothing wrong with them and they are very reliable. Ukrainian Eggcessories (UE) Some of the best dyes, however their standard orange does not behave as […] Read more