Ever heard of the USSR? Want to know more about one of the eras of Ukraine’s history which arguably shaped it more than no other? BeInside Ukraine has just the experience for you! Immerse yourself into Ukraine’s soviet past with a tour of the buildings and monuments of the period accompanied by insight into the culture and the stories associated with each one. It is said here that everything that comes from soviet times is reliable and long-lasting. It really is true- for example, older Ukrainians still remember the the soviet bicycles known as   ‘Lastochka’ (Swallow) or “Ukraina” (Ukraine). Even nowadays many of them are still working and in some way consider to be better than their more modern counterparts. Interested in why this is? Come on our tour! On this tour you will visit on the most important and iconic soviet tourist destinations – Rodina Mat’ or The Motherland monument. It is a monumental 102m sculpture located on top of the museum of the Second World War. In one hand the sculpture triumphantly holds a sword and in another – shield with an emblem of the USSR – hammer and sickle. The second port of call for the tour are the nearby typical soviet apartments, known as as “Stalinka” or “Khruschevka” and built between the 1930s and the 1950s. Nowadays most elderly Ukrainians who are already retired live in such apartments as they obtained it for free from the government. Of course, the tour will then pass by the most powerful institution of Ukraine- the Verkhovna Rada. It is in this building that all the laws and regulations are developed and accepted, affecting the lives of regular Ukrainian citizens even to this day. Many things changed since soviet times, but Verkhovna Rada is still in full operation. If you’re lucky, you may even see one of the Ukrainian national members of parliament or even the Mayor of Kiev, Vitaliy Klitchko, former boxer and world champion sportsman. The soviet tour will definitely show you that Ukraine is a country of great contrasts: it is possible for a professional boxer to become the Mayor of the country’s biggest metropolis. Strange, no? If you aren’t aware of history, it’s condemned to repeat itself, so BeInside Ukraine is delighted to welcome you on this tour, one which will leave you with an in-depth knowledge of Ukrainian soviet history, seen from a point of view like no other. Any questions? Our team of travel experts are ready to help you. This tour can be booked securely in advance online. Just add it to your travel list!

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