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Must See in Ukraine: Chernihiv

Must See in Ukraine: Chernihiv

Chernihiv, the capital of the northern most province of Ukraine, is situated on the right (western) bank of the Desna river 140 km north of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv along the international highway Odessa – Kyiv – St. Petersburg – Helsinki. It is also located 80 km east as the crow flies from the Lenin Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Chernihiv is slightly more than 78 sq km with a population of 310,000.

Founded in the VII cent., this first capital of the slavic Siverian tribes joined Kyivan-Rus in the IX cent., was destroyed by the Tartars in the XIV cent., captured by the Lithuanians in the XV cent. and fell under Polish rule in the XVII cent. A historical and archeological gem of Ukrainian history, Dytynets, a fortress with royal chambers and Boyar living quarters, is today called the M. Kotsiubynsky Central Park of Culture and Recreation. Transfiguration Church (XI cent.), Boryso-Hlibskyj Sobor (XII cent.), Pyatynska Church (XII-XIII cent.), Katerynska Church (XVIII cent.) and the Collegium (XVII cent.), and are also of significant historical interest.

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Alex Faynin

1. 23 years experience in travel, hospitality & IT business. Author of the concept of creation of Free Economic Zones - Inter Ports in Ukraine (1994), concept of the youth hostels in Ukraine creation (1999-2000) as well as concept of the national Eco lodges network (2010). Co-author of the concept for youth tourist infrastructure development in Ukraine for Euro 2012. Author of the project for the National Camping Network development (2012). 2. Working languages - English, Russian, Ukrainian. Hebrew is on the beggining level 3. Developer of IT technologies in travel sphere. Author of a number of tours in Ukraine and other countries. 4. Global consulting for foreign and locsl businessman, hotels, restaurants and land owners to start /develop a travel, hospitality or restaurant business in Ukraine, Israel and other countries. Specialties: - Competitive analysis - Business planning & development - IT-management & marketing - Startup management

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