I was prepared for bitter cold, but that part of the world was experiencing record highs for that time of year, which was fine with me.
The newspaper is in Slavyansk, a city in the Donetsk Oblast (state), which borders Russia. We offered some journalistic insight from our American point of view, and our hosts showed as all around their area before we proceeded to the capital city of Kyiv (Kiev). Along the way, we visited a monastery built into a chalk mountain; a salt mine that has hosted symphony orchestras; a traditional Ukrainian village; and various museums pertaining to art, music and the disaster at Chernobyl.
We also saw a ballet and opera, both exquisitely performed. Unfortunately, because of the toll of travel, I dozed off during both performances …
Anyway, I shot hundreds of images during the visit and when all was said and done, I narrowed them down to this Master Gallery. Enjoy!