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Ukraine on Tourist Map ( Finally)

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Ukraine on Tourist Map ( Finally)

Postby ladislav » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:20 pm

People who are from Ukraine have a problem telling people where they come from as the country is not very well known. It is always either "Where is that?" Or "Oh, Russia!" as a response. Both phrases are big shame, and pretty much insults to anyone from there as even those are not ethnically Ukrainian, still think of it as a homeland that they love. Think how much it hurts the full blooded locals.

Well, things are changing. The visa free policy is in effect and tourists can now just walk in ( provided they are 1st-worlders) . People are pouring in.

The "Where is that" or "Oh , Russia?" bs is also changing. Believe it or not, I think I have been able to help with that. I have been writing for several years to appropriate authorities there asking them to put a CNN commercial about Ukraine. They have assured me that they are working on several ,but I never thought that they would actually go on CNN and promote. Well, lo and behold here we go:

This is super cool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzItUNqAkz0

And it has been on CNN since Nov 12 now.

Now, this has been running on other networks, too:

hhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdOw99dLj4U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7uk_JX1uyM

Hopefully things will be improving although I have met only 1-2 Filipinos who knew where the place was or what it was. They do not watch the CNN, I guess.
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Postby ladislav » Sat May 09, 2009 2:59 pm

It seems that the government is still pissed because not enough tourists are coming so it has set up an organization called Ukraine Cognita and it is making all these commercials to attract tourists. Anyway, here they are:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfnUkX5VH9c&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5zgWzZ7 ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNKQ9dOsSP0&NR=1

I was born in this city, btw:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TnWP2kefeY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfnUkX5VH9c&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4pFQpdy ... annel_page

A shorter version of the same:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUsSBJmI ... re=channel
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Postby Mr S » Sun May 10, 2009 2:50 am

I like this Seinfeld moment featuring Ukraine...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzLtF_PxbYw
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Postby Boner_Jones » Sun May 10, 2009 3:04 am

Damn those are nice videos. that's a country you never hear about, maybe cause the powers that be don't want a mass rush of men out the door!
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Postby ladislav » Fri May 15, 2009 11:30 pm

Seinfeld put some hickish man on the train, not a cute girl or something.

Media does not usually report anything good so if a country does not advertise itself no one will. Unless it is something bad.

Here is a very good one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlZ8o76R ... re=related

Amazing what a bit of montage and music can do. It is all in the packaging.
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