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One of three airfields in the city, Zaporizhia International Airport (OZH) is the main international gateway into Zaporizhia and serving the eastern and south-eastern regions of the country. It is also a base for Motor Sich, the aircraft engine factory.
Transport to and from the airport is by bus, taxi and car hire.
It is one of the largest centres for culture, administration, and industry in southern Ukraine. Zaporizhya also has an important railway junction and river port, and is home to the former Cossack stronghold, Khortytsia Island. The largest island on the Dnieper River, Khortytsia Island features important landmarks like the open-air Museum of Zaporizhian Cossacks and the Khortytsia National Reserve.
A city with a lot of history, Zaporizhia was an administrative centre for the famous Zaporizhian Cossacks from the 16th to 18th century. The city has numerous landmarks and attractions which include places like the Regional Lore Museum, Riverside Dubovy Gai park, which is great for kids, the Boguslayev Museum of Technology among others.
Completed in 1983, this wooden village has exhibits of halls and wooden huts with themes of the story of the Zaporizhian Cossacks, Zaporizhia at the advent of socialism and Khortytsia in the Stone Age. There are also cute dioramas to see, one on the construction of the Dnieper River Hydroelectric Station and another on the battles fought by the Zaporizhian Cossacks.
Reconstructed after a Zaporizhian sich from the 1500s, the complex is a huge attraction for tourists and visitors to Khortystia Island.
In the summer guests also get to watch battle re-enactments by actors donning 16th century clothing.
Ukrainian dishes are delicious and diverse, influenced by the country’s climate conditions, neighbouring countries, and rich pliable soil. Lots of Ukrianian recipes contain quite a number of ingredients, the most constant being garlic. For instance, borscht, a national favourite, is made of meat broth, vegetables, beetroot that gives it an unmistakably red colour, and served usually with garlic fritters.
There is also the world-famous chicken Kiev, which is served in many restaurants outside of Ukraine. It is a simple but tasty dish of chicken filet combined with butter, eggs and bread crumbs, then baked or fried. Another dish you can find in Ukraine is syrniki, a light and airy breakfast dish made from flour, eggs, sugar and cottage cheese.