Tag Archives: Ukraine

  • Ivan Marchuk, a Ukrainian art genius of our time

    By Galina Tsvintarnaya, Raiffeisen Bank Aval, Ukraine | “Give me a thousand years – I’ll paint the sky and will not repeat!”, Ivan Marchuk Ivan Marchuk is a renowned artist, a patriarch of the Ukrainian avant-garde, a legend of the Ukrainian painting, a genius who created about 5,000 works, opened more than 150 monographic and […]

  • KAZKA – a Ukrainian music sensation

    By Galina Tsvintarnaya, Raiffeisen Bank Aval in Ukraine | “We are not afraid to be different, after all we believe that each of us is beautiful thanks to our own uniqueness. You just need to believe in yourself and your power and be steady in your purpose”, KAZKA band’s vision. The Ukrainian band KAZKA (“fairy […]

  • Fintechs vs. banks? Time to clear up the competition myth

    By Oleksandr Kryshtal, Raiffeisen Bank Aval | Fintech primarily refers to innovations in the financial sector. Such innovations may include a new customer experience, a completely new product or modernization of cross-banking technology. Fintech has the ability to bring banking into the modern age offering advanced solutions to the financial services world. However, some time […]

  • Life in Chernobyl has found a way forward

    By Galina Tsvintarnaya, Raiffeisen Bank Aval | “The further we move in time from the disaster, the more it seems like a myth – and the more difficult it becomes to grasp its real-life roots and consequences”, Serhii Plokhy, the author of the book “History of a Tragedy” awarded with the Baillie Gifford prize. I […]

  • The Carpathians: A personal guide to the magic mountains

    By Dmytro Sologub, Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine | Central banking is a tough job. It requires making policy decisions in an uncertain environment under pressure from the various groups of interests. Hence, I’m often asked both in my public and private interactions: How do you relax from your challenging office work? […]

  • Efficiency and innovation are the basis for success in agribusiness

    By Galina Tsvintarnaya, Raiffeisen Bank Aval, Ukraine | Alex Lissitsa is the CEO of IMC, an integrated agricultural business company, and president of the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club, an association representing the interests of over 100 leading Ukrainian agro-food companies. Lissitsa was born in Chernihiv region in Ukraine, studied at the National Agricultural University of Ukraine […]

  • Economic and cultural facts about Ukraine at a glance

    In July, the Discover CEE spotlight is on Ukraine! Watch out for several blog posts on Ukrainian business, culture and success stories. Today, we have the most interesting economic data and cultural facts about Ukraine at a glance for you. The fact sheet is also downloadable in print version. Click here to print the fact sheet: Ukraine […]

  • Organic crops and berries for Europe

    By Galina Tsvintarnaya, Raiffeisen Bank Aval | Founded in December 2015 in the Vinnytsia region in Ukraine, Biofarm Organic Company is a new-generation agricultural company, which grows, on the basis of organic farming principles, and sells organic crops and berries, mostly for export. Svitlana Viyazlovska, co-founder of Biofarm Organic Company, talks about her organic business […]

  • “Watch Ukrainian – create your future!”

    This time we have an interesting initiative from Ukraine for you, in which also Raiffeisen Bank Aval plays a role: “Watch Ukrainian – create your future” is a project, launched by the Association “Contributing to the development of filmmaking in Ukraine – watch Ukrainian!”, which aims at connecting the Ukrainian filmmaking community with leading communications […]

  • Osetr – producing caviar in the Dnipro river

    You cannot talk about Eastern Europe, without mentioning caviar. Here’s the portrait of a Ukrainian entrepreneur, who breeds the black gold in an ecologically and socially responsible manner. Osetr is a black caviar producing company in Ukraine, located in the town of Ukrainka, 20 kilometers from Kyiv. The aquaculture enterprise with a closed cycle production, […]