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Why we regularly turn off hot water for people in Ukraine?

If you have never been in post Soviet countries, or at least Ukraine and Russia, you will never know such problem as turning off hot water for half of the city. How come? For what reason? But this reason is very understandable for all post Soviet people.

But lets start from the beginning.

In Ukraine and Russia, all old houses (at least 15years old and more), are connected to central heating system. So somewhere in the city for maybe 10-15 thousands people there is one big heater which heat water for people. But every year somewhere in a very hot weather, in june, july, this big heater management make a decision to make some small check in heating system, which they called ‘planned work’, and turn off hot water for half of the city for 3 weeks.

So people need to heat this water by themselves somehow in pans, basins and other things.

Sure a lot of new houses, they have heater on the roof of house, some house owners has small heater in apartment, but it’s not always. SO if you are coming to Ukraine and going to rent apartment, or live in someone’s family, you can be ready for such “small problem’.

 

 

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How you make a YouTube channel successful?

I am used to think that I have a small YouTube channel and some really nice and awesome followers, who like to watch my videos and like my ideas. But when I start to think that my YouTube channel already reach 46k subscribers, I think I can claim that it’s kind of popular and successful blog! So how to make it successful? I think I know few secrets which I want to share with you.

  1. Make unique content. Yes, you can find this advice everywhere, but I can explain more. When I was thinking how to start my YouTube channel and what to make it about, I did a lot of investigation. I was thinking to make English lessons for Ukrainians, than I found that YouTube is full of it and I don’t think I can propose something extra. Than I was thinking maybe to teach foreigners how to speak Russian. But there was also so many videos like that. So I was thinking: ‘What about Ukrainian language?”. I did a search and I found nothing. And it was my first video on my channel – about Ukrainian language. It started from there.
    In my other channel, which I have in Russian and it’s about parenting, I had almost the same story. When I was pregnant, I was searching a lot of information about baby delivery and other things, which I can not find. I found them in books, and later did in videos. My first video in short term reach almost 300k views… I think it’s good success. SO if I was searching about this information and found nothing in YouTube, maybe other people is searching as well! This is how you can get ideas what to tell in your videos!
  2. Make interesting content. I don’t know how for you, but for me it was always annoying when I see the title of the video; “How to cut piece of video”, but when I click on it I watch 5 minutes how this guy is opening program when he wants to show how to cut a video. Boring. For sure this one will not be my favorite.
  3. Be patient.  If you are sure that content which you are laming are demanding on youtube, and you are making interesting videos – just be patient. You can not start channel today and tomorrow reach 1million views. It ‘s all require time and efforts. I made a first video, and I did a second video after 6 month. Than I started to make more and more, and I started to get more and more response from people. This is what inspired me!

Sure you need to check trends, popular videos, topics and so on, but for me I found that this 3 secrets was the most important!

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USA vs Ukraine: cultural differences

Every person know that culture of people in USA and Ukraine are very different. And sometimes there can be misunderstanding between people or you even can offence someone! So knowing main cultural differences is importing for dealing with Ukrainian people. I propose you different life situations to understand the difference between people.

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Basic Ukrainian Phrases

How to speak Ukrainian easy? There are the most simple Ukrainian phrases, which can be helpful in any situations. Learn them and you will be happy! Also you can watch video, to know how pronounce basic Ukrainian phrases. 
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Ease Your Way In To The Global Stock Market

Heads up, you know darned well that you have to do something with your money. Something besides enjoying your weekends and getting your hands on the latest electronic gadget. That something, as you have probably already figured out is about getting up close and personal with the world of investments.

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