Ukrainian customs are heavily influenced by Orthodox Christianity, the dominant religion in the country. Gender roles also tend to be more traditional, and grandparents play a greater role in bringing up children, than in the West. The culture of Ukraine has also been influenced by its eastern and western neighbours, reflected in its architecture, music and art. The Communist era had quite a strong effect on the art and writing of Ukraine. In 1932, Stalin made socialist realism state policy in the Soviet Union when he promulgated the decree "On the Reconstruction of Literary and Art Organisations". This greatly stifled creativity. During the 1980s glasnost (openness) was introduced and Soviet artists and writers again became free to express themselves as they wanted. The tradition of the Easter egg, known as pysanky, has long roots in Ukraine. These eggs were drawn on with wax to create a pattern; then, the dye was applied to give the eggs their pleasant colours, the dye did not affect the previously wax-coated parts of the egg. After the entire egg was dyed, the wax was removed leaving only the colourful pattern. This tradition is thousands of years old, and precedes the arrival of Christianity to Ukraine. In the city of Kolomyia near the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains in 2000 was built the museum of Pysanka which won a nomination as the monument of modern Ukraine in 2007, part of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine action.
Social gatherings like Vechornytsi have a long history in Ukrainian culture, and so do traditional holidays like Ivan Kupala Day, Maslenitsa, Koledovanie, and Malanka, where people gather in large groups. "Razom nas bahato, nas ne podolaty" is a popular cultural and political statement of both traditional and modern Ukrainians. It translates as "Together we are many! We cannot be defeated!"
Food is an important part to the Ukrainian culture. Special foods are used at Easter, as well as Christmas. During Christmas, for example, people prepare kutia, which is a mixture of cooked wheat groats, poppy seeds, honey, and special sweet breads. An average Ukrainian diet consists of fish, cheese, and a variety of sausages. Head cheese is also quite popular in Ukraine, as well as Kolbasa (Ukrainian: Ковбаса́, Kovbasa), a type of sausage. Typically bread is a core part of every meal, and must be included for the meal to be "complete." During Christmas, for example, it is the tradition to have a twelve-course meal. Included at Easter are the famous pysanky, which are colored and patterned eggs. Making these eggs is a long process, and they are used for display at the center of the table rather than consumed.
Traditional Ukrainian clothing is worn for festivals, special occasions, or holidays. National Ukrainian dresses become scarce, and some clothing items can be found in the museums nowadays. Traditional Ukrainian costumes for women are long skirts, blouses, scarves, decorative headdresses. These clothes are richly embroidered with traditional folk motifs. Red is a prominent color in folk dress of Ukraine. Ukrainian folk clothing for men includes embroidered white shirts, paired with pants of a bit darker colors. Traditional Ukrainian shoes were made of birch bark. They are not worn anymore, because they are quite uncomfortable, but these types of shoes can still be found today as souvenirs at Ukrainian markets.
|University||tution Fee||Hostel Fee||Overhead
|Donetsk National Medical University||4000||1300||1600||6900||448500||5300||33400||21.71 lac|
|Kiev Medical University Kiev Campus||3500||1000||1500||6000||390000||4500||28500||18.52 lac|
|Kiev Medical University Kharkiv Campus||3500||1000||1500||6000||390000||4500||28500||18.52 lac|
|Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University||4000||1000||1800||6800||442000||5000||31800||20.67 lac|
|Kharkiv International Medical University, Ukrain||4000||1000||1000||6000||390000||5000||31000||20.15 lac|
|Ternopil State Medical University||4200||1000||1800||7000||455000||5200||33000||21.45|
|Zaporizhia State Medical University||4300||1000||1800||7100||461500||5300||33600||21.84 lac|
|Lviv National Medical University||4400||1000||1800||7200||468000||5400||34200||22.23 lac|
|V.N. KARAZIN KHARKIV NATIONAL UNIVERSITY||4300||1100||1400||6800||442000||5400||33800||21.97 lac|
|O.O Bogomolets Kiev National Medical University||4300||1200||2300||7800||507000||5500||35300||22.94 lac|
|Kharkiv National Medical University||4800||800||1100||6700||435500||5600||34700||22.55 lac|
|Vinnitsa National Medical University||4400||1000||1800||7200||468000||5400||34200||22.23 lac|