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Hipster culture flourishing in post-Maidan Kyiv

A flourishing ‘hipster’ scene has emerged in Kyiv since the 2014 Maidan revolution and tragic events that took place in Ukraine’s capital.

Kyiv .
Kyiv . Image by centralniak / CC BY 2.0

A cycling culture is booming, with bike stands introduced at many bars and restaurants and midnight bike rides on the weekends. A large number of modern bars and cafes and small fashion boutiques keep opening in abandoned storefronts in the centre, while a former factory on the city’s outskirts now houses galleries, artistic studios and performance venues. Several new street markets have also opened, including organic, music, bike, yoga and flea markets. Read more: politico.eu