Shopping in Eastern Ukraine

  • Shopping in Kharkiv

    Barabashova Market

    For the ultimate post-Soviet bazaar experience, cheap jeans and Vietnamese food, head to this market, which rivals similar bazaars in Odesa for the 'biggest in Europe' title. It's really a mind-bogglingly huge affair, run by Africans and Vietnamese who sell cheap Chinese clothes and all sorts of ripped-off junk.

  • Shopping in Kharkiv


    This modern bookshop, on a seemingly hopeless crusade to Ukrainianise a Russian-speaking city, serves as a club for Kharkiv's Ukrainian speakers and cosmopolitans. English speakers are welcome to participate in regular meetings with students of the language, a great way to find local friends.