Despite the recent military conflict between Kyiv and Kremlin-backed separatists in the Donbas region, there are certain striking similarities between Russia and Ukraine. Take, for example, traditional rural life. In the Russian city of Novgorod, visitors may see a recreation of a traditional rural town.
To the outside observer, Pyrohovo Museum of Folk architecture, located outside Kyiv, bears a striking resemblance to the village in Novgorod. Like its Russian counterpart, Pyrohovo also displays rural houses and traditional village life.
At Kyiv’s Ukrainian History Museum, these folkloric themes are revisited.