The required part will take seven weeks to arrive and will be subject to import tax, the next hidden cost of a long-term stay in Ukraine. Having tested the waters in Ukraine for four days over the summer, I embarked on a journey that was nothing short of life-changing. Isolation from Modern Culture Cute girls…and not much else. Ironically, as I write this, I am currently on my way back. Everything else kind of sucks. While it may not be from the shipping company themselves, even the customs agents are suspect to thievery when shipping through the former Soviet Union. I made the mistake of investing in a residency package while in Ukraine that allows me to stay there for up to three years at a time. Conclusion Do not let my attitude turn you off from going to Ukraine. The Airbnb market in much of Ukraine is relatively expensive when compared to other countries, and renting from locals presents its own set of issues such as scams, high agency fees, and untrustworthy landlords. Sadly, in Ukraine, most theaters only play movies in Russian, and very few promoters have the budget needed to bring in quality bands or DJs. Ukraine as a whole has been somewhat shielded from the invasion of Western brands, something I initially saw as refreshing. In many ways, the creative scene in much of Ukraine is comparable to small town USA. Ukraine, sadly, will not be one of those places. After spending far too long working like a slave, running on the hedonic treadmill , and wasting my life stuck in the trap of Western society, I decided that enough was enough and it was time for a move. Concerning my artistic pursuits, I noticed a significant drop-off in my output in the time I spent there. The typical way to circumvent this is to use a company called MEEST and declare its value as far below what it is worth. A caller on the most recent Roosh live stream asked him if he should go to Ukraine.