The West part of the country tends to speak Ukrainian exclusively while the East prefers Russian.Generally speaking, the West is more ‘Europe integrated’ while the East is more Russian aligned.Family is extremely important in Italian culture, whilst in the north of the country the more typical Western family unit appears; the Nuclear family, whilst to the South it is common to find extended families often live together.The family is an important support network to Italians and in many cases provides the centre of their social structure and provides both emotional and financial support.When you’re introduced to an Italian, you should say ‘good day’ ( buongiorno) and shake hands (a single pump is enough).
However, Italians are much more formal than most foreigners imagine and newcomers should tread carefully to avoid offending anyone.
If you will send just yellow flowers to your lady she can decide about your parting.
In Ukraine it is not a custom to shake hands with a woman. To keep apartments clean, most hosts will provide you with a pair of slippers. On public transportation, give your seat to mothers with children, the elderly, or the infirm. At the entrance of upscale restaurants, expect that your coat, briefcase or baggage will be checked. Have business cards printed in Ukrainian on one side and English on the other. When eating dinner at someone's home, casual dress is accepted. If you bring flowers, make sure it is an uneven number (even are for funerals) of flowers. Be ready to give toasts at dinner, for guests are often asked to do so. Offer to share your snacks and cigarettes with those around you. Be prepared to accept all food and drink offered you when visiting friends. Ukrainians are known for their generosity when it comes to feeding others. (Yes it is a custom in the Ukraine to send uneven numbers of flowers Because in there Culture the even number of flowers is usually given to someone as a sign of your condolence (Most bring such Bouquets to a funeral) and this could upset your lady or she might not like it One should be also careful with presenting yellow flowers as this color has falseness meaning.
Always buy an odd number of flowers (even numbers are used at funerals).
Also, never buy yellow roses (can signal a decrease in feelings or the end of a relationship). - Ukrainian citizens do not share the altruistic "looks aren't important" mentality that has spread through the West. You will notice that on the street, people will look first at your clothes, then at your face.