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Valeriia Yatskova

Valeriia Yatskova, Staff Journalist

World Table Hockey Association


Lviv, Ukraine



Valeriia Yatskova joined the World Table Hockey Association’s Communications Team as a journalist. We look forward to providing you with Valeriia’s interviews, reports, research and opinions involving Ukrainian table hockey events, players and more. 

Currently, she is studying Computer Science, Lviv Polytechnic University, Lviv, Ukraine. She joined the WTHA to learn new things by writing about the table hockey industry and eco-system.

Yatskova speaks Ukrainian, Russian, English languages and is now learning Deutsch (German).

As for sports, Yatskova enjoys playing tennis (8 years), swimming (6 years), and having played on her school’s basketball team.

Valeriia Yatskova – In Her Own Words

I am Valieriia Yatskova. My native country is Ukraine and I am proud of it.

I am studying at the Lviv Polytechnic National University. I am studying computer science.

Currently, we are studying back-end programming (server side of an application and everything that communicates between the database and the browser).

But I am more interested in front-end programming (everything that users visually see first in their browser or application. Front end developers are responsible for the look and feel of a site. You have probably heard of computer languages such as HTML, CSS, and Javascript).

I really love it. In my opinion, it is very interesting, potential to earn a good salary and a good career to make humanity’s life easier. I want to make a special app, where people from the same street can make friends and just enjoy time spending together. So, I need to study programming to realize my dream.

Lviv Polytechnical National University founded in 1608.

Speaking of languages, from childhood I have adored learning something new. I decided at that age that learning foreign languages is what I should do. I have been studying English for 11 years now. I am very pleased because knowledge of English opens so many doors.

I speak Ukrainian, Russian and English languages. I have started to study Deutsch too. In the near future I want to travel a lot, so the more languages I know, the better it is for me.

At 16, I decided that I want to consolidate my knowledge and pass an international English test IELTS. Then I started teaching English – as for students, as for adults, who plan to work and live in English-speaking countries.

As for sports in my life, I played tennis for 8 years, played for the school basketball team and began swimming when I was 6 years old. Now I like to spend sport-weekends with friends and play basketball or volleyball. I try to go to the gym 3 times a week.

I look forward to writing for the World Table Hockey Association, because I am interested in learning about this sports’ eco-system, because as I said earlier “I love to learn something new”.

Writing an article requires a qualitative orientation in a particular industry. At the end of the article, I will possess knowledge about that subject, and, as you know development for me is first place!

To read all of WTHA articles authored by Valeriia Yatskova, click here.

About Lviv, Ukraine


Map – Lviv, Ukraine


Ok! My city is Lviv and it’s the cultural capital of Ukraine. People here are very kind and friendly.

If it’s your first time in Lviv, I think you should visit High Castle Park, from where you can see the entire city!

Lviv, from High Castle Park







Art, Architecture, People, and Flowers

Don’t forget about an old part of Lviv, these streets full of beautiful architecture and flowers…Amazing!

In fact, Lviv’s historic centre was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, 1998, as

“Львівська Опера” The Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre. Attribution: Yojik, CC Licensing.

“an outstanding example of the fusion of the architectural and artistic traditions of central and eastern Europe with those of Italy and Germany.”

And, “…different cultural and religious traditions, who established separate yet interdependent communities within the city, evidence for which is still discernible in the modern town’s landscape”.

I love spending time with my best friend just walking through Lviv.

Ukrainian Food

If you are hungry, it’s not a problem because our city is full of different comfortable cafes and restaurants, where you can try something from the Ukrainian kitchen.

Traditional Borscht Recipe, Attribution: Courtesy author Anastasia Sakawsky, Melissa K. Norris Pioneering Today LLC.


Oh, by the way! Our Ukrainian dishes are very tasty! Have you ever tried “borshch z pampushkamu” , “varenyky” or “salo”? No?

Then Lviv is waiting for you, baby!

Thank you for reading and good luck!




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