The original season of the Ukrainian Amazing Race aired on the 1+1 channel back in 2013. The host was Fozzy (a rapper) and the article mentions Fozzy and a band, so it all fits together nicely.
I've been going back and watching versions of TAR that I never got around to watching in the past and just finished all the TAR Asia seasons. I see that TAR Ukraine season 1 is on Youtube so maybe I'll try that next. The episodes are 1 hour 45 minutes long and in Ukrainian with no subtitles, so it'll be a challenge to follow.