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10 Honest Reasons to Visit Kyiv

Honest tips on what to see and where to eat in Kyiv from Honest Guide, the Prague-base video-bloggers Janek & Honza from Prague hail Kyiv as the new Berlin and a “very very unique” city in this funny and streetwise vlog. They invite you to discover for yourself the must-see gems of Kyiv, including Arsenalna […]

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Oleg Sentsov is Said to End Hunger Strike

Commissioner for Human Rights in Ukraine Lyudmila Denisova confirmed that the Ukrainian director and political prisoner of the Kremlin Oleg Sentsov stopped his hunger strike. The EU demands appropriate medical treatment for Sentsov. Lyudmila Denisova wrote on her Facebook: “Oleg Sentsov stopped the hunger strike, which means that he is in a critical condition, almost […]

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The Silver Strings of Ukraine

From the 18th century to the modern day the bandura has been the living memory and the singing soul of Ukraine. Today its popularity is growing with bold takes on classic hits. The bandura is one of the most beloved Ukrainian musical instruments. It is even called the “silver strings of Ukraine.” It became popular […]

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Breaking the Silence: New Ukrainian Video Poetry

We invite you to enjoy the surreal ambience of the five original Ukrainian video poems. Breaking the Silence (2017)is a cycle composed of five video poems united by their meditative atmosphere and otherworldly visual imagery. The project was put into life by PicOi LIVE Production. It consolidates under its umbrella poetic works of well-known Ukrainian […]

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12 things you may not know about Ukraine

An ultimate list of surprising must-know-about-Ukraine facts from Kiron Reid Kiron Reid is a Liberal activist, writer, researcher, lecturer, and a very welcome guest in Ukraine. In his speech, full of warm humour, he offers a touchingly personal perspective on Ukraine’s extremely motley cultural and social mosaic. You will hear about the usual suspects such […]

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MH17 — What Happened?

Today four years ago, passenger flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing 298 people!

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The extraordinary beauty of the ordinary

Writer and photographer Lina Burger shares her photographic impressions of genuine Ukraine Lina has been our regular contributor since the very beginning and her posts, always full of sincere tenderness for Ukraine and its people, have enjoyed wide popularity. Apart from being an inspired writer Lina is also a talented photographer able to grasp both […]

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No Enemies = No Nuclear War

Putin’s ‘Invincible’ Missile Is Aimed

By Dr. David Leffler Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted in his annual speech, delivered on Thursday in Moscow, that his military has a new intercontinental cruise missile that is “Invincible.” For the sake of argument, lets say that it really exists and that it is really unstoppable. Throughout time, scientists have sought to achieve invincibility […]

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My Granny is a Superhero

Lviv artist Sofia Filipchuk created an amazing series of works inspired by her grandmother Three years ago, at an exhibition in Lviv Sofia Filipchuk presented collages, where the main character was her grandmother – 87-year-old Eugenia Shlapak. It was an impetus for the realization of further creative ideas. As a child, Sofia watched her grandmother, […]

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British Musician Reveals the Beauty of Kyiv in his Video

Calum Scott

British musician Calum Scott has filmed a video for his song “You Are The Reason” in the Ukrainian capital. “I’m happy to announce that my official video for “You Are The Reason” has already been released, and this video means a lot to me, I hope it will for you, too,” the musician wrote on […]

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