Life in Ukraine. Live, @ first hand.

GlobalShevchenko: Wherever you are, join in!

  To celebrate the birthday of Taras Shevchenko two Ukrainian NGOs “Motherland young” (“Україні молода”) and “Ukrainians” (“Українці”) are organizing an international flashmob «Global Shevchenko». The purpose of the flashmob is to commemorate the life and works of the great poet, showing monuments installed both worldwide and in Ukraine, that testify to the universal recognition […]

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Ukrainian Art Community Helps Families of ATO Military

  The founders of Serhiy Zhadan’s charity believe that “those who have suffered as a result of the war in Ukraine should feel that they’re not alone and that they will always be an essential part of our society”.   The recently established charitable fund of Serhiy Zhadan has collected the first 100 thousand hryvnias. […]

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The Tragedy of Holodomor Is Coming Alive on the Screen

Life, Love and Death in George Mendeluk’s “Bitter Harvest” (2016) There are moments in our history that many of us are eager to forget – whether consciously or subconsciously – because the burden of remembering them seems too heavy to bear, because this burden can easily crash the notion of humanity that we as humankind […]

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Curious facts about Ukrainian vyshyvanka

Curious facts about Ukrainian vyshyvanka

Vyshyvanka – traditional embroidered clothes – has always been national symbol, pride and authentic feature of Ukraine. Today even Hollywood stars can feel themselves part of Ukraine by wearing vyshyvanka.   Authors and musicians appear in the streets wearing embroidered shirts, designers use Ukrainian ornaments in their fashion collections. Here are some curious facts you […]

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Must-see places when visiting Kiev

Must-see places when visiting Kiev

Kiev or Kyiv according to Ukrainian spelling is the largest city in Ukraine. It lies on both banks of Dnirpo (Russian spelling Dnieper) River and has plenty of interesting places for sightseeing. Below we have collected must-see Kiev attractions that one should not miss if he wants to feel the spirit of this old city.   […]

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Ukraine conflict through the lens of documentary photographer Noah Brooks

Can war become an inspiration? How can something that cruel, chaotic and bloody trigger imagination and be turned into a work of art, a fleeting moment melted into a lasting shape of a photograph? Noah Brooks has been looking for an answer in the trenches of Shyrokyne, Ukraine. Noah had been following news about the […]

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35 evidence that Adele covers sound amazing with any instrument (really) + Ukrainian take

35 evidence that Adele covers sound amazing with any instrument (really)

Who has never heard about Adele? Even if you are not a fan of her music style you must have heard her world known singles or Adele covers. She is the best selling artist and one of the most influential women of our time. She is an amazing singer with incredible, deep voice and just […]

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Hear voice of Ukraine through literature – you can help to!

hear voice of Ukraine via literature

The image of Ukrainian literature has been greatly influenced by Russian authors. Ukrainians are often portrayed as negative characters or are just made invisible. However, this image does not correspond to reality. It was Ukrainians who opposed the mad oligarch and set the winter of 2014 on fire. They acted against the expectations of the […]

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February 18-21, 2014 in Ukraine – photo and video chronicle of Revolution of Dignity

These days Ukraine commemorates memory of Heavenly Hundred – people who died during Revolution of Dignity (or Euromaidan) in late 2013 – early2014. On February 18-21 activist hold a number of activities among which are: a minute of silence in memory of killed heroes, audio and video installations, film demonstrations and multimedia project demonstrations. A […]

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One year after Minsk II [infographic]

Minsk II

It has been one year since the second Minsk agreement was signed in order to bring peace to Ukraine. As it was expected, decisions reached at the summit did not work. Right after signing the Minsk II Russia worked hard to demonstrate its entire attitude to the document. The ceasefire was to be implemented few […]

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