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The conflict around UOC-MP continues

On January 4, the Zaporizhzhya Forpost site reported that the priest of the UOC-MP, invited by the ritual service, refused to conduct a funeral ceremony of a two-year-old boy killed in the evening of December 31 as a result of the fall of a 39-year-old man who committed suicide by jumping from the window of high-rise […]

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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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Ukrainian YA Fantasy “The Watchtower” Is Travelling Around the World

The rights to the Ukrainian film “The Watchtower” have been sold to 19 countries, Kinorob film production company reported. The company specifies that the rights to “The Watchtower” were sold to China, South Korea, India, Japan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, France and French-speaking territories, Italy, Spain and […]

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Three Ukrainians Fell into the List of Honor of the The International Board on Books for Young People

An influential international organization for children’s literature, The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), has published its traditional “Honor List”. The Honor List for the year of 2018 includes three Ukrainians: a writer, a painter and a translator.   In particular, writer Volodymyr Rutkivsky was noted for his fantasy novel “Guests on a […]

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Ukrainian Comic book on Guard of Children’s Lives

  Cute comic characters Savka and Baklan are teaching Ukrainian kids about safety rules around mines Each year, ammunition takes away the lives of civilians, especially children who do not yet understand the dangers of the war time. Since the beginning of the conflict in the Donbass area more than 40 children have died because […]

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The Little Swallow at the Airport

Ukrainian band Onuka wishes you Happy Holidays and Peace with their version of the world-famous Ukrainian New Year’s carol “Shchedryk“. The video features members of the band playing “Shchedryk” at Lviv Airport. The leader of the band explains that the choice of the venue for the shooting was not accidental: “Why did we decide to […]

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“Shchedryk” Can Work Miracles With Your Heart

Urgently in need of Christmas magic? Watch this clay cartoon from the Ukrainian band “Vopli Vidopliassova” Back in 2010 Oleg Skrypka wrote his own charismatic version of the classic Ukrainian folk song “Shchedryk” and recorded it with the participation of musicians from “Les Grand Orchestra” and Taras and Olga Chubay in a studio on the […]

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Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but banduras are so delightful :)

The Ukrainian band “Shpylyasti kobzari” has performed the world famous Christmas song “Let it snow” in Ukrainian accompanied by banduras.   The Bandura Style musical project is designed to promote and popularize the Ukrainian traditional instrument “bandura”. In this music video the band members prove that the bandura is extremely good at creating Christmas atmosphere […]

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Leontovych’s “Shchedryk” and True Christmas Magic

  The whole world knows the heart-piercingly beautiful melody of “Carol of the Bells”. But only few are aware of the amazing history behind this Christmas classic.   “Shchedryk” became popular thanks to the famous Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych. The first edition of “Shchedryk” was written around 1901-1902. For the first time, “Shchedryk” was performed […]

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Gingerbread Lviv: American Ingredients, Ukrainian Spirit

As Christmas approaches, this festive gift tradition brings two countries closer on a new gingerbread level. The family of US Deputy Assistant Ambassador created a small gingerbread copy of Lviv’s famous central square “Ploscha Rynok” to be exhibited at the charity gingerbread fair in Lviv. The deputy ambassador and his family spent almost a month […]

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