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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Top 20 Must-See Places in Kyiv from #Visit Kyiv


Anton Taranenko from #Visit Kyiv offers an ultimate must-see list of best places to visit in Kyiv. Anton’s list includes the classic tourist attractions such as Kiev Pechersk Lavra, a historic Orthodox Christian monastery with a UNESCO World Heritage Site status, and The Golden Gates of Kyiv, the main gate in the 11th-century fortifications of […]

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KAZKA in the TOP-10 world charts of Shazam

The hit-song “Plakala” (“Cried”) from the Ukrainian band KAZKA has gone global getting into the TOP-10 world charts of the Shazam service The Ukrainian producer Yuri Nikitin noted that this is the first time in the history of Ukrainian music when a song in Ukrainian has become so popular. “KAZKA’s track “Plakala” has entered the […]

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The Day of the Defender of Ukraine and Girl Power

On October 14 festivities have been held in all the major cities of Ukraine to honour not only men but also women who have devoted their lives to defending Ukraine and its people. This holiday is the day when we celebrate and appreciate the efforts of all defenders of Ukraine – both male and female. […]

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Autocephaly for Ukraine and the storm around it

On Thursday, October 11, the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate took a historic decision that opens the way for the Ukrainian Orthodox to unite and obtain autocephaly. The Synod decreed to renew the decision already made that the Ecumenical Patriarchate proceed to the granting of Autocephaly to the Church of Ukraine. Hierarchs, priests, and believers […]

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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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