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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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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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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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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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