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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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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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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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