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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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Russia-Ukraine-US Tensions will Quickly End if Each President Does this…

By Dr. David Leffler Russia, Ukraine and the United States are all suffering the effects of too high levels of collective stress. US President Donald Trump recently met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in hopes of reducing tensions between Russia and Ukraine and said “a lot of progress has been made” between them, and that […]

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Take a Virtual Tour of 8 Carpathian Wooden Tserkvas and Be Amazed!

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Wooden architecture of these ancient masterpieces is in perfect harmony with the spectacular nature around. As for the interior part, this is something you will surely want to see with your own eyes. So, what is inside? Peace and quiet, soft warm light and neat rushnyky (a Ukrainian ritual embroidered cloth) hanging over the icons… […]

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