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Must-see places when visiting Kiev

Must-see places when visiting Kiev

Kiev or Kyiv according to Ukrainian spelling is the largest city in Ukraine. It lies on both banks of Dnirpo (Russian spelling Dnieper) River and has plenty of interesting places for sightseeing. Below we have collected must-see Kiev attractions that one should not miss if he wants to feel the spirit of this old city.   […]

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Ukraine conflict through the lens of documentary photographer Noah Brooks

Can war become an inspiration? How can something that cruel, chaotic and bloody trigger imagination and be turned into a work of art, a fleeting moment melted into a lasting shape of a photograph? Noah Brooks has been looking for an answer in the trenches of Shyrokyne, Ukraine. Noah had been following news about the […]

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One year after Minsk II [infographic]

Minsk II

It has been one year since the second Minsk agreement was signed in order to bring peace to Ukraine. As it was expected, decisions reached at the summit did not work. Right after signing the Minsk II Russia worked hard to demonstrate its entire attitude to the document. The ceasefire was to be implemented few […]

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Folk instruments orchestra makes ‘Rolling in the Deep’ sound like it never did before

This folk instrument orchestra makes 'Rolling in the Deep' sound like it never did before

What does one need to make a great cover in era of YouTube? Not much really. Some people make it using their voice only, some use guitars, other rock string instruments like cello or violin, piano masters don’t stand aside as well. But today we’re going to talk about the people who do great covers the […]

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January 22 in our history – Day of Unification of Ukraine

January 22 in our history – Day of Unification of Ukraine

Today Ukraine celebrates the Day of Unification. 97 years ago the declaration of Unification of two Ukrainian People’s Republics was announced in Kiev. This day officially became a holiday in 1999. In 2011 the former president Victor Yanukovich canceled Day of Unification and in late 2014 Petro Poroshenko made this day a state holiday again. […]

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This young beauty takes traditional folk song to the new level

This young beauty takes traditional folk song to the new level.

Her name is Khrystyna Soloviy and her voice will go right into your heart. Khrystyna Soloviy is a Ukrainian singer who debuted on TV in 2013 in Voice of Ukraine [Holos Krainy]. The 20 years old girl shocked everyone when she said she’d refuse sing any Russian pop-song and performed mostly folk music until leaving […]

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The video every Ukrainian should watch – export potential

Grow Ukraine. Ukrainian export potential

Yes, we found it. This is one of things every Ukrainian should remember when feeling discouraged and disappointed with country’s government. Ministry of Agrarian Policy presented a video about agricultural sector of Ukraine’s industry and export potential. And it says that Ukraine is far from that useless thing we use to imagine. We at LifeInUA […]

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6 person internally displaced family at their new place

6 person internally displaced family at their new place

This video is brought to you by non-governmental organization #Babylon’13 as part of their series of short films about internally displaced people in Ukraine. A very positive mother of a big family tells their story to the filming team. They left Donbas and headed to the town of Pavlograd in Dnipropetrovsk oblast where they knew […]

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Interesting facts about Lviv – 14 achievements made there

Interesting facts about Lviv

Throughout its long-lasting history Lviv has acquired and proved its title of the most “European” city of Ukraine. In some things it was even ahead of Europe and, perhaps, the world. Lviv has always been a great place for creative minds. So, there is no surprise that everything the first or the best could be […]

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Blockade enabled to return Crimean issue in the world politics agenda

Blockade enabled to return Crimean issue in the world politics agenda

Food blockade of Crimean peninsula has returned the annexation issue in the agenda of world and Ukrainian politics. It has also become a bad surprise for Russian President Putin on the eve of UN General Assembly. Such opinion was expressed by political experts and historians during discussion in Ukraine Crisis Media Center.   Response to […]

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