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How do you make a fake in 20 minutes – Azov regiment

Serviceman of Azov regiment explains the art of fake making

In mid January there appeared a fake video of fighters from Ukrainian Azov regiment. In this video 6 man dressed in military uniform stand holding weapons and address Netherlands people. They threaten to come to their country to bring terror in case Netherlands don’t vote for association with Ukraine. In Ukrainian mass media that was […]

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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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Top Ukrainian Christmas carols

Ukrainian Christmas carols

  It’s early January and we are not late 🙂 Ukraine, just all other Christian countries that live by the Julian calendar, celebrates Christmas on January 6 and 7. Can you imagine Christmas without carols? We neither can. So here is collection of top Ukrainian Christmas carols and some of them might sound surprisingly familiar to […]

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6 handsome men + six cute puppies = the cutest Jingle Bells cover you’ve ever seen

6 handsome men + six cute puppies = the cutest Jingle Bells cover you’ve ever seen

On New Year’s Eve ‘Shpylyasti Kobzari’ band congratulated Ukrainian with the cutest video possible. The band covered well known Jingle Bells using traditional Ukrainian and modern instruments. The text was substituted for Ukrainian version. But the nicest in this movie is 6 cutest puppies that appear on the screen all time. In this way guys […]

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The best of LifeinUA in 2015

The best of LifeinUA in 2015

2015 is almost gone and this is the right moment to revise it in pause between making salads and wrapping up presents for family members in friends. This year has been a hard one for Ukraine and its people. We’ve lost many heroes, we were disappointed and discouraged with our politicians, we didn’t make our […]

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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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