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Hear voice of Ukraine through literature – you can help to!

hear voice of Ukraine via literature

The image of Ukrainian literature has been greatly influenced by Russian authors. Ukrainians are often portrayed as negative characters or are just made invisible. However, this image does not correspond to reality. It was Ukrainians who opposed the mad oligarch and set the winter of 2014 on fire. They acted against the expectations of the […]

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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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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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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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