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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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This was an ordinary reportage from the firing range when these guys started having fun

azov servicemen dancing

A woman journalist was filming her reportage from firing range of ‘Azov’ regiment. She said that on the 9th day the guys had fully adapted themselves and their skills kept improving. However, it is not what she says that is interesting. The two servicemen on the background actually start dancing while the woman is speaking. […]

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Chechen Punisher Arseniy Yatseniuk – social networks boomed in response to another Russian fake

Chechen Punisher Arseiy Yatseniuk – social networks boomed in response to another Russian fake

Internet users actively publish cartoons about prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatseniuk as fighters in Chechen war. This boom is the response to claim of head of Investigation Committee of Russian Federation Alexander Bystrykin that Yatsenkiuk participated in Chechen war and fought against Russian forces. Take a look at some vivid examples of Ukrainian and […]

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How is it possible that we kill each other, torture each other in basements? – Sergiy Zakharov

How is it possible that we kill each other, torture each other in basements? - Sergiy Zakharov

Donetsk artist creates a graphic novel to tell what he experienced in captivity using the language he can speak. Artist from Donetsk city Sergiy Zakharov paints a graphic novel based on what he saw and experienced when he was held captive by fighters of self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic year ago.   The story down below […]

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