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GlobalShevchenko: Wherever you are, join in!

  To celebrate the birthday of Taras Shevchenko two Ukrainian NGOs “Motherland young” (“Україні молода”) and “Ukrainians” (“Українці”) are organizing an international flashmob «Global Shevchenko». The purpose of the flashmob is to commemorate the life and works of the great poet, showing monuments installed both worldwide and in Ukraine, that testify to the universal recognition […]

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Ukrainian Art Community Helps Families of ATO Military

  The founders of Serhiy Zhadan’s charity believe that “those who have suffered as a result of the war in Ukraine should feel that they’re not alone and that they will always be an essential part of our society”.   The recently established charitable fund of Serhiy Zhadan has collected the first 100 thousand hryvnias. […]

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Curious facts about Ukrainian vyshyvanka

Curious facts about Ukrainian vyshyvanka

Vyshyvanka – traditional embroidered clothes – has always been national symbol, pride and authentic feature of Ukraine. Today even Hollywood stars can feel themselves part of Ukraine by wearing vyshyvanka.   Authors and musicians appear in the streets wearing embroidered shirts, designers use Ukrainian ornaments in their fashion collections. Here are some curious facts you […]

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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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35 evidence that Adele covers sound amazing with any instrument (really) + Ukrainian take

35 evidence that Adele covers sound amazing with any instrument (really)

Who has never heard about Adele? Even if you are not a fan of her music style you must have heard her world known singles or Adele covers. She is the best selling artist and one of the most influential women of our time. She is an amazing singer with incredible, deep voice and just […]

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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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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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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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