"?> Worldwide News Ukraine – Multimedia Releases http://wnu-ukraine.com/multimedia/ en Ukraine in the Spotlight: Battle for European Future http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/politics/?id=3705 Kyiv, December 5, 2013. Despite the pressing anticipation of the successful outcome of the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius on November 28-29, Ukrainian government decided to delay the signing of the Association Agreement with the EU. Deliberated decision was introduced by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the 21st of November and has immediately received an ambivalent reaction of Ukrainian citizens. Controversial news exploded on the Internet and finally embodied into the national outcry which was later named Euromaidan (European and Maidan – square in Ukrainian). Thu, 05 Dec 2013 15:30:35 +0200 15th Day of Maidan: No-Confidence Vote Fails, People Demand Authority’s Reboot http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/politics/?id=3703 Kyiv, December 5, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters fled the main squares of Ukrainian cities in protest against the violent dispersal and merciless beatings of the demonstrators in Kyiv (Maidan Nezalezhnosti, November 30). Before Ukrainian riot police carried out inhumane orders the protesters urged Ukrainian president to sign the Association Agreement with the EU, after the bloodshed – people demanded president’s impeachment and resignation of the parliament and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. People protesting in their cities around the country also demand resignation of local authorities (more so in eastern Ukraine). Thu, 05 Dec 2013 11:21:02 +0200 London Discovers Ukrainian Art http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=3551 London, October 18, 2013. Ukraine’s brightest stars in music and art performed at the opening of the unique cultural event in London – the Days of Ukraine in the UK – on October 17. The guests of the gala night included the celebrated classical music composer and living musical legend Myroslav Skoryk (famous for his 1982 tune Melody La-minor), acclaimed young violinist Bohdana Pivnenko, artist Zinaida Lihacheva, and many other Ukrainian talents. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:18:54 +0200 Ukraine Celebrates 22 Years of Independence http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=3394 Kyiv, August 29, 2013. Ukraine just celebrated 22 anniversary of its independence. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 10:40:35 +0200 IT Brings Promising Perspectives For Ukrainian Economy http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/economy-business/?id=3385 Kyiv, August 26, 2013. Ukraine remains one of the most important IT outsourcing destination countries in Eastern Europe. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 18:08:33 +0200 Rapid Trident Brings International Peacekeepers to Ukraine http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/politics/?id=3241 Yavoriv, July 12, 2013. The Ukrainian-American international military exercise, Rapid Trident 2013, takes place at the International Peacekeepers Center of the the Ukrainian Army Military Academy. The two-week exercise is one of the biggest military training events in Europe, organized with the aim of sustaining international peace and stability. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:26:16 +0200 Ukraine Heads for the Future With Renewable Energy http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/economy-business/?id=3184 Kyiv June 27, 2013. For more than several years now Ukraine has been keen about developing renewable sources of energy and improving regulations for the utility companies. These issues have been discussed during the recent meeting between the Ukrainian National Commission for conducting State regulations in the energy industry of Ukraine (NCSRE) and its American counterparts from the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:44:43 +0200 The European Union Delegation Opens Sustainable Energy Week in Ukraine http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/economy-business/?id=3170 Kyiv, June 26, 2013. This week was announced as the energy sustainable week in Ukraine. Such statement was released during the opening press-conference hosted by the European Union Delegation to Ukraine in Kyiv. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:40:32 +0200 Sky Over Kyiv Conference Reveals The Future of Ukrainian Aviation Industry http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/economy-business/?id=3172 Kyiv, June 25, 2013. Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv just finished hosting the Sky Over Kyiv Conference which offered to discuss the present and future goals of the Ukrainian aviation industry. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:15:25 +0200 TEDx Kyiv 2013 Conference Develops Instinct for the Future http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/economy-business/?id=3155 Kyiv, June 18, 2013. “Instinct for the Future” was the slogan of this year’s annual and privately organized TEDx event that featured speakers sharing their unique designs and innovations that carry the idea of change and development of the future society. The mission of this year’s TEDx was to passionately change attitudes, lives, and ultimately the world via the power of ideas. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:16:06 +0200 First ABC Conference in Kyiv Welcomes Business Partners http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/economy-business/?id=3146 Kyiv, June 18, 2013. Ukraine just finished hosting the first International Annual Business Conference ABC: Ukraine & Partners. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:18:08 +0200 Ukraine Prepares to Sign Association Agreement in Vilnius http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/politics/?id=3094 Kyiv, June 6, 2013. In less than six months from now Ukraine is expected to be ready to sign the Association Agreement with the European Union in Vilnius. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 03:37:07 +0200 Ukraine Looks Forward to Energy Efficient Future http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/economy-business/?id=3093 Kyiv, June 5, 2013. The EU is ready to invest into renewable energy in Ukraine. Such was the aftermath of the recent European-Ukrainian Energy Day event. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 03:34:16 +0200 International Investments Forum in Ukraine Offers New Business Opportunities http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/economy-business/?id=3060 Kyiv, May 26, 2013. Let us unite! – was the slogan of the recent International Investment and Innovation Forum jointly organized by the European Economic Chamber of Trade and Kyiv city state administration. Sun, 26 May 2013 17:34:12 +0200 Kyiv Adds More Trees to Natural Heritage List http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=3053 Kyiv, May 23, 2013. Kyiv city council has made a decision to grant a natural monument status to seven trees in the city, reports unian.ua. Two oldest trees - the 300-year-old oaks - are located at the Lysa Hora hill (Bald Mountain), the confabulated witch gathering site. Other trees added to the list are a 150-year-old сhamaecyparis, three 150-year-old ashes, and a 120-year-old chestnut tree. Thu, 23 May 2013 13:13:47 +0200 Ukraine Welcomes European Cultural Week http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=3041 Kyiv, May 21, 2013. For the 11th time European Cultural Week opened its door in Ukraine. More than a dozen European countries participated in the public event sharing their culture through exhibitions, concerts and shows that took place in Kyiv and some other Ukrainian cities. Tue, 21 May 2013 14:22:20 +0200 Ukraine Proceeds With LNG Terminal Project http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/economy-business/?id=3030 Kyiv, May 19, 2013. Ukrainian capital Kyiv just finished hosting the first international conference The Global LNG Revolution and Energy Independence of Ukraine. Sun, 19 May 2013 21:38:01 +0200 Ukraine Celebrates The Great Day - Easter http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2989 Lviv, May 13, 2013. With arrival of tree blossoms and warm weather, Ukraine celebrates its one of the most traditionally important religious holidays - Easter. Mon, 13 May 2013 00:15:55 +0200 Black Sea Pirates Invite for an Adventure http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2983 Kyiv, May 10, 2013. The southern Ukrainian resort city Yevpatoria has opened its 16th museum. The new venue is dedicated to the history of marine piracy in the region that goes back to the classical age. Museum Black Sea Pirates exhibits a collection of more than 600 pieces, which include weapons, tableware, coins, jewelry, parts of the sinking ships, and some of the sailors’ personal items. Fri, 10 May 2013 13:00:39 +0200 EU Helps Ukrainians Affected by Chornobyl http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/politics/?id=2955 Kyiv, April 29, 2013. Commemorating 27th anniversary of Chornobyl accident members of the European Parliament Ms. Michele Rivasi, Ms. Corinne Lepage and the head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Jan Tombinski came to Ukrainian town of Ivankiv to inaugurate a EUR 4 million EU-funded project to protect the health of the people living around the Chornobyl Exclusion zone today. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 08:52:23 +0200 iForum 2013 - Grand Fiesta for Ukrainian and Foreign IT Professionals http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/economy-business/?id=2954 Kyiv, April 29, 2013. The biggest conference of Internet technology developers in Ukraine gathered more than seven thousand people under one roof this year. Five informational streams were available to the attendees of the conference where the top-notch speakers shared innovative and valuable IT knowledge with their audience. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 08:39:37 +0200 Ukrainian Music Has a Sense of Grandeur - Pianist Chisato Kusunoki http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2934 As the 27th anniversary of the nuclear disaster at the power station in the northern Ukrainian city of Chornobyl approaches, Ukraine hosts a series of events to pay tribute to the victims of and rescue teams involved in the accident. Japanese pianist, Oxford and Royal Academy of Music graduate Chisato Kusunoki came back to Ukraine for the fourth time to become a part of a Chornobyl commemoration concert at the National Organ and Chamber Music Hall in Kyiv on April 22, 2013. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 08:30:53 +0200 Ukraine Hosts an Exhibition of the Legendary Japanese Warriors – Samurai http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2859 Kyiv, April 4, 2013. The new exhibition “Samurai: Art of War”- is finally afoot, exposing the Ukrainian audience to the ancient Japanese hero and warrior, the samurai. Items on display illustrate the distinguishing periods of weaponry, armor, crafts, works of art, prints, kimonos, household items, way of life, traditional ceremonies and poetic works of the Muromachi (1333-1573) and Edo (1603-1868) epochs. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:52:41 +0200 National Geographic Magazine Launches Ukrainian Edition http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2854 Kyiv, April 4, 2013. Sanoma Media Ukraine and the National Geographic Society gave a green light to the long-anticipated Ukrainian version of National Geographic Magazine. The Ukrainian edition will be published 100% in the Ukrainian language and will become the 38th edition of National Geographic published in a country’s local language. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 07:29:45 +0200 Lviv Fashion Week – Catwalk of Ukrainian Fashion And Style http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2837 Lviv, March 31, 2013. Lviv Fashion Week offered five days of pure style and fashion in the heart of the nation’s cultural capital – the City of Lions. Fashion Week featured designers from Ukraine and numerous other European countries. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 17:56:40 +0200 Ukrainian Art Week Discovers New Talents http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2822 Kyiv, March 27, 2013. 7th International exhibition Ukrainian Art Week opened its doors to the visitors. Hundreds of paintings from Ukrainian artists were displayed for the joy of visitors and for the judgment of the international jury. Ukrainian Art Week is a part of the international organization called Art Week, where Ukraine holds membership along with other 13 countries. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:03:22 +0200 Kyiv Features Spanish Modern Art http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2769 Kyiv, March 15, 2013. Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art recently welcomed international art project Fragmentation. The two prominent artists Carlos Garcia Laos and Victor Deisun – one from Spain and one from Ukraine – exhibited an amazing combination of modern art. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:31:16 +0200 Ukraine Welcomes Spring With New Adventurous Sport http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2754 Kyiv, March 12, 2013. This spring welcomed the first ever ski joring competition in Ukraine. Several teams competed at the snowy track, specially built in Hidropark – a recreational area located on one of the picturesque islands of the Dnipro River in Kyiv. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:19:40 +0200 Kyiv Under Yarn Bomb Attack http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2730 Kyiv, March 7, 2013. Yarn bombing art officially made a milestone in Ukraine. A six-meter high hat, a minivan, a tree, a bicycle, a door handle and many other things completely covered in knitted yarn were installed in the main street of the Ukrainian capital - Khreshchatyk. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 08:59:49 +0200 Ukraine Celebrates Love Day Traditional Way http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2687 Kyiv, February 18, 2013. Just recently, many people all over the world celebrated the holiday of love known as Saint Valentine’s Day. Ukraine was far from uninvolved in its celebration, and while accepting this new cultural mainstream, the country still has many love customs and traditions of its own. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:56:18 +0200 Rising Ukrainian Movie Star Iryna Kaptelova Visits Native Ukraine http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2698 Kyiv, February 28, 2013. Ukrainian actress Iryna Kaptelova found her recognition far from home. The artist was named the best foreign actress in China for her role of Natasha in popular TV series My Natasha. As Kaptelova returned to Ukraine for a short vacation, Worldwide News Ukraine sat down with Iryna to talk about her career, life, and plans for the future. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:47:38 +0200 Ukraine Participates in Chinese New Year Cultural Holiday http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2682 Lviv, February 18, 2013. With the spring season approaching, the eastern Ukrainian city of Lviv, hosted the grandiose celebration of the Chinese New Year. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:44:19 +0200 Kyiv Helps Promote Excellency in Visual Journalism at World Press Photo’ 12 http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2662 Kyiv, February 11, 2013. The travelling international exhibition World Press Photo’ 12 opened at the Museum of History of Kyiv. The exhibition showcases the most peculiar pictures taken by numerous photographers from all over the world. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 01:38:12 +0200 Hollywood Sets Sights on a New Ukrainian Actress http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2636 Following her landmark win of the Best Foreign Actress Award at the 2012 TV Drama Awards Made in China, Ukrainian actress Irina Kaptelova seems to have what it takes to become the next big thing. Sincere emotion, sweet smile and a beautiful face complete with acclaimed acting ability are sure to get to the hearts of many. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:29:15 +0200 The Oldest Nature State Museum in Ukraine Comes to Life after Twenty Years of Restoration http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2632 Lviv, January 31, 2013. The State Natural Museum of the State Academy of Science has finally opened its door to the public again after twenty long years of renovation. The museum’s collection contains up to 500 artifacts, some of which have never been presented to visitors before. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 02:59:34 +0200 Ukraine Pitches Unique Tole Painting for UNESCO Intangible Heritage http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2629 Kyiv, January 29, 2013. The Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Vilkul presented a logo of petrykivskyi painting style – an original folk style developed at the end of 19th – beginning of 20th century in eastern Ukraine. In December 2013, Ukraine will present the tole painting technique Petrykivskyi Rozpys to the UNESCO commission, as the country aims to have the technique added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:12:09 +0200 Kyiv Presents State of the Art Airsickness Bags http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2622 Kyiv, January 28, 2012. Georgian artist Avtandil Gurgenidze for the first time presented his art project “Art Avia” at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Ukraine. The exhibition contains over one hundred thirty paintings, each made on the surface of airsickness bags, usually available on board commercial airlines. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 10:17:48 +0200 Ukrainians Purify in Ice-cold Water Celebrating Epiphany http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2600 Kyiv, January 21, 2013. Thousands of people gathered along the banks of the Dnipro River to celebrate Epiphany. Priests from the local churches baptized the water and a big cross-shape hole cut in the ice. The tradition says that celebrators must plunge themselves into the holy water three times in a row on the day of Epiphany – a challenge not everyone can endure. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 01:52:11 +0200 Kyiv Celebrates 2013 http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2569 Kyiv, January 11, 2013. Like many cultures around the world, Ukraine celebrates its New Year’s holiday based on the Gregorian calendar, where January 1 is the first day of the proceeding year. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:08:46 +0200 Lviv Unveils Ukrainian Christmas Story http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2565 Lviv, January 10, 2013. Christmas is one of the most joyful holidays in Ukraine, beginning on January 6th as Christmas Eve and ending on January 7th as Jordan or Epiphany. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:09:21 +0200 Ukraine Opens Impressive 10,000 Items Strong Geology Exhibition http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2535 Kyiv, December 29, 2012. The Taras Shevchenko National University of Luhansk presented its very own geological museum that features a collection of unique ore, mineral, and rock samples. The museum exhibit features 10,000 samples, collected since 1950. One of the highlights of the display is an imprint of a large dragonfly that lived in the Carboniferous period (approx. 360 – 300 million years ago). Sat, 29 Dec 2012 09:05:04 +0200 Saint Mykolay Opens The Gate to Winter Ukrainian Holidays http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2509 Kyiv, December 24, 2012. This is not Santa Claus or Per Noel or any other well-known character that brings gifts to all of the Ukrainian kids and adults for the holidays. Ukraine has its own legendary saint, Svyatyy Mykolay, or more familiar as Saint Nicolas, protector of the poor, travelers and all whom are good. Tue, 25 Dec 2012 07:59:29 +0200 Ukrainian Combat Games Showcase Sports Perfection and Agility http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2493 Kyiv, December 19, 2012. The Second Ukrainian Combat Games took place in neighboring with the Ukrainian capital town Browary. Long expected sport holiday brought together the best Ukrainian sportsmen and sportswomen who competed with each other in a various combat and martial art categories. Among those were: wushu, karate, Thai boxing, sumo and others. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 00:49:52 +0200 Doors Open at Father Frost Headquarters Near Kyiv http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2483 Kyiv, December 14, 2012. Father Frost (Ukrainian equivalent of Santa Claus) will receive letters from children in his newly opened headquarters in the city of Bucha, Kyiv region. The organizers informed that kids sending their letters to Father Frost can be sure each and every one of them will be read and replied with a postcard and a present. The authors of 50 most appealing letters will be invited to visit the headquarters on January 14th, 2013. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:49:54 +0200 Kyiv Opens First Innovation Hub for Ukrainian IT Professionals http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/economy-business/?id=2481 Kyiv, December 14, 2012. The first Innovation Hub for IT startup companies opened in Kyiv. The iHub’s purpose is to provide creative working environment for young and up-and-coming IT professionals who want to begin immersing themselves in the global market. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 01:41:34 +0200 Record Snowfall in Kyiv Since 1881 http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2473 Kyiv, December 13, 2012. Over December 11-12th, the snowfall in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv has set an absolute record since the first recorded meteorological observation in the city. Moist snow with surface crust accumulation reached 85 mm (3.5 in), beating the previous 1979 record of 60 mm (2.4 in), reports Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:40:14 +0200 Kyiv Welcomes Its Residents and Guests to the Museum of Dreams http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2458 Kyiv, December 9, 2012. The unique museum of dreams invited visitors to take a peek into the human subconscious state of mind, and to discover the secrets of the dream world mysteries. The Ukrainian Association of Psychoanalysis approved the exhibition, which was designed to educate attendees in the aspects of culture and various techniques of modern dream research. Sun, 09 Dec 2012 10:05:37 +0200 Kyiv Becomes Fruit and Vegetables Capital 2012 http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/economy-business/?id=2457 Kyiv, December 07, 2012. This week the 2nd International Exhibition of Fruit and Vegetables, hosted at the International Exhibition Center in Kyiv, Ukraine welcomed the record-breaking 150 companies from nineteen different countries including this year’s newcomers – Chile, Greece, Italy and Lebanon. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 09:58:18 +0200 Kyiv Features American Independent Film Festival http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2429 Kyiv, December 01, 2012. The American Independent Film Festival celebrates the work of indie filmmakers. It is a unique platform for new talent and a tour-de-force of low-budget creativity and innovation. The Festival attracts an amazing array of filmmakers from across the United States and offers film industry professionals in Kyiv, Ukraine an extraordinary chance to glimpse the future of cinema. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:15:48 +0200 Ukrainian Host Cities of Euro 2012 Explore New Investment Opportunities http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/economy-business/?id=2407 Kyiv, November 28, 2012. Ukrainian host cities of the EURO 2012 football tournament, which took place this summer in Ukraine and Poland, continue to cooperate even after the grandiose sports event. Now the Ukrainian capital Kyiv features the Communal Investment Forum: Dialog With Economy 2012, organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the Delegation of German Economy in Ukraine, the Eastern Committee of German Economy and the German Embassy in Ukraine. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:12:13 +0200 Lviv Offers Night Tours For Off-season Travelers http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2398 Lviv, November 23, 2012. “Lviv at Night” is traditionally one of the highlights of the cultural program designed to attract the western Ukrainian city tourists in mid-November. Local museums and guides invite residents and guests of Lviv to enjoy the city’s miraculous history, rich traditions, and ambiance till midnight and beyond. More than 100 free night excursions and theater performances, as well as visits to the museums and galleries have been offered this weekend. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 02:46:38 +0200 An Ancient Book Collection Comes to Kyiv http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2314 Kyiv, November 5, 2012. A new exhibition, The Book for All Times, came to Kyiv featuring a combination display ancient books and their art. The collection of 40 ancient and very rare books was donated from private collectors Igor Ponamarchuk, Oleksandr Prognimak, and Artur Umanskyy, as well as state collectors from Ukraine, whilst the art was a collection of replicas by the famous Spanish artist Salvador Dali and others The purpose of this exhibition is to examine and understand the development of book publishing throughout history. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 13:13:31 +0200 Kyivers Explore Human Body at Controversial Display http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2306 Kyiv, November 1, 2012. For this year’s Halloween, the coordinators of the unconventional exhibition The Human Body featuring real human bodies organized a spooky, yet enlightening presentation. The display has been the talk of the city since it premiered in Kyiv at the beginning of September. The exhibition which has been created for education purposes demonstrates 135 preserved human bodies and body parts and is open to general public. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:06:52 +0200 Casual Connect Entertains Kyiv http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2295 Kyiv, October 29, 2012. Casual Connect is the premiere annual event for the casual games industry with over 4,500 professionals attending Casual Connect each and every year. This year’s event – taking place for the seventh time in Eastern Europe – was held in the Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 12:06:58 +0200 Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company Celebrates 75 Years http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2283 Kyiv, October 26, 2012. The Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Ensemble just celebrated its 75th anniversary and presented a fabulous one-night performance in Kyiv. The company is considered to be one of the best traditional dance troupes in the world. The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Le Figaro have critically acclaimed Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Ensemble as the most colorful, histological, and culturally collective dance troupe ever. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 22:55:02 +0200 Ukrainian Kyiv Celebrates Oriental Culture http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2270 Kyiv, October 24, 2012. A Japanese Culture Festival, Japan-mania, took place at the Kyiv Expo Plaza this weekend (Oct 20-21). The festival featured traditional Japanese crafts, music, theater, paintings, clothing, food, martial arts and more. This weekend event was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Ukrainian-Japanese diplomatic relations. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 23:09:35 +0200 Kyiv Hosts Internet Technologies and Innovations Conference IDCEE 2012 http://wnu-ukraine.com/today/conferences/?id=2260 Kyiv, October 21, 2012. The two-day IDCEE 2012 conference took place in the nation’s capital. The event aimed to become the main platform for the development of internet-entrepreneurship in the CEE region with the focus on CIS countries. The conference held 30 entrepreneurship sessions, 50 international speakers, and 150 startup projects were presented in the form of a competition. The first place winner won 15,000 Euros, the second place winner won 10,000 Euros, and the third place winner won 5,000 Euros. Although not everyone was winners this year, there were still a lot of great ideas presented that are definitely worth telling. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 01:42:44 +0200 Sewer Museum Opens in Kyiv http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2231 Kyiv, October 9, 2012. The Ukrainian capital’s public utility and water supply communal service company Kyivvodocanal opened the first ever Sewer Museum in Ukraine. The museum describes more than a century’s history of the city sewer system dating as far back as 1879. The museum showcased various tools and machinery of the Kyiv sewage system including old (200 year old made out of wood) and modern pipes, valves and pumps, hatches of different time periods and models, as well as pumping stations. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 01:34:31 +0200 Golden Lion Festival Gathers International Theaters in Lviv http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2217 Lviv, October 3, 2012. The International Theater Festival “Golden Lion-2012” was a smashing success. The festival annually takes place from September 27th to October 6th, inviting citizens and guests to explore the wonders of the ancient city of Lviv. This year’s program presented a number of performances from theaters across the country, including Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Chernigiv. European cities such as Krakow, Jelena Gora, Vilnius, Brest, Dushanbe, Paris, Brussels, Prague, and Georgia were invited to take part as well. This year’s event even saw participation by theater schools all the way from New York, USA. This year’s festival was dedicated to the 125th anniversary of Les Kurbas, a famous Ukrainian theater director of the late 1900’s to early 1930’s. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 02:51:06 +0200 Lviv Hosts Puppet World Festival http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2200 Lviv, October 3, 2012. Lviv Palace of Arts just finished hosting this year’s annual Puppet World festival. The event offered an exhibition of beautiful dolls, master classes, as well as an opportunity for the community members to see the unique culture of doll making as a profession and hobby. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 23:00:49 +0200 GOGOLFEST Promotes Contemporary Art in Ukraine http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2194 Kyiv, September 24, 2012. The nine-day festival GOGOLFEST, named after the famous Ukrainian writer Mykola Hohol (1809 – 1852), is a polyphonic, multicultural centenary of modern art. It is considered by many the first multidisciplinary international arts festival in Ukraine. The event presents a combination of modern paintings, audio-visuals, electro-acoustic and chamber music, theater, modern dance, literary projects, as well as educational programs, training sessions, seminars and master classes. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:16:31 +0200 State of the Art Horror House Set Up in Kharkiv http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2171 Kyiv, September 19, 2012. A ticket to the newly opened Horror House in downtown Kharkiv, Ukraine, will merely cost you five dollars but the adrenaline kick might outdo that of a good horror movie. And if you think that only kids get scared by ghosts, skeletons, vampires, and zombies, think again. The 15-minute excursion through the abandoned twenty-room mansion is accompanied by chilly wind wafts, book cases abruptly crashing down in complete silence, portraits on its walls coming alive… followed by zombie attacks. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:50:20 +0200 Ukrainian Lviv Presents 19th International Book Fair http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2158 Lviv, September 19, 2012. Lviv International Book Fair (“Lviv Publisher’s Forum) – the biggest national event for the publishers – is included in the Frankfurt Calendar of the World Largest International Book Fairs. The forum spanned over three days (September 13 to 16) and featured a multitude of sub events including the International Literary Festival, “The Best Book of the Forum” competition, forum of librarians, business forum, and a book fair. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 00:36:38 +0200 Ukraine Hosts International Festival of Vogue http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2152 Kyiv, September 18, 2012. The largest festival of vogue just took place in the nation’s capitals Kyiv. The four-day festival represented a diversity of textile industry markets, showcasing the perspective of fashion developments in Ukraine. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 11:33:21 +0200 Unique English Theatre Tests Nature of Performing in Kyiv http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2145 Kyiv, September 14, 2012. Hotel Methuselah is the newest event to hit the show time scene in the nation’s capital Kyiv. Commissioned through the New Works program at Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster, England, and performed by the imitating the dog theatre company (ITG), Hotel Methuselah combines the contemporary theater art of and the new wave of technical visuals in one inspiring and ambitious performance. The British Council of Kyiv sponsored this event’s presentation in the capital as a means of celebrating the council’s twenty years of service in Ukraine. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 01:37:05 +0200 New Low for Earth’s Deepest Cave – Ukrainian Expedition Sets World Record http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2101 Kyiv, September 5, 2012. The deepest explored point on Earth increased by 5 meters reaching 2,196 m, reports the Ukrainian Speleological Association. Throughout August of 2012 a group of Ukrainian speleologists climbed down the deepest known cave on the planet – the Krubera Cave, Georgia – as part of the Association’s project The Call of the Abyss. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 16:02:28 +0200 Kyiv Holds Footwork Battle at the Burn Battle School http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2097 Kyiv, September 8, 2012. The first ever Burn Battle School Championship rocked the night at Kyiv’s club BINGO with a door-busting attendance of more than 300 people. Break-dancers, aka b-boys and b-girls, from Germany, Belarus, Russia, Denmark, Holland, United States, and United Kingdom, of course Ukraine and more, danced their socks off in amazing audience interactive, up close and personal break dance battles. The championship sponsored by big names such as Burn Energy Drink and Snickers invited world famous b-boys such as Jeromeskee of the Massive Monkees crew USA, Physicx of the Rivers Crew Korea, and the one and only legendary Ken Swift of the VII Gems Rock Division USA to judge the event. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 22:55:26 +0200 First I, CULTURE Orchestra Comes to Kyiv http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2090 Kyiv, August 31, 2012. The first ever I, CULTURE Orchestra came to Kyiv presenting the awe-inspiring music talents from all over the world. The orchestra gathered young musicians from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine. This grand touring orchestra will be presented in Lublin, Warsaw, Minsk, Chisinau, and Tbilisi whilst conducted by the great artist of the young generation maestro Ilyich Rivas. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 19:57:02 +0200 Kyivan Rus Park Recreates Medieval Ukrainian Culture http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2072 Kyiv, August 27, 2012. The international festival of culture and history Bylyny (epic) of Ancient Kyiv of IX-XI Century took place at the Kyivan Rus Park over the weekend of August 25-26, 2012. The festival offered an exciting experience of ancient medieval life including everything from horseback riding to a realistic knight-and-sword battle performed by over 700 experienced reenactment warriors from around the world. Guests of this historical festival were presented with a rare opportunity to learn about the time roughly 1130 years ago. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 22:50:28 +0200 Ukraine Celebrates 21 Years of Independence http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2071 Kyiv, August 27, 2012. The nation’s capital Kyiv glittered with excitement as its enthusiastic and patriotic citizens gathered in celebration of their country’s 21 years of Independence. Massive 12 ft. tall pysanky (decorated eggs) floated through the crowd, colorful in their glory and representing Ukraine’s regions. Dancers and choirs, dressed in their finest of traditional outfits, marched and twirled along the central street of Khreshchatyk and the Independence Square. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 23:26:45 +0200 Ethno Festival Harvest 2012-Toloka Reexamines Agricultural Roots of Ukraine http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2013 Kyiv, August 7, 2012. The Third International Ethno Festival Harvest 2012-Toloka kicked off just outside of Kyiv at the Pyrogiv open air museum. Hundreds of folks attended the event, enjoying themselves among the endless activities offered. And despite the consistent 31C degree weather over its three-day running, patrons nonetheless happily melted under the sun, amusing themselves with music, food, dance, and hands-on crafts as they celebrated the end of summer’s harvest and the welcoming of a new season. Thu, 09 Aug 2012 22:18:44 +0200 Kyiv’s Religious Pillars http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=2000 Kyiv, August 06, 2012. Worldwide News Ukraine’s summer intern Mary Brune embarked on a journey of a lifetime, exploring the variety of religious landmarks in Ukraine’s capital city. Historically, Ukraine’s religious past has gone through a series of remarkable phases forever changing its landscape. To this very day a number of ancient religious edifices stand tall and beautiful, reminding those who gaze upon them of the harsh controversies they’ve overcome to remain significant. Mon, 06 Aug 2012 04:54:40 +0200 Lviv Welcomes Fifth International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art 2012 http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=1978 Lviv, August 1, 2012. The last weekend of July was dedicated to the importance of independent and indie film production across the world. The Annual Lviv International Festival of Short Film WIZ-ART created a collaborative program inviting international film lovers and film producers to share their joy and love for film in a multi-day festival. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 23:35:54 +0200 Ukraine Restores the Legacy of Cossack Dance Hopak http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=1962 Kyiv, July 26, 2012. Just outside of Kyiv at the Pyrohiv open-air museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine, members of the International Federation of Combat Hopak organized the festival with dance, songs and food. Festival attendees gathered around the open stage as young and boisterous modern-day Cossacks performed their age-old celebratory hopak dance, which showcased each performer’s speed, strength, and manliness. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:21:25 +0200 The Trypillian Code – Seven Thousand Years and Counting http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=1927 Lviv, July 24, 2012. Visitors and residents of the western Ukrainian city of Lviv have a unique chance to see the authentic remains of one of the oldest world civilizations – the Trypillian civilization. The exhibition The Trypillian Code, right after its debut in the United States, is now available for viewing at the historical Potocki Palace. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 23:54:17 +0200 Sister Nations Unite Under Hip Hop http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=1916 Lviv, July 17, 2012. Just a few weeks ago the EURO 2012 soccer tournament was in session, enveloping Ukraine and Poland with an atmosphere of intrigue. With European Football championship now over, both countries have experienced a sense of directional progress in many varietal areas, including music. In Lviv city downtown Metro Club, hip-hop artists from both Ukraine and Poland merged their music communities together for two nights of hip-hop battle madness. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:25:11 +0200 Ivana Kupala Holiday Signifies Solstice http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=1886 Kyiv, July 9, 2012. Every year, on the summer night of July 6, a beautiful and ancient holiday of Ivana Kupala, takes place in Ukraine. It welcomes the change of the seasons time from summer to winter when the days become shorter and the nights - longer. Traditionally, Ivana Kupala is celebrated during the two days: Kupala - the first day is dedicated to water and fire, and Ivana – a religious holiday, which is usually celebrated with family and friends over traditional dishes and drinks. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 16:41:17 +0200 Ethnic Festival Kraina Mriy Welcomes Summer Solstice http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=1834 Kyiv, June 27, 2012. For the ninth time in a row, the international ethnic festival Kraina Mriy took place on the picturesque embankment hills of the Dnipro river in Kyiv. The festival promoted Ukrainian history and culture through ethnic music and art performances. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 01:27:33 +0200 Euro Village 2012 Shines Light on EU Partnership in Ukraine http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=1794 Kyiv, June 20, 2012. With the 14th European Football Championship taking place in the Eastern European countries of Ukraine and Poland, the EU took this this opportunity to inform and educate people of Ukraine on its internal reforms and external support. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 09:47:09 +0200 What Better Time to Celebrate Ukrainian Folklore Than During Summer http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=1812 Kyiv, June 19, 2012. The National Museum of Ukraine hosts a series of weekly art festivals called The National Museum of People’s Daily Life and Architecture on the hills of the Pyrohiv village just outside of Kyiv. Each week, the museum celebrates a different style of Ukrainian crafts such as pottery, blacksmithing, looming, embroidery, knotting, etc. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:49:35 +0200 Kyiv’s Fan Zone an International Delight http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=1778 Kyiv, June 9, 2012. International fans, draped in their national colors, gathered in Kyiv’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) for the opening of the nation’s largest EURO 2012 fan-zone venue. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 08:49:26 +0200 Kyiv Features First International Contemporary Sculpture Festival http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=1758 Kyiv, June 4, 2012. Kyiv Sculpture Project is the first international festival of contemporary sculpture in Ukraine. The project’s main objective is to give new light to the idea of plastic arts as well as develop the potential role of sculptures for the city and its residents. The project is a collection of fifteen pieces by international artists from Great Brittan, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Australia and Ukraine. According to Ukrainian critics the project adheres to international standard and may grow as the newest city attraction. The exhibition will be on display for a month from June 2 until July 2, 2012. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 00:08:44 +0200 Ukraine Expands Its Main Air Gateway http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/economy-business/?id=1738 Kyiv, May 28, 2012. The new terminal at Boryspil International Airport in Kyiv will service up to 15 million visitors per year, making its total channel capacity comparable to that of the Dublin Airport. The President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych labeled the completion of the venue as “another small victory” for Ukraine as EURO 2012 motivated the country to step up its infrastructure development efforts. Mon, 28 May 2012 17:27:33 +0200 Ukraine Launches Fast Trains http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/economy-business/?id=1732 Kyiv, May 28, 2012. Ukraine continues to implement technological advancements as it approaches the start date of the EURO 2012 football championship on July 8, 2012. Mon, 28 May 2012 01:13:10 +0200 Kyiv Hosts the First Ever Crimean Tatars Festival http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=1731 Kyiv, May 28, 2012. The first Crimean Tatars Festival took place near Kyiv showcasing the colorful spirit and culture of Crimean Tatars through traditional dance, song, art, and food. Mon, 28 May 2012 01:00:10 +0200 First Biennale of Modern Art Opens in Kyiv http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=1721 Kyiv, May 25, 2012. For the first time in its history, Ukraine hosts the magnificent Biennale of Modern Art exhibition at her capital’s art center Mystetskyi Arsenal. Featuring works of art by 100 artists from 30 countries, the Biennale Exhibition was truly a monumental affair. 250 pieces stretched across 2,400 square meters of exposition, coupled with 40 new pieces that were specifically created for Arsenal 2012. Special featured projects were created by 25 Ukrainian and 13 Polish artists. In addition, 45 “parallel projects” are scheduled to move onto other venues in 36 locations scattered among the Ukrainian cities of Kharkiv, Odessa, Kherson, and Dnepropetrovsk and will feature the works of 170 of the most important and influential Ukrainian artists of our time. Lastly, a collection of ancient Ukrainian sculptures from 10 national museums were showcased at the event as well. Fri, 25 May 2012 03:17:26 +0200 Ukraine Opens Second Airport in Kyiv http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/economy-business/?id=1706 Kyiv, May 22, 2012. As the date of the largest football tournament EURO 2012 nears, Ukraine – the cohost of the event together with Poland – finalizes its preparations and finished a comprehensive overhaul of the Kyiv International Airport terminal Zhuliany. The new 150,000 square foot terminal boasts the increased passenger output of up to 500 per hour with the capacity to service triple this amount if need be. Tue, 22 May 2012 22:09:34 +0200 Ukraine Celebrates Europe Day 2012 http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=1707 Kyiv, May 21, 2012. The Europe Day 2012 celebration marked its 10th anniversary in Ukraine. The festival became the unique occasion to celebrate common values and cultural heritage of Ukrainian and European nations, as well as expose their diversity. Despite not being a part of the European Union, Ukraine is recognized as a harmonious nation which shares European ideals, and so it annually celebrates the peace and unity it shares with its fellow European countries. Tue, 22 May 2012 01:49:34 +0200 Kyiv Festooned With Tulips http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=1686 Kyiv, May 15, 2012. The nation’s capital presented its second City Tulip Exhibition at the hills of Spivoche Pole, a favorite attraction during the spring months of April and May. The flowering exhibition started April 21, transforming the Pechersk Landscape Park into a sea of multicolored slopes for all to enjoy. The Tulip Exhibition ran for three weeks, inviting the visitors and intrigued tulip-lovers to enjoy multiple activities and of course the tulips. Thu, 17 May 2012 23:36:29 +0200 The Euro 2012 Cup Arrives to Ukraine http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=1684 May 14, 2012. Kyiv, Ukraine. With just a few weeks and a handful of days left until the highly anticipated Euro 2012 tournament, scheduled to be hosted in neighboring countries Ukraine and Poland, Euro 2012 affiliates gathered in front of the televised world to present the glorious silver Henri Delaunay Cup. After such a long and tiring journey through Poland's hosting cities, Warsaw, Gdansk, Poznan, Wroclaw, Lodz and Katowice, and the nearly 80,000 eyes that set gaze to it, and the 40,000 photos that were snapped of it, the 2012 Cup had finally made it’s way to the capital of Ukraine where the festivities were priceless. Tue, 15 May 2012 21:01:53 +0200 Donetsk Unveils New Airport Terminal http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/economy-business/?id=1685 Kyiv, May 14, 2012. Country officials open the renewed terminal at Donetsk international airport in Ukraine just in time for EURO 2012. The renewed airport boasts a seven-storey terminal capable of servicing up to 3,100 passengers per hour (compared to 700 prior to the reconstruction), reads the statement by Ukraine’s Infrastructure Ministry. Mon, 14 May 2012 16:37:44 +0200 Shanghai Gogols Up http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=1628 Kyiv, April 25, 2012. A monument celebrating outstanding Ukrainian writer Mykola Gogol was unveiled in Shanghai to mark the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and China. A bust of the prominent artist was installed on the territory of the Shanghai Theatre Academy on April 25th. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:12:14 +0200 Legendary Transformers’ Yellow Car Headlines Motor Show in Kyiv http://wnu-ukraine.com/today/exhibitions/?id=1580 An exhibition of retro and exotic cars will take place in Kyiv on April 20-22, 2012. The fifth Retro and Exotica Motor Show will feature a number of car models used in popular motion pictures – Charlie’s Angels, Pulp Fiction, Taxi, Transformers, and others. The theme of the 2012 motor show is automobiles and cinema. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 13:26:05 +0200 Ukrainian Americans Preserve Traditions of Easter Celebration http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=1604 Portland, OR, April 18, 2012. Approximately 8,000 miles away from Ukraine, the up-and-coming city of Portland, Oregon houses the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Here, Ukrainian families gather to celebrate one of the oldest and biggest Ukrainian holidays - Easter. Despite the complete immersion into Western culture one faces when moving to the United States, these proud Ukrainian families continue to preserve their rich and strong Ukrainian traditions. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:35:48 +0200 25,000 Easter Eggs to Decorate Kyiv http://wnu-ukraine.com/today/exhibitions/?id=1530 On April 15, 2012 – Orthodox Easter – the capital of Ukraine will boast tens of thousands of Easter eggs, pysanky. The festive decorated eggs will hang from the trees in the Kyiv downtown square named after the famous Ukrainian artist Ivan Franko. The organizers of the event invite everyone to join the Easter themed festival and hang their own pysanky onto the trees in the square. Sun, 15 Apr 2012 17:28:21 +0200 EURO 2012 Luxury Souvenirs Support Charity http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=1510 Kyiv, March 27, 2012. Swiss luxury watch producer Hublot presented two limited editions of watches dedicated to the European Football Championship EURO 2012. A watch with gold inserts, designed in blue and yellow tones reflecting the colors of Ukrainian national flag is dedicated to Ukraine. Poland obtained an exclusive platinum chronometer with red and white tinting. Part of the income will go to charity. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:28:32 +0200 Ancient Swordsmen Clash Their Weapons in Kyiv http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=1502 Kyiv, March 26, 2012. The International Tournament of Historic Fencing A Knight of Kyiv Dytynets started on March 24 at the Kyivan Rus Park. The competition will last until November 24, 2012. During these eight months, the most skillful swordsmen from Ukrainian as well as foreign knight clubs will demonstrate their art of fighting with medieval weaponry. They will also reconstruct the ancient craft of war. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 04:35:07 +0200 Ukraine Holds Designer EURO-2012 http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=1494 Kyiv, March 21, 2012. Selected fashion designers from 16 countries – participants of the upcoming UEFA European Football Championship EURO 2012 – brought their collections to Ukraine for a two-day project EuroFashion. The event was to promote European spirit, creativity, and social responsibility with the official motto “Water Is Life”. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 11:42:36 +0200 Dji Dieng Lights Up New Stars at Ukrainian Fashion Week http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=1487 Kyiv, March 19, 2012. A worldwide known French supermodel and a humanitarian Dji Dieng made appearance as the honorary guests at the 30th Ukrainian Fashion Week. The 34 catwalk shows featuring works by 43 designers celebrated the catlike grace of modern women, their ability to hurl together tenderness and stamina, and demonstrate the bright colors of the female wardrobe. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 10:34:50 +0200 Ukraine Turns Green as it Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/culture-lifestyle/?id=1486 Kyiv, March 18, 2012. Ukraine welcomed its first days of spring weather with an awe-inspiring celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. This well-known Irish holiday takes on a different expression in every region it’s celebrated. While in many English speaking countries people organize parades devoted to the holiday, the Ukrainians made a point to fill the local Irish pubs and celebrate with passion and excitement nonetheless. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:04:07 +0200