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December 19, 2013

Eight Churches in Ukraine Become World Heritage Sites

Kyiv, December 19, 2013. Eight wooden churches in western Ukraine have been recognized as those possessing special cultural or physical significance and therefore entered into the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites. Such was the result of the four-year joint Polish-Ukrainian project, which involved municipalities of Lviv, Zakarpattia and Ivano-Frankivsk oblasts.

December 6, 2013

UNESCO Adds Ukrainian Petrykivskyi Rozpys to Intangible Cultural Heritage List

Kyiv, December 6, 2013. Petrykivskyi rozpys became the first Ukrainian phenomenon added to Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list, according to the General Assembly of UNESCO, which took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, on December 5, 2013. Thoroughly analyzed and evaluated by 600 culture experts from 95 countries, Petrykivka decorative painting style became the 8th Ukrainian phenomena on the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List.

December 4, 2013

Ukrainian Sofia Tarasova – Among Top Performers at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Kyiv, December 4, 2013. Representing Ukraine, 12-year-old Sofia Tarasova won the second place among the contestants from 12 countries at the major artistic European event – Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC). The 11th annual event was hosted in the heart of Kyiv – the National Palace of Arts Ukraine.

October 18, 2013

London Discovers Ukrainian Art

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.

October 1, 2013

Ukraine Honored at French Painting Festival

Kyiv, October 1, 2013. Ukraine has not only become the guest of honor at the 5th International Festival of Painting in La Ferte-Bernard, France, four Ukrainian artists also won honorary awards for their art. Artem Andriychuk and Andriy Sydorenko became the laureates of the international art festival in France, while Tetiana Kushch and Oleksii Olin won the Audience Choice and Youth Award, reports Ukrinform.

September 16, 2013

Ukrainian Opera Singer Wins Maria Bieşu Competition

Kyiv, September 16, 2013. Ukrainian opera singer Yulia Tereshchuk became the winner of the first prize at the XXI International Competition of Opera Singers Maria Bieşu in Chișinău, Moldova. In 2013, the festival hosted 36 performers from Armenia, Austria, Germany, Italy, Moldova, Russia, the U.S., and Ukraine.

September 11, 2013

Ukraine Thinks It Can Dance

Kyiv, September 11, 2013. Primetime Emmy winning show So You Think You Can Dance has determined the winners of its tenth season on Tuesday night. Women’s title of America’s favorite dancer was taken by Amy Yakima, 19. Curiously, born and bred in Michigan, Amy is Ukrainian, states So You Think You Can Dance wiki.

August 29, 2013

Ukraine Celebrates 22 Years of Independence

Kyiv, August 29, 2013. Ukraine just celebrated 22 anniversary of its independence.

August 21, 2013

Young Ukrainian Singer Wins Children’s New Wave 2013

Kyiv, August 21, 2013. Ukrainian singer Sofia Tarasova, 12, became the winner of the sixth international competition of young popular music performers New Wave. The winner got 197 points, beating the runner-up from Lithuania Paulina Skrabyte, 12, by one point. Russian performer Diana Khitarova, 9, took the third place in the competition.

June 10, 2013

Ukrainian Pianist Wins Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

Kyiv, June 10, 2013. Vadym Kholodenko, 26, became the winner of the of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, which took place in Fort Worth, Texas.

June 4, 2013

The World Celebrates 150th Anniversary of Architect Horodecki

Kyiv, June 4, 2013. Google marked the date with a themed doodle featuring one of the most picturesque decorations on Kyiv’s House with Chimaeras. World-famous architect Władysław Horodecki was born on June 4, 1863, in the central Ukrainian village of Sholydky to a family of nobles from Poland. He was known for designing such famous buildings as Karaite Kenesa, Saint Nicholas Roman Catholic Cathedral, National Art Museum of Ukraine (Kyiv), and Tehran central train station.

May 31, 2013

Team Ukraine Takes Three Medals at Youth Delphic Games

Kyiv, May 31, 2013. Ukrainian youth team won three medals at the VIII Open Youth Delphic Games for the CIS Member States (participants from non-member countries are also welcome to compete). The competition themed Be in Art! was held in Novosibirsk, Russia, on May 16-21, 2013. About 2,5 thousand participants representing 21 countries contended for the medals.

May 28, 2013

Book on Traditional Ukrainian Clothing Wins Iskusstvo Knigi Grand Prix

Kyiv, May 28, 2013. Ukrainian publishers cropped awards in each nomination of the X International CIS Book Competition Iskusstvo Knigi, held in Minsk, Belarus. A book by Oksana Kosmyna Tradytsiyne Vbrannia Ukrayintsiv (Traditional Ukrainian Clothing) won the Grand Prix of the contest. Ukrainian books also received awards in the categories of books for children, books about own country, books dedicated to the commonwealth, books printed within the commonwealth, art books, and educational books.

May 21, 2013

Virtual Tours to Two Ukrainian Museums Go Online

Kyiv, May 21, 2013. The Google Art Project presented its newest additions that include galleries of items on display at two Ukrainian museums - the Saint Sophia of Kyiv and Ivan Honchar Museum of folk art. Unique frescos of the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv can now be viewed online. Traditional Ukrainian paintings, sculptures, jewelry and everyday items can be found in the virtual collection of the Invan Honchar museum.

May 20, 2013

Ukraine Presents Its Folk Tales as UNESCO Heritage Candidate

Kyiv, May 20, 2013. A 40-volume collection of Ukrainian folk tales, compiled by the late ethnographer and historian Mykola Zinchuk, was presented at the Kyiv International Book Exhibition. The author spent 35 years (1975-2010) gathering the folk tales for the collection, which Ukraine aims to suggest as a candidate for the UNESCO Intangible Heritage list.

April 4, 2013

Ukraine Hosts an Exhibition of the Legendary Japanese Warriors – Samurai

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.

March 31, 2013

Lviv Fashion Week – Catwalk of Ukrainian Fashion And Style

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.

March 27, 2013

Ukrainian Art Week Discovers New Talents

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.

March 26, 2013

Budapest Unveils Taras Shevchenko Square

Kyiv, March 26, 2013. The council of the Hungarian capital Budapest introduced a square named after outstanding Ukrainian poet and artist Taras Shevchenko. The square boasts a monument of Taras Shevchenko, which was erected at the site in 2007. The monument portrays the thoughtful man sitting on a chair with a wreath and a book in his hands.

March 20, 2013

Valerii Krushelnytskyi Becomes Two-Time European Champion at Go

Kyiv, March 20, 2013. For the second year in a row, Ukrainian Valerii Krushelnytskyi won the title of the European champion in Go, traditional Chinese board game similar to chess. Krushelnytskyi competed in the under 12 age group at the 18th European Youth Go Championship, held in Budapest, Hungary. Ukrainian Oleksandr Yeroshkin took the fourth spot in the Championship’s result table in U16 category.

March 15, 2013

Kyiv Features Spanish Modern Art

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.

March 7, 2013

Kyiv Under Yarn Bomb Attack

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.

February 28, 2013

Ukraine Celebrates Love Day Traditional Way

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.

February 19, 2013

Ukrainian Photography Sold at Record Price at Phillips Auction

Kyiv, February 19, 2013. A set of two photographs Neo by Ukrainian duo Vitaliy and Elena Vasilieva was sold at the February Phillips auction in London for GBP 39,650. The set features images of a kneeling woman presenting ancient jewelry – bracelets, a belt and a pectoral – in an exhibition setting. The works by three other Ukrainian artists presented at the auction were sold for a total of GBP 33,760.

February 11, 2013

Kyiv Helps Promote Excellency in Visual Journalism at World Press Photo’ 12

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.

February 7, 2013

Junior Eurovision Returns to Ukraine

Kyiv, February 7, 2013. Ukraine will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013, following the decision by the Steering Group of the contest, informs The National Television Company of Ukraine will organize the musical event in the capital of the Eastern European country – the city of Kyiv. In 2005 and 2009, Kyiv already hosted Eurovision – the 50th Eurovision Song Contest and the 7th Junior Eurovision, respectively.

February 1, 2013

Hollywood Sets Sights on a New Ukrainian Actress

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.

January 29, 2013

Ukraine Pitches Unique Tole Painting for UNESCO Intangible Heritage

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.

January 16, 2013

Ukrainian Writer Wins 2013 Adelbert von Chamisso Prize

Kyiv, January 16, 2013. Marjana Gaponenko won the 2013 Adelbert von Chamisso Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The writer from Ukraine received the high prize for her German-language novel Wer Ist Martha? (Who Is Martha?)(2012). The novel tells a story of a 96 year old ornithologist remembering his life and trying to rediscover his memories of a girl he met as a little boy.

January 14, 2013

Ukraine Wins Best Foreign Postage Stamp Award in China

Kyiv, January 14, 2013. Ukrainian postage stamp Ukrainske Podvirya (Ukrainian Yard) took the Best Printing Award at the 11th Annual Poll in China. Ukrainian state postal service congratulated the author of the 2011 postage stamp artist Kost Lavro and the printing factory Ukraine with the victory.

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