- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- May 13, 2013
With arrival of tree blossoms and warm weather, Ukraine celebrates its one of the most traditionally important religious holidays - Easter.
- 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.
- May 7, 2013
Travel portal Smarter Travel listed Ukraine as the first place you should go to while it’s still cheap. “Ukraine may be on the edge of discovery for visitors in search of rich history on a tight budget,” states Smarter Travel staff writer Christine Sarkis. “Visitors return from the country amazed at its cultural wealth, the warmth of its people, and the fact that travelers can live large for under USD 50 a day,” she explains.
- April 30, 2013
Film by Ukrainian director Daria Onyshchenko Eastalgia (2012) won in the category of Outstanding Production Achievement of the German student festival Sehsuechte. The prize is a participation in a seminar, otherwise worth EUR 1,000. The jury highlighted “professionalism, team spirit, farsightedness, and international orientation” of Eastalgia. The award recipients were film’s producers Rafael Parente, Korbinian Dufter and Simon Amberger.
- April 29, 2013
Ukrainian animated series Folk Wisdom (Narodna Mudrist) produced by the National Television Company of Ukraine was awarded the first prize in the nomination animated short films at the Universe Multicultural Film Festival, held in Los Angeles (USA) from April 12 to 14, 2013, as reported by the press office of the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine.
- April 26, 2013
27 years ago, the darkness of the night was disturbed by the flashes of a nuclear mushroom cloud coming from the Chornobyl Nuclear Power plant 100 kilometers north of the capital of Ukraine Kyiv. The lives of millions of people took a drastic turn that day, as the radioactive substances contaminated the area of 145,000 square kilometers. Today the world and Ukraine grieve jointly over the victims of the radiation poisoning.
- April 25, 2013
Google Street View has expanded its gallery of images from Ukraine. The service added the Saint Sophia Cathedral, the National Historic and Cultural Reserve Kachanivka, the Khotyn Fortress, the Palanok Castle (also known as the Mukachevo Castle), and the historical center of Chernivtsi to its catalogue of the sites in Ukraine one can browse virtually while using Google Street View.
- April 23, 2013
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.
- April 19, 2013
Ukrainian performers of the Narnia dancing school won the over 30 Ceili World Championship and the European Ceili Championships (Senior European Ceili category) held in Dusseldorf, Germany. Additionally, a dancer of the team Nataliya Diskant took gold in individual competition under 35 World Championship. The events were held by the World Irish Dance Association.
- April 15, 2013
The web’s most popular microblog service Twitter introduced trends tailored to Ukraine. The trend service includes options of trends in all of Ukraine and the country’s six major cities - capital Kyiv, as well as Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Lviv, Odesa, Zaporizhzhia. The service is known for its feature of selecting topics that are currently trending globally or in a certain region. Presently, Twitter has expanded its trend service to 42 countries.
- April 9, 2013
Ukrainian documentary Yaderni Vidkhody (Nuclear Waste) by Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi won gold medal in the category Best Animated, Short or Experimental Film at the Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival. This is the third international win for the film, which has previously received Silver Pardino - Leopards of Tomorrow award at the 2012 Locarno International Film Festival and the Grand Prize of the 2012 Open Film Festival of the CIS, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia Kinoshok.
- 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.
- 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.
- April 2, 2013
On April 1-4, 2013, Yuriy Pavlenko, Children’s Ombudsman under the President of Ukraine, is visiting the U.S. to monitor that the rights of the Ukrainian children adopted abroad are observed. The North American country is one of the top countries that adopt Ukrainian children, others being Italy, Spain, France, and Israel.
- 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
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
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 26, 2013
Ukrainian researchers discovered four oil reservoirs in western Antarctica using the technology of geoelectric sounding. The deposits, that occupy the total area of 900 square kilometers, are located near Ukrainian Antarctic research base Akademik Vernadskyi at Galindez Island. Ukrainian team also discovered clathrate hydrate deposits in the region.
- 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
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 12, 2013
A social campaign to end violence against women Stop Violence received X-Change Award for Outstanding Government Communication from Avon Foundation. A prominent actress and Avon Foundation for Women Ambassador Salma Hayek Pinault presented the award at the United Nations Headquarters in New York during the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
- March 11, 2013
Berlin tour operator MediKur-Reisen signed a cooperation agreement with the Crimean Ministry of Resorts and Tourism during one of the world’s largest tourism summits ITB Berlin 2013. The German company will send its experts to 15 sanatoriums in southern Ukraine, where they will pick three to four sites to send their German customers as early as September 2013, reported Oleksandr Liyev, Minister of Resorts and Tourism of Crimea.
- 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.
- March 1, 2013
It has been 142 years since birth of a famous writer and poetess Lesia Ukrainka on February 25, 2013. On this day Ukraine honored her legendary talent by publishing a big volume of her 15 dramatic compositions and holding various cultural events in many Ukrainian cities.
- February 28, 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 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.