From BlogTO: Out in the west end at Royal York station, you’ll often find TTC busker Yarko Antonevych calmly plucking away at a strange lute-like instrument. The scene so charming and anachronistic that it’s no wonder commuters are instantly drawn to him. “What is that you’re playing?” they’ll ask, and it has become such a […]Read more "Ukrainian Canadian busker plays the Bandura at Toronto subway station"
After being inaugurated yesterday it looks like Yanukoych’s pro-Russian agenda wasted no time in getting started. Today on the Presidential website a section to the dedication of the genocide that was the Holodomor was removed. This is what the page used to have (thanks Google cache): But now there’s nothing. Who to complain to? Yanukovych […]Read more "Yanukovych’s first act: Holodomor dedication removed from Presidential website"
From the CBC: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has cancelled his visit to Vancouver to attend the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics on Sunday evening, CBC News has learned. The announcement comes as a surprise because Russia is the next host of the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014, and Medvedev had planned to attend. […]Read more "Russian president cancels Vancouver visit: Announcement follows team’s poor Olympic results [Article]"
From the The Toronto Star: The next Winter Olympics is shaping up as a Cold War-style battle between Canada and Russia after a blistering editorial in Pravda labeled us as a nation of cowardly, incompetent war criminals. The editorial, entitled Vancouver: Mutton Dressed as Lamb, goes straight for the eyes from the outset. “Vancouver is […]Read more "Russia whines about ‘cowardly’ Canada [Article]"
From the CBC: Supporters of a Ukrainian museum in Edmonton say they desperately need a new and bigger building, and they want answers from Ottawa about whether it will help cover expenses. The province, the city and individuals have all chipped in after a 10-year fundraising campaign by the Ukrainian Canadian Archives Museum of Alberta. […]Read more "Ukrainian museum urges feds to make funding decision [Article]"