Weekend Watching: Taras Shevchenko mentioned on ‘House’ (Video)

As I wrote about on Facebook Monday, I noticed a Shevchenko painting on the preview for that night’s ‘House’ episode, where his Ukrainian “wife” was returning to get her green card to stay in the country. While I cringed at the thought of a stereotypical mail-order bride type plot, I was happily surprised by the […]

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Klitschko cruises after Chisora spits dummy: Unsavoury antics by challenger fail to hinder superiority of world champion [Article]

No surprise here, as Vitali Klitschko defeated Chisora, sweet revenge from being spit in the face a night before – but disappointingly it wasn’t by KO: After the slap, we expected the slaughter. But it didn’t quite turn out that way, even though Dereck Chisora was predictably beaten by the Ukrainian giant Vitali Klitschko in Munich […]

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Chisora slaps Vitali Klitschko at weigh-in for Saturday’s world title fight [Article]

Saturday’s boxing bout on Saturday just got more interesting: Dereck Chisora ignited his weigh-in with the WBC heavyweight world champion Vitali Klitschko by slapping the title holder’s face hard during their staredown. Klitschko was visibly infuriated as the pair were pulled apart. Earlier, Chisora had vowed to “shock the world” by snatching the WBC title in Munich. The […]

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CBC’s getting a little Ukrainian!

The good old CBC, our national public broadcaster. While it’s under constant attack from the right (for the benefit of its rival Quebecor and Sun News over French-language markets and beyond), it’s one of our only real Canadian culture outlets (when was the last time the private TV networks like Global or CTV aired a Canadian […]

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Stolen Taras Shevchenko statue returned after 10 years [Article]

A modern day miracle happened this week as the Taras Shevchenko bronze statue that was stolen 10 years ago in Oakville has been successfully recovered: A police investigation led nowhere and a $10,000 no-questions-asked reward went unclaimed. As the years passed, the statue’s owners — the few volunteers who run the Taras H. Shevchenko Museum and […]

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