Ukraine’s first Tweet

Ukraine’s first tweet from its official Twitter was made today: Thanks, @Canada and @Poland for being first nations to recognize our Independence in 1991! How about becoming our first followers in 2016? — Ukraine / Україна (@Ukraine) June 2, 2016 It got replies from both @Canada and @Poland: Welcome to Twitter, @Ukraine! We will follow! Have […]

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Verizon: ‘I’ll watch anything except this’ Ukrainian dancing

For American TV watchers, telecommunications giant Verizon’s latest campaign ‘Customize TV’ features Ukrainian culture in the not-so greatest light. Featuring Rashida Jones from the Office and Parks & Rec, she pleads to have the channel changed from airing Ukrainian dancers, uttering ‘I’ll watch anything except this’. See below: For those who want to express themselves, […]

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Ukrainian Festival Summer Guide 2015

Calgary Ukrainian Festival June 6-7 Calgary, AB To provide to the citizens of Calgary an informative, educational and entertaining festival that celebrates all aspects of our  unique and rich Ukrainian heritage and to raise the profile of Calgary’s Ukrainian Community through a professional and inclusive annual event that showcases Ukrainian arts, cuisine, entertainment and culture […]

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29th Anniversary of Chornobyl

29 years ago today is the anniversary of the Chornobyl (Ukrainian spelling) disaster. While there’s little new news coming from that event, here are some finer points all should remember: The Soviet Union stayed silent after the explosion, exposing Ukrainians to the deadly radiation while Communist apparatchiks were evacuated from neighbouring cities. Just how much […]

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