On Monday TVOntario’s current affairs programme ‘The Agenda’ had 30 year international affairs veteran Matthew Fisher on to see what 2014 had in store, and right away he commented on the latest happenings in Ukraine and its relationship with Russia, the West and Yulia Tymoshenko. Worth a watch, goes for about 6 minutes: [YouTube]Read more "Ukraine-Russian relationship analyzed on TVO [Video]"
Angry anti-government protesters in Ukraine toppled a statue of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin in the centre of Kyiv on Sunday and blockaded key government buildings amid huge street protests, raising the stakes in an escalating standoff with President Viktor Yanukovych. The biggest protest in the former Soviet republic since Ukraine’s pro-democracy Orange Revolution in […]Read more "Ukrainian protesters topple Lenin statue in Kyiv [Video]"
Today marks the 22nd year of Ukraine’s Independence from the Soviet Union. If you are in Ukraine, the celebrations have already started and many more are planned throughout the next few days. Stephen Harper issued a statement today, as well as the White House. Viktor Yanukovych called for Ukrainian unity. For those celebrating in the […]Read more "Happy 22nd anniversary of Ukrainian Independence"
The Google Art Project puts some of the world’s best art online. Users can visit the Met in NYC, the Tate in London, and even the AGO in Toronto. Earlier this week Worldwide News Ukraine pointed out that the project has now added two galleries from Kyiv: Saint Sophia of Kyiv and Ivan Honchar Museum […]Read more "Visit Ukraine’s best frescoes and mosaics this weekend"
An old letter was recently posted online, asking to be translated from Ukrainian after it was discovered in the belongings of a great-grandmother who had passed away recently in upstate New York. On January 20th 1938, a man in Dehova, Ivano-Frankisk wrote to his son who is working in America (presumably) to send money back […]Read more "A Ukrainian father’s 74 year-old letter to his son in America"