|day before yesterday||Culture|
Modern non-figurative Ukrainian painting is well-known abroad, but underrated at home
|3 November||Breaking news|
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew signed an agreement on November 3 in Istanbul, outlining cooperation between Kyiv and the Patriarchate of Constantinople that paves the way for the establishment of an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, a plan that has angered Moscow
|27 October||Breaking news|
Ukrainian advertising agency Banda is the agency of the year, according to the prestigious Red Dot design award
On September 17, Yuriy Andrukhovych visited Kyiv to present Lithography, his new album with the band Karbido, at the Ukrainian Radio’s Recording Studio. Before that, The Ukrainian Week spoke to him about investments in culture, the new generation of writers and Ukraine’s place in the literature map of the world.
|29 September||Breaking news|
This latest incident comes about a month after Donetsk separatist leader Aleksandr Zakharchenko was assassinated by a bomb blast at this cafe in Donetsk
Is Europe facing a wave of modern antisemitism?
When Ukraine is asked today, what it can give to Europe, it doesn’t have to go far: it had once given Ukrainian avant-garde to the world. The task today is to win it back from being associated with the Russian culture by clearly identifying where it actually comes from.
Is there a place for pluralism and tolerance on Ukrainian stages?
Volodymyr Tatlin and his place in the Malevich’s circle in Kyiv
The appointment of a new ombudswoman revealed that the law on this representative figure needs to be changed to protect the post from political influence
The opposition in Ukraine is mostly reactive and it chooses actions that will be most useful for criticizing the current Administration or gaining the attention of a specific part of the electorate. What Ukraine needs most right now is a consolidating program and a party that could present its own alternative for the country
In the early 2014, a handful of enthusiasts from across the country dreamed of their own space in the mountains. They are now running Khata Maysternya, a vibrant art residence in Babyn, a Carpathian village near Kosiv. Set up in a renovated Hutsul home from the 1930s, the residence offers five hostel rooms, a class and art sessions room, a bathroom and idyllic mountain landscape around. This is also a place to savor authentic food cooked by the locals
The champions of global competition, including in military AI technology
|22 December, 2017||Politics|
What, ultimately, is the essence and the purpose of Oleh Liashko, the leader of the modern radicals?
|20 November, 2017||Politics|
Ukraine’s Parliament has started to change the electoral system. Will they be able to finish the job and what will change if the reform goes through?
|18 August, 2017||Culture|
A creator the President collar and the author of pieces for the British Crown and the Royal Family of Serbia about the past and present of enamel painting
|17 March, 2017||Culture|
The Ukrainian Week offers a selection of events to attend in March
|3 March, 2017||Culture|
The life and inspiration of Oleksandra Ekster
|2 February, 2017||Politics|
What’s the purpose behind the new party of Vadym Rabinovych and Yevhen Murayev?
|26 January, 2017||World|
In 2017, Ukraine will be a major test of conscience that will force democratic countries to an uneasy choice among values
|18 November, 2016||Society|
A new book analyzes the revolution through the artists' eyes
|19 October, 2016||Politics|
How generations shift in the electoral field of the former Party of Regions clans
|19 October, 2016||Politics|
What the self-proclaimed democratic opposition to the current government wants and can achieve
|30 August, 2016||World|
What shapes Georgia’s foreign policy and perceptions of its course domestically?
|23 August, 2016||History|
The 1920s’ Avant-garde school of artists was ultimately destroyed as class enemies—for hooliganism and pornography
|11 August, 2016||Politics|
High-profile arrests have been expected for a very long time. For over two years now, Ukrainians have been demanding punishment for those in power who were guilty of escalating events on the Maidan and then the war in Donbas. The question “Why aren’t the Regionals being punished?” is hotter than ever, and it’s only recently that the Prosecutor General’s Office has tried to answer it. Now Oleksandr Yefremov, ex-Head of Luhansk Oblast State Administration, then First Deputy Head of the Party of Regions and generally one of the more odious ex-Regionals, is sitting in jail awaiting trial
|19 July, 2016||Politics|
The prospects of two young liberal parties
|19 July, 2016||Politics|
The Ukrainian Week looks at the new parties emerging in the country
|27 June, 2016||Politics|
Elections in the occupied parts of Donbas will boost the strength of the Opposition Bloc in Ukrainian politics. Its strategic goal is to return Ukraine into Russia’s orbit
|20 June, 2016||Politics|
The main conclusion that can be drawn from the appearance of part of the black cash register in the press is that the Yanukovych regime, which considered itself legitimate, really never was
|11 April, 2016||Politics|
A crisis of relations in the victorious team blows up into a real fratricidal war and ends with some of them fraternizing with the one-time enemy. Just over 10 years ago, the country lived through a similar story
|31 March, 2016|
Born on September 11, 1935, the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt is one of the most illustrious creators of contemporary academic music
|16 February, 2016||World|
Experts on how they see Europe coming out of the current crises
|23 December, 2015||Culture|
The life and death of Mike Johansen, Ukraine’s pioneer of magic realism
|17 December, 2015|
The leader of the Democratic Alliance party the results of the local elections, the prospects of small parties and the chances of consolidating new political forces as a counterweight to oligarchic political clubs
|16 December, 2015|
The most important challenges are to lay genuinely strong and stable political foundations so that Ukraine never swerves away from its European course of reform regardless of any political uncertainties future elections may bring
|20 November, 2015|
Power of the People leader on how to win an election without serious cash
|20 November, 2015||Politics|
Analysis of elections in Eastern Ukraine: old and new parties
|21 October, 2015|
Artist and curator on social role of artists and cultural policy
|13 October, 2015||Politics|
The Party of the Regions supposedly no longer exists in current Ukrainian politics, but it’s sent several columns out to the local elections
|9 October, 2015||Politics|
Despite its patriotism, Dnipropetrovsk region remains a stronghold of the Party of Regions and oligarchs
|14 July, 2015||Politics|
Artem Sytnyk: “Our task is to break the stereotypes of society accustomed to living in a corrupt environment”
In an exclusive interview with The Ukrainian Week, the director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NAB) spoke about fighting corruption in the judiciary, the creation of a “corruption registry”, and its regional management of anti-corruption efforts. Interviewed by Tetiana Omelchenko
|9 July, 2015||World|
Magna Carta as foundation of human rights
|18 May, 2015||Politics|
How and when are Ukraine’s reactionary forces most likely to strike back
|18 May, 2015||Economics|
Cutting access to their financial resources is the most effective way to leave the representatives of the old regime with no chance for comeback
|20 February, 2015||Culture|
Argentinean Tango,Nils Petter Molvaer, Oscar Shorts nights and more...
|3 February, 2015||Society|
Donetsk separatism only truly became a noticeable problem in 2014. Until then, almost no one believed that it existed.
|2 February, 2015||Economics|
If current trends in bilateral trade are maintained, by 2016 Ukraine will be ready to survive even a full-scale Russian trade blockade
|31 December, 2014|
It is necessary to use culture to cure our heads. Only after that should the economy be remedied with a sound mind
|23 October, 2014||Politics|
The parliamentary election may bring only few “new faces” to parliament
|23 October, 2014||Politics|
The electoral fiasco of the Communist Party in Ukraine does not mean less demand for social populism. It only brings to the political arena new players that are better fits for the new structure of Ukrainian society
|3 October, 2014||Culture|
The Tribe, a new film by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, silently speaks for the teenagers who cannot speak
|15 September, 2014||History|
Historian Stanislav Kulchytsky speaks to The Ukrainian Week about why the Kremlin needs Ukraine, what threat the annexation of Crimea poses for Russia, what the essence of the problem in Ukrainian-Russian relations is, and how the political Ukrainian nation is emerging
|30 June, 2014||Politics|
What the new President should start with to meet expectations of his voters
|11 June, 2014||World|
EBRD priorities are gradually shifting away from Russia. The investor is setting sights on Ukraine and has already renewed public sector lending
|9 June, 2014||Society|
Without grassroots organization and political parties funded by membership dues, Ukrainians will find themselves disappointed once again by self-serving political leaders. Even worse, the country could face further degradation or loss of sovereignty
|9 June, 2014||Culture|
Street Food Festival, Tori Amos, Leopolis Grand Prix 2014 and more ...
|27 May, 2014||Culture|
Street artist #Sociopath talks about social art
|19 May, 2014||Culture|
Photographs of the French photojournalist Eric Bouvet,the magnetic sound of Pianoboy and Children’s Film Festival
|24 April, 2014||World|
The “referendum” in Crimea revealed Vladimir Putin’s partners in the EU. Most are minority radical parties which, according to his design, have to undermine the EU’s already quite unwieldy system from the inside with Moscow’s support
|3 April, 2014||Culture|
“People often come to museums in the Netherlands. Just to hide away from the rain,” Yulia Lytvynets, Chief Custodian of Ukraine’s National Art Museum, says. The recent revolutionary events changed the angle from which her museum’s staff approached preserving the collection and the museum building and building horizontal relationships between museums and individuals.
|2 April, 2014||Culture|
Pavlo Gudimov: “A different vision is not a pretext to resort to Russian-like hysteria and absurd politicization of culture”
Renowned gallery-owner and musician talks about on ways to prevent people turning into titushkas, consolidation of artists and futility of fascist methods in culture.
|29 March, 2014||Culture|
Film festivals, Nino Katamadze and ballet-fairy tale.
|18 March, 2014|
The rapid collapse of the Party of Regions left its orphaned electorate feeling betrayed amidst a political vacuum
|8 March, 2014||Culture|
Jose Luis Merlin, DakhaBrakha and Unity International Jazz Festival
|17 February, 2014||Politics|
The Ukrainian Week talks with Andriy Kurkov, Ukraine’s most translated contemporary Russian-speaking author, about the essence and tempo of social changes, the Russian language and Russian presence in Ukraine.
|3 February, 2014|
What is happening in Ukraine is a direct reaction to the lack of consideration of the authorities for the aspirations of its citizens to be part of Europe and to live in a country governed in accordance with democratic principles and respect for human rights
|28 January, 2014|
The EuroMaidan began as a protest against President Yanukovych’s decision to disrupt the Association Agreement with the EU. Over the past two months, it has escalated into resistance to the government and President Yanukovych himself
|20 January, 2014||News|
Civil Society Forum urges European Commission and European Parliament to impose sanctions against Ukrainian legislators who voted for repressive laws
“The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum calls upon the European Union to cease all financial assistance to the government of Ukraine, and to impose a travel ban on all 239 Ukrainian MPs who voted on 16 January 2014 for authoritarian new laws,” the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum’s Statement on repressive laws in Ukraine and Azerbaijan claims.
|30 December, 2013||News|
Expert: EU's failure on Ukraine will have a negative impact on the European integration of Moldova and Georgia
“The Moscow deal further reduces Ukrainian room for maneuver in its foreign and internal policies. Russian loan and cheaper gas price will allow Ukrainian government to freeze major problems in Ukrainian economy until 2015 elections but it is not a support which can solve growing economic instability,” says Wojciech Kononczuk, Head of Department for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova at the OSW (Centre for Eastern Studies) think-tank, in his comment for The Ukrainian Week
|26 December, 2013||News|
Lesia Orobets’ to foreign businessmen: stop shaking hands with "politicians and businessmen from the Party of Regions"
Ukrainian opposition MP appeals to foreign businessmen and bankers not to cooperate with the "politicians and businessmen" from the "Party of Regions".
|19 December, 2013|
The EU should apply a softer and wiser approach to Ukrainian society in terms of freedom of movement. No Ukrainian citizen should feel a poor cousin in EU countries
|17 December, 2013||Culture|
An attempt to whitewash Art Arsenal after censorship in the previous show
|30 November, 2013||News|
MP Davyd Zvhania files notice to leave the Party of Regions, his press service reports.
|24 November, 2013||Culture|
Contemporary art from young Ukrainians and a history of escape from the 20th-century avant-garde Odesa-based painters
|23 November, 2013||News|
Amanda Paul: The statement of the government represented the final nail in the coffin in terms of having the Association Agreement signed
The statement of the Ukrainian government on suspension of preparations for the Association Agreement will have broad impact on Ukraine, but also on those that support European integration in other Eastern Partnership countries, says Amanda Paul, a Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre in Brussels, in her commentary to The Ukrainian Week
|20 November, 2013||Culture|
B-movie director Roger Corman talks about dealing with viewer's unconscious mind, new facilities for cinematography and resistance in human nature
|6 November, 2013||World|
Ilham Aliyev’s victory in the October 9 show election signals that the regime in Baku pushes Azerbaijan further into the authoritarian abyss with silent consent from the West
|4 November, 2013||News|
Compared to previous EU policies, the EaP toolbox has greater potential to introduce and stimulate domestic reforms in the region. However, the EU's toolbox suffers from major weaknesses, resulting in a series of gaps with partner countries, a senior research fellow at the Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS) Laure Delcour and reader in Politics and International Studies at the University of Birmingham Kataryna Wolczuk in their paper for European Policy Center admit.
|21 October, 2013||Economics|
While tycoons pay most of their taxes offshore, the budget crisis is escalating along with increasing tax pressure on non-oligarch businesses
|20 October, 2013||Culture|
Norwegian pianist Bugge Wesseltoft combines grand piano and electronic effects at a concert in Kyiv
|18 October, 2013||Culture|
Festival of overtone music,exclusive handmade doll show, Brazilian bossa nova and Industrial Eden
|17 October, 2013||News|
Polish quarterly journal of Central and Eastern European Affairs The New Eastern Europe conducted a survey with ten experts from across Europe about the progress of the Eastern Partnership countries on their way to EU.
|16 October, 2013||Culture|
Virlana Tkacz, an American theatre director with Ukrainian roots, talks about experimental and accessible theatre, culture on the edge, and the struggle to build an audience
|10 October, 2013||News|
When it comes to culture venues, Ukraine is garish, but the signs of new “alternative” culture like Gogol’fest festival start to appear, The Economist reports
|7 October, 2013||Society|
The stereotypical image of Odesa Oblast as a pro-Russian region and mainstay of the Party of Regions turns out to be far from reality
|5 October, 2013||Culture|
The first two weeks of October offer a look at the life of a great film director, an alternative portrait of the Soviet 1970s from underground artists, a festival of new German movies and plenty of great music
|3 October, 2013||Culture|
How Leopold von Sacher-Masoch went from writer to masochist
|27 September, 2013||News|
Washington "should not countenance" an apparent increase in Russian pressure on its neighbors as they seek closer ties with the European Union, Eliot Engel, New York's top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee said in an interview with RFE/RL.
|24 September, 2013|
Laurent Bouvet talks to The Ukrainian Week about the crisis of modern left-wing parties in Europe before his lecture at the Ye Bookstore
|24 September, 2013||Politics|
As the November Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius draws closer, doubts fade that Kyiv and Brussels will sign the Association Agreement. How they see its implementation, is the question
|22 September, 2013||Navigator|
German Realism, Ukrainian jazz and Manhattan films - see what The Ukrainian Week recommends visiting this week
|22 September, 2013||Culture|
An intimate story of a solitary traveler from Gogol Bordello
|20 September, 2013|
|16 September, 2013||Culture|
DakhaBrakha’s lead singer Marko Halanevych talks about music tastes in Ukraine and post-modernist folklore
|13 September, 2013||News|
Hanne Severinsen: "I believe that the “soft power” of EU will be stronger than “the big stick” of Russia"
Former co-rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for Ukraine Hanne Severinsen says that Russia should respect the free choice of the countries of Eastern partnership and therefore considers EU-resolution which was adopted yesterday as highly on time.
|11 September, 2013||News|
Gediminas Kirkilas: Armenia’s choice has the inevitable implications for Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, as well as for the EU
In his report published at the Lithuania Tribune, Gediminas Kirkilas, Vice-Speaker of the Lithuanian’s Seimas and the Chairman of the European Affairs Committee, analyzes the Eastern Partnership dilemma between the EU and Russia
|8 September, 2013||Culture|
Good read, jazz and indie arts: The Ukrainian Week invites you to the annual book forum in Lviv, jazz festival in Crimea, Gogolfest in Kyiv and more interesting places to visit this month
|8 September, 2013||Culture|
Dramatic vocals, acoustic guitars and synthetic retro bass - Ukrainian pop-rock band Lama released its third album
|6 September, 2013||Politics|
Since coming to power, the Party of Regions and Viktor Yanukovych, have consistently ignored the rights and interests of local governments that they said they would defend