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The Inimitable Vitaly Portnikov On Jews And Revolution

For twenty five years Vitaly Portnikov has been one of Ukraine’s leading journalists and political commentators. Born in Kyiv in 1967, Portnikov soon moved to Moscow to study at the Moscow University Faculty of...

Jamala: The Voice Of Ukraine

Raised on jazz, soul and the traditional songs of her Crimean Tatar people. She experienced the temptations of easy fame and betrayal. She lost her family home to annexation and conflict. Persevering, she won...

Bohdan Kryklyvenko And The Struggle To Make Human Rights A Reality In Ukraine

On January 27, 2014 Bohdan Kryklyvenko heard a woman yelling for help outside of his office. Kryklyvenko rushed outside, forgetting his winter coat in the process, to where riot police in balaclavas were encircling...

My Odessa: Yulia Verba

The writer Yulia Verba has just published a very funny book of short stories “Spawn of the Moldovanka” about her childhood in Odessa’s Moldovanka neighborhood. She first trained as an engineer, though she did...

Odessa Designer Julie Paskal

Founded by the vivacious 26-year-old designer Julie Paskal, the eponymous brand has become one of the brightest names in the Ukrainian fashion world. Paskal's brand has also gone way beyond the local market, and...

Film, Music, And Freedom – The Work Of Alla Zagaykevych

  The composer Alla Zagaykevych is a real character. Her work in film is not the main arena in which Ukrainian composer Alla Zagaykevych flexes her creative muscle. She is more known for her orchestral...