What is ‘Izolyatsia’ and IZONE?

Ten years ago an abandoned plant for processing insulation materials was turned into a giant art space ‘Izolyatsia’ in industrial Donetsk, but recently became a prison and a torture chamber by Russian militants. The creators of ‘Izolyatsia’ were forced to...

The unifying radio

Despite the proliferation of social networks, the Facebook of the 60’s amateur radio still exists. This “social network” was admired all over the world in the second half of the twentieth century, but there are still thousands of people who...

The Living Museum of Accordions in Zhashkiv

The town of Zhashkiv is home to one of the biggest collections of accordions in Ukraine. Ivan Sukhyi works on the second floor of the town’s music school: since 1991, he has been leading the children’s accordion ensemble, which has...

GogolTrain. The first legal art train

The great multi-disciplined festival of modern art StartUp GogolFest has taken place since 2018 in Mariupol, where each spring hundreds of people from all over Ukraine go. For that purpose, Bogdan Yaremchuk and Denys Uhorchuk created an art train, which...

Grainland. Bringing life back to the village

A few years ago in the village Ivkivtsi hidden from the passers-by over the hills near Cherkasy, the locals transformed a former Soviet collective farm into agricultural attraction Grainland. Grainland aims to not only entertain visitors but also display antique...

The Jews of Ukraine. Who are they?

The Jewish is one of the oldest communities living in Ukraine. The vast majority of Ukrainian Jews are descendants of one of the largest sub-ethnicities of the Jewish people, the Ashkenazi. Now, there are approximately 300,000 Jewish in Ukraine, according...

Kyiv as seen by DakhaBrakha

In the ‘Ambassadors’ project, famous Ukrainians take us on a walk around their hometowns, introducing us to special places along the way. In the 15th episode, the members of ethno-band DakhaBrakha share their vision of Kyiv, a city rich...

Kyiv as seen by ONUKA

The Ambassadors project shows Ukrainian cities through the eyes of their famous inhabitants. In the tenth story, Nata Zhyzhchenko of the band ONUKA shows us her native Kyiv, the great and extremely diverse capital of Ukraine. Bogdan Logvynenko, the...

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