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Where to see stars in Odesa

Ukraine is among the leading countries in Europe in regards to the number of astronomical observatories. During the 19th and 20th centuries alone, seven large observatories were opened at scientific institutions, which still operate today. One of the oldest observatories...

Starobilsk. The new life of a library

In 2014 an influential academic library moved from Luhansk, which was occupied by Russian terrorist groups, to the small city of Starobilsk. All they had back then were documents, a rubber stamp and no books at all. In order to...

Burning Man and Nikopol

Viacheslav Hudenok became known thanks to the American Festival, Burning Man, where in 2017 he presented a fire sculpture symbolizing Ukraine’s entry into a new era. Impressed by the event, Viacheslav brought the idea of organizing festivals to Nikopol. Together...

Public Spaces of Eastern Ukraine

After 2014, the industrial cities in the East of Ukraine, which remained in the territory under Ukrainian control, have been going through a new period of development and rethinking. After shootings and attempts to capture their hometowns, locals started taking...

What is Leadership Academy?

Over the years, Ukraine has taught tens of thousands of students who have not practised their professions even a single day. The Ukrainian Leadership Academy (ULA) has emerged because of the desire to change this situation and to create an...

Jaroslawa Z. Johnson. From Chicago To Ukraine

With this publication, we are opening the series of stories “Ukrainians abroad”. This series is not about successful immigration rather about people that had moved abroad due to different reasons and started helping Ukraine in various ways: creating state-to-state projects,...

Ostroh. The return of the first Eastern Europe Academy

The Ostroh Academy is one of the first successful examples of educational revival in Ukraine that doesn’t try to replicate the old Soviet system and leans on the long-standing traditions of Ukrainian education instead. The university in Ostroh has been...

Kostopil. Building a chess center from scratch

In a town of Kostopil in Polissia, Oleksandr Kozak founded a chess club which grew to become a center of intellectual development. Oleksandr turned an empty abandoned building inhabited by rats into a place where local people regularly go to...

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