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Headlines and Realities # 1 On 6 February, BBC News carried a story relating to Ukraine. The headline promised revelations on “Potters Bar, Ukraine’s stolen billions, and the Eurovision connection”, which is, well, wow, breathtaking. In reality, the article brings seasoned Ukraine-watchers some old news: “while in office ex-President Yanukovych and his associates stole 40 […]

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Usyk to Fight Russia’s Gassiev for Undisputed Cruiserweight Crown

Ukraine’s undefeated Olympic hero Oleksandr Usyk (14-0, 11 KOs) narrowly defeated Latvia’s Marcus Breidis in Riga on 27 January to set-up a World Boxing Super Series finale with Russia’s Murat Gassiev (26-0-1, 19 KOs) for the Cruiserweight division’s undisputed title. In front of hundreds of Ukrainian fans that made the trip to Latvia, Usyk won […]

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An Idiot’s Guide to Ukrainian Politics

Maybe you’re new to Ukraine. Maybe you want to get a basic understanding of Ukrainian politics but are too afraid to ask. Maybe you think you know, but you’re just very misinformed. We’re here to help! This first Idiot’s Guide to Ukrainian Politics covers just two people, with person number two being included less out […]

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Ukrainian Women Shine Down Under

Ukraine’s women tennis stars had a tournament to remember at the Australian Open as three made the third round in this year’s first Grand Slam event. The trio was led by Elina Svitolina. Ranked fourth going into the tournament, Ukraine’s top tennis star disappointingly crashed out at the quarterfinal stage by losing 6-4, 6-0 to […]

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Kyiv, Backdrop

British pop star Calum Scott recently released a new music video shot exclusively in Kyiv. Showing off some of the best sights of our beautiful city, such as the Opera House, Khreschatyk, and Maidan, the video for You Are The Reason is already a great piece of promo for Kyiv having racked up 6.25 million […]

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Book Arsenal

Book fair-market 30 May-3 June Mystetskiy Arsenal (Lavrska 10-12) Book Arsenal is one of the annual key cultural events in Kyiv, attracting more than 50 000 visitors to Mystetskiy Arsenal every year. And it’s not about books only – the 5-day program includes public talks, lectures, art exhibitions, concerts, and theatre performances. The event is […]

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ESPN Names Lomachenko the World’s Best Boxer

Ukrainian two-time Olympic champion (2008, 2012) and current WBO super featherweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs) capped off an incredible 2017 in December by beating Cuba’s previously undefeated two-time Olympic champion Guillermo Rigondeaux in the 6th round. It marked the fourth straight fight where his opponent surrendered on the stool rather than come […]

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Did you know?

American Football is gaining popularity in Ukraine. More than 20 teams unite regularly under the Ukrainian League of American Football (ULAF) where players receive no salary but use their own money for uniforms, field rental, and coaching staff.

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