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Sleeper: Born to Walk

Back in 2014, amidst the anti-government clashes and ousting of then-President Viktor Yanukovych, the annexation of Crimea, and the subsequent hostilities in eastern Ukraine, two girls in their early 20s decided to launch Sleeper – a brand that would change the notion of loungewear for good. It is not easy to catch them – Asya […]

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Inspired by Crypto

Her designs make quite the fashion wave internationally, and after you check out her creations you’ll know why. Now Anna Karenina, better known as Anna K has her sights set on a bigger goal – turning the fashion industry on its head via blockchain. Six years ago, Anna K made her debut as a designer […]

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Pushing the Limits

There are No Limits when it come to frontman of the band Без Обмежень, Sergii Tanchynets. In a rather modest Ukrainian-style restaurant, we meet the man behind the stage persona Meeting the frontman of rock band, Без Обмежень (Without Limits), a band which has been around for more than 19 years, is exciting. Though, it […]

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The Heart of Havana in Kyiv

This month, Kyiv’s best-loved Latin American hotspot marks its 20th year. It’s a feat not many clubs in the Ukrainian capital can boast, and they are celebrating. What started off as a no name café, turned Cuban restaurant in 1998, has become what concert-goers and nightlifers know and love today as the Caribbean Club. Latin […]

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the girl is in the pictures

  She made movie magic with her movie debut, achieving many Ukrainian firsts. With success comes set-backs. What’s On asks why? Where to next for this filmmaker? And do the misogyny and scandals recently highlighted in Hollywood affect the movie industry here. Victoria Trofimenko cemented a place with her directorial debut Brothers. The Final Confession […]

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Cocktails and the City

The abundance of new сoncept bars in Kyiv has led to patrons being spoiled for choice. The predominance of social media has led to new ways of promoting the scene that are less main-stream – more insider; more intimate. Added to this are bartenders that display talent and pride in their work and innovative twists […]

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Congratulations! З привітаннями! Salutations! С поздравлениями!

…on the return of What’s On!   It’s great to hear What’s On is re-starting: it was always the Kyiv expats’ guide to entertainment and activities.  Good Luck to Paul, Lana, and the team! Andy Bain – President and Owner of Atlantic Group and Co-Founder at Ukrainian Freedom F   Just got to know that […]

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The WO Team

Police and crime reporting in New Zealand was my bread and butter for seven years before coming to Kyiv. Ukraine was to mark a departure from what was often taxing work and for three years it did. However, things have a habit of coming full-circle and it was in late 2013 I found myself back […]

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