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    Crimean Tatar Jamala to represent Ukraine at Eurovision
    Feb26

    Crimean Tatar Jamala to represent Ukraine at Eurovision

    KYIV – Once again, Ukraine will make political waves at the annual Eurovision Song Contest. Yet this time around, a Crimean Tatar will represent Ukraine, as announced on February 21. Accomplished pop singer Jamala will get a unique chance to raise Europe’s awareness to the plight of her people in performing “1944,” a song that […]...

    UNICEF reports: War in Ukraine affects over 500,000 children
    Feb26

    UNICEF reports: War in Ukraine affects over 500,000 children

    GENEVA/NEW YORK/KYIV – The conflict in Ukraine has deeply affected the lives of 580,000 children living in non-government controlled areas and close to the front line in eastern Ukraine, UNICEF said on February 19. Of these, 200,000 – or one in three – need psychosocial support. “Two years of violence, shelling and fear have left […] …read...

    “Ukraine Exists” exhibited at Ukrainian American Cultural Center of N.J.
    Feb26

    “Ukraine Exists” exhibited at Ukrainian American Cultural Center of N.J.

    WHIPPANY, N.J. – “Ukraine Exists” was the title of a unique exhibit of art by contemporary artists from Ukraine accompanied by videos of interviews recorded in the country’s war-torn eastern regions whose aim was to depict Ukraine’s current reality of war and peace, as well as to demonstrate Ukraine’s desire to take its rightful...

    Russia’s moves to gain  dominance in the Black Sea
    Feb26

    Russia’s moves to gain dominance in the Black Sea

    Russia’s primary objectives in the Black Sea region are to maximize its strategic and maritime influence there, isolate Ukraine and Georgia, weaken the cohesion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Black Sea security issues, and limit access to the area through the Turkish Straits for the navies of the United States and other...

    Lithuanian Capital to Name Street After Putin-Critic Boris Nemtsov
    Feb26

    Lithuanian Capital to Name Street After Putin-Critic Boris Nemtsov

    Slain Kremlin-critic Boris Nemtsov will be honored with a street named after him in Lithuania’s capital of Vilnius, the city’s mayor says. Nemtsov, who was frequently critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rule, was shot last February while walking home in central Moscow late at night with his girlfriend. The...

    Corruption in Ukraine
    Feb26

    Corruption in Ukraine

    “Dear friends; Ukraine’s grace period for tackling cronyism may have run out,” The Economist, February 13 (http://www.economist.com/news/europe/ 21692917-ukraines-grace-period-tackling-cronyism-may-have-run-out-dear-friends): …Ukraine’s Maidan revolution was supposed to roll back corruption and cronyism. Mr. [Ukraine’s economy...

    Russian actions in Crimea undercut support there for annexation, historian says
    Feb26

    Russian actions in Crimea undercut support there for annexation, historian says

    In Russian-annexed Crimea, the worsening economic situation, and the cavalier behavior of nouveaux riches from elsewhere in Russia is changing the attitudes of the local population about the peninsula being part of the Russian Federation, a Moscow historian says. In the February 18 issue of Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Aleksandr Shirokorad says that...

    Ivan Pasichnyk listed  among Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30”
    Feb26

    Ivan Pasichnyk listed among Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30”

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Ivan Pasichnyk, 28, a co-founder and CEO of an energy savings start-up company, was named among the Forbes’ magazine’s “30 under 30” list that recognized young leaders, creative inventors and entrepreneurs. Mr. Pasichyk, who hails from Kyiv, helped launch a project called Ecois.me, which sells specially designed...

    Designer Anna Karenina to show during 2016 New York Fashion Week
    Feb26

    Designer Anna Karenina to show during 2016 New York Fashion Week

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Fashion designer Anna Karenina (not her given name), a model-turned-designer from Kyiv, is a rising talent in the fashion industry and will be included at this year’s Fashion Week in New York. Born in Kremenchuk in 1995, she graduated from Kyiv State University of Technology and Design. Her modeling career began at […]...

    UNWLA branch ‘adopts’ a wounded warrior’s family
    Feb26

    UNWLA branch ‘adopts’ a wounded warrior’s family

    WHIPPANY, N.J. – The Christmas season ended on a joyous note for members of Ukrainian National Women’s League of America Branch 75 with a life-affirming video chat with their newly “adopted” family – that of a wounded warrior from Kyiv. At the monthly meeting this past October, Ksenia Rakowsky, Branch 75 social welfare chair, and […]...