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    Gardening events: Science of plants and bee attraction revealed
    Apr22

    Gardening events: Science of plants and bee attraction revealed

    National Garden Days are looking for local participants to share or organize activities for your garden, garden centre or in the community over three days on the Father’s Day weekend, June 17 to 19. Register your activity at www.gardendays.ca. Garden design for evolving realities with the master gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton, April 23, 8:30...

    Thirty Years On, Chernobyl Evacuees Yearn to Return to ‘Death Zone’
    Apr22

    Thirty Years On, Chernobyl Evacuees Yearn to Return to ‘Death Zone’

    April 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster – when a reactor at a nuclear power plant in then Soviet-controlled Ukraine exploded, releasing huge amounts of radiation. 116,000 people living around the plant were evacuated, and a further 220,000 were forced to leave in subsequent years as the “death zone” of...

    Russia Set To Open Its First Whiskey Distillery
    Apr22

    Russia Set To Open Its First Whiskey Distillery

    Russia is on course to open its first whiskey distillery after local officials in the region of Kaliningrad greenlit the project to build a factory. Although hard liquor consumption in Russia is problematically high, production, exports and sales appear to have tailed off during the current financial crisis and whiskey imports have dropped...

    Soviet Media: Sanitizing Chernobyl
    Apr22

    Soviet Media: Sanitizing Chernobyl

    In the days, weeks and months after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, facts were hard to come by. Especially if you were watching Soviet media at the time. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Failed vote in Rada on top prosecutor  calls into question parliamentary coalition
    Apr22

    Failed vote in Rada on top prosecutor calls into question parliamentary coalition

    KYIV – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confidently declared this week that Ukraine’s political crisis is over after the new Cabinet was elected on April 14. Yet the voting in the Verkhovna Rada at the April 21 session proved otherwise. Rada Chair Andriy Parubiy asked national deputies to vote to include on the daily agenda a […]...

    Russia suspends Crimean Tatar  Mejlis for ‘extremist activities’
    Apr22

    Russia suspends Crimean Tatar Mejlis for ‘extremist activities’

    The Russian Justice Ministry has suspended the Crimean Tatars’ highest ruling body due to what it called “extremist activities,” marking a fresh escalation in Moscow’s crackdown against a group that has broadly opposed Russia’s forcible annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. The ministry said in an April 18 statement...

    Groysman or Hroysman?
    Apr22

    Groysman or Hroysman?

    Mariia Budiakova, press officer of the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States, asked by The Ukrainian Weekly and Svoboda how the name of Ukraine’s new prime minister should be spelled in English and Ukrainian, responded that in English his name is written Volodymyr Groysman, while in Ukrainian it is Володимир Борисович Гройсман (Volodymyr...

    Going forward: Three steps
    Apr22

    Going forward: Three steps

    The two-year battle to defend Ukraine from Russia calls for an assessment. High marks go to Ukraine’s ATO forces. Originating with the young protesters from the Maidan, the fighters had little but their bare hands to repel the invader. Not only have they withstood Russia, virtually on their own, but their endurance is accumulating other […]...

    Ukraine’s reshuffled Cabinet of Ministers
    Apr22

    Ukraine’s reshuffled Cabinet of Ministers

    Continuing the listing from last week, following are the Cabinet ministers approved on April 14 by the Verkhovna Rada. (The brief profiles were prepared by Kyiv correspondent Zenon Zawada.) Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, 51: He has served for 18 months, largely responsible for managing finances and personnel rather than developing military...

    UAYA branches complete “Warming Hearts with Warmth” project
    Apr22

    UAYA branches complete “Warming Hearts with Warmth” project

    NEW YORK – For the second consecutive year, the Ukrainian American Youth Association (UAYA) in the United States, in conjunction with the worldwide governing body of the organization, were the “angels” that St. Nicholas relied upon to bring joy to children in Ukraine under the auspices of a humanitarian project called “Warming Hearts with...