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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Academia: Anniversaries,  conferences, new initiatives
    Jan27

    Academia: Anniversaries, conferences, new initiatives

    The Ukrainian community saw a productive year in the academic realm with myriad symposia, roundtables and initiatives aimed at furthering understanding of Ukrainians’ history and national identity, as well as current developments in Ukraine. Especially noteworthy throughout 2016 were the 40th anniversary commemorations of the Canadian...

    2016: Culture and the arts in all their diversity
    Jan27

    2016: Culture and the arts in all their diversity

    The year 2016 witnessed several anniversary celebrations of important Ukrainian artists and seasoned Ukrainian ensembles and organizations, as well as the birth of new groups. Even when not directly related to the ongoing specter of war in their homeland, the activities of Ukrainian artists and performers found a resonance far beyond their local...

    2016: Ukrainian National Association: caring for our community
    Jan27

    2016: Ukrainian National Association: caring for our community

    Traditionally, the UNA marks the beginning of a new year with the release of its new Almanac. The Almanac of the Ukrainian National Association for 2016 (Petro Chasto, editor) marked several notable anniversaries, including the 70th anniversaries of both the so-called Lviv Sobor of 1946 that liquidated the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church by...

    Biden’s last visit to Kyiv as vice-president is viewed as symbolic and cautionary
    Jan21

    Biden’s last visit to Kyiv as vice-president is viewed as symbolic and cautionary

    KYIV – Joe Biden’s sixth and last visit to Ukraine as America’s vice-president on January 16 was more symbolic and consultative in nature, Ukrainian experts said just five days before a new president is inaugurated in Washington. In his fifth visit since the Euro-Maidan Revolution, Mr. Biden, 74, came to show that America isn’t...

    Vice-President Biden’s farewell remarks in Kyiv
    Jan21

    Vice-President Biden’s farewell remarks in Kyiv

    Following are remarks by U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden at a joint press availability with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv on January 17. The text was released by the White House, Office of the Vice-President. Mr. President, I may have to call you once every couple weeks just to hear your voice. (Laughter.) This has […] …read...

    If history is our teacher,  the world may be headed for unrest
    Jan21

    If history is our teacher, the world may be headed for unrest

    We must reassure the Baltics and Ukraine – who live in the very shadow of Russia – that the United States will be there for them if trouble arises. Russian intimidation of our NATO allies or other free nations cannot be tolerated. It is conventional wisdom that history repeats itself. But the world should hope […] …read more Source: The...

    Sen. Menendez meets with New Jersey Ukrainians, addresses Russia’s growing aggression, interventionism
    Jan21

    Sen. Menendez meets with New Jersey Ukrainians, addresses Russia’s growing aggression, interventionism

    NEWARK, N.J. – Ukrainian American Bar Association representatives Victor Rud, chairman of the UABA Foreign Relations Committee, and Myroslaw Smorodsky, UABA communications director; Ronya Lozynskyj and Tamara Olexy of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America; and Yuriy Symczyk, national secretary of the Ukrainian National Association; met with...

    An appeal to U.S. Ukrainians: Stop Tillerson’s confirmation
    Jan21

    An appeal to U.S. Ukrainians: Stop Tillerson’s confirmation

    Following are excerpts from the editorial that appeared in the January 1-18 edition of Ukrainian News, based in Edmonton, Alberta. Of all of President-elect Donald Trump’s actions preceding his inauguration, none is more ominous for Ukraine than the decision to nominate Exxon Mobile CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state. When you include...

    Our Ukrainian diaspora: unity around the globe
    Jan21

    Our Ukrainian diaspora: unity around the globe

    Unity was the key word for 2016 in our Ukrainian diaspora. On February 20, Ukraine’s Day of Commemoration of the Heroes of the Heavenly Brigade, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress spoke for Ukrainians worldwide when it said: “Today, the Ukrainian Canadian community joins our brothers and sisters in Ukraine and around the world in commemorating...

    Canada: marking 125 years of Ukrainian settlement
    Jan21

    Canada: marking 125 years of Ukrainian settlement

    While 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, 2016 was the year Ukrainians in Canada celebrated the 125th anniversary of their immigration to the country – and Saskatchewan kicked the year off on January 5 when the province’s premier, Brad Wall, officially proclaimed 2016 as the Year of Saskatchewan Ukrainians, who...

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