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Tunnelling Towards Hope

28 February - 6 March 2014

Ukraine History

A Stronghold of Rulers and Rebels

With the recent death toll jumping to nearly 100 and 1,000 injured, Hrushevskoho Street, one of the strongholds of EuroMaidan’s three-month-long protests, made headlines around the globe. It was here, on 19 January the country’s stand against government corruption, abuse of power, and the violation of human rights turned from peaceful protest to all-out revolution. Having witnessed much over the years, Hrushevskoho is a street with a history, and not only care of recent days.


Ukraine Today
Acelebrity using their status and intelligence to influence public views and opinion is rarely seen in modern society, even less so in Ukraine. Here, the majority of celebs use their time, effort, and money to enhance or further their career rather than put their name to something that can do good for others. However, as EuroMaidan intensifies, some are making themselves heard – and they fall either side of the EuroMaidan divide.
It used to be that when rebellion and revolution occurred, the intellectual, creative, and spiritual elite would be front and centre.


Ukrainian Culture

When Walls Can Talk

People have been writing on walls since the dawn of civilisation, we call it graffiti, and ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings. Sometimes it is merely the creator wanting to leave his or her mark; sometimes there is an underlying social or political reason. And it is due to the latter that graffiti has exploded across Kyiv in recent months. Anti dictator messages aside, we peel back a few layers of paint to look at graffiti in the city in general.



What’s On: Read All Over the World (#7)

Veronika Snizhko was one of those hot chicks working the Swedish Corner in the FanZone at UEFA EURO 2012 in Kyiv. She even made it onto one of our covers, featuring the big event (that very What’s On is pictured here). Finally making to the land which she so diligently supported, she spent a little time visiting friends, volunteering at the UEFA Women’s Euro 2013, and stopping in at the sights – in this case, Stockholm’s Royal Palace.

The lovely Olga Kuzub takes us a little further south with travels to the marvelous island of Crete. Hot but still lush and green, “the culture is like a fairytale” with “many legends about each island, building and tree”. Visiting a number of top tourist spots, she and her boyfriend Aleksandr were sure not to miss Knossos Palace, situated not far from Heraklion – the capital of Crete – which is said to have been founded in 1900 BC!

To finish this week, we head almost due west to the “magical Kingdom of Morocco” where Alina Opanasenko and friends explored, tasted, sniffed, claimed, dived, surfed, and enjoyed. Accompanying them was another good friend – What’s On, where the close-knit group visited some amazing places: the Marrakech Old Town; the Kasbah of the Udayas in Rabat, which by the way inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List; and the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, pictured here. “Looking forward to your new issues, to be sure that I will have a travel buddy for the next trip!”

Contest Rules:
Every month we will be giving away a pair of tickets to any scheduled Ukraine In­ternational Airlines destination absolutely free, and these three great pics are now eligible to win. All you have to do to be in with your chance of winning this fantastic prize is send us a photograph of you or a friend reading What’s On next to a globally-recognised landmark and email it to . Entries will be judged on originality, quality and ensuring you capture that oh-so-important landmark! Monthly prize-winners must be residing in Ukraine. Competition gets tougher and tougher each month so make sure you follow the rules to be eligible!

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Ukraine Truth
Rights We Didn’t Know We Had

Throughout EuroMaidan much has been made of Ukrainians making a stand for their rights. What exactly those rights are were never clearly defined. Ukraine ratified the Univer­sal Declaration of Human Rights in 1952. The first article of the Declaration states all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, they are endowed with reason and conscience, and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. The ousted and overthrown Ukrainian government showed to the world they don’t understand the meaning of these words.

Kyiv Culture

Pulling Strings
Located on Hrushevskoho Street – the epicentre of EuroMaidan violence, home to battles, blazes and barricades – children’s favourite the Academic Puppet Theatre had to shut down in February. Nevertheless, it is getting ready to reopen this March with a renewed repertoire to bring some laughter back to a scene of tragedy. Operating (not manipulating) puppets is a subtle art that can make kids laugh and adults cry. What’s On meets Mykola Petrenko, art director of the Theatre, to learn more about those who pull the strings behind the show.


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