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Tunnelling Towards Hope
|28 February - 6 March 2014|
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.
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.
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 Archive ¹ 30|
11 August - 31 AugustYOUNG UKRAINE!
The Nation Prepares to Celebrate Fifteen Years of Independence
Whats on Promotion
Going Out Review
Going Out Chef’s Corner
Just a Minute
|Fellini - Going Out Review|
(5 Horodetskogo vul.)
Located just near noisy Kreschatyk, but on the quiet historical Gorodetskogo vul, this movie inspired summer terrace continues to be one of the most successful and popular places with those in the culinary and social know. Chef Andre Peltre always creates the best Italian dishes including sophisticated pastas and bright salads. All of Kyiv’s most famous gourmet lovers can be seen on Fellini’s summer stage, and it is also the place to be for those who like their cars, as the parking lot is usually filled with the latest models of luxury motors.
|New Internet News Focus - Kyiv Media|
With a wealth of international and local media knowledge, Telegraaf Media
Group Ukraine (TMGu) has concentrated all its efforts in creating a news e-source for its daily newspaper Obzor which will be hosted on Gala Radio’s news site ‘Jerelo’. Both TMU CEO Josja Ziljstra and Gala Media Group President Pavel Shilko are sure this new joint operation will provide a unique independent news source for Ukraine.
|Global Photography Exhibition! - Kyiv Life|
CREPE DE CHINE This French cafe is rapidly becoming as famous for hosting interesting photo-exhibitions as it is for its fine cuisine, is hosting a new exhibition by Oleg Bazhenov which opened 1 August. Oleg is not only a photographer; he is an artist, traveler, businessman, musician and sportsman. In his work he tries to gather all the beauty of life from the four corners of the world, and his photographs have appeared in some of the most famous art magazines in countries such as Germany, France, USA, Italy, Israel. The opening party gathered many local celebrities, all of whom have followed this talented man's work over the years. These colorful photos will be in shown in Crepe de Chine until the end of August.
|Ludmila Sergeeva chef’s of ‘Zamok Vydubichi’ restaurant - Going Out Chef’s Corner|
Ludmila Sergeeva graduated from Kyiv’s culinary college, but decided the most important thing for her at that time was raising her family. However, after a few years as a housewife, the cooking bug bit her again and she decided it was time she found herself a career as a chef. Her first job was working in the team kitchen at Dynamo football club which she found hard but interesting because it was a different style of cooking with different rules, but it was a great place for her to make contacts and gain experience. For the past 11 years Ludmila has worked in ‘Zamok Vydubichi’ where she has learnt everything there is to know about the Ukrainian restaurant business and the changing demands of locals and visitors alike.
|Priceless - Kyiv Kino|
Movie of the Week
Comedy/Romance, France 2006. Directed by Pierre Salvadori Starring Gad Elmaleh, Audrey Tautou, Marie-
A woman who has never had much trouble choosing between love and money tries to teach a man the tricks of the trade in this sly romantic comedy. Irene (Audrey Tautou) is an attractive thirty- something woman who lives a comfortable life by taking up with older and very wealthy men. Irene is serving as arm candy for Jacques (Vernon Dobtcheff), who is twice her age and quite rich; Jacques takes Irene on a vacation to a resort in the French Riviera for her birthday, where she meets Jean (Gad Elmaleh), a handsome bartender at the hotel who works a variety of odd jobs to keep himself afloat. While Jacques spends Irene’s birthday sound asleep, she ends up enjoying a romantic evening with Jean, until she discovers he’s broke.
|The Kremlin’s New Arctic Empire Building Adventure - Just a Minute|
Russia’s President Putin embarked on yet more empire−building last week when he dispatched a high tech team to the Artic to claim a huge chunk of the northern wastes for the motherland. According to international law the five esignated Arctic countries of America, Canada, Denmark, Norway and Russia each have 200 mile economic zones, but with the polar ice cap melting and huge potential mineral and energy deposits up for grabs the time seemed right for yet more populist empire building from the Kremlin.
Top Russian explorer Artur Chilingarov, led the crusade, which saw a polar ice breaker lead a research fleet up to the polar ice cap where they planted a titanium Russian flag and collected samples of earth in a bid to demonstrate that the north pole is in fact just a mere extension of the Russian mainland.
|Quote of the Week - Just a Minute|
As election campaigning moved out of first gear last week, gaff prone Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych spoke out in an annals−of−history statement that ex−British Prime Minister Tony Blair would have been proud of, entering himself and his Cabinet of Ministers into the history books even before they have been written. “That day(when his second cabinet was approved) will be remembered as the day when a new constitutional order was established – the parliamentary−presidential model of power,” he said, going on to say that it was this model that put an end to the country’s authoritarian regime.
|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|
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.