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The podcast for all things Ukrainian, discussing Ukraine’s history, culture and traditions as well as what’s happening in the diaspora. Hosted by Andrei and co-hosts: Brianna, Justin, Nathan and Olexa.
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This week, we speak with Australian-Canadian Victor Mishalow - a world renowned Bandurist and Merited Artist of Ukraine. Join Us as we explore his truly diaspora story, growing up in Sydney, discovering a love for the Bandura, moving to Ukraine to study in Soviet times and settling in Toronto.
In this week's episode we discuss the Petrykivka painting style, its' historical origins and how the artform lives on today.
We take a look at Ukraine's goal to reclaim its national dish from its Soviet past; additionally, we compare the results of our poll against Zelenskyy's national poll. 
Kyiv Post turned 25 this month, so we discuss its important role on the voice of Ukraine in the world; and we explore fast food, Crimean style. 
Join us this week as we interview Stefan Bugryn, a highly-acclaimed Australian-Ukrainian Filmmaker from Melbourne. We discuss the motivation behind his award winning 'War Mothers' film series, some of the production challenges, the experience of working in Ukraine and meeting Ukrainians affected by the ongoing War. 
Which outcome will benefit Ukraine, a Trump re-election or a Biden victory. This week we discuss what each candidate plans for Ukraine. 
In part two of our series we explore how the Ukrainian church spread through Canada and how Ukrainians settled the Canadian Prairies. 
Are you as confused by recycling and as scared of climate change as we are? Ukraine is taking steps to increase their recycling rates, taking an education based approach. Also, COVID 19 wreaks havoc on Ukraine’s poverty rates, and we look at challenges facing Ukrainian orphans across the country.
This week we explore the blatant assassination attempt on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the ramifications of this on European politics. We also look at the disastrous water situation in Crimea with Russia trying to sue Ukraine over alleged responsibility for the crisis.
This week we interview Julian Knysh, an Australian-Ukrainian Filmmaker and curator of this year's Pickles, Bombs & Borsch short film programme at the 2020 Sydney Underground Film Festival. We discuss the Ukrainian short films being screened and the current creative renaissance occurring in Ukrainian cinema generally.For more information:Pickles, Bombs & Borsch @ the Sydney Underground Film Festival 2020 https://watch.eventive.org/suff2020/play/5f30e8de84d30b0099d35614
In this weeks episode we spotlight some little-known facts about Donbas, as well as a strange way the Separatists commemorate their 'heroes'.
When you think of Ukraine and Ireland, are potatoes and soccer the first things that come to mind? These two countries on opposite ends of Europe are more similar than you might think. Find out more on this topic, how Wikipedia is making a difference in Ukraine, and the delicacy of salo (pig fat), in this week's episode of Uki Life Abroad.
Join us as we delve into the recent protests in Belarus as well as what is happening in eastern Russia.
In the first episode of our mini-series 'Faith in the Diaspora', we explore the challenges of practicing our faith during the pandemic.
Chrystia Freeland is currently the highest ranked Canadian-Ukrainian in Canada's political establishment. We discuss the various roles that Justin Trudeau has assigned to her, and what this means for global Ukrainian politics, as well as the positive influence of Ukrainians within Canada. Also, Russia's newly opened armed forces cathedral drew controversy with its proposed mosaic depictions of Putin and Stalin.
In 2019, Volodymyr Zelenskyy went from being a comedian and political outsider to being in the spotlight as Ukraine's new President. Join us as we review his first year in office and cover last week's terrorist act in Lutsk.
A Russian lawyer, an American investment banker and the collapse of the Soviet union - this may sound like the start of a corny joke, but in this week's episode we'll be looking at how they come together to fight global corruption in the 21st century. Also, proposed amendments to Ukraine's language laws spark protests.
This week we look to America and interview the founders of Divchata, a group that's working towards equality and social justice for Ukrainian women all over the world.  Also, a group of nuns share their Ukrainian embroidery traditions to make face masks for those who need them most.   For more information on Project Divchata:   https://www.facebook.com/projectdivchata/    News Stories:   France to supply 20 patrol boats to Ukraine – French envoy (https://www.unian.info/society/france-to-supply-20-patrol-boats-to-ukraine-french-envoy-11073119.html)   Ukraine marks 30th anniversary of adoption of Declaration of State Sovereignty (https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-society/3063932-ukraine-marks-30th-anniversary-of-adoption-of-declaration-of-state-sovereignty.html?fbclid=IwAR3H42XvMsgWxyxb9GAb4LFCmOWfsJqADwdHCKGZVKmMVKW-pxpvU9zLry4)   EU calls on Russia to accept responsibility for MH17 (https://www.unian.info/politics/mh17-anniversary-eu-calls-on-russia-to-accept-responsibility-for-downing-in-donbas-11077454.html?fbclid=IwAR13uan0qx6UBuUuvHLcX3A0JUh9i9xAn7I4jwKwh8p7xz665sketNcSOAo)   Dozens Rally Near Ukraine Constitutional Court Over Controversial Language Law (https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-rally-language-law-constiutional-court/30716803.html?fbclid=IwAR2zfyCZL9rnnxeqBv5zYz6FIsSzmHN_R8RqZzHZT5yluRJiB16shdrvP1o)
In our first episode we discuss not only the challenges of community life over the last few months under COVID-19 lockdown, but also the resilience and ingenuity that has helped our churches and organisations remain connected.  Visit us at www.ukilifeabroad.com
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