OTHER UKRAINE NEWS & EVENTS
Our vice-president Anastasiia spent Easter in a wonderful atmosphere, seeing the bright smiles on the faces of wounded soldiers at the Kyiv Military Hospital. Anastasiia, together with local volunteers, treated the soldiers to varenyky and paska, and the soldiers treated the girls to apples in return, while engaging in sincere conversations. Anastasiia brought them some t-shirts, which made it all the way from far-away Washington, D.C..
"I've already had everything brought to me, but not such T-shirts! Thank you!"
We also have to mention the work that the volunteers in Ukraine are doing. The girls know each and every soldier and happily responded for the 100th time, to 100s of questions we threw their way. We are thankful for their work and spirit.
A conspiracy thriller documentary, The Russian Woodpecker, follows eccentric Ukrainian artist Fedor Alexandrovich as he unmasks a Chernobyl disaster cover-up amid clouds of war and revolution. Winner of a Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the movie takes audiences to the front lines of the current conflict between Ukraine and Russia and its ramifications for the whole world. Hear firsthand accounts of Fedor's journey and the making of the film, which The Guardian praised as a rollicking ride of masterly narrative construction unlike any other documentary in Sundance.
"By attacking Ukraine, Russia is directly threatening the European Union. If civil society and rule of law can be defeated in Ukraine, it can be defeated in the EU. It's a self-awareness challenge for Europe, and the faster the EU treats it as a direct challenge, the better it is for the stability and future of the European Union," said Dr. Snyder at the lecture at Columbia University last Monday.
We thank Dr. Snyder for the excellent lecture and interesting discussion with the audience. We're grateful to our co-organizers: the Ukrainian Studies Program at Columbia University and the Ukrainian Student Society.
"So creative and inspiring" - such was Razom's Anastasiia Rybytska's impression of Ukraine's first public radio station, which she visited in Kyiv. Hromadske Radio interviewed our vice president Anastasiia about Ukrainians abroad, and about Razom and its fund-raising efforts. Razom is very proud to help support such a huge and important endeavor: the Hromadske Radio Project is one of the efforts looking to the long-term rebuilding of Ukraine.
Listen to the interview here: soundcloud.com/hromadske-radio/ejhnr95jqgcY
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