Posts in category "Culture"

Chicago Fashion Show to Raise Funds for Ukraine

Chicago Fashion Show to Raise Funds for Ukraine
Internationally acclaimed designer, Olena Dats, is coming to Chicago to showcase her unique collections inspired by Ukrainian soul. Her gorgeous designs reflect her love for Ukraine and modern European fashion style, her dresses have been worn by starlets on the red carpet (Sharon Stone and Jessica Clark, to name some). Her clothes are admired worldwide,... Read more »

Sen. Durbin fears time is running out on Ukraine weapons

Sen. Durbin fears time is running out on Ukraine weapons
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin met with members of the Ukrainian community in Chicago Thursday to discuss his recent participation in an Aspen Institute conference on the conflict in Ukraine. The conference, which took place in Berlin, was attended by a large delegation of American policy makers, including six senators and nine members of the House... Read more »

Sens. McCain, Kirk: We Can't Defend Ukraine with Happy Meals and Boots

Sens. McCain, Kirk: We Can't Defend Ukraine with Happy Meals and Boots
Senators John McCain and Mark Kirk attended a town hall meeting with members of the Chicago-area Ukrainian community. The senators discussed their views on the United State’s reaction to the invasion in Ukraine, and answered questions, most focused on the future of Ukraine and what measures would need to be taken to rid the region... Read more »
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Sen. Durbin calls on Secretary Kerry to send defensive arms to Ukraine

Sen. Durbin calls on Secretary Kerry to send defensive arms to Ukraine
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today urged Secretary of State John Kerry to send increased military aid to Ukraine at a State and Foreign Operations Appropriations hearing on the FY2016 Department of State budget. Durbin argued that increasing military aid is necessary for Ukraine to defend itself against Russian aggression and protect territorial sovereignty. “I’ve... Read more »

Ukrainian magazine launched in Chicago

Ukrainian magazine launched in Chicago
Originally published by Kyiv Post Ukrainian community in Chicago has launched a new publication covering life of Ukrainians there. First issue of Ukrainian Chicago, as the magazine is named, went on sale on Jan. 7. The first issue’s cover features Ulyana Fenyn, the winner of Miss Ukrainian Diaspora 2014 contest. Inside, there is an interview with Fenyn, a list... Read more »

American politicians join Ukrainians for rally commemorating Maidan in Chicago

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By Julian Hayda, VIDIA Produced for Ukrainian Chiсago Ukrainian Americans in the middle of Chicago’s Ukrainian Village, huddled for warmth in inadvertent solidarity with their countrymen who stood for the Revolution of Dignity in Kyiv, half a world away. Following a prayer service at Sts. Volodymyr and Olha Church, the crowd descended its stairs for a... Read more »
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Ukrainian traditional dance showcased to thousands in Chicago

Ukrainian traditional dance showcased to thousands in Chicago
Broadcast by UKRAINE TODAY The Chicago-based Ukrainian dance ensemble Hromovytsia (thunder) put on a show for the city’s residents as part of events over the Thanksgiving holiday. Ensemble is also raising money for Ukrainian military effort in east Ukraine. Footage provided by news portal VIDIA showed the troupe demonstrating for the crowd, and for television... Read more »

Pageant contestants from US help Ukraine fight for its freedom

Pageant contestants from US help Ukraine fight for its freedom
Almost one year ago violence broke out at the Ukrainian Euromaidan Protests that swept the national media. Today, tensions in the eastern region of the country remain high. The cold front is again setting in. The frost is permeating the ground, and record cold temperatures are on the horizon. Soldiers in the Ukrainian army face a... Read more »

Golden Apple Award for excellence in education goes to Ukrainian school in Chicago

Golden Apple Award for excellence in education goes to Ukrainian school in Chicago
To win a Golden Apple Award for a teacher is like winning an Oscar for an actor. The Golden Apple Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire in education, reward excellence, and give teachers the platform they need to further their already outstanding work with students. Out of the 135,000 teachers in... Read more »
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Ukraine's top designer brings modern ethnic fashion to Chicago

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Ukrainian Culture came with a modern twist this Fall at the annual Charity Banquet for the Ukrainian National Museum in Chicago. The museum hosted a fashion show that showcased the trademark line of designer Oksana Karavanska and featured ethnically Ukrainian models from both the Miss Ukrainian Diaspora pageant and from the general local community. Since opening... Read more »