Singing for the signature

As thousands of Ukrainians descended on Maidan Square this weekend in support of Ukraine’s ‘European future’, the Ukrainian diaspora in Brussels gathered in Place Luxembourg to do their bit. Unsurprisingly, this involved singing, smiling and lots of blue and yellow. Sadly I missed the songs, but I catch some of the action :-) More on…

“Ukraine through children’s eyes”

In the past two weeks, adults in Ukraine and Europe (especially those entrusted to run countries and governments) have given us a superb lesson in stupidity and incompetence. Self interest, selective justice, coercion, ignorance and a complete lack of interest/understanding from Western Europe have all been displayed in the almighty international cock-up known as the…

Your Ukraine, Our Network

In October 2011, we started this blog with a simple idea: to write about life in Ukraine. Of course, its easy to find news about Ukraine and there are many commercial guidebooks that will tell you where to stay and what to see. However, we wanted to be different. We wanted stories, adventures, opinions and…

Kyiv Life: December, the first.

At 00.00 o’clock on the night from Friday to Saturday, the 1st of December, my internet connection suddenly stopped. I opened the link that had popped up and read the following text from my Internet provider Best: “You have to pay your bill.” My ISP ‘Best’ knew now mercy. The month I had paid for…

Autumn in Baturyn

Alla Kyslenko explores northern Ukraine. Ukrainian Parliamentary elections were to be held at the end of October, but surprisingly I hadn’t been thinking about them at the beginning of October. Why? Because my friends and I were on the excursion to the historical region of Chernigiv in the north of Ukraine. The places we visited…