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Jul/12

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How Ukrainian Cossacks play football

“The Cossacks” is a series of animated shorts produced in the USSR by the Ukrainian film studio “Kievnauchfilm”. The following cartoon about how the Cossacks play football was filmed in 1970.

The cartoon surprisingly accurately predicted the group of Ukraine at the recent European football championship 2012, and even the order of the matches is correct: Sweden, France, England. The score of the match Ukraine-Sweden (2-1) is also correctly predicted.

And finally there is a scene with heavy rain that is similar to what happened during the match Ukraine-France in Donetsk.

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Jun/12

24

Traditional Ukrainian clothes Vyshyvanka

Vyshyvanka is a colloquial name of the traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirt. Numerous variations of the embroidery design were created in the 19th century. Regional features usually found reflections in the ornaments of the shirts.

Vyshyvanka was widely used in folk costume and at home. The embroidery of Ukrainian costume is rich and varied. It was used to decorate women’s and men’s shirts, outerwear, headwear. The motives of ornaments, composition, colors were handed down from generation to generation becoming a tradition.

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The song and dance group “Donbass” is a card of Donbass region. The group is the winner of numerous international and local folk dance festivals and contests.

They are ready to respond to the invitation from all over the world and arrange an unforgettable concert. The address: Ukraine, Donetsk city, Savchenko Str., 42. Email: ans.donbass@mail.ru. The site of the group: donbass-dance.com

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Nice song and illustrations :)

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Aug/11

24

The museum of Pysanka (Easter egg) in Kolomiya

Pysanka by itself is mostly chicken (goose) egg, painted on a specific technology with wax and natural or aniline dyes. Pysanka quickly blended into the Christian Easter ritual. The pictures on pysankas have the images of crosses, churches, bell towers, signs with Easter greetings.

Pysanka museum, Kolomiya, Ukraine view 1

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Jun/11

11

Ukrainian Statue of Liberty

Everyone knows the symbol of the United States – the Statue of Liberty. But do you know that there is Ukrainian Statue of Liberty in Lviv? The people also call it lazy statue.

It is placed on the facade of the State Museum of Ethnography of Ukraine located at Svobody (Liberty) Avenue, 15. The photo was taken by Oleg Grigoryev.

Statue of Liberty, Lviv, Ukraine

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Jun/11

5

Marusia – Ukrainian folk song

Wonderful Ukrainian folk song from the collection of Ukrainian wedding songs “Wedding in the Carpathians”. Happy husband sings about his beautiful wife.

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From April 30 to May 3, 2011 Ukrainian town of Khotyn (Chernovtsy oblast) was the home of the second international festival of historical reconstruction of the Middle Ages under the title “Battle of the Nations”.

Battle of the Nations festival, Khotyn, Ukraine view 1

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The National Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 opened May 9, 1981 is a memorial complex, located on the picturesque slopes of the right bank of the Dnieper River on the outskirts of  Pechersk, one of the historic districts of Kiev city.

World War 2 museum, Kiev view 1

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Ukraine is the largest country in Europe by land area, but there is unique museum allowing you to see the life and national architecture of all the regions of the country. Welcome to the museum of national architecture and life of Pirogovo!

It is located near Kiev – the capital city of Ukraine. The photos were captured by Alexander Lipilin.

Ukrainian national architecture museum view 1

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