Vitaly Klitschko gives a talk at the Ukrainian Institute in London

Reigning WBC heavyweight champion and leader of the UDAR (Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform) political party Vitaly Klitschko gave a talk at the Ukrainian Institute in Holland Park on March 25, 2013.  The recently established Ukrainian political party UDAR (an acronym that literally translates as ‘punch’) won 40 seats in Ukraine’s parliament in last October’s elections. According to the latest opinion polls, Klitschko is the leading candidate to win the upcoming presidential elections in 2015. Vitaly Klitschko in London The London event attracted wide interest >>>

From an Exarchate to an Eparchy – Conference in London

You are cordially invited to a conference celebrating the elevation of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the UK from an Exarchate to an Eparchy.  The conference will feature presentations by Bishop Borys Gudziak, Bishop Hlib Lonchyna, Michal Pliszka and will take place on Sunday, March 24 at 12 noon at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Mayfair. The Presentations will be held in Ukrainian. All Welcome. >>>

Ukrainian Literary Club in London features BBC Book of the Year shortlist finalist

The Ukrainian Literary Club in London held its monthly meeting on Saturday, March 16, featuring special guest Yaroslav Melnyk, BBC Ukrainian Book of the Year 2012 shortlist finalist.  Ukrainian contemporary writer Yaroslav Melnyk presented his book Phone me, talk to me (“Телефонуй мені, говори зі мною”) which was on the shortlist of BBC Ukrainian Book of the Year 2012. Yaroslav Menyk (Jaroslavas Melnikas) is a Ukrainian author living in Lithuania. He has written books of prose, critique, and philosophy, which have been published in Lithuania and in European >>>

Ukrainian Literary Club, with special guest Yaroslav Melnyk, BBC Ukrainian Book of the Year 2012 shortlist finalist

Ukrainian Literary Club, with special guest Yaroslav Melnyk, BBC Ukrainian Book of the Year 2012 shortlist finalist Saturday, March 16, 11.00am at the Ukrainian Institute in London   The meeting of the Ukrainian Literary Club in London will feature special guest, Ukrainian contemporary writer, Yaroslav Melnyk. We will discuss his work Phone me, talk to me (“Телефонуй мені, говори зі мною”) which was on the shortlist of BBC Ukrainian Book of the Year 2012. Yaroslav Menyk (Jaroslavas Melnikas) is a Ukrainian author living in Lithuania. He has written books of >>>

UBCC Annual Economic Panel Discussion “Outlook for Ukraine’s Economy in 2013”

The Ukrainian-British City Club (UBCC) presents 8th Annual Economic Panel Discussion “Outlook for Ukraine’s Economy in 2013”  Hosted by Bryan Cave, Wednesday 13 March 2013, 7.00PM   The Ukrainian-British City Club presents the 8th annual economic panel discussion “Outlook for Ukraine’s Economy in 2013” which will take place at 88 Wood Street, London EC2V 7AJ on Wednesday 13 March 2013, hosted by Bryan Cave. The event will be followed by a cocktail reception with canapés from the renowned Ukrainian chef Igor Stassiouk. Chair/Moderator: Oleksiy Soroka, CFA , Senior >>>

Ukraine: Terra Malecognita? A Roundtable with the leading Ukrainian Studies’ experts in the West held in London

The Ukrainian Institute in London hosted a star studded line-up of international Ukrainian Studies’ experts on March 6th, 2013, featuring presentations from leading scholars from Harvard, Cambridge, Alberta and Humboldt Universities. (left to right) Frank Sysyn, Univeristy of Alberta, Serhii Plokhii, Harvard University, Andriy Portnov, Humboldt University and Rory Finnin, Cambridge University, at the Ukrainian Institute in London Serhii Plokhii from Harvard University, Frank Sysyn from the Univeristy of Alberta, Rory Finnin, Chair of Ukrainian Studies at Cambridge University and Andriy >>>

Philipp Köker holds a talk on Central and Eastern European presidents and their power to block legislation

Philipp Köker, PhD candidate at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL, held a talk  at the Ukrainian Institute in London on Thursday, February 28, entitled Президентське вето – Central and Eastern European presidents and their power to block legislation. The transformation of Central and Eastern Europe after 1989 has produced many political systems with comparatively powerful presidents. In particular, almost all of them have been vested with the right block legislation by using a so-called ‘presidential veto’. The talk looked at how and when presidents >>>

‘Ukraine: Terra Malecognita? A Roundtable on Ukrainian Studies in the West’

‘Ukraine: Terra Malecognita? A Roundtable on Ukrainian Studies in the West’  with Rory Finnin, Cambridge University, Serhii Plokhii, Harvard University and Frank Sysyn, University of Alberta,  Tuesday 5 March, 7.00PM, at the Ukrainian Institute in London The Ukrainian Institute in London is delighted to host a star studded line-up of international Ukrainian Studies’ experts including Serhii Plokhii, Harvard University, Frank Sysyn, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies and Rory Finnin, Cambridge University. This talk is part of a lecture series organised by Cambridge Ukrainian >>>