Ukraine’s leading investigative journalist to present his brand new book in London

Thursday, June 27th, 7.00PM at the Ukrainian Institute in London  Sergii Leschenko will present his new book The American saga of Pavlo Lazarenko. Sergii Leshchenko is a leading Ukrainian investigative journalist and Civil Society activist. He specialises in anti-corruption investigations and political issues, and is renowned for his articles published in Ukraine’s most popular online publication Ukrainska Pravda. He has carried out journalistic investigations into the incumbent Ukrainian President’s lifestyle and financial interests of the ‘new Ukrainian elite’.  The new >>>

The current political situation in Ukraine and challenges for 2015. A talk by Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian Member of Parliament, journalist and civil activist

The current political situation in Ukraine and challenges for 2015. A talk by Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian Member of Parliament, journalist and civil activist  Friday, June 21st, 7.00PM at the Ukrainian Institute in London  A seasoned journalist, Andriy Shevchenko was one of the founders of the 5th Channel, the first news TV-channel in Ukraine, and was a face of the Orange Revolution for TV-viewers. Prior to that, Shevchenko was a leader of the journalists’ movement against censorship. In 2002 he became the first chairman of Kyiv Independent Media Union. In 2005 ‘Reporters Without >>>

Ukraine Charity Ivana Kupala Party at The Lansdowne Club

The 6th Annual Ivana Kupala Fundraiser Party will be held on Thursday, 20th June at 19:30. This year’s event will take place at the exclusive members’ club in Mayfair – The Lansdowne Club, one of the most prestigious and impressive private ‘clubs of the 21st century’ in London.  Enjoy the evening which will include a performance from star pianist and composer Alla Sirenko, a mini-exhibition and auction of award-winning modern Ukrainian photography, as well as lots of other fun, such as leaps over a traditional Ivana Kupala fire. As always, you will be treated to delicious canapés >>>

Islam in Ukraine and Ukrainian Islam: changes, continuities and challenges

Islam in Ukraine and Ukrainian Islam: changes, continuities and challenges – Talk by Anna Münster, Robert Bosch Visiting Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House. Thursday, June 13th, 2013, 7.00PM, at the Ukrainian Institute in London.  The face of Islam in Ukraine is changing. It is no longer confined to historically Muslim regions such as Crimea. Nor is it primarily conditioned by ethnic and sectarian boundaries. There are different forms of Islam in Ukraine, as well as a growing number of converts to Islam. There is also a power struggle between Turkey and some Arab countries >>>

Catholic-Orthodox relations and the place of Christianity in contemporary Ukraine and the new Europe

The Centre for Eastern Christianity, Heythrop College, University of London In association with the Society of St John Chrysostom The Ukrainian Catholic Church, Catholic-Orthodox relations and the place of Christianity in contemporary Ukraine and the new Europe HE Kyr Hlib Lonchyna, Eparch of the Eparchy of the Holy Family of London 4.00pm  Wednesday 12th June 2013 at Heythrop College, University of London, Kensington Square, London W8 5HN Kyr Hlib Boris Sviatoslav Lonchyna was born in Steubenville,Ohio, in 1954, his parents having emigrated from present-day western Ukraine after the Second >>>

London’s top Ukrainian landmark turns 25

2013 marks the 25th anniversary since the statute of St Volodymyr was erected in London’s leafy Holland Park. The bronze monument on a marble pedestal was unveiled in 1988 to celebrate the millennium of Christianity introduced in Kyiv, capital of modern-day Ukraine, by St Volodymyr in the year 988.  Over the past quarter of a century the statue has become recognised as the leading Ukrainian landmark in London. It continues to bring together Ukrainians and friends of Ukraine living in London. Most notably, during the Orange Revolution in 2004 the statue became the venue where hundreds >>>

1025 years of Christianity in Ukraine – 25 years of St Volodymyr statue in London

Saturday, 8 June 2013 at 2.00PM St Volodymyr statue next to the Ukrainian Institute, 79, Holland Park, London, W11 3SW 2013 marks the 1025th anniversary since St Volodymyr introduced Christianity in Kyiv, capital of modern day Ukraine. A supplicatory prayer service (Moleben) marking 1025 years of Christianity in Ukraine and 25 years since the erection of the statue in London dedicated to St Volodymyr will be celebrated jointly by clergy and faithful of the Ukrainian Catholic and Autocephalous Orthodox Churches on Saturday, 8 June 2013 at 2.00PM. The service will take place by the >>>