The war is on, but Ukraine publishers just march on. Talk with Dana Pavlychko

The BBC’s new historical drama War and Peace seems to have started a trend in the UK, exemplified by bohemian-style discussions about world literary classics coming from Eastern Europe. While western audiences wipe the dust from books by Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Gogol on their bookshelves, publishers in the East are struggling to attract new readers, and to change the nature of publishing business, trying to make reading a more attractive practice. At the frontline of these changing patterns appears to be the oldest Ukrainian publishing house ‘Osnovy’ that has been >>>

Ukrainian-British City Club holds its annual Ukrainian Christmas Reception. January 20, 6:30

UKRAINIAN-BRITISH CITY CLUB (UBCC) presents  Ukrainian Christmas Reception  ~ 10 years of celebrating Ukrainian Christmas in the City of London ~ ~ supported by Ukraine International Airlines ~ Wednesday 20 January 2016 London, UK Reception: 18:00 – 21:00 Speeches: 19:00 On 7 January 2016 all Ukrainians around the world celebrated Ukrainian Christmas, and we wish all our members and friends merry Christmas and happy and prosperous New Year! It has become a tradition for the business community of the City of London to celebrate the Ukrainian Christmas at the Ukrainian-British >>>

Strategic, Humanitarian and Propaganda Dimensions of the Conflict in East Ukraine, February 1, 5-6:30pm

This event is organized in partnership with the Russian and Eurasian Security Research Group, Department of War Studies, King’s College, London TIME: February, 1, 17:00-18:30 VENUE: War Studies Meeting Room (K6.07) Speakers: Anna Matveeva, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, King’s College, London Aleksei Bobrovnikov, journalist, 1+1, Kiev, Ukraine Dana Pavlychko, Director of Osnovy Publishing, Kyiv, Ukraine Moderated by Dr Natasha Kuhrt, Lecturer, Dept of War Studies, King’s College, London and introduced by Marina Pesenti, Director, Ukrainian Institute. The discussion >>>

What the Ukraine Crisis reveal about the West. A talk by Volodymyr Dubovyk, 19 January 2016

An event jointly held by the Henry Jackson Society and the Ukrainian Institute TIME: 18:00 – 19:00, Tuesday 19th January 2016 VENUE: Floor 26, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP SPEAKER: Dr. Volodymyr Dubovyk, Associate Professor, Odesa Mechnikov National University, Ukraine The crisis in Ukraine, beginning in late 2013, brought the world to the brink of a new Cold War, or so many suggested at the time. As Russia annexed Crimea and invaded Ukraine’s eastern regions, the EU and U.S. imposed unprecedented sanctions against Moscow as relations between >>>