“Mamushka. Recipes from Ukraine and Beyond” A talk by Olia Hercules. 17 December, 2015

“Despite a very diverse ethnic mix of my family, I feel Ukrainian, beyond any doubt,” says Olia Hercules, an author of “Mamushka. Recipes from Ukraine and beyond”. Olia spoke to a packed some of some 50 people at the Ukrainian Institute December 17, 2017. This event was greatly anticipated: many were eager to get to know Olia, whose book became an instant hit and TV appearances are drawing an ever growing pool of supporters. This is the first time the Ukrainian Institute made the recipe book a focal point of an event. Because there’s so much more in this book >>>

“In Wartime. Stories from Ukraine.” A talk and debate around the new book by Tim Judah

In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine (Tim Judah) – Book Launch Discussion                  On Thursday, December 11th, Tim Judah presented his latest book, In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine, in a discussion with Marina Pesenti, the director of the Ukrainian Institute in London. The Institute, which resumed its activities in September of this year, hosted an audience of approximately 30 people, who came to hear Judah’s experiences during his time in Ukraine during the conflict which began in 2013. Judah is a veteran war reporter who has travelled through >>>

“Mamushka. Recipes from Ukraine and Beyond” New book by Olia Herkules. A talk with the author. 17 December, 2015, 7pm

“Green borshch, bursting with the malachite hue of wilted sorrel” and “enciting smells of warm poppy seed cakes”. Welcome into the world of Olia Herkules, aka “Mamushka” who introduced  a whole different Ukraine to the Brits, the land of sunflower fields, sun-drenched tomatoes, with an amazing mix of cultures and flavors thrown in. Watch Olya’s video when she teaches the Brits to make Chicken Tabaka and a Ukrainian wedding korovai and they will make you feel proud and amused. Some have already spoken of Olia as a great ambassador for Ukraine, cutting through >>>

“Mamushka. Recipes from Ukraine and Beyond” New book by Olia Hercules. A talk with the author. 17 December, 2015, 7pm

“Green borshch, bursting with the malachite hue of wilted sorrel” and “enciting smells of warm poppy seed cakes”. Welcome into the world of Olia Hercules, aka “Mamushka” who introduced  a whole different Ukraine to the Brits, the land of sunflower fields, sun-drenched tomatoes, with an amazing mix of cultures and flavors thrown in. Watch Olia’s video when she teaches the Brits to make Chicken Tabaka and a Ukrainian wedding korovai and they will make you feel proud and amused. Some have already spoken of Olia as a great ambassador for Ukraine, cutting through >>>

“In Wartime. Stories from Ukraine” New Book by Tim Judah. A talk with the author. 10 December , 2015, 7pm

In this compelling book of reportage, Economist correspondent Tim Judah explores the impact of the ongoing conflict on the inhabitants of Ukraine. Each section of the book is a story in itself: Judah meets with 91-year-old Mihailo Gasyuk, who remembers when Communist Party officials came to lecture his village near Lviv on collectivisation in 1939; a local mayor and mother, Elena Zhecheva, who explains how corruption blocks her and others from being able to do anything to make life better for the village; a former Soviet naval man who describes how in this conflict, the >>>

What the war in Ukraine tells us about propaganda battles of the 21st century. Panel discussion held in partnership with Henry Jackson Society

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, Thursday 12th November 2015VENUE: Floor 26, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QPSPEAKERS:  Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow,Legatum Institute Marina Pesenti, Director, Ukrainian Institute Moderator: Andrew Foxall, Director, Director of the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society.  To attend please RSVP to: [email protected] The information age has fast become the disinformation age. In the 20th century, the battle was against censorship and for free expression. In the 21st century, the battle is against the abuse of freedom >>>