Her name is Olena Podluzhna, and her stage name is Uutai, loosely translated from the Yakut language means secret created by water.
Ukrainian historic reenactors are really hardcore as you can see from this video — everything looks medieval and time-period-appropriate in this video shot to a medieval Polish student song in Latin. The video was shot in Lvivska oblast which has no shortage of historic locations. The band’s name is Kings and Beggars.…
Apple filmed a Russian parathlete calling himself a Russian cyborg.
Helena Oplakanska was trained as an architect and artist but making art dolls is her calling.
Ukrainian artist Tamara Pivniuk turned to doll-making later in life — and now it is her full-time passion. Her dolls are elegant and sassy and playful and mesmerizing, what with all the details and layers and cultural symbolism.
I have no idea what this advertising is advertising and I don’t care in the least.
If you like historic maps and European history you might find this video illuminating. It is in Ukrainian though but still neat.
He is Kazimir Satler and he is Ukrainian.
The band’ name is Zapaska (a form of Ukrainian folk attire skirt), the name is ‘Ask a question’, and the animator behind this little modernist masterpiece is Oleh Zhyrba. (Ukraine had a blooming Modernist culture until the Soviets partly smothered and partly appropriated it — like they did do everything Ukrainian).
or, more tellingly, Biter, Irkutsk-based artist Liana Anatolyevich, are captivating and hint at dangers both tangible and intangible. She seems to reference a lot of folklore and modern pop culture (check out her Hellboy).
Did you know that Russia has its own, honest-to-Gods, Indians? (I know the correct terms for the Indigenous peoples but the similarity is much more obvious this way) and of all places, in Siberia? (as a matter of fact, the two men in the very beginning of the new The Tick series are Siberian reindeer herders)
It has been some time since I posted here Ukrainian music - so I return to you with Rock-H (pronounced Rok-ush), a Ukrainian folk-rock band with a very recognizable sound. They rely heavily on the Carpathian Ukrainian folk music styles.
The dialogue goes as follows:
This is the central square of Ukraine’s capital city, Kyiv — and up the street to the left after the bridge and behind the trees is where protesters were shot by the Russia-paid snipers. Ever since this part of the street is closed off to traffic and those small objects along the street to the left below the flower…
and now feels he knows nothing.
Some teenager falls through time into the times of Kyivan Rus — and helps the then people fight against Polovtsi. They all talk weird — but at least the stunts look good.
it is somehow a perfect mashup. Not much to add here.
a daughter of an acquaintance of mine since the Fidonet times, won the first prize at the FAN EXPO ODESSA 2017:
Haven’t seen this one either on IO9 or here, on the Observation Deck.