The sand artist is Ksenia Symonova, she is Ukrainian.
in Kyiv — our Ministry of Foreign Affairs prepared some tips and suggestions (it will be for the first time in the entire history of this competition that it will be held in a country currently at war - and we have Russia to thank for that)
got the collection here. attributing from comments to the photos, not going to google it (the baby is asleep and I don’t have much time):
but so was Siberia.
And it definitely does not hurt that Poland has a bunch of castle to host it.
which we traditionally celebrate on April 12.
the posters say:
This adorable Easter egg painted as per Ukrainian tradition has some unusual motifs in its decoration:
Several guys decided to answer a question:
I suppose by now everybody and their dog has seen the video of a professor on live broadcast trying to stop his kids from messing his very serious comment.
they would look bleak and strangely endearing:
in this delightful fantasy video to a song in the Belarusian language.
the song is called ‘I Speak Astronomy’.
This is a video from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, from which the Soviet Union used to launch its space ships — and Russia continues to try to repeat the feat.
A friend of mine shared this anthology series with me — and I share it with you. Subbed in English.
As per usual, before Christmas I post another video with the Ukrainian traditional New Year song, Shchedtryk, that the entire world knows as the Carol of the Bells — and this time, it is a mashup with Vivaldi’s Winter played by two Ukrainian musicians Yurii Radko and Roman Humeniuk. And what a masterful mashup it is!
I first heard this song on LiveJournal about ten years ago — and love it still. A couple of days ago I came across this animation for it.
This is a weirdly fascinating music video with women wearing all kinds of Ukrainian folk costume items and being slowly disrobed by black hands while sit-dancing and singing in English about how they want to touch their addressee. And it does look and sound surreal.
This weirdly Soviet-gothic mv was created for a Ukrainian ethno-singer-classically trained composer Illaria, to mark her new album.
is like Ukraine itself — covered with flowers and inhabited by sirens: