Events & people

  • 14 November 2014, 17:21 | Events & people | view photo | 

    Islam in Crimea: golden past and uncertain present

  • 3 February 2014, 16:31 | Events & people | 

    VOX POPULI 2013: Last Year’s Personalities and Events

    The past year brought such significant and even historic events as the election of a new pope, the celebration of the 1,025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus, the consecration of the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, and more. RISU asked its readers, experts in religion, theology, journalism, politics, and public figures about who and what stood out to them from the previous year.

  • 29 May 2013, 20:11 | Events & people | 


    The XIV National Ukrainian Festival will take place in Sydney from 7–9 June 2013 under the slogan “Past, Present, Future!”

  • 11 November 2011, 15:42 | Events & people | 

    ‘With God in prison there is no prison’

    A former prisoner talks about conversion in prisons

  • 16 March 2011, 11:30 | Events & people | 

    Symeon Lukach Martyr of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

    Later, as a priest in the village of Liadske Shliakhotske near Tlumach (now, Ivano-Frankivsk Region), in 1920, he was appointed a teacher in his native Stanislaviv Seminary, where he worked until April, 1945.

  • 23 June 2010, 16:23 | Events & people | 

    “I Don’t Think of Icons Because All the Saints I Find in Books and Encyclopedias…”

    For the centenarian Father Dmytro Blazheiovskyi vigorousness is a lifestyle. Even at his age, he travels the world, writes books, recently started using a computer, grows his own vegetables, and cooks.

  • 4 June 2008, 15:50 | Events & people | 

    Podillia residents remember their fellow-countryman, who became prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches

    A cardinal and prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, Wladyslaw Rubin (1917-1990), is little known in Ukraine. No books were written about him here, no TV or radio programs were made. During Soviet rule he was forgotten on purpose, and at the time of independent Ukraine, very few people are left who remember him. RISU's Ukrainian-language site posted the original of this text on 4 June 2008.

  • 6 May 2008, 16:22 | Events & people | view photo | 

    "If God gives you some talent, you have an obligation to use it."

    Artist Volodymyr Svietlohorskyi, official iconographer of the Old Believers’ Eparchy in Ukraine, speaks with Yurii CHORNEI, RISU’s correspondent in southwestern Ukraine’s Chernivtsi Region.

  • 7 August 2007, 15:26 | Events & people | 

    "Eternity will really come."

    Bohdan DEMBORYNSKYI, a resident of Ternopil who disseminates around town religious messages such as “Eternity is Coming Soon,” agreed to comment on the reasons for his religious campaign to RISU correspondent Volodymyr Moroz.

  • 20 June 2007, 14:46 | Events & people | 

    "I wish all scouts of Ukraine to be courageous on their path to sanctity."

    An interview with Fr. Serhii KRUTOVSKYI, national chaplain in Ukraine for the Catholic Scouts of Europe

  • 5 January 2005, 13:08 | Events & people | 

    Ukraine’s Baptists Celebrate Christmas

    Pastor Yurii Reshetnikov tells about the celebration of Christmas by Baptist communities in Ukraine.

  • 1 March 2004, 11:31 | Events & people | view photo | 

    500 Folk Icons from a Private Collection

    It took 12 years for Mykola Babak, a painter, writer and collector from central Ukrainian Cherkasy to gather, at his own expense, a unique 500-item collection of Ukrainian folk icons of the central Dnieper region of the 17th to19th centuries. The painter recently transferred the collection to the Cherkasy Art Museum for a permanent exhibit.