History, archaeology

  • 8 October 2010, 12:16 | National religious question | 

    Ukrainian Catholic University Addresses Academic Community Concerning Access to the Security Service of Ukraine Archive

    The office of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) informed the Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University that the head of the SBU is prepared to sign a draft agreement between the service and the university to extend access to archive materials kept by the SBU.

  • 24 September 2010, 09:24 | National religious question | 

    Orthodox (UOC-MP) Bishop Calls for Repentance for "Ethnocide of Jews under Khmelnytskyi"

    Archbishop Ionafan (Yeletskyh) of Tulchyn and Bratslav of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP)addressed his flock with an official call to repent. The address reads that the reason for repentance is "the mass ethnocide of Jews under Hetman of Ukraine Bohdan Khmelnytskyi." "In Soviet times, this theme was prohibited. It is not found in school textbooks even now. But the Jewish chronicles of that sad time call out to heaven about these little known black spots of Ukrainian history," reads the address of the bishop.

  • 17 September 2010, 09:41 | National religious question | 

    Representatives of Authorities and Churches in Lviv Honour Memory of Victims of Pacification

    On 16 September, in Lviv, near the memorial board of the memorial museum "Prison at Lonstkoho Street," clergymen of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate and Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church served a memorial service for those who defended the Ukrainian statehood and values. A wreath was laid on the board.

  • 14 September 2010, 16:26 | Community

    Anti-Soviet encyclopedia

    A book has come off the presses in Ukraine, destined to attract all those interested in Ukraine’s 20th-century history. Its Ukrainian title reads Opposition Movement in Ukraine, 1960-90. It is a product of Smoloskyp Publishers, a company with experience in dissident publications, with staff members on KGB records for samizdat exploits, and which helped spread anti-Soviet writings in the West, reports The Day.

  • 10 September 2010, 18:15 | Religion and policy | 

    Patriarch Lubomyr: Question of Recognition of Repressions against UGCC Can Become Political Game

    The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Lubomyr, warned against turning the consideration of the bill on recognition of the UGCC as a repressed church by the Supreme Council into a "political game." The patriarch stressed that such an important question for the Church should be considered at a time of political peace.

  • 8 September 2010, 18:08 | Legislation | 

    Ukrainian Parliament to Consider Issue of Repressions Against Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

    A draft Resolution on granting the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church the status of a repressed Church has been submitted to the consideration of the Supreme Council of Ukraine on 8 September.

  • 7 September 2010, 13:56 | Sacral art

    Transparent Safety Barriers Installed to Protect Kyiv Sophia Frescos

    Kyiv Sophia National Preserve installed transparent safety barriers inside the cathedral. The barriers both protect and highlight the cathedral’s unique frescos. Let us remind that the Saint Sophia Cathedral is a historical, architectural, and artistic monument of 11th-19th centuries — monumental paintings from four different epochs can be found on its walls.

  • 6 September 2010, 13:47 | International relations

    Ukraine to put Nazi Archives Online

    The documents, setting out in detail the art, archives, books and other cultural valuables stolen in Nazi-occupied countries during the Second World War, are in Kyiv. Now, under an initiative supported by the State Committee on Archives of Ukraine, they are being made available on-ine, says Leigh Turner the British Ambassador to Ukraine in his blog on the Kyiv Post.

  • 30 August 2010, 11:43 | Interchurch relations

    Memory of Soldiers Perished in WWI Remembered in Ukraine

    On the border between the Ivano-Frankivsk and Transcarpathian oblasts, at the foot of Hoverla Mountain, a military necropolis was consecrated and the perished soldiers of WWI were remembered with a minute of silence.

  • 30 August 2010, 10:22 | Church-state relations | 

    Statue of Lenin to Be Remelted Into Sculpture of Bishop

    At the session of the Uzhhorod City Council on August 27, it was decided to pass free of charge the statue of Lenin, which was located in the Narodna Square of Uzhhorod, to the Mukachevo parish of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC).

  • 25 August 2010, 15:14 | National religious question | 

    Representatives of Three Christian Denominations Bless Memorial to Freedom Fighters in Kherson Region

    A memorial to "Freedom Fighters of Ukraine" was unveiled on August 23 in the village Zmiyivka, which is in the Beryslav region of the Kherson Oblast.

  • 17 August 2010, 10:35 | History, archaeology | 

    Relics stored in Saint Sophia in Kyiv don’t belong to Prince Yaroslav the Wise

    Traditionally it is known that relics of Grand Prince of Rus Yaroslav the Wise are stored special sarcophagus in Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv. After tomography, anthropological and other studies appeared that relics of the sarcophagus are the remains of a woman.

  • 13 August 2010, 18:27 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance

    Ukrainians Restore Cemeteries in Poland

    For two weeks in August, members of the National Scouting Organization of Ukraine together with students of the department of restoration and reconstruction of the Lviv Polytechnic National University will investigate and restore places in Poland

  • 9 August 2010, 13:08 | History, archaeology | 

    Bell Tower to Mark 65th Anniversary of Deportation of Lemkos Blessed

    A Lemko bell tower was unveiled during the festival Bells of Lemkivshchyna in the Ternopil region. It was built to mark the 65th anniversary of the deportation of Lemkos.

  • 5 August 2010, 09:10 | History, archaeology | 

    German-Ukrainian Reconciliation in Rivne

    A delegation of Germans will take part in Life March – a Ukrainian event to commemorate the civilians killed in Rivne during World War II.

  • 4 August 2010, 15:16 | History, archaeology | 

    Participants of Bicycle Expedition Bring Attention to Massive Destruction of Orthodox Churches of Ukrainians in the Second Polish Republic

    In order to inform the general public about the mass destruction in 1938 of Orthodox churches in the Kholm region and southern Pidlyashya members of the Homo Faber association organized a bicycle expedition from July 30 to August 10.

  • 15 July 2010, 15:09 | History, archaeology | 

    First Baptism of Rus by Prince Askold Marked

    On 15 July, 2010, the first Baptism of Rus by Prince Askold, which took place 128 years before Volodymyr's baptism, is marked.

  • 25 June 2010, 12:02 | UOC (MP)

    UOC-MP Rep Addresses Veterans on Anniversary of Beginning of Great Patriotic War

    Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate for Relations with the Armed Forces and Other Military Agencies of Ukraine addressed the veterans on the anniversary of beginning of the Great Patriotic War on June 22.

  • 11 June 2010, 15:14 | History, archaeology

    On June 22 Events Dedicated to Beginning of Great Patriotic War and Commemoration of War Victims to Be Held by UOC-MP

    According to a report of the website of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate, on June 22, the date of beginning of the Great Patriotic War and the Day of Sorrow and Remembrance of Victims of War, events will be held.

  • 10 June 2010, 11:39 | National religious question | 

    Ukrainian People’s Party Warns the Deputies of the Kyiv City Council Against Renaming Mazepa Street

    “The Kyiv city organization of the Ukrainian People’s Party warns the deputies of the Kyiv City Council against renaming Mazepa Street into something that Moscow would like."