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What’s Up Terminal D Opens! But is it Really Ahead of Schedule?

Ukraine is sometimes a country of industrious and hard-working people, or at least, that's how Prime Minister Azarov would like the world to see us. This week he went public, declaring Terminal D completed and should be ready to open its doors within the next couple of weeks. He even went so far as to say the new terminal was already going through tests with fake travellers. However, we're not sure who he's trying to kid, as we have it on good authority that the terminal will open only temporarily during EURO 2012 and then close again for completion.

Hockey – A Lethal Sport

Hockey is a tough sport. In addition to the incredible cardio and strength it takes to get through a game, there are the flying pucks, the razor-sharp skates and the fights. If any of those things don’t kill you, there’s the psychological pressure; something you would think to be more associated with the players than the coaches. Not so it seems, as Ukrainian hockey coach Ivan Pravilov was recently found dead of a suspected suicide in Philadelphia on 10 February. Charged with child-molestation, Pravilov had been in custody since Homeland Security agents arrested him in January. He was a mentor to several NHL players currently playing in the league, including Dainius Zubrus of the New Jersey Devils. And yet this charge will have come as little shock. Many of the kids who were part of the elite hockey school he ran in Ukraine or the camps conducted in the US after his arrival in 2007 said his methods included physical, emotional and sexual abuse. A former player of his, Maxim Starchenko, has even written a book about Pravilov called, Behind the Iron Curtain: Tears in the Perfect Hockey Gulag. The former hockey coach was indicted after he supposedly brought home two 14-year old Ukrainian boys, where he allegedly fondled one during the night and threatened the other the next day. Pleading not guilty, he was jailed in a two-man cell in a regular prison unit. Irene Zubriene, mother to Dainius, considered him a close friend, and blames the arrest on lingering rivalries from Ukraine. His death is another question entirely.

Only Those with the Big Bucks Need Apply

Becoming a deputy of the Kyiv Rada ain’t cheap. In fact it will cost you a cool 5,000,000hrv. Apparently, this sum is meant to cover the organisation of tents, advertising and payments to observers during the elections, which is not very much at all, especially if owning a little piece of Kyiv – property, land, the works – is in your sights. At least that’s the way analyst Oleksandr Karasyov sees it. No parsimony is permitted when discussing the millions due those with a seat in government! Elections are planned to take place this autumn. So, deputies-to-be, start cutting costs on those luxury goods and start the day with a good helping of grechka. You’re going to need your strength to make it through the whole fiasco!

New Digits

It’s alarming, and also a little scary, that 74% of Europeans do not know what number to call in Europe in case of an emergency, so says a survey published on the official EU website. For many Western European countries that number is 112. Here in Ukraine, at least for the moment, that number is 103. However, European Commission Vice Presidents Neelie Kroes and Siim Kallas have initiated a campaign to ensure that every European country implements the 112 emergency services as soon as possible. With EURO 2012 fast approaching, hundreds of thousands of visitors will be headed our way. Ukraine has committed to introducing the 112 number in host cities (Donestk, Kharkiv, Kyiv and Lviv) by the beginning of the championships.

Azarov Plays Russia Off Against the EU

Azarov has been shifting his players around rapidly in his three-way chess game over the past week, first of all telling Russia, again, that Ukraine will not join the Moscow-led customs union. “Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan signed all accords without us,” Azarov told journalists Saturday in Kyiv. “We offered to use the formula three-plus-one, but we were told that such a format is not suitable.” He added that he hoped the format will eventually be accepted “because it is the only possible way”. Shortly after this, he turned his face west, declaring, on a quick jaunt to Riga, that the technical initiation of the free trade agreement between Ukraine and the EU could take place in coming months. He stressed the importance of this agreement to both Ukraine and the EU saying, “The interests of our cooperation are strategic interests and they should prevail over a variety of temporary circumstances.” All this of course simply translates as – I’ve told Russia ‘no’ for the time being, but you’d better sign this agreement with us even if Tymoshenko’s still in jail or I may well change my mind. Quite clearly, he and his idiot boss still hope the Tymoshenko situation will be forgotten. Quite clearly, he and his idiot boss do not understand what they’re doing.

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Kids Robbed

We hate to hear about people being robbed. We hate hearing that it's been done by our own members of parliament even more! And while heartbreaking accounts such as these involving teachers, miners and businessmen have been hitting the news left, right and centre lately, this most recent story, targeting school children, takes the cake. Recalling stories about the quality of nutrition in Ukrainian school cafeterias last year, where heavy metals were found in the food, the Ukrainian government opted to grant 4,000,000hrv to make improvements. We here at What’s On assumed that our deputies were finally trying to do good by the kids, the country’s future generation, but we all know what happens when you ass-u-me. Unfortunately, we look like the backside of a donkey right about now as the money, every single hryvnia and kopek, has been stolen. With EURO 2012 coming our way and improvements being made in the country at a decent pace, it seemed as though those at the top might have, for once, been getting it right. It looks as though some things, however, will never change. Here’s hoping you can sleep at night dear delegates.

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This Week in History 17 February 1919

Ukraine asks the US and the Alliances for help in fighting the Bolsheviks. By May, the Ukrainian National Republic army retakes Podillia and Kamianets-Podilsky becomes the capital.

22 February 1945

The city decides to build Kyiv a subway and has an initial 1,000,000 roubles with which to play. Professionals from Moscow are asked for their expertise, and four years later the first tunnel appears.

18 February 1966

The Capital Welcomes the King of Opera A Musical Gift

When we say that our authorities are the most talented in the world, we mean it! The most ardent example being the CD released by our dear Chernovetsky for Christmas 2009. If you didn't buy the disc – shame on you! Not only have you missed out on hours of listening pleasure, you’ve missed out on the charity too, as a certain percentage of all sales were to go to assisting the city’s elderly, most notably the mayor’s babushkas. The city’s commander-in-chief, however, is not the only one with thriving talent. His righthand man, Oles Dovhiy, has recently been seen alongside stars Iryna Bilyk and TIK in a new music video. It is a sweet clip, it has to be said, about the fragility of feelings. For Dovhiy, perhaps he associates this with the vulnerability he feels being a part of the country’s elite ranks. Yeah, we really feel for you Oles. Get in on the Valentine’s Day folly at

Just Checking In

European and North American ambassadors, along with a number of international medical organisations have become increasingly worried about Yulia Tymoshenko’s health. So much so they sent in an application to the Prosecutor General’s office requesting she be examined by an independent medical team. Conducted by five German and Canadian doctors of differing specialities, they were given access to the former Prime Minister in Kachanivska Penal Colony No 54 in Kharkiv on 13 February. What happens next is anybody’s guess.

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It’s just been announced! Placido Domingo will be performing here in Kyiv two days prior to the EURO 2012 final! Accompanied by the Kyiv Classic Ukrainian Orchestra, this nineGrammy Award winning tenor will give a twohour performance on Sophiivska Ploscha. In addition to his well-known arias from famous operas, there is even talk of a Ukrainian element with a Ukrainian soprano! Incredible!

The Ukrainian Soviet Encyclopaedia is published in full. The team of authors includes 100 professionals led by Kharkiv chairman Mykola Skrypnyk and later by Volodymyr Zatonsky. Russian and English translations of the first edition are published two years later.

19 February 1992

The tryzub (or trident) is adopted as the national coat of arms of Ukraine. This symbol’s history can be traced back to the Rurik dynasty, where it was found on coins, ceramics, weapons, medallions and manuscripts of the 10 – 11th centuries. Many variations have presented themselves throughout the years. The basic structure, however, has remained the same.

21 February 1993

Serhiy Bubka, Ukrainian pole-vaulter, sets the indoor world record at 6.15 metres in Donetsk. Bubka goes on to set the outdoor record of 6.14 metres in Italy the next year. He has been voted the world’s best athlete numerous times.


Rumours abound as to the popularity of the Kyiv Vokzalna McDonalds, and according to a press release by the parent company, the tales have been confirmed! Taking 2,455,028 orders in last year alone, the McDonalds located at the Kyiv train station is a popular place, winning second most visited out of more than 33,000 locations worldwide! Americans can no longer be accused of being the only junk food addicts. Not only has this particular McDonalds location been one of the busiest over the last six years, another nine of these fast food joints located throughout Ukraine are included in the Top 100! Varenyky? No thanks! Big Mac menus all the way!

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Graham Phillips


Cover Story

Decent, Down-to-earth

and Dashing, it's


What is Kishe? A popster? A rockster? A TV host? A DJ? An MC? A bandleader? The answer is all of this. But above all, he is a star. He popped into the What’s On office this week for a chat about what he’s been up to and what’s coming next, sending all the girls into a regular tizzy.


ishe has a presence, there’s no doubt about it. I’d seen him at the YUNA awards and you could just tell, he’s a big deal. Photographers flocked round him and people just knew they were in the presence of a ‘someone’. It all made meeting him the next day that much more fascinating.

Back to the Beginning

True, he was late, but not in a ‘star’ way. More in a ‘stuck in traffic way’, we’ve all been there. He takes a seat and cracks out an iPad, putting his iPhone on the seat next to him, which rings pretty regularly throughout the interview. My apologies to those who were calling, but Kishe was giving What’s On all of his attention for a full 90 minutes. As for the iPad, that’s mainly used for showing me his videos. He does this in his boyish way, excited by what he has created. What we look at is an impressive body of work, hit tracks such as Zabyud, Tonka Nit, successful collaborations such as Na Grani with Polina Griffiths, mini-epics such as the track Siluety Zabitikh Snov and fully-fledged epics such as the recent Gorod, with video ambitions increasingly moving towards movies. So, how did it start? “In 2003, I had my first experience on the big stage. It was a festival of musicians. As part of the festival there were competitions for rock and pop acts. I took first place and that was the start of the Kishe project. The real start though, was in 2006 with my debut album and my new job as the host of the M1 channel.” Before that though, how did it begin? “I was born into a musical family. My elder brother was

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This Week Theatre & Classical Music

17-23 February 2012

A Hungarian Rainbow

Hungarian Gypsy Symphony Orchestra (Hungary, ethnic), Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103)

17 February 2012

The Hungarian Gypsy Symphony Orchestra is the most renowned gypsy orchestra the world has ever come across, with the story of its creation as wonderful as its music. Sandor Jaroka, one of the most famous gypsy soloists, died in 1985 with musicians from all over Hungary attending his funeral. Inspired by the master, they began to play, and an orchestra was born right then and there. What you can expect tonight is much of the same ethnically eclectic folk melodies full of passion and emotion. Tickets are 120 – 1500hrv. For more information call 247-2316.



Organ Music: Baroque To Romances Featuring Balahovska (organ) Works by Kerll, Bach, Mendelssohn, Frank, Hillman, Bossi, Dupre Time: 19.30 National House of Organ and Chamber Music (V Vasylkivska 77) 528-3186

Tango Evening Featuring Tango Kyiv Project Time: 20.00 Master Klass Cultural Centre (Lavrska 16) 594-1063


Music of My Heart Ukrainian and world classics, folk and popular songs Featuring Martsunivsky (composer) Time: 19.00 House of Actors (Yaroslaviv Val 7) 253-8247/2081 An Evening of Symphonic Music Featuring Blaschuk (Poland), Academic Symphonic Orchestra of Ukraine Works by Moniuszko, List, Bartok Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697 Urus Shaitan Tales of the Cossack Otaman and Turkish Sultan in 2 acts Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (Ivana Franka 3) 279-5921 Indian Summer Lyrical comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 A Real Man at the Beginning of Millennium Play Time: 20.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 5) 234-4223/5087 Leading Good in the Worlds Play Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955


Vocal Masterpieces of the 18th Century Featuring Basystiuk (soprano), Kotko (bass), Bubnova (organ) Works by Vivaldi, Durante, Bach, Handel, Pergolesi, Mozart, Giordano Time: 19.30 National House of Organ and Chamber Music (V Vasylkivska 77) 528-3186

 olero & Rain B Ballet in 1 act & choreographic fantasy Time: 19.00 Kyiv Theatre of Opera & Ballet for Children & Youth (Mezhyhirska 2) 425-4280

Mr X Operetta in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Kyiv Operetta (V Vasylkivska 53/3) 287-6257

The Leaning Tower of Pisa Slapstick in 2 actions Time: 12.00 Games in the Backyard Drama Time: 18.00 Strange Mrs Savage Tragic comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 5) 234-4223/5087


Shelmenko the Drayman Comedy in 2 acts Time: 12.00 Storm Tragic-comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (Ivana Franka 3) 279-5921 An Evening of Vocal Music Featuring Schtonda (bass), Titovich (piano), Native Chants Folk Instrument Ensemble Works by Mussorgsky, Lysenko, Shostakovich, Bilash, Verykovsky, Mayboroda Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697 26 Rooms Play in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955


The Will of a Chaste Gigolo Comedy in 2 acts Time: 12.00 Christmas Dreams Comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 5) 234-4223 Romeo & Juliet Play in 2 acts Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (Ivana Franka 3) 279-5921 Such Jewish Happiness Musical in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Kyiv Operetta (V Vasylkivska 53/3) 287-6257 Kyiv Chamber Orchestra Featuring Toribayev, Litun (oboe), Rachmanin (violin) Works by Bach, Vivaldi, Wolf, Berg, Stravinsky, Kolod Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697

Legend About Love Ballet in 3 actions Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50) 279-1169 Lying Truth Comedy Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955


Monday Anna Karenina Ballet by Boris Eiffman Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50) 279-1169 Trees Die Standing Play in 3 acts Time: 19.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 5) 234-4223 An Evening at the Organ Hall Featuring Ilkiv (tuba), Kalunovska (organ) Works by Purcell, Albinoni, Telemann, Bach, Marcello Time: 19.30 National House of Organ and Chamber Music (V Vasylkivska 77) 528-3186  he Music T of Austria Featuring Martsevuch (piano), Byimister (baritone), Maksutiv (tenor), Rozkok (soprano) Works by Haydn, Mozart, Shubert Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697


Tuesday Anna Karenina Ballet by Boris Eiffman Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50) 279-1169  agic Guitar M Featuring Vatt (UK) Works by Bach, Sora, Hose, Britten, Albeniz, Villa- Lobos Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697 Music of Handel and Mozart Featuring Schak (contra tenor), Reytova (piano), Sydorenko (organ) Time: 19.30 National House of Organ and Chamber Music (V Vasylkivska 77) 528-3186 Zorba the Greek Play in 2 acts Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (Ivana Franka 3) 279-5921 From Classics to Flamenco – An Evening of Guitar Music Featuring Kushnirov, Sedko (guitars) Time: 19.00 House of Actors (Yaroslaviv Val 7) 253-8247/2081 Little Flickers of a Phantom Scene Anniversary evening Time: 19.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 5) 234-4223

The Pink Bridge Play in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955


Thursday Two Flowers the Colour of Indigo Choreographic drama Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (Ivana Franka 3) 279-5921 Bayadera Operetta in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Kyiv Operetta (V Vasylkivska 53/3) 287-6257 An Evening of Authorial Music Featuring Kolyada (piano), Krusko (alt, violin), Kyrulenko (accordion), Berehovsky (percussion) Time: 19.00 House of Actors (Yaroslaviv Val 7) 253-8247/2081


Quartet-a-Tete & Con Tutti Instrumenti Ballet in 1 act & divertissement of modern choreography Time: 19.00 Kyiv Theatre of Opera & Ballet for Children & Youth (Mezhyhirska 2) 425-4280

Sleeping Beauty Ballet in 3 acts Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50) 279-1169

The Teacher and his Students Featuring Scherbakov (composer) Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697

Natalka Poltavka Ukrainian musical drama in 2 acts Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (Ivana Franka 3) 279-5921

La Traviata Opera in 4 actions Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50) 279-1169

In Kyiv on Podol Play by Dzerkalo Theatre Time: 19.00 House of Actors (Yaroslaviv Val 7) 253-8247

The Fat Pig Play Time: 20.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 5) 234-4223

Lyatoshynsky’s Symphonies Featuring Shapovalov (Russia, cello), National Academic Symphonic Orchestra Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697

Return of The Prodigal Father Play Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955


The Bat Operetta in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Kyiv Operetta (V Vasylkivska 53/3) 287-6257

Burlesque Musical by Comme Il Faut Time: 20.00 Sullivan Room (Prorizna 8) 066-485-5555

The Pink Bridge Play in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955

An Evening of Chamber Music Featuring Dsenahovsky and Co (violins) Time: 19.00 House of Actors (Yaroslaviv Val 7) 253-8247/2081

A Hurricane on Stage

Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet, National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50)

18 & 19 February at 19.00

These hot-tempered Georgian dancers are rightly called ‘a storm on stage’ and ‘the best Broadway show ever!’. Visiting 90 countries and performing almost 15,000 times over the course of their existence, their choreography is undeniably incredible, their passion tangible, and their grace awe-inspiring. This year, take in their seven new and exclusive dances never before seen or performed in Kyiv. Tickets are 150 – 1350hrv. For more information call 279-1169. : What's On Recommended

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Live Music

17-23 February 2012

The Ultimate Tribute

Max Vatutin (cover band) Time: 20.00 Admission: call and check Porter Pub (Konstantynivska 2a) 425-0281

ABBA, The Show (Sweden, tribute band), Palace Sport (Sportyvna Pl 1)

19 February at 19.00

With permission from Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn, and AnniFrid to start a tribute group in 1996, ABBA The Show has been up and running for ten years. They are good, almost as good as the original, who have won awards for everything from Best Single to Best Album to Best Vocal Record for Dancing. Coming to Kyiv this week, there may even be one of the original members making the trip – make sure you’ve got your tickets before they sell out! Tickets are 150 – 900hrv. For more information call 246-7406.



Angie Nears (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 50hrv Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137

Okean Elzy (pop-rock) Time: 19.00 Admission: 160 – 950hrv Palace Sport (Sportyvna Pl 1) 246-7406

Motor’rolla, Red Rocks (pop-rock, cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 75hrv Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717


M  adHeads XL, Crazy Train (rockabilly, cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 75hrv Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528 The Beatles Party (cover bands) Time: 17.00 Admission: free Star Pub (Popudenka 1a) 292-2900 Pirata Band (pop-rock) Time: 20.00 Admission: free Divan (Besarabska 2) 235-7366 Vzrosliy Band (cover bands) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865 Stereo Titry (cover band) Time: 20.00 Admission: call and check Porter Pub (Konstantynivska 2a) 425-0281 Rock Four (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: call and check Porter Pub (Mishuhy 3a) 536-9979


Tex-Mex Co (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: call and check Porter Pub (Mishuhy 3a) 536-9979



K  urt Cobain Birthday Party(cover bands) Time: 22.00 Admission: free Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137

World Hits Cover Party (cover bands) Time: 22.00 Admission: 50hrv Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137

Soyuz 44 (jazz) Time: 22.00 Admission: free Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137

Dr Feel Good (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: free Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717

MadHeads XL, Ruky v Bryuky (cover bands) Time: 22.00 Admission: 75hrv Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717

Crazy Train (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: free Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717

Kurt Cobain Cover Party – Crazy Train (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528

Tabula Rasa, Partyzanski Vytivky (pop-rock, cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 75hrv Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528

T  ik, Animals’ Session (pop-rock, cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: call and check Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528

Nirvana Hits – Dropout (cover band) Time: 20.00 Admission: free Divan (Besarabska 2) 235-7366

Riffs (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Star Pub (Popudenka 1a) 292-2900

Pyatiy Vymir, Loreleya (pop-rock) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Divan (Besarabska 2) 235-7366

Rolyova Model, 4F!lms (pop-rock) Time: 20.00 Admission: 50hrv Divan (Besarabska 2) 235-7366


Clockwork Orange (cover band) Time: 20.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865

Good, Bad, Evil, Animals’ Session (cover bands) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865

Ace Venture (cover band) Time: 20.00 Admission: call and check Porter Pub (Konstantynivska 2a) 425-0281

Riders (cover band) Time: 20.00 Admission: call and check Porter Pub (Konstantynivska 2a) 425-0281

SyndyCat (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: call and check Porter Pub (Mishuhy 3a) 536-9979

A Night of Nicholas Tym

Nicholas Tym (pop-rock, cover songs), Brunello Bar (A Tarasova 5)

23 February at 20.00

Man and his guitar. Is there anything else needed for an evening in dedication to Men’s Day? We think not. Just you, the fabulous Nicholas Tym, a few signature melodies as well as those recognised the world over and a complimentary drink from the bar – it doesn’t get any better. Admission is 150hrv. For more information call 581-1234.

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Niobius (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865 Four from Liverpool (cover band) Time: 20.00 Admission: call and check Porter Pub (Konstantynivska 2a) 425-0281 Max Tavricheskiy (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: call and check Porter Pub (Mishuhy 3a) 536-9979


Tuesday Max Varshavskiy Project(jazz) Time: 22.00 Admission: free Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137 More Khuana (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 20hrv Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717

Night Block (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865

Garage Party(indie) Time: 22.00 Admission: 30hrv Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137

Tartila (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: call and check Porter Pub (Mishuhy 3a) 536-9979


Thursday Nina Karlsson (soft jazz) Time: 22.00 Admission: call and check Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137 Red Rocks (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 50hrv Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717

Portmen (cover band) Time: 20.00 Admission: call and check Porter Pub (Konstantynivska 2a) 425-0281

Rocking Wolves (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 30hrv Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717

Yukhym Dym (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: call and check Porter Pub (Mishuhy 3a) 536-9979

The Magma (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528

Pazitiff-Band (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Star Pub (Popudenka 1a) 292-2900


More Khuana (cover band) Time: 20.00 Admission: free Star Pub (Popudenka 1a) 292-2900

Rocking Wolves (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865

Soma(jazz) Time: 20.00 Admission: free Divan (Besarabska 2) 235-7366

Beefeaters (cover band) Time: 20.00 Admission: call and check Porter Pub (Konstantynivska 2a) 425-0281

The Bells (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865

Rock Four (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: call and check Porter Pub (Mishuhy 3a) 536-9979

Wednesday Dakha Brakha & Port Mone (ethno, pop-rock) Time: 19.30 Admission: 120-320hrv Artists House (Artema 1b)  272-0547 DD  T (Russian rock) Time: 19.00 Admission: 180-500hrv Palace Sport (Sportyvna Pl 1) 246-7405

Carnival Heat, Cash (cover bands) Time: 21.30 Admission: 50hrv Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528

A Marvellous Mixture of Music

Dark Patrick (folk, rock, electro), House of Artists (Artema 1-5)

19 February at 18.00

This duo creates an out-of this-world cocktail of music that has got people talking in many parts of the globe. The Ukrainian Eva and British Paul produce a special mix of folk, rock and electronic, the sound of which is often compared to The Doors, Dead Can Dance and Deacon Blue. And yet, they are unique. Playing the hurdy-gurdy, the ancient bandura, the Irish bagpipe and flute, the bodhrán and harmonica, Dark Patrick is an entire orchestra in just two people! Tickets are 150 – 220hrv. For more information call 272-0547.

Tres Deseos (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528 Tropicana (Latino dance party) Time: 20.00 Admission: free Star Pub (Popudenka 1a) 292-2900 Guitar House Jam Session (jam, cover band) Time: 20.00 Admission: free Divan (Besarabska 2) 235-7366

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This Week


17-23 February 2012


Exhibition of works by Mykola Belous, National Museum of Ukraine (Hrushevskoho 6)

18 February – 18 March

Well-known Kyiv artist, Mykola Belous, has put together a series of works reflecting the idea of classicalism through the prism of contemporary art. What has resulted is Quotes – an exhibition of paintings. Ultimately, it has offered Belous the opportunity to respond to the same classic works that typically appear in our National Museum, allowing the general public the chance to decide for themselves what they prefer. For more information call 278-1357.

Book of Night Exhibition of photographs by Jason Langer Until 14 March Brucie Collections (Artema 55b) 205-4264

Other Banks Exhibition of paintings by Olha Petrova Until 4 March Museum of Russian Art (Tereshenkivska 9) 287-7324

Be at Peace Exhibition of paintings by Oleksiy Lytvynenko Until 21 February Triptych-Art Gallery (Desyatynna 13) 279-0949

From Childhood Exhibition of art objects and paintings by Oleh Pedan and Anna Silivonchik Until 29 February Parsuna Gallery (Khoryva 43) 425-2415

Art from Marchuk Exhibition of paintings by Ivan Marchuk Mystetska Zbirka Gallery Until 19 February (Tereshchenkivska 13) 050-136-47-37

A Modern Time Exhibition of paintings and art objects by Tiberiy Silvashi Until 28 February Bottega Gallery (Mykhalivska 22b) 279-8383

Simple Art for Simple People Exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Gary Hume Until 1 April PinchukArtCentre (Baseina 1/3-2) 590-0858



A Myth Revived


The 12 Feats of Hercules, Babuin (Petliura 10)

19 February at 19.00

Your kids have the rare chance not just to read about Greek myths but to find themselves upon the great Mount Olympus! Come one come all to learn about Hercules’ most incredible feats and then take on creative feats of your own! The afternoon includes making a theatrical mask, staging one of the 12 myths, dancing the Greek Sirtaki and competing in the Olympic Games – all of which will make your little ones experts in Greek culture. Mythology has never been so thrilling! Don’t forget to register! Tickets are 85hrv. For more information call 098-635-4846.

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Puppet Theatre Hrushevskoho 1A (metro Maidan Nezalezhnosti) 278-5808

Circus Peremohy 2 (metro Vokzalna) 486-3927

Municipal Puppet Theatre Mytropolska 1 513-1500

Zoo Peremohy Pr. 32 241-7769

Marionette Theatre Sahaidochnoho 29/3 (metro Poshtova Ploshcha) 417-3058

Dyvosvit 4D cinema, children’s labyrinth, attractions Marshala Malinovskoho 24/10 502-0088

12 Months Musical fairytale in 2 acts Time: 12.00 Kyiv Theatre of Opera & Ballet for Children & Youth (Mezhyhirska 2) 425-3116 Pippi-Longstocking Musical in 2 acts for children7+ Time: 12.00 Lypska Youth Theatre (Lypska 15/17) 253-6219


Saturday Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs Ballet in 2 acts Time: 12.00 Kyiv Theatre of Opera & Ballet for Children & Youth (Mezhyhirska 2) 425-3116

Butterfly Ultramarine Cinema, children’s playground, bowling, arcade Uritskoho 1A (metro Vokzalna) 206-0350 Kobzov Circus 239-2181 Prospekt Pobedy 82 Mystical-Aquarium Centre Koshytsa 8A (metro Poznyaky) 502-1796

Nemo Dolphinarium Akademika Glushkova 9 520-5550 Kyiv Planetarium Chervonoarmiyska 57/3 287-7508 Aquapark Terminal Aquapark, shopping and entertainment centre Kyivska 316 in the town of Brovary 200-1450

Fairytales for Kind Hearts Puppet-play for children 4+ Time: 11.00 Thumbelina Puppet-play for children 4+ Time: 13.00 Ivasuk-Telesuk Puppet-play for children 3+ Time: 15.00 Little Red Riding Hood Puppet-play for children 4+ Time: 17.00 Kyiv Puppet Theatre (Hrushevskoho 1a) 278-0566 Pippi-Longstocking Musical in 2 acts for children7+ Time: 12.00 Lypska Youth Theatre (Lypska 15/17) 253-6219 The Bremen Musicians Musical in 2 acts Time: 12.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (Ivana Franka 3) 279-5921 Yasnogorodskya Ostrich Farm Podlesnaya 32, Yasnohorodska (30km outside of Kyiv) 782-3240 Hopak in Kyiv Hopak Training Centres 332-7747 or 067-933-3244 Visit Nabeg Horseback Riding Centre Vishgorodska 85 067-712-3384


Sunday The Three Little Pigs Puppet-play for children 3+ Time: 11.00 Pan Kotsky Puppet-play for children 4+ Time: 13.00 The Wolf and the Goat Puppet-play in Russian for children 3+ Time: 15.00 The Golden Key Puppet-play for children 3+ Time: 17.00 Kyiv Puppet Theatre (Hrushevskoho 1a) 278-0566

King Grizzlebeard Musical in 2 acts for children 7+ Time: 12.00 The Bicycle with Red Wheels Adventure in 1 act for children 3+ Time: 13.00 Lypska Youth Theatre (Lypska 15/17) 253-6219


Wednesday The Night Before Christmas Opera in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Kyiv Theatre of Opera & Ballet for Children & Youth (Mezhyhirska 2) 425-3116

The Adventures of Pinocchio Musical in 2 acts Time: 12.00 Kyiv Theatre of Opera & Ballet for Children & Youth (Mezhyhirska 2) 425-3116

Kyiv Horse Race Track Akademika Glushkova 10 266-2223 State Museum of Toys Klovskiy 8 253-5400 Interesniy Kiev Tours in and around Kyiv in English! 491-1176 or 068-121-4458 Visit tour/english

Pyrohovo Open Air Museum Folk architecture and life Marshrutka #3/156 from metro Lybydska 526-5542 Mamaeva Sloboda Outdoor Cossack Museum Mykhayla Dontsya 2, Otradniy region 361-9848

Nivky Park Children’s playground, rifle ranges, walking paths, cafes Prospect Pobedy 82 Kurenevskiy Park Playgrounds, attractions, cafes Frunze 134 National Botanical Garden Open year round Timiryazevskaya 1

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17-23 February 2012

The Sounds of Uttu

Uttu Recs in Effekt w DJ Haus (UK, underground), Xlib (Frunze 12)

18 February at 22.00

Many of you may know Rupert Cohen, aka DJ Haus, because of his super successful London project Hot House of 2009. Returning to vintage garage and two-step, he combines all the goodness of British cult classic piano from the 90s along with cut, taut vocals. Founding his own label in 2011, he began to ‘speak’ Uttu’, from which an intentionally dirty underground sound has made him one of the most sought after DJs not just in the UK but Europe. Admission: before 00.00 50hrv, after 60hrv. For more information call 417-3233.


Friday P  remier Lounge Night with DJ Karp and DJ Mike Mildy Time: 23.00 Admission: call for details Museum le Club (Muzeyniy 10) 253-0150 Angels vs Devils Time: 21.00 Admission: L-40hrv, G-60hrv Gallery Bar (Peremogy Pr 47/2) 453-37-27 To Be Disco – Valentine’s Day Afterparty Time: 23.00 Admission: L-50hrv, G-100hrv Sullivan Room (Prorizna 8) 066-485-5555 DR.SPY.DER (Moscow) Time: 21.00 Admission: L-40hrv, G-60hrv The Boom Boom Room (Shevchenko 33) 747-0023 Valentine’s Day with MC Rybik and DJ Maniak Time: 22.00 Admission: call for details Crystal Hall (Dniprovskiy Spusk 1) 288-5069 Dirty Raves with 99 Injections, Autofish, Purple Unit, Katwon, Yarik Zipmix Time: 23.00 Admission: 60hrv Xlib (Frunze 12) 417-3233 Bass Me Night with Minkin, Hidden Element, CYA, Buzzkeeper, I Wannabe and more Time: 23.00 Admission: Before 00.00, 70hrv, after 80hrv Cinema Club (Entusiastiv 1) 555-5854 E kvator Party with Zoits and Jekker Time: 22.00 Admission: 50hrv BabyFace (Shchorsa 44) 286-0777

Gon.s Kitchen with Spartaque, Pin Code, Spieler, Mitchell and MC Mirage Time: 22.00 Admission: L-40hrv, G-50hrv Saxon (Trutenko 4) 257-4070 Virus Booking Showcase with Omnia, Denis Dynamite, Slava Flash, Kirill Doomski, Sonya Time: 22.00 Admission: L-30hrv before 23.30, 50hrv after, G-40hrv before, 60hrv after Forsage (Harmatna 51a) 232-6780 Light Friday with DJ Under Beat Time: 22.00 Admission: free before 23.00, after L-10hrv, G-40hrv Aldo (Milyutenko 7) 067-536-6565 Latin American Live Music and Disco Time: 22.00 Admission: L-100hrv, G-150hrv Caribbean Club (Kominternu 4) 288-1290 Live Shock Show with DJ Konstantin Ozeroff, DJ Watson ,DJ Matilda, DJ Andrey Lubimoff Time: 22.00 Admission: call for details Bionica (Borshchahivska 128a) 232-7296 Kindness Will Save the World Time: 20.00 Admission: L-free before 23.00, after L-50hrv, G-100hrv Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024 Sex and Whiskey with DJ Richwell and MC Petrova Time: 23.00 Admission: L-30hrv, G-50hrv Seven Music Club (Saksahanskoho 1g) 205-44-51 Disco Friday Time: 22.00 Admission: free before 00.00, after L-30hrv, G-50hrv Prime (Nauki 8) 524-2209 Hits Only Time: 20.00 Admission: L-free, G-50hrv Sakhar Party Bar (Dekabrystov 12/37) 563-9662

Disco Party Time: 22.00 Admission: L-free, G-call for details Aura (Vyshgorodskaya 28/1) 237-7023

Love and Ladies Time: 20.00 Admission: L-free, G-50hrv Sakhar Party Bar (Dekabrystov 12/37) 563-9662

Warm Up with Fiesta Time: 22.00 Admission: Call for details Fiesta (Horkoho 115d) 462-1477

L utique Preview Party with Lutique, Misha Zaitsev, Markov, A Fleming Time: 23.00 Admission: L-50hrv, G-100hrv Party Room (V Vasylkivska 5/3) 187-6003


Saturday DJ Haus Enters Ukraine with Noizar, Fornetti, Animado, Dubmasta, Ftct and Myztical, Oldskul Release Time: 23.00 Admission: before 00.00 50hrv, after 60hrv Xlib (Frunze 12) 417-3233 90s Mega Party with Anna Balent, Danila Homotovskii and Yaroslav Lodigin Time: 22.00 Admission: 100hrv Crystal Hall (Dniprovskiy Spusk 1) 288-5069 House Punks with DJ Mr. Sunny & Tagir Sultanov and more Time: 22.00 Admission: before 23.30 L-30hrv, G-40hrv, after L-50hrv, G-60hrv Saxon (Trutenko 4) 257-4070 Latin American Live Music Time: 20.00 Admission- L- 100hrv, G-150hrv Caribbean Club (Kominternu 4) 2881290 Alexander Ivanov and Rondo with DJ Alighiery, DJ Bro and DJ Kovalevsky Time: 23.00 Admission: call for details Museum le Club (Muzeyniy 10) 253-0150

I Love Vinyl with Joss Joseph and Suhar Jazzmate Time: 22.00 Admission: L-60hrv, G-80hrv Forsage (Harmatna 51a) 232-6780 Hot Sand Dunes Time: 20.00 Admission: L-free before 23.00, after L-50hrv, G-100hrv Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024 Sexual Revolution Time: 22.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-30hrv, G-50hrv, after L-50hrv, G-70hrv Bionica (Borshchahivska 128a) 232-7296 Sex Contact with DJs and More Time: 23.00 Admission: L-25hrv, G-50hrv Egoist (Horlovskaya 124/140) 223-36-33 Electro Jam with Sound Killers, LimeMC, Arturo Ricci, DennySmile, MC ReMov and MC Life Time: 22.00 Admission: 30hrv before 00.00, 40hrv after Prime (Nauki 8) 524-2209 Disco Party Time: 22.00 Admission: call for details Fiesta (Horkoho 115d) 462-1477


Tuesday Radio Days Time: 21.00 Admission: free Aura (Vyshgorodskaya 28/1) 237-7023 Mohito Night Time: 22.00 Admission: free Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024 Disco-Latino Time: 22.00 Admission: L-40hrv, G-60hrv Caribbean Club (Kominternu 4) 288-1290




Audiomania Time: 19.00 Admission: L-Free, G-30hrv Sakhar Party Bar (Dekabrystov 12/37) 563-9662

Fun Evening Time: 20.00 Admission: L-free, G-50hrv Sakhar Party Bar (Dekabrystov 12/37) 563-9662

Dance Marathon Time: 21.00 Admission: Free Aura (Vyshgorodskaya 28/1) 237-7023


Mafiozzy Time: 22.00 Admission: L-free, G-100hrv (only after 00.00) Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024

W  omen’s Feast with MC Club Nichka and more Time: 21.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-free, after L-50hrv, G-100hrv Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024

S  alsadromo and Discotheque Time: 21.00 Admission: L-40hrv, G-60hrv Caribbean Club (Kominternu 4) 288-1290

Erotic Show and Amateur Striptease Time: 21.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-free, after L-50hrv, G-150hrv Caribbean Club (Kominternu 4) 288-1290

50/50 with Danny Preacher, DMC Gabber and more Time: 22.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-10hrv, G-15hrv, after L-15hrv, G-30hrv Saxon (Trutenko 4) 257-4070



Monday Pivomania – DJ Size Time: 21.00 Admission: free Aura (Vyshgorodskaya 28/1) 237-7023 Made In Ukraine Time: 22.00 Admission: free Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024 Salsodromo Time: 21.00 Admission: L-20hrv, G-50hrv Caribbean Club (Kominternu 4) 288-1290

Thursday Crazy 30 Time: 21.00 Admission: 30hrv Aura (Vyshgorodskaya 28/1) 237-7023 Social Networking Time: 21.00 Admission: L-free, G-free to 23.00, 100hrv after Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024 Disco 90s Time: 20.00 Admission: L-free, G-30hrv Sakhar Party Bar (Dekabrystov 12/37) 563-9662 Disco-Latino Time: 22.00 Admission: L-40hrv, G-60hrv Caribbean Club (Kominternu 4) 288-1290

Saturday Pleasure with DJ Unique, DJ Alex Pride, DJ Mark Tonse Time: 22.00 Admission: 30hrv Seven Music Club (Saksahanskoho 1g) 205-44-51

A Diamond in the Ruff

Bass Me w/ Phaeleh (UK, electronic), Cinema Club (Entusiastiv 1)

17 February at 23.00

Back to Kyiv for another round, Matt Preston, aka Phaeleh, is ready to pump out a serving of deep dynamic dubstep with a little break on the side. For those who don’t know, Phaeleh is a professional and gifted scholar of electronic music whose tracks get some pretty good airtime in the United Kingdom and beyond. Take a listen to his most recent remixes Niki & the Dove and Ruff Diamonds to become reacquainted. Admission: before 00.00 – 70hrv, after 80hrv. For more information call 555-5854. : What's On Recommended

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Yuliya Hudoshnyk


Kyiv Culture At the moment, we all suffer from the same affliction – the cold. Unfortunately, it’s here to stay for a little longer, making the wait for spring anything but easy. Not one to sit back and take things lightly, What’s On got in touch with a doctor to see if we couldn’t remedy the situation. He came up with a cure to heal all the aches and pains of winter. It comes in the form of ballet.

Ballet – Winter’s Antibiotic


rolific” Russian choreographer Boris Eifman is bringing one of his newer creations, Anna Karenina, to the Ukrainian capital. Having toured Greece, Finland, France, the Netherlands and Italy throughout last year, he and his troupe head to the UK after their short stint here in Kyiv. It’s going to be an incredible performance. But then the embodiment of ingenuity, so typical of Eifman’s ballets, is nothing new. His shows always bring in a full house, which we’re chalking up to the restorative power that is ballet.

Instant Recognition

I heard about Boris Eifman a few years ago when a friend mentioned what a great choreographer he was. Witnessing all the commotion that was made about him coming to town, I decided to tag along and see first-hand what all the fuss was about. I can’t tell you how impressed I was. In fact, it has made waiting for Eifman this time round even harder than waiting out this dreadful winter. Fortunately, despite his tight schedule, he always finds time for Kyiv. Perhaps the reason this city has such a pull is attributed to a bit of nostalgia.

He does confess, after all, that Kyiv replenishes him with a spiritual energy essential for every artist. “Kyiv was the city in which I debuted back in 1977. The performance was a striking success and allowed us to break from the path of traditional choreography. It became the start-up for future plans.” Having staged more than 40 pieces, all in different genres, the result is always the same. You might be watching his chamber ballet Metamorphoses, his ballet bouffe – Love Plots, or stage adaptations of Idiot or The Master and Margarita. Whatever he does, his work is recognisable and his signature unchanged – emotional explosion. Spreading creativity among troupes throughout the world, the Korean National Ballet with assistance from the Staatsballett in Berlin was given the rights to the ballet Tchaikovsky. Permission to show the ballet coming to Kyiv, Anna Karenina, has also been given to local troupes in Almaty, Tokyo and Vienna, and under the guidance of the Russian chorographer, has gathered audiences in eager anticipation. “I believe the more interpretations and visions of one work of art we’ve got the better. People’s interest in any particular piece increases as the cultural range of possibilities expands.” Using this as his foundation, Boris Eifman has become a choreographer who notices the unseen and reveals that which is often hidden.

Uncovering Anna

Anna Karenina is a ballet which took over a year and a half to complete. While explaining the impetus behind the making of this story, he muses

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Graham Phillips & Chris Collison


Resident Sentiment

Not Your Average Guy W

e headed down to Pomada (Zankovetskoi 6), to get a feel for what the liberated modern Ukrainian gay man thinks of gents of the post-Soviet era. What advice could they offer?

Evgeniy Semenov

Soviet Men’s Day doesn’t really mean much to me. As for the modern man here, I wouldn’t complain too much about him, the standard is ok. This is a gay bar, it’s always busy and there’s a wide range of guys, some being better than others. The guys here are starting to feel like they are able to express themselves, and aren’t afraid of the consequences. That’s good.

Oleksander Zodkovskiy

The modern Ukrainian man needs to express himself more. He needs to be more open to new ideas. I’m not sure if things are getting better where they are concerned. Sometimes I think so, but other times I have my doubts. At least being ‘out’ isn’t as big a deal as it used to be. I’m happy to give you my name and have my photo taken – that should tell you something.

Maksim Kirienko

There’s room for improvement with the modern, post-Soviet man. I’d like to see him a little better educated, perhaps a little better dressed and definitely able to express himself more freely – to show some soul! Some guys here think it’s a weakness, to have feeling, to show emotion. Maybe that was the Soviet culture. But that was before my time. I’m a modern, Ukrainian gay guy. Sometimes I do get the idea that there’s this hangover from previous days, this kind of closed mentality. That needs work.

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With Soviet Men’s Day coming up on 23 February, we at What’s On were keen to get a view of the modern Soviet man. Rather than just ask the local ladies, as would be customary, we decided to take advantage of Kyiv’s booming gay scene.

Roman Pavilenko

The modern Ukrainian man could do with taking a few lessons from predecessors. At least in former times, education was respected, revered. Nowadays, guys could do with being wiser, and smarter. Acting like men instead of like boys who just want to get drunk. I think things are getting worse, this kind of puerile behaviour, it’s become part of the culture.

Georgiy Ivanov

I’m not going to say things for the modern, post-Soviet man are terrible. That’s not the case at all. But there are some problem areas. Guys aren’t healthy enough in general, and what’s more, they don’t seem to care. They should! Too many of them just want to drink, get drunk and sit around. What use is that to anyone? I’d like to see guys pay a bit more attention to the basics, look after themselves, be a bit more cultured, educated.

Evgeniy Rei

Red Army Day is kind of ironic these days, and doesn’t mean a whole lot. Those times have gone. But in some ways their influence remains. Guys still seem a bit constricted, afraid of expressing themselves. There are a lot of guys here but I know there are more who haven’t yet come out, and there’s still some negative sentiment about that, kind of a ‘traditional male’ mentality. Things are getting better for sure, but I’d like to see guys being a bit more creative with their look, a bit more stylish, not just slumming it in jeans and t-shirts – make some effort!

Evgeniy Yutkevich

Honestly, I’m not too enamoured of the guys here in general. They smoke, they drink and most of them don’t know how to love or aren’t interested. There’s not enough passion, just passivity. Real men shouldn’t be afraid to show some heart, some soul. That’s the most attractive thing in a man and it’s what post-Soviet men have a problem with. I go to England, around Europe and I see a different kind of man. Freer, more confident, more able to give of himself and because of all of these qualities, more attractive!

Volodymyr Shevenyk

I don’t think about it in terms of post-Soviet man or Ukrainian man. Guys are guys, there are good and bad, that’s all. I’m too young to know if things are getting better or worse. Things are as they are, and that’s ok.

Ruslan Makarenko

I’m having a lot of fun here, a lot of fun in my life. So, I don’t think too much about broad concepts like ‘the state of men today’. Why would I? Just have fun, enjoy life, and if you don’t like one guy then find another!

Roma Khavkinov

It’s hard to be objective. I’m a Ukrainian guy, so criticising or praising others is hard. Let’s just say that, generally, I think the modern Ukrainian man is ok, with some room for improvement. 

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Coming Soon Version 550

A State of Trance 550: Invasion, International Exhibition Centre (Brovarskiy Pr 15)

10 March at 21.00

Huge news! Armin van Buuren and his A State of Trance 550 will be making a special stop in Kyiv on his world tour this spring. Kicking off in Belgrade, Moscow will be next. Here in Kyiv, we’ll get the best of the Dutch DJ along with Cosmic Gate and Markus Schulz before they move on to LA, Miami, and finishing up in the Netherlands. “Like last year, I wanted to lay it on again, so that ASOT 550 turns into a real worldwide happening. I’m very much looking forward to sharing this with all listeners, visitors and DJs!” Tickets are 349 – 7499hrv. For more information call 538-0827.

A Little Outlandish Indeed Outlandish Paradise w/ Volodymyr Gryshko (opera), October Palace (Instytutska 1)

5 March at 19.00

Having shared stages with Maria de Montserrat Caballé, Luciano Pavarotti and Demis Roussos, this Ukrainian opera singer is loved for his penetrating tenor. Performing solo in Kyiv at last, this evening is devoted to any and everyone who loves a little pop in their opera. Given the name Outlandish Paradise, Gryshko assures all those in attendance of nothing less than an incredible night; especially with special guest Ani Lorak in tow. Tickets are 100 – 550hrv. For more information call 279-1582.

Urban Sculptures

Exhibition of sculptures by Anish Kapoor, PinchukArtCentre (Baseina 1/3-2)

From 28 April

Famous Indian/British artist Anish Kapoor, laureate of The Turner Prize and one of 13 members of the New British Sculpture group, is bringing his works to Kyiv this spring. Anish’s sculptures are monochromic stateof-the-art pieces, brightly coloured and feature curves that create a feeling of softness even in the most solid object. As an innovator who introduced urban materials like concrete and steel to sculpture, a big part of his popularity came when he joined up with the New British Sculpture group in the 80s. Now Kapoor's works decorate the streets of Nottingham, Chicago, New York and others. For more information call 590-0858.

Turn On the Stereo Stereo MCs (UK, hip hop, house), Crystal Hall (Dniprovskiy Spusk 1)

25 February at 21.00

It’s true, Stereo MCs have been around for some time. And it’s also true most acts trying to give their careers a kick-start often start in international-act-deprived Eastern Europe. But there’s no denying these “big boys of British rap” have got something. Most famous for their hit Connected, which made it all the way over to the US in the early 90s, they’re headed this way next month. Feeling sentimental about your formative years? Get yourself a ticket. Tickets are 250 – 900hrv. For more information call 288-5069.

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The First and The Last

Judas Priest (UK, heavy metal), Palace Sport (Sportyvna Pl 1)

16 April at 19.00

Judas Priest are saying farewell, and personally doing so in almost every country around Europe, their debut here to Ukraine will in fact be their finale. Most of the five musicians making the trek have been preaching since the very beginning, and do not come light-handed. Promising a two and a half hour show, it’s going to be full of special effects, lasers, smoke, fire, video installation and much more. They won a Grammy recently for Best Metal Performance in 2010 – this is that show. Don’t miss out! Tickets are 350 – 800hrv. For more information call 246-7406.

The Apocalypse is Coming

Pirate Station Apocalypse International Exhibition Centre (Brovarsky Pr 15)

25 February at 20.00

The ancient prophesy of the Maya states there were four suns, or four great eras before us. One after another they were wiped out. The epoch of this next fifth sun is called The Movement: Movement of the People, the Planets and the Stars. But this era is coming to an end. The world as we know it is destined to disappear. We know the exact time. But what should we expect? An end? Or a beginning? It is with this premise Pirate Station comes to Kyiv for the fourth and maybe the last time. Bringing drum’n’bass at its best, gymnasts, acrobats, jugglers and dancers along with top acts Immortal, Network and Teatro will leave you singed. Tickets are 199 – 349hrv. For more information visit

A Game of Cat and Mice

Adventures of Leopold the Cat, Pechersk Art Centre (Moskovska 3)

26 February and 10, 17 & 25 March at 12.00

Leopold the Cat, created by Arkadiy Khait, is quite the celebrated cartoon figure. Immortalised by adults and children alike, his aphorisms can be found in this next play, which puts Leopold as the biggest cat on the block. Living peacefully until the arrival of two mice, they relentlessly tease the poor thing, while all he wants to do is be friends. Come and see who wins out in the end. Tickets are 25hrv. For more information call 590-5555.

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A Love of Opera

Alessandro Safina (Italy, opera) in concert, Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103)

26 May at 19.00

Alessandro Safina caused a real sensation with his concert in Kyiv last year. Reluctant to let him go, he promised to come again! Keeping his promise, the singer of the Moulin Rouge soundtrack’s “Your Song”, whose charming tenor voice has already conquered the hearts of music lovers all over Europe, will perform for the Kyiv public once again! Singing professionally since the age of 9, Safina has made a name for himself not only with his renditions of famous operas, but also working classic arias into new and modern arrangements. If you couldn’t get tickets for his first time in Kyiv, here’s your chance! Tickets are 100 – 1300hrv. For more information call 247-2303.

Women’s Day

For You The One, Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103)

3 March at 19.00

Imagine all of the most vociferous men of Ukraine and Russia coming together on one stage to serenade you. You might say it’s not possible. We say it’s happening, but for one night only! Celebrating women and the coming of spring, Alessandro Safina, Nikolay Baskov, Volodymyr Gryshko, Alexander Serov, Stas Pieha and many more will do their best to impress. Accompanied by Ukraine’s symphonic orchestra, there will also be sweet treats like champagne and a chocolate fountain. Tickets are 400 – 2500hrv. For more information call 247-2316.

Kyiv Sculpture Project

Exhibition of sculptures by various artists, National Botanic Garden (Timiryazevska 1)

2 June – 2 July

Kyiv is exceptional in the spring and summer, and something that makes it all the more so is our beautiful botanical garden. Mak-

Drumming Up a Storm

Yamato (Japan, Taiko drummers), Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103)

31 March at 19.00

Yamato are incredible. Full stop. If you’ve not seen this traditional Japanese drumming art before, you would be well-advised to take the opportunity this spring. Founded in 1993 with their international debut in 1998, they have since given thousands of performances the world over. Creating a spectacular show expressing both their musical and artistic flair, these 13 drummers are going to have the entire audience marching to beat of the same drum. Tickets are 150 – 1200hrv. For more information call 247-2316.

ing space for 20 odd sculptures this year, Ukrainian and foreign artists will be putting all of their creative energies into great figures and monuments for your viewing pleasure. Standing eight metres tall and weighing more than six tonnes, the highlight will undoubtedly be The House of Knowledge by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. For more information call 235-4471.

Wind Works Sing and Dance

Vopli Vidoplyasova (pop-rock), October Palace (Instytutska 1)

9 March at 19.00

Having made it through the early days of Independence, the difficult days of economic decline in the 90s, the hopeful days of the Orange Revolution and the days yet to come, VV has been around for 20 years. They are one of the only groups in the country that can boast hundreds concerts both at home and abroad on a yearly basis and all they want you to do is sing and dance right along with them. They are music, they are Ukraine, intertwined. Tickets are 120 – 650hrv. For more information call 279-1582,

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Masterworks for Winds w/ Collegium Kyiv, Master Klass Cultural Centre (Ivana Mazepy 34)

2 March at 20.00

A brief investigation of masterpieces for wind ensembles presents two peculiar works this evening. Collegium Kyiv will begin by taking you on a whimsical stroll with Serenade for Wind by Antonin Dvorak, where you will no doubt lose yourself in the Bohemian landscape. The second piece, Suite for 13 Winds, will not disappoint either. Written at the tender age of just 19, this piece by Strauss is no less inferior to those composed later in life. In fact, it has a certain air that lends itself well to the very essence of all that is artistically imaginable. For tickets and more information call 594-1062.

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Add the fennel and mix. Slice the salmon into thin, bite-size pieces. Set both aside. Chef Natalia says you should keep an eye on the paste. Once bubbles begin appearing on the surface it is ready. Heat butter in a large skillet on medium, until melted. Add oil and whisk gently. Chef Natalia recommends first skimming the top of your paste. Pour a small amount into the pan. For the optimum, lace-like pancake, cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side. Continue until all paste has been used. With a nice heap of flapjacks in front of you, spoon a small amount of the cheese mixture into the middle of each. Lay a piece or two of salmon on the cheese. Roll. Cut into two and trim with lemon slices and parsley. Serve immediately – the smell alone is to die for!

Kyiv celebrates Maslyana in style! Maslyana at Expocenter (Glushkova Pr 1) 24 – 26 February All visitors will be part of traditional Ukrainian Maslyana rituals and will have the opportunity to take part in workshops by skilled craftsmen. There will also be a fair of Ukrainian goods and services, where everything from kitchen to garden will be on offer! Enjoy theatrical treats as well with shows such as Kolodiy, Treating the Mother-in-law, and Farewell to Maslyna. For more information call 596-9192. Maslyana at Kievan Rus Park (Kopachiv village) 25 – 26 February The Kievan Park Rus will surprise you with the recreation of medieval rites and fights in the dramatic performance The Competition of Winter and Spring. Come the evening, take in the grandiose fire-show and the burning of the biggest straw man in Ukraine symbolising our win over winter! For more information call 461-9937. Maslyana at Mamaeva Sloboda (Dontsya 1) 25 – 26 February In addition to pancakes, Mameva Sloboda will try and prove to those in doubt that the original Ukrainian Maslyna was celebrated with varenyky! You must also take advantage of the varenyky/blini contest set to be the highlight of the event. After stuffing yourself with the de-

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lights of the day, do a little singing and dancing with authentic Ukrainian folk bands. For more information call 361-9848. Maslyana at the Yasnogorodka Ostrich Farm (Pidlisna 32, Yasnogorodka village) 25 – 26 February Give yourself an exotic treat this Maslyana weekend, where, if you head out to Yasnogorodka, all guests will be greeted by Winter, Spring and Maslyana herself! Mixing folk culture with true Australian taste, try the traditional Ukrainian pancake and then go for one of the many unique ostrich dishes! For more information call 045-782-3240.

Celebrate Maslyana in Kyiv restaurants too! Shynok (Lesi Ukrainky 28v) 285-5777 Hours: 12.00 – 00.00 O’Panas (Tereshchenkivska 10) 235-21-32 Hours: 11.00 – 01.00 Repriza (Khmelnytskoho 40/25) 502-2346 Hours: 10.00 – 23.00 Razgulaevo (Stolychneshose 70) 259-1700 Hours: 11.00 until the last guest Blinoff (V Vasylkivska 65) 238-6496 Hours: 11.00 – 23.00

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Kyiv Life

Olha Marikutsa of Diana Lux Logistic together with eCall’s Hanif Younus and Elena Bovsunovska of Ukraine Consulting

The Chamber’s Nadiya Polishchuk, Tetyana Bernatovych of RSM APiK with Klara Eiswirt of Puma Ukraine and Anastasia Mazur of Aecom

New Year Asian-Style

BRUNELLO BAR While everyone here in Ukraine has already forgotten about the New Year holiday, those in the East have only just celebrated! It was with this in mind that ACC gathered its members on 9 February to celebrate with their Asian colleagues. The evening turned out more than 130 Chamber-ites, and highlighted what a supportive international community Kyiv has.

Anna Sidletskaya of Comfort Properties with Aram Sargsyan of eSoft

Elenas Filipova and Veretennikova of WellTravel

German Embassy in Kyiv Celebrates 20 Years

Former Prime Ministers Yuriy Yekhanurov and Valeriy Pustovoytenko

EU Ambassador HE Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira, Lizabeth Heimsoeth and Borys Tarasyuk, former Minister of Foreign Affairs

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GERMAN EMBASSY On 7 February, the German Embassy held a celebration to mark its 20th anniversary here in Ukraine, when in February 1992, Hennecke Graf von Bassewitz became the newly-independent country’s first ambassador. The evening’s guest of honour was His Excellency Mr Leonid Kravchuk, first President of Ukraine, who shared memories with the audience and co-speakers HE Ambassador Hans-Jürgen Heimsoeth and First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ruslan Demchenko. All agreed on the excellent state of relations between both countries and their joint aspirations for a European future. Guests also got the chance to hear the Vydubychi Ukrainian church choir, followed by a reception where guests enjoyed meeting friends old and new with a glass of German wine.

Ambassador HE Hans-Jürgen Heimsoeth, First President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk and First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ruslan Demchenko

British Ambassador HE Leigh Turner and Nataliya Korolevska, Leader of the Ukrainian Social Democratic Party

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InQ’s Denys Kalyuzhniy (right) sitting with Kyiv, I Love You executive producer Volodymyr Khorunzhiy and his wife Tetyana Emelyanenko TV host Ivan Horodetskiy with big smiles UFW’s Viktoria Yakusheva and First National Channel’s Tetyana Honcharova

Jamala ready to take in the movie

Kyiv, We Love You Too

KYIV CINEMA Local celebrities gathered in Kyiv Cinema on 8 February to watch the premier of the Ukrainian equivalent to Paris, I Love You and New York, I Love You. Proclaiming their undying love to the city they all live in, guests had a great time before and after the show. The film is made up of eight independent shorts, which means there is something for everyone. Take in the opportunity to se Kyiv from a different angle today!

Up-and-comers The Hardkiss The young and marvelous songster Alina Grosu

Director Oleh Borshchevskiy with his stylin’ wife

Playmate Dasha Astafieva dressed all modest-like

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Kyiv Life Dancing for Charity

Popular MC Serhiy Velichanskiy

JUST CAFÉ Prima Ballerina at the Mariinskiy Theatre, the Bolshoi and the English National Ballet, Anastasia Volochkova announced her intentions to begin charitable work on 3 February. Gathering patrons of the arts, businessmen, celebrities and all of her friends, she will be conducting a tour throughout the country that will include 18 cities. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated, and the object of her generosity? The hundreds of thousands of Ukraine’s orphans. Well done Anastasia! We like to see stars with a little initiative to help those in need!

X-Factor prodigy Oleksandr Kryvoshapko saying a few words

Young songsters Tiramisu Designer Sanatan together with his lady

World-famous ballerina and now charity activist Anastasia Volochkova Singer Dmytro Skalozubov

Enlightening the Country

GOETHE INSTITUT In trying to help educate the masses, the Goethe Institute hosted an evening with famous Ukrainian writer Serhiy Zhadan on 8 February. While getting the chance to listen to this incredible author was itself a pretty big deal, the focus was the closing of the Best German Language Lesson contest open to all students registered at the Institute. The best essays were awarded special prizes, which of course included a handshake from one of Ukraine’s best writers.

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Famous Ukrainian writer Serhiy Zhadan talks to guests

German Embassy’s Harald Herrmann and Cyrus Royamanech together Dr Petra Koeppel Meyer and Walter Degen of the Goethe Institute

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Oleksandr Ponomarev with his award

Ukraine’s most outlandish character, Verka Serdyuchka

Aces of the Ukrainian Music Industry

Oleh Skrypka rocked the night with two awards!

PALACE UKRAINE The first ever Yearly Ukrainian National Awards were held on 8 February, getting some of the top names in the business together at Palace Ukraine. Competeing in eight categories, those who have been making music since the beginning of independent Ukraine were honoured. The award for Best Singer, both male and female, was given to Oleksandr Ponomarev and Iryna Bilyk. Okean Elzy got Best Band, VV was awarded Best Album and Best Song and Kostynatyn Meladze got Best Composer. Oleksandr Solokha received the award for Best Video while Andriy Khvylnyuk donated his YUNA award for Best Lyrics to Yuriy Rybchynskiy. And honouring the glamourous Sofia Rotaru, a ninth award was handed out for Special Achievement. Finally! Ukraine has its own version of the Grammys! Let’s hope next year reveals even more talented Ukrainian artists!

Hosts Pavlo Shilko and Masha Efrosinina A revered Ruslana changed her tribal style for the party

Andriy Khvylnyuk of Boombox giving away his prize

Singer Kamalia, 80s popstar Thomas Anders and businessmen Mohammed Zahur

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Iryna Bilyk ecstatic about being the best

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Frishberg & Partners 10 Gorky Street, Suite 8 01004 Kyiv, Ukraine Tel: (38044) 585-8464 Fax: (38044) 235-6342

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Lana Nicole


Take Me Out! Silver Lining: a metaphor for optimisim in the common English langauge. It's an idea that often comes in handy living here in Kyiv.


t’s Saturday night, it’s snowing and I’m headed to the airport to pick up my future husband. That sounds bad. We do actually know each other, quite well in fact. He’s just coming in from a trip abroad and I’m on my way to fetch him. Anyway, I’m driving and it’s snowing. The white stuff is coming down so hard I feel like I’m on the USS Enterprise flying across some otherworldly galaxy. Pulling into the airport, I pick up the package, and we are headed back into town at warp speed. Our first stop is dinner. There’s a relatively new eatery in town and I’m all about ensuring this first night together in quite awhile is special. Parking the car across the street, we take our lives into our own hands and jaywalk across to the other side of the street. We’re headed to a place I have only ever heard good things about – Serebro.

Mutual Understanding

While it’s not Canada cold outside, it’s fairly nippy and so I feel kind of sorry for the two guys standing at the door. I’m assuming they’re the restaurant’s door service and I flash my brightest smile uttering good evening to both. Rather than do what I simply assumed they’d been hired for, however, which is open the door and offer return wishes for a pleasant evening, I am refused entry.

The Silver Lining I’m, we’re, standing at the front door of a restaurant at which I’d like to exchange money for food. I’m clean, I’m sober and I’m being polite. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to matter to the two henchmen who tell me the problem is my winter boots. “We have a dress code,” they say. “I didn’t realise there was a dress code,” I answer. I’m not one for conflict, but I’m also not going to stand outside and argue, and so shoot back with “It’s the middle of one of the coldest winters on record and you’re telling me the boots I’m wearing, the things keeping me from losing toes to frostbite, are what’re keeping us from coming in?” There are more words exchanged and the administrator gets called over. A moment passes. We look at each other wondering whether we should just go somewhere else when we are ushered in. I attribute it to good old-fashioned common sense. I’m not sure

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Take Me Out


Kyiv Telephone code is +380 44

RESTAURANTS Al Faro V Vasylkivska 49a 503-5091 Hours: 10.00 – 23.30 Italian cuisine Ani V Vasylkivska 72 590-2565 Hours: 11.00 – 23.00 Caucasian cuisine Antwerpen Pushkinska 38 234-1300 Hours: 12.00 – 23.00 European cuisine Arena Entertainment Baseina 2a 492-0000 Hours: 9.00 until the last guest European cuisine Arizona BBQ Naberezhno Khreshchatytska 25 425-2438 Hours: 08.00 – 24.00 American cuisine Bacchus Class Chapaeva 2/16 234-6506 Hours: 09.00 – until the last guest Wine Bar Bar on 8 (Hyatt Regency) Alla Tarasova 5 581-1234 Hours: 11:00 – 02:00 Cocktail Bar/Fusion Barsuk Kutuzova 3a 050-386-3629 Hours: 08.00 – 23.00 European/local cuisine Bazaar Brasserie Bessarabska Pl 2 238-2111 Hours: 10.00 – 23.00 European cuisine Beef Meat & Wine Shota Rustaveli 11 225-0035 Hours: 12.00 – 24.00 Fusion Belle Vue Saksahanskoho 7 289-8780 Hours: Sun-Thurs 11.00 – 23.00, Fri-Sat 11.00 – 02.00 Belgian/European cuisine Belvedere Dniprovskiy Uzviz 288-5070 Hours: 12.00 – until the last guest European/Japanese cuisine b-hush InterContinental Kyiv V Zhytomyrska 2a 219-1919 Hours: Sun-Wed18.00 – 02.00, Thurs-Sat18.00 – 04.00 Cocktail Bar/Fusion Boutique (Riviera on Podol) Sahaydachnoho St 15 581-2898 Hours: 24 hours European/Ukrainian cuisine

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Brasserie  (Cosmopolite Hotel) Hetmana Vadima 6 205-3520 Hours: 10.00 – 23.00 French cuisine Brunello Bar (Hyatt Regency) Alla Tarasova 5 581-1234 Hours: 19.00 – 04.00 Wine Bar Buddha Bar Khreshchatyk 14 270-7676 Hours: Sun-Wed 13.00 – 02.00, Thurs-Sat 13.00 – 04.00 Asian/Fusion Byblos Artema 20 288-1888 Hours: 12.00 – until the last client Fusion Café de Paris Andriivskiy Uzviz 34b 221-2218 Hours: 24 hours French cuisine Carpaccio Café Sofievska 14 278-1612 Hours: various European cuisine Celentano for locations Hours: various Pizza/Italian cuisine Cimes Sahaidachnoho 10/5 428-7579 Hours: 11.00 – 23.00 Kosher cuisine Cipollino Hrushevskoho 1a 279-9191 Hours: 11.00 – 23.30 Children/Italian cuisine Ciro’s Pomodoro Shota Rustaveli 12 221-4545 Hours: 12.00 – 02.00 Italian cuisine Citronelle Khmelnytskoho 23 067-218-2900 Hours: 08.30 – 23.00 Café-style Comme il Faut V Zhytomyrska 2a 219-1919 Hours: 11.00 – 02.00 French cuisine Concord Pushkinska 42/4 234-7788 Hours: 12.00 – 24.00 Fusion Cosmopolite Hetmana Vadima 6 205-3520 Hours: 11.00 – 01.00 Private brewery Crep De Chine Hoholivska 25 537-7070 Hours: 08.00 – 23.00 French cuisine Da Vinci Fish Club Volodymyrska 12 490-3434 Hours: 11.00 – 24.00 Mediterranean cuisine

Deja Vue B Khmelnytskoho 30 235-9802 Hours: 12.00 – 02.00 International cuisine Device Café Pobedy Pr 136 277-1555 Hours: 12.00 – until the last guest French/Ukrainian cuisine Fellini Horodetskoho St 5 279-5462 Open: 24 hours French/Italian cuisine Fiesta Horkoho 115d 353-7685 Hours: 11.00 until the last guest Latino cuisine Fiji Bar (via Corsair) Sahaidachnoho 14-v 425-5578 Hours: 24 hours Cocktail Bar Fortetsya Gongadze 21 463-5130 Hours: 24 hours European/Ukrainian cuisine Foodtourist V Vasylkivska 5 095-780-6070 Hours: 08.00 – until the last client Gastro-bar Golden Gate Irish Pub Zolotovorotskaya 15 235-5188 Hours: 11.00 – 01.00 Pub/restaurant Goodman Steakhouse Zhulianska 75 596-0000 Hours: 12.00 – 00.00 American steakhouse Grill Asia  (Hyatt Regency) Alla Tarasova 5 581-1234 Hours: 6:00 - 24:00 European/Asian cuisine Han Gang (Slavutich Hotel) Entuziastiv 1 294-1414 Hours: 11.00 – 00.00 Korean cuisine Himalaya Khreshchatyk 23 270-5437 Hours: 11.30 – 23.30 Indian cuisine Hinkali Shota Rustaveli 4 234-0692 Hours: 24 hours Caucasian cuisine Hunter Saksahanskoho 147/5 236-3735 Hours: 12.00 – 24.00 International cuisine Icon Bar Basseina 5a 234-6996 Hours: Wed 18.00 – 01.00, Thurs-Sat 18.00 – 06.00 European cuisine

Ikra Honchara 67 067-300-8871 Hours: 11.00 – 24.00 Japanese/ Mediterranean cuisine

Lale Sofiivska 14 278-7566 Hours: 12.00 until the last guest Turkish cuisine

Il Molino Moskovskaya 17 280-7722 Hours: 11.00 – 23.00 Pizza/Italian cuisine

La Paella Donetska 10 223-7242 Hours: 11.00 – 23.00 Spanish cuisine

Il Patio Ihorivska 13/5 501-7464 Hours: 11.00 – 23.00 Italian cuisine

Le Cosmopolite Volodymyrska 47 278-7278 Hours: Sun-Thurs 10.00 – 23.00, Fri-Sun 10.00 – 02.00 Belgian/European cuisine

Karavan Klovskiy Uzviz 10 280-9577 Hours: 12.00 – 24.00 Uzbek cuisine Kazbek L Ukrainka Blvd 30a 285-4805 Hours: 11.00 – 24.00 Caucasian cuisine Krendel Pavlovska 17 585-9897 Hours: Mon-Fri 09.00 – 22.00. Sat-Sun 10.00 – 22.00 Russian cuisine Kupetcheskiy Dvor 24km down Stolychne highway 067-246-6246 Hours: 11.00 until the last guest Russian cuisine Kuvshyn Fedorova 10 592-6363 Hours: 12.00 – 24.00 Caucasian cuisine La Bodeguita del Medio Yaroslaviv Val 20/21 272-6500 Hours: Mon-Wed 12.00 – 00.00, Thurs-Sat 13.00 – 00.00, Sun 16.00 – 03.00 Cuban cuisine La Cantina Yaroslaviv Val 20 234-7074 Hours: 11.00 – 00.00 Italian cuisine L’Accente Lesi Ukrainka 5 200-5002 Open: 10.00 – 24.00 Mediterranean cuisine

Limoncello Moskovska 22  254-2024 Hours: 24 hours Fusion Lipsky Osobnyak Lypska 15 254-0090 Hours: 11.30 – 01.00 Ukrainian cuisine Lucky Pub V Vasylkivska 13 499-1313 Hours: 11.00 – 01.00 Pub/restaurant Lun Van Khmelnytskoho 26 279-8191 Hours: 11.00 – 02.00 Chinese cuisine Lyudi Casual Food V Vasylkivska 5 067-322-7575 Hours: Sun-Wed 12.00 – 03.00, Thurs-Sat 12.00 – 06.00 Italian/European cuisine Mai Tai V Vasylkivska 66 583-5553 Hours: 12.00 – 06.00 European/Asian cuisine Mambo Druzhby Narodiv 5 522-8224 Hours: 12.00 – 02.00 Latin cuisine Mantra V Vasylkivska 5 221-4448 Hours: 11.00 – 24.00 Asian/Fusion Marmaris Hlybotchytska 40

586-4233 Hours: 10.00 – 02.00 Turkish cuisine

285-5215 Hours: 12.00 – 02.00 Indian cuisine

Marocana L Ukrainka 24 254-4999 Hours: 09.00 – 02.00 Fusion

Nobu Shota Rustaveli St 12 246-7734 Hours: 12.00 – 24.00 Japanese cuisine

Marrakesh Sahaidachnoho 24 494-0494 Hours: Sun-Thurs 12.00 – 01.00, Fri-Sat 12.00 – 14.00 Moroccan/French/ Japanese cuisine Mayachok Lutneva 58a 585-3941 Hours: 12.00 – 00.00 European cuisine Meat & Fish Pylypa Orlyka 6 253-8097 Hours: 08.00 – 23.00 French cuisine Mille Miglia (Radisson Blu Hotel) Yaroslaviv Val 22 492-2255 Hours: 12.00 – 23.00 Italian cuisine Mimino Spaska 10a 417-3545 Hours: 11.00 – 00.00 Georgian cuisine Monaco V Zhytomyrska 20a 590-0151 Hours: 12.00 – 06.00 Mediterranean cuisine Murakami for locations 230-8888 Hours: Sun-Thurs 09.00 – 23.00, Fri-Sat 09.00 – 02.00 Japanese cuisine/Sushi Myka Khreshchatyk 46a 227-8943 Hours: 12.00 – 24.00 International cuisine New York  Bagel Café Shota Rustaveli 15 235-9437 Hours: Mon-Fri 09.00 – 21.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 – 23.00 Café-style Nirvana Lounge L Ukrainky 28b

Non-Stop Peremohy Pr 6 236-0501 Hours: 24 hours International cuisine Olivera V Zhytomyrska 2a 219-1919 Hours: 06.30 – 23.00 Mediterranean cuisine O’Brien’s Irish Pub Mykhailivska 17a 279-1584 Hours: 08.00 – 02.00 Pub/restaurant O’Connor’s Horiva 15/8 425-7788 Hours: 11.00 – 02.00 Pub/restaurant Ok Bar V Vasylkivska 94 225-0220 Hours: Sun-Thurs 08.00 – 00.00, Fri-Sat 08.00 – 02.00 European/Asian cuisine Oliva for locations 234-5592 Hours: various Italian cuisine Oopen (Ibis Hotel) Shevchenko Blvd 25 591-2222 Hours: 06.30 – 23.00 International cuisine O’Panas Tereschenkivskaya 10 585-05-23 Hours: 10.00 until the last guest Ukrainian cuisine Osteria Pantagruel Lysenka 1 278-8142 Hours: Mon-Fri 08.00 – 23.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 – 23.00 Italian cuisine

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Pelmennytsa V Vasylkivska 56 287-1073 Hours: 24 hours Russian cuisine Pena Yaroslaviv Val St 30/18 234-1701 Hours: 12.00 – 24.00 Japanese/ Mediterranean cuisine Pizzeria Napulè Mechnykova 9 495-9263 Hours: 12.00 – 23.00 Pizza/Italian cuisine Porta Pia T Shevchenka 36a 235-7205 Hours: Sun-Thurs 11.00 – 24.00, Fri-Sat 11.00 – 01.00 Italian cuisine

Repriza for various locations 502-2346 Hours: various Café-style

Shokolad Shota Rustaveli 39-41 289-0194 Hours: 09.00 until the last guest European cuisine

Safe V Vasylkivska 23a 536-0157 Hours: 11.00 – 0 6.00 European/Japanese cuisine

Shynok L Ukrainki 28v 285-5777 Hours: 12.00 – 00.00 Ukrainian cuisine

Shaffron Vorovskoho 3 969-1010 Hours: Sun-Wed 12.00 – 00.00, Thurs-Sat 12.00 – 05.00 Asian cuisine Sam’s Steak House Zhulianska 37 287-2000 Hours: 11.00 – 00.00 American steakhouse

Skatert Samobranka Bohatyrska St 26 592-0020 Hours: 24 hours European cuisine Sky-art Café Baseina 1/3-2 561-7841 Hours: Tues-Sun 12.00 – until the last guest Vegetarian cuisine

Porto V Vasylkivska 72 206-8387 Hours: 12.00 – 24.00 Mediterranean cuisine

San Tori Sahaidachnoho 41 462-4994 Hours: 11.00 – 01.00 Thai/Japanese cuisine

Soho Artema 82 484-0351 Hours: 11.00 – 00.00 American steakhouse and seafood

Praga Akademika Hlushkova 1 526-9990 Hours: 12.00 – 00.00 European/Japanese

Serebro Mechnikova 3 096-303-0000 Hours: 24 hours Ukrainian/European/ Asian cuisine

Stare Zaporizhzhia Sahaydachnoho 27 425-5161 Hours: 11.00 – 24.00 European/Ukrainian cuisine

Razgulyaeva Stolichnoe Schosse 70 259-1700 Hours: 11.00 – until the last guest Entertainment complex

Shangrila Yaroslavska 5/2 417-8119 Hours: 11.00 – 02.00 Uzbek/Japanese cuisine

Stefanos Fine Food Factory Volodymyrska 4 279-1121 Hours: 11.00 – 24.00 Italian cuisine

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Sushiya for locations 225-5555 Hours: various Japanese/Thai cuisine Tampopo Saksahanskoho 55 289-2999 Hours: Mon-Fri 10.00 – 24.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 – 24.00 Japanese cuisine Tarantino Sahaidachnoho 35 463-7390 Hours: Sun-Wed 12.00 – 24.00, Thurs-Sat 12.00 – 06.00 Italian/European/ Japanese cuisine Teatro (Opera Hotel) B Khmelnytskoho 53 581-7070 Hours: 06.30 – 23.00 Mediterranean cuisine Tequila House Spasskaya 8a 417-0358 Hours: 12.00 – 23.00 Mexican cuisine Terrace B Vozdvyzhenska St 60a 531-9933 Hours: 12.00 – 24.00 European cuisine

Terracotta Pushkinska 5-7/29 537-4535 Hours: 07.00 – 23.00 Mediterranean cuisine

Under Wonder V Vasylkivska 21 234-2181 Hours: 24 hours Italian/French cuisine

TGI Friday’s Besarabska Pl 5a 235-4264 Hours: 12.00 – 24.00 American cuisine

Va Bene Khmelnytskoho 19-21 377-7565 Hours: Mon-Fri 08.30 – until the last guest, Sat-Sun 10.00 – until last guest Italian cuisine

Tike Sahaidachnoho 31 417-4062 Hours: 11.00 – 23.00 Turkish cuisine Touch Cafe Shota Rustaveli 16 206-4920 Hours: 12.00 – until the last guest European/Thai/ Japanese cuisine Trattoria Gustosa I Mazepa 5 288-8828 Hours: Mon-Fri 08.00 – 23.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 – 23.00 Italian cuisine Tsarske Selo I Mazepa 42/1 280-3066 Hours: 11.00 – 01.00 Ukrainian cuisine Tubiteyka Tarasivska St 29/50 287-0242 Hours: 8.00 – 23.00 Asian cuisine

Varenichnaya #1 Esplanadna 28 287-1539 Hours: 24 hours Ukrainian cuisine

Wagon V Vasylkivska 52 287-0490 Hour: 12.00 until the last guest Creative cuisine Yakitoriya for locations 237-5577 Hours: various Japanese/Thai cuisine 7 Fridays City Café Khmelnytskoho 29 278-1187 Hours: 12.00 – until the last guest Café-style

Vernissage  Andriivskiy Uzviz 30 425-2403 Hours: 11:00 – 23:00 Artema 10 272-2003 Hours: Mon-Fri 08.00 – 22.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 – 22.00 French cuisine Viola’s Bierstube Shevchenko Blvd 1a 235-3751 Hours: 11.00 – 06.00 Pub/restaurant Volkonsky Bakery for locations 244-1360 Hours: various Café-style

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lord but the trouble with that is that those services comes at a premium price and also a slight feeling that you are copping out. My Russian wasn’t good then – it probably still isn’t but I do try – however I figured it might be just about good enough to get by living with a Ukrainian family. This would be how things should be, going native, improving my language, getting to know the people. I imagined family meals, photos of times of yore and I’ll be darned if I didn’t think me and the husband may well bond over a few vodkas and limited understanding of each other. I duly found a family in Obolon, a young couple with a one-year old. She seemed ok, not brilliant but ok. He mostly hung around in the background while she did the negotiating, he also seemed ok. In any case, it was clear they were rather poor and in my mind at that time I connected that with humble, decent. I took the room, paid for a month in advance and another month to show goodwill. This was Sunday evening. Monday morning at 8am she was knocking at my door asking me for more money. In shock, I handed over another wedge. It didn’t get any better. Soon there were requests for urgent payments to purchase medicine for the different-degrees-of-ill son. These were delivered either in person or if I was away by text. I ended up fleeing out the door in the dark of night, chastened, poorer, wiser.

People asking some big questions, unsurprised at an announcement and starting to talk a little less about the cold in Tweets of the Week: Dmitry Kohmanyuk @dk379 Question to my Kyiv followers: which taxi companies have operators that speak English? Victor Axonoff @djaxonoff @DjAlienT @Dj_Maddog what is better Moscow or Kyiv? @Dj_Maddog enjoy mate! I loved Kyiv when I was there last summer!!! :) Paul Max Waters III @paulwatersiii Kyiv’s women rated as world’s most beautiful it’s why I’ve been here 20+ years))) Catherine West @catherinewest10 Kyiv’s women rated as world’s most beautiful: This will not come as news to people who live here! Christopher Shryock @topher938 It’s so cold in Kyiv that the only modes of transportation are zambonis or tauntauns. #thismayormaynotbetrue Dear Graham, I came here for a weekend last summer, and I enjoyed the place so much (especially the ladies) I sold up everything in the UK and headed to Ukraine hoping to make a life for myself here (and meet some more ladies). I didn’t think it would be too difficult because, after all, this is Ukraine, and people here can’t really know a lot. Or that’s what I thought. I managed to get a job editing some English language translations with an investment house, but they didn’t have much work, and now I’m finding it hard to make ends meet. And of course, the girls aren’t so interested in a guy who’s renting one room in Troyeshina, and can only afford to buy them a cup of coffee from a kiosk. What can I do? James from Sussex Hi James, You sound like a ladies’ man on his uppers. It doesn’t really cut it being a lowly translator over here, does it? I mean, if you’re here with a company, fair do’s, your company sent you. Here as an English teacher, or getting by doing a bit of translating? You may as well have a business card printed up saying ‘here to hunt women’. You know it James. They know it. So, then, the dance begins. They know you’ve got money, not a lot but at least a little. So, they’ll let you buy them a coffee, chat with them for a few minutes, before they go off to their main date of the evening. That will be with the guy who has a real job. Best, Graham


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decent place to live is right at the core of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. For most, including myself, it’s one of the more difficult things to find in Kyiv. Some don’t need to – if you’re over here on a contracted gig you’ll likely have a sweet city centre apartment laid on for you; one trying very hard to be Western but perhaps still slightly like a set from the 80s sitcom Bread. If you’re a teacher for a language school you will have a less sweet and far less central apartment afforded you. You will likely turn up and find they’ve laid out a few basic provisions for you – bread, bleach and so on. It’s nice but does make you feel a bit like you’ve been human-trafficked. The rest of us take our chances in the open market. Back in 2010, I stayed in a central hostel for a little while, getting to know the city before deciding on a course of action. I had made a few Ukrainian friends and in the first place went down the potential flat-sharing route. That didn’t work. Flat-sharing among friends is done here, it’s just not as widely done as it is in London where professionals happily co-habit with housemates into their 30s. Friends sent me a few links to websites so I decided to pursue that. Of course, I could have gone through an English-speaking agent and got a flat with an English-speaking land-

The performances at the YUNA awards were all of a high standard, but Serdyuchka really raised the roof! So who noticed that Meladze and Sophia Rotaru were no-shows?


Olympic Games, Head of Kyiv City State Administration Oleksandr Popov has said Kyiv is as well prepared for Euro 2012 as London is for the Olympics. We’ll take that at face value and say well done!

Law Enforcement

Apparently 16,000 policemen are being drafted in to maintain law and order in cities across Ukraine for Euro 2012. Gentlemen – if you’re reading this, on your best behaviour please!

Men of the Cloth

Drunk priest Mykola Klimenko went on a little adventure throughout Kyiv, driving along the pavements in his jeep before trying to beat up the traffic police who stopped him. I’m no expert but surely that breaches a commandment or two?

Ukrainian Cheese

What’s Not

What’s Wrong Tweets

What’s What

That Said

Russia has banned imports from three of Ukraine’s largest cheese producers. It’s pretty serious stuff so we won’t make light of phrases like ‘cheesed off’ or ‘hard cheese’.

Art in Kyiv

As the government cuts back on subsidies to art groups, dozens of Kyiv artists at the iconic Andriivskiy Uzviz are facing eviction. Their studios are closing, forcing out many who have been there for years. Grim.

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