What’s Up Just in Time Yanukovych Allocates The “Death Match” of 1942. It’s a bedtime story every Ukrainian has 33 Billion Hryvnia to Buy Votes been told a hundred times by their parents, who were in turn told by Last week, according the Interfax news agency, President Yanukovych signed a law that allows a whole lot more money to be spent on the state budget between now and the parliamentary elections set for October. The money will be spent on additional payments to local authorities, state theatres, universities, national security and defence, and formation of the judiciary. There will also be a huge wad spent on the president’s own social initiatives, including compensation for depositors of the former Soviet Sberbank, making miners work “more prestigious”, making mortgages cheaper for consumers, along with increases to the salaries of state workers. In other words, all this money will be spent on making him more popular. Why he’s bothering, no one knows, as there is no opposition to his Party of Regions at the moment, and sad to say, it cannot fail to win the next election.
‘EU-Style’ Criminal Procedure Code Adopted
Our illustrious leader has had the Verkhovna Rada adopt a new Criminal Procedure Code (CPC), and that sounds like good news. The new CPC, which replaces the Soviet-era one adopted way back in 1961, should pull the way Ukraine handles criminal proceedings into line with EU standards. From now on, the balance between prosecution powers and those of the defence should be much more balanced. Trial by jury (albeit only three members) is to be introduced and the state prosecutors office will no longer be responsible for conducting investigations. Which department will be responsible for investigations into criminal activity will depend on the type of crime committed, and generally speaking, the whole thing should be a whole lot fairer. We have to wonder, however, whether it will be.
Nuclear Reactor Shut Down After Power Failure
The second reactor at the Yuzhno-Ukrainska Nuclear Power Station in the south of the country was shut down on Monday night after its main electrical transformer failed. Now we here at What’s On are not nuclear physicists, but that doesn’t sound good to us. Even with our limited knowledge, we think a nuclear reactor needs electricity to manage safety and cooling systems. But perhaps the Emergencies Ministry knows better than us, as it said in a statement: “Radiation and fire safety levels are normal.” Well, thank heavens for that! But then it added that workers at the plant were taking steps to bring the situation under control. Now that doesn’t sound so good.
The Ukrainian President hasn’t received his official invitation to Vladimir Putin’s inauguration yet, and he’s starting to get a little hot under the collar. Planned for 7 May, we can’t help but wonder whether Putin’s playing a little cat and mouse with Yanukovych. Wouldn’t be the first time, and we’re sure it won’t be the last.
their parents. It’s about Ukrainian footballers taking on the Nazis, and winning. Last week, however, it was banned from Ukrainian cinemas, authorities claiming the film might ignite “explosive emotions”. The movie tells the story of the match on 9 August 1942, whereby Wehrmacht, a German team, is pitted against Dynamo, Kyiv’s best football club. The score at 90 minutes is 5-3 for the Ukrainians, despite warnings that they should lose to the Germans, lest they lose something far greater. Old wives’ tales passed down through the generations would have you believe that the entire team were executed by the Nazis after the match. Historians say, however, there is no evidence to suggest this to be the case. The real story involves nine of the players being arrested a week after their win, with one dying in custody and three being shot in a concentration camp in Kyiv about six months later, according to one historian. Distributers of the film wanted it to premiere on 3 May. Authorities, however, have said it promotes “ethnic strife”, and have taken a period of 25 days to further analyse the film to come back with their final decision. Yaroslav Pidhora-Gvyazdovskiy, one of the members of the expert commission, has voted in favour of banning it. “Most of the characters who collaborate with the Nazis speak Ukrainian while the admirable characters in it speak Russian and fearlessly oppose the invaders,” he said. While the movie’s producer, Dmitry Kulikov, says there is nothing antiUkrainian about the movie, others fear that the movie may promote anti-German feelings ahead of the EURO 2012 Football Championships. On the one hand, the flick could be just the thing to get the Ukrainian team and their fans adequately inspired to win the whole she-bang. There is a piece in the film that has the actor playing team captain, Nikolai Ranevich, saying, “Some things are worth dying for,” his eyes then filling with tears. On the other hand, Ukrainians aren’t always known for their diplomacy when it comes to football. And that is a fair point to mull over, considering there is a darn good chunk of Europe headed our way come summertime.
It is hardly possible to find an administrative body in Ukraine that is not corrupt, especially since 90% of all violations are made by top authoritative representatives, says Nasha Ukraina deputy, Hennadiy Moskal. To make matters worse, as if by little surprise, the whole system is run not unlike the Italian Mafiosi: “Organised crime is far easier to get away with nowadays than during Kuchma’s or Yuschenko’s presidency. There are oblasts that are completely controlled by the Mafiosi,” revealed Moskal, during a recent press conference on corruption. There is a major crime boss in Sumy, for example, who allegedly goes by the name Lera. Working through the governor, the mayor, as well as the heads of district administration, he gets whatever he wants done, unafraid to do what he must should anyone defy him. But he is not the only powerful man in Ukraine: consigliores can be found in Mykolaiv and Zaporizhya as well. It’s scary to say the least. But then, what do you expect when the Don is the one ruling the country.
This Week in History New/Old Problems for the Euro
An Easter Gift
Our dear President has decided to share some of his lovely money with the poor, the idea coming to him while praying over the Easter holiday no doubt. At least, that’s what we assume, as his noble announcement came not long after the celebratory Sunday service at Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. From where is this money coming, we hear you ask. Well, according to his tax declaration from 2011, he made an astounding 16.4 million hryvnia from the publication of his book. Book? What book, we hear you counter. If you’ll all recall, Mr Yanukovych ‘wrote’ a book last year called, Opportunity Ukraine. We use the quotations here, because if you’ll also recall, Viktor Yanukovych, the president of Ukraine, was found to ‘borrow’ text from various pieces of work, claiming them as his own. Willing to hand over his hard-earned cash to “the poor and sick, and of course to the kids”, he truly is a martyr the likes of which this country rarely sees.
The Pechersk Lavra Park is a place where citizens and guests of the city can enjoy a walk through the lush green gardens, as well as the annual show of flowers, taking place each and every year. It opens this season on 28 April, with an exhibition of tulips. Make sure you get down to check out the sweet-smelling masterpieces when you can.
Yet again, problems and controversy arise surrounding the EURO 2012 football tournament (co-hosted by Ukraine and Poland from 8 June – 1 July). This time, hooliganism and racism are being denounced by Theo van Seggelen, secretary general at FIFpro, who has openly expressed his fears concerning the safety of footballers and visiting fans alike. Along with sky-rocketing hotel prices, and poor stadium choices (such as the popular Holland vs Germany being played at the mere 38,633-capacity Kharkiv stadium), Ukraine seems to be rather unprepared for the biggest sporting event in its history. What’s more, these issues seem to be treated much like a hot potato here in Ukraine, with Yanukovych assuring UEFA president Michel Platini that he will “investigate” these issues.
21 April 1597
Leader of the Ukrainian Cossacks, Severyn Nalyvaiko, is executed. Supporters of Nalyvaiko hand him over to the Poles in exchange for their own lives. He is brought to Warsaw in a cage and publicly quartered. There are also versions about him being crowned with a white-hot iron crown or boiled alive in a copper cauldron.
22 April 1861
The Black Sea Cossack Host is renamed Kuban Cossack Host after migrating to the Kuban River. The Host also merges with the Caucasus Line Cossack Host, which consists of migrated Don Cossack elements. They are known for systemic infiltrations into the mountainous regions of the Northern Caucasus, as well as taking part in the Russian conquest of that area.
The Annihilation Along Andriivskiy
Road works along Andriivskiy Uzviz have been ongoing for months now. What people thought was your average upgrade of infrastructure and drainage systems, has actually turned out to be much more. Ukraine’s richest man, Rinat Ahmetov, had his eyes set on a “glitzy business centre”. And while he hadn’t intended to take down one 19th century building, and another built 40 years ago in mock 19th-century style, that’s exactly what’s happened. Posts about their demolition went viral last Wednesday on Facebook, with hundreds of protesters showing up that very same night to tell the steel tycoon, worth $16 billion according to Forbes, that his glitz and glam were not wanted. Accusing him of “spitting on the soul” of the capital, protesters came up with even more audacious chants, such as “(Put) Akhmetov down a mine shaft!” and “Get Akhmetov out of town!”. What they didn’t realise, was that the business centre was supposed to be built behind these old edifices, not in place of them. A problem he apparently intends to remedy immediately. Unfortunately, the whole fiasco couldn’t come at a worse time. Traders who typically line the street from sun up to sun down would normally be preparing for the big tourist season ahead, not to mention the EURO, which will be here in little less than a month and a half. With the road and the area reduced to little more than a sea of bricks, mud, sand and machinery, all they can do is wait it out, hoping and praying that the site will be cleaned up and ready to go by target day, 27 May.
22 April 1974
Vasyl Virastyuk, the World’s Strongest Man, is born in Ivano-Frankivsk. He competes in the finals of this contest in 2003 and 2004, winning 1st and 3rd prize respectively. Vasyl becomes the first athlete in the history of strongman to win both a World’s Strongest Man title and an IFSA Strongman World title.
26 April 1986
The Chornobyl disaster rocks Ukraine. An explosion releases large quantities of radioactive contamination into the atmosphere, which then spreads over Europe and Western USSR. While over 500,000 emergency officials do their best to try and avert the outcomes of the explosion, it is classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
20 April 2000
The Tactical Operational Missile Complex, Tochka, hits a 9-storey house in Brovary, Kyiv oblast. Seven floors of the house are destroyed, three people die and five are injured. Four days later, the reason of the missile’s fall is explained as a crack in the gas-generator.
This Week Theatre & Classical Music 20
Violin Music Featuring Brodsky (violin, Poland), National Philharmonic Orchestra Works by Paganini, Frank Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697
hugo TiTsiaTTi (Violin, uK) Featuring ensemble Kyiv Soloists Works by Shchedrin, Schnittke, Honegger, Stravinsky Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697
EugEniy Koshuba (organ) Works by Bach, Reger, Kolessa, Buxtehude, Fletcher, Mac-Master Time: 19.30 National House of Organ and Chamber Music (V Vasylkivska 77) 528-3186 TsVETaEVa + PasTErnaK A life affair Time: 19.00 Suzirya Theatre (Yaroslaviv Val 16) 212-4188 EdiTh Piaf. lifE on crEdiT Musical in 2 acts Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (Ivana Franka 3) 279-5921 ThE 105Th PagE of loVE Drama in 2 acts Time: 19.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 55) 234-4223 chasing Two harEs Operetta in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Kyiv Operetta (V Vasylkivska 53/3) 287-2630 Vasya should PhonE Russian drama Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955 loVE lETTErs To sTalin Play Time: 19.00 Molody Theatre (Prorizna 17) 278-7392/8568 dracula. ETErnal loVE Musical mystic thriller Time: 19.00 Palace Ukraine – small auditorium (V Vasylkivska 103) 247-2316 uKrainian PolE arT show-2012 Pole dance championship Time: 19.00 Freedom Concert Hall (Frunze 134) 468-3232
ThE Tango of lifE Choreographic performance Time: 19.00 Kyiv Operetta (V Vasylkivska 53/3) 287-2630 ThE school of scandal Comedy in 5 acts Time: 19.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 55) 234-4223 nazar sTodolia Lyrical ballad in 2 acts Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (Ivana Franka 3) 279-5921 EMPTy Trash Crazy comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Molody Theatre (Prorizna 17) 278-7392 alEMdar KaraManoV lyrical cyclEs for choir a caPElla Featuring Pochayna Folk Academic Chapel Choir Time: 19.30 National House of Organ and Chamber Music (V Vasylkivska 77) 528-3186 in ThE druMMing lanE History of the railroad in 27 scenes Time: 19.00 Suzirya Theatre (Yaroslaviv Val 16) 212-4188 King lEar. ProloguE Play featuring ethno-band Daha Braha Time: 19.00 Dakh Modern Art Theatre (V Vasylkivska 136) 529-4062 Vasya should PhonE Russian drama Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955
20-26 April 2012
Magic In The Big City
Big City Fairytales, Molody Theatre (Prorizna 17)
24 April at 19.30
The Lelio Dance Company presents a brand-new and exciting show that links the physical with the spiritual, erotic and mystical. It’s a story that combines all sorts of dance styles and therefore unites body, mind and soul. Ukrainian choreographer Liliya Klymchuk collaborates with composer Ihor Osypenko (DJ Jedy) to create a whole new world of magical dances for the big city. For tickets and more information call 278-7392/8568.
Sunday lifElong liE Play 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: 19.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 55) 234-4223 lonEly lady Lyrical comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Suzirya Theatre (Yaroslaviv Val 16) 212-4188 King lEar. ProloguE Play featuring ethno-band DahaBraha Time: 19.00 Dakh Modern Art Theatre (V Vasylkivska 136) 529-4062
KonzErsTucK Featuring Boyko (clarinet), Tkachenko (violin), Bezborodko (piano) Works by Greenberg, Pilutikov, Bezborodko, Shchetysnky, Kapyrin, Hindemith Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697
Tuesday bayadEra Operetta in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Kyiv Operetta (V Vasylkivska 53/3) 287-2630 Van PaPian (israEl) Featuring Lyatoshynsky Classical Music Ensemble Orchestra Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Hummel Time: 19.30 National House of Organ and Chamber Music (V Vasylkivska 77) 528-3186
whaT frEnchMEn concEal Comedy for 16+ in Bosanova rhythm Time: 19.00 Suzirya Theatre (Yaroslaviv Val 16) 212-4188
lETTicE & laVidzh Fun w/ shadows Time: 19.00 Suzirya Theatre (Yaroslaviv Val 16) 212-4188
ViEnna walTzEs Ballet in 2 acts Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50) 279-1169
Too haPPy faThEr Comedy Time: 19.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 55) 234-4223
a rEal Man aT ThE bEginning of MillEnniuM Play Time: 19.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 55) 234-4223
rETurn of ThE Prodigal faThEr Comedy Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955 an EVEning of Vocal Music Featuring Kyiv Guitarist Quartet, Smolyar (bass), Tabulina (mezzosoprano) Works by Varlamov, Svyrydova, Rubinstein, Shashin, Shushkina, Zubov, Gershwin, Mussorgsky, Velasquez Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697 alEjandro VEla (MExico, Piano) Works by Schubert, Liszt, Ponce, Kapustin Time: 19.00 Teacher's House (Volodymyrska 57) 590-5555
Wednesday an EVEning of frEnch syMPhonic Music Featuring Glushchenko (Russia), Kot (piano) Works by Ravel, Debussy Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697 radisT childrEn’s folK choir 30Th birThday Featuring Kyiv Soloists Chamber Ensemble, Shwydka (soprano), Shevchenko (alto), Kornilov (trumpet), Bubnova (organ) Works by Caccini, Handel, Rossini, Sen-Sans, Pakhmutova, Blanter, Pergolesi Time: 19.30 National House of Organ and Chamber Music (V Vasylkivska 77) 528-3186
accoMPlishEd charliE Ironic melodrama for adults Time: 19.00 Suzirya Theatre (Yaroslaviv Val 16) 212-4188 a hyMn of dEMocraTic youTh 6 lyrical stories Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (Ivana Franka 3) 279-5921 QuEEn of uKrainE Pageant grand-finale Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50) 279-1169 rubbEr VEndors Condom review for adults in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955 saTisfacTion Play in 2 acts from The Merchant of Venice Time: 19.00 Molody Theatre (Prorizna 17) 278-7392
anniVErsary of MyKola lysEnKo Featuring Mayboroda National Chamber of Bandurists, Matyshenko (soprano), Pavlychenko Female Folk Choir Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697 concErT Featuring Lavryenova (mezzosoprano), Kucher (cello), Voiteh (piano), Sydorenko (organ) Works by Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Shchedrin Time: 19.30 National House of Organ and Chamber Music (V Vasylkivska 77) 528-3186 MoMEnT of loVE Investigative experiment Time: 19.00 Suzirya Theatre (Yaroslaviv Val 16) 212-4188 roMancEs. nosTalgia Musical drama in 2 acts Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (Ivana Franka 3) 279-5921 Vasya should PhonE Russian drama Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955
TorchaloV Life after death in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Molody Theatre (Prorizna 17) 278-7392
Eternally Modern Ballet
Class-concert & Radio & Juliet (2 ballets in 1 act each) w/ Denis and Anastasia Matvienko and Soloists of the National Opera Theatre of Ukraine, National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50)
20 and 21 April at 19.00
Ukrainians had the pleasure of watching Denis and Anastasia Matvienko in the premiere of Radio & Juliet this autumn. If you missed it, here’s your chance once more! Steeped in songs by the illustrious Radiohead, lighting effects and video installations simply add to its charm. As a second act, Class-concert is a kind of pre-ballet, in that it leads you behind the curtains and demonstrates all the preparation that goes into each and every performance. What goes on before the ballet is no longer a mystery! Tickets are 400 – 1000hrv. For more information call 279-1169. : What's On Recommended
20-26 April 2012
Cream of the Crop
Brussels Project w/ Svyatoslav Vakarchuk and friends (pop-rock), Stereo Plaza (Kikvidze 17)
26 and 27 April at 20.00
Okean Elzy’s Slava Vakarchuk has been busy working on a second solo project. Calling it Brussels, he unveiled it online, giving the entire country the opportunity to experience it for the first time absolutely free! Recorded in August of last year, famous Ukrainian musicians Serhiy Babkin, Dmytro Shurov, Maks Malyshev and Petro Chernyavskiy made the trip to the city of the album’s name. Now making their way through Ukraine and across the CIS, this is your opportunity to check out the new tunes live! Tickets are 200 – 1600hrv. For more information call 222-8040.
Friday bi 2 (russia, PoP-rocK) Time: 19.00 Admission: 250-1500hrv Stereo Plaza (Kikvidze 1) 222-8040 Picnic (russia, rocK) Time: 19.00 Admission: 300-600hrv National Aviation University (Komorova 1) 408-3300 i drug Moi gruzoViK (rocK) Time: 22.00 Admission: call for details Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137 MaMa Mia, carTE blanchE (coVEr bands) Time: 21.00 Admission: call for details Bochka Khmilna (B Khmelnytskoho 3b) 390-6106
rEd cardEll, TEx-MEx co (francE, PoP-rocK, coVEr band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 100hrv Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528
lucKy band, ParTyzansKi VyTiVKy (coVEr bands) Time: 21.00 Admission: call for details Bochka Pyvna (Khreshchatyk 19a) 459-0551
bEndEr band (coVEr band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Star Pub (Popudenka 1a) 292-2900
rEd cardEll, rEd rocKs (francE, PoP-rocK, coVEr band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 100hrv Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717
oT VinTa, aniMals sEssion (coVEr bands) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865
Saturday MElniTsa (russia, PoP-rocK) Time: 19.00 Admission: 150-350hrv National Aviation University (Komorova 1) 408-3300
angiE nEars, MaMa Mia (coVEr bands) Time: 21.00 Admission: call for details Bochka Pyvna (Khreshchatyk 19a) 459-0551
non-cadEnza, Mj ProjEcT (PoP-jazz, coVEr band) Time: 22.00 Admission: call for details Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137
o’TorVald, ParTyzansKi VyTiVKy (PoP-rocK, coVEr band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 75hrv Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717
ParTyzansKi VyTiVKy, lucKy band (coVEr bands) Time: 21.00 Admission: call for details Bochka Khmilna (B Khmelnytskoho 3b) 390-6106
Mad hEads xl, rEd rocKs (rocKabilly, coVEr band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 100hrv Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528
nogu sVElo (russia, PoP-rocK) Time: 20.00 Admission: 280-380hrv Underground Music Hall (Moskovskiy 13v) 360-9594 joEl holMEs (us, jazz) Time: 22.00 Admission: call for details Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137
cry baby (coVEr band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Star Pub (Popudenka 1a) 292-2900
rEd cardEll (francE, PoP-rocK) Time: 22.00 Admission: free Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717
as/ds, Vzrosliy band (coVEr bands) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865
TEx-MEx co (coVEr band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528
Kandur (coVEr band) Time: 20.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865
cEnTrE (russia, raP) Time: 19.00 Admission: 150hrv Crystal Hall (Dniprovskiy Spusk 1) 538-0100
Monday alEna saloVa band (jazz) Time: 22.00 Admission: free Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137
crazy Train (coVEr band) Time: 22.00 Admission: free Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717 charliE angEls (coVEr band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528 yuKhyM dyM (coVEr band) Time: 20.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865
Tuesday cadillac rEcords (coVEr band) Time: 22.00 Admission: free Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137 TrEs dEsEos (coVEr band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 20hrv Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717
Aсapellissimo ManSound (vocal jazz), Freedom (Frunze 134)
25 April at 19.00
Six beautiful voices fuse together this evening to present their latest and greatest show programme, Acapellissimo. The sophistication and diversity of their voices have made this sextet one of the most recognisable groups in Ukraine and throughout the CIS. Tonight, expect incredible vocals with special guest stars Jamala, and, Honoured Artists of Ukraine, saxophonist Ihor Rudym and violinist Anna Nuzhey harmonising right along. Tickets are 350 – 400hrv. For more information call 468-3232.
aniMals sEssion (coVEr band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528 MorE Khuana (coVEr band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865
Wednesday iVan dEMyan (russia, PoP-rocK) Time: 20.00 Admission: 120hrv Sullivan Room (Prorizna 8) 066-485-5555 alEna VinnyTsKa (PoP-rocK) Time: 20.00 Admission: 150-500hrv Crystal Hall (Dniprovskiy Spusk 1) 538-0100 dudKo sExTET (jazz) Time: 22.00 Admission: 50hrv Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137 ThE MagMa (coVEr band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 30hrv Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717 rocKing wolVEs (coVEr band) Time: 21.30 Admission: call for details Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528
ThE KillErs & arcTic MonKEys coVEr ParTy (coVEr bands) Time: 22.00 Admission: 30hrv Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137 a-lisa (coVEr band) Time: 21.00 Admission: call for details Bochka Khmilna (B Khmelnytskoho 3b) 390-6106 l.a. (coVEr band) Time: 21.00 Admission: call for details Bochka Pyvna (Khreshchatyk 19a) 459-0551 aniMals’ sEssion (coVEr band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 30hrv Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717 sMysloVi galyuTsinaTsii, MaMa Mia (russian rocK, coVEr band) Time: 21.30 Admission: call for details Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528 PosiTiVE band (coVEr band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Star Pub (Popudenka 1a) 292-2900 TEx-MEx co (coVEr band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865
dyadya Vasya (coVEr band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865
Thursday niKE borzoV (russia, PoP-rocK) Time: 21.00 Admission: 250-300hrv Underground Music Hall (Moskovskiy 13v) 360-9594
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20-26 April 2012
Exhibition of paintings by Victor Safonkin, Khanenko Museum (Tereshchenkivska 15)
26 April – 10 June
Czech Masaryk Academy diploma-holder, Franz Kafka European medallist and Alliance Salvador Dali International prizewinner, Victor Safonkin will be in Kyiv this week. Or rather, 35 of his paintings, created between 1999 and 2012, will be. Exhibited all over Russia, Austria and Switzerland, as well as many private collections all over the world, he is proudly recognised as an influential European artist in our modern world. For more information call 235-0225.
sPring Exhibition of paintings by Iryna Kachkalda and Liliya Vagradyan Until 7 May Master Klass Gallery (Lavrska 16) 594-1063
ThE nEw waVE arTisT Exhibition of paintings by Illya Chichkan From 26 April Mironova Gallery (Olhynska 6) 277-8888
a liVing figurE Contemporary Art Project in course of French Spring Until 23 April YA Gallery (Khoryva 49b) 492-9203
a funny dawn/KyiV huMour Exhibition of antique cards from 1911 – 1913 Until 30 April Museum of Russian Art (Tereshenkivska 9) 287-7324
winE & MEaT Exhibition of paintings by Vladislav Shereshevskiy Until 24 April Triptych-Art Gallery (Desyatynna 13) 279-0949
orgasM Exhibition of photographs by Dani Olivier (France) Until 2 May Foundart Gallery (Frolivska 1/6) 238-6521
a forbiddEn ciTy Art Project by Daria Skorubska Until 29 April Garna Gallery (Shovkovychna 5) 066-616-9170
EssEnTia Exhibition of paintings by Anastasia Poderevyanska, Inna Khasileva, Nastasiya Hryhorieva From 26 April Greter Art Centre (V Hetmana 6) 200-0760
An Eventful Weekend
Kids’ Weekend Club, Master Klass Cultural Centre (Lavrska 16)
21 – 22 April at 11.00
Enough with being bored and sitting at home! The weekends should be full of games, fun and learning new things! If this is your thinking, then come along to the Weekend Club, which will no doubt surpass all expectations. Dancing, theatrical works, cartoons and crafts – there is no better way to finish or start a week! Tickets are 200hrv/day. For more information call 594-1063.
PuPPET ThEaTrE Hrushevskoho 1A (metro Maidan Nezalezhnosti) 278-5808
circus Peremohy 2 (metro Vokzalna) 486-3927 www.circus.com.ua
MuniciPal PuPPET ThEaTrE Mytropolska 1 513-1500
zoo Peremohy Pr. 32 241-7769 www.zoo.kiev.ua
MarionETTE ThEaTrE Sahaidochnoho 29/3 (metro Poshtova Ploshcha) 417-3058 http://marionet.com.ua
dyVosViT 4D cinema, children’s labyrinth, attractions Marshala Malinovskoho 24/10 502-0088 www.dyvosvit.ua
Friday bicyclE wiTh rEd whEEls Incredible adventure in 1 act Time: 13.00 Lypska Youth Theatre (Lypska 15/17) 253-6219
Saturday fairyTalEs for Kind hEarTs Puppet-play for children 4+ Time: 11.00 ThE PrincEss frog Puppet-play for children 4+ Time: 13.00 aladdin’s Magic laMP Puppet-play for children 4+ Time: 15.00 ThE goldEn KEy Puppet-play in Russian for children 3+ Time: 17.00 Kyiv Puppet Theatre (Hrushevskoho 1a) 278-0566
buTTErfly ulTraMarinE Cinema, children’s playground, bowling, arcade Uritskoho 1A (metro Vokzalna) 206-0350 www.kino-butterfly.com.ua KobzoV circus 239-2181 Prospekt Pobedy 82 www.circus-kobzov.com.ua MysTical-aQuariuM cEnTrE Koshytsa 8A (metro Poznyaky) 502-1796 www.aquariumfish.com.ua
nEMo dolPhinariuM Akademika Glushkova 9 520-5550 www.nemokiev.com KyiV PlanETariuM Chervonoarmiyska 57/3 287-7508 www.planet.org.ua/about.html aQuaParK TErMinal Aquapark, shopping and entertainment centre Kyivska 316 in the town of Brovary 200-1450 www.aquapark-terminal.com.ua
ThE sTEadfasT Tin soldiEr Musical fairytale in 2 acts Time: 12.00 Kyiv Theatre of Opera & Ballet for Children & Youth (Mezhyhirska 2) 425-3116 ThE snow QuEEn Musical fairytale in 2 acts for children 7+ Time: 12.00 Lypska Youth Theatre (Lypska 15/17) 253-6219
Sunday ThE ThrEE liTTlE Pigs Puppet-play for children 3+ Time: 11.00 Pan KoTsKy Puppet-play for children 4+ Time: 13.00 MariKa and ThE bEar Puppet-play for children 3+ Time: 15.00 Kyiv Puppet Theatre (Hrushevskoho 1a) 278-0566 yasnogorodsKya osTrich farM Podlesnaya 32, Yasnohorodska (30km outside of Kyiv) 782-3240 www.ostrich.com.ua hoPaK in KyiV Hopak Training Centres 332-7747 or 067-933-3244 Visit http://hopak.kiev.ua/ua/ nabEg horsEbacK riding cEnTrE Vishgorodska 85 067-712-3384 http://www.loshadi.kiev.ua/
PETEr Pan Puppet-play in Russian for children 5+ Time: 17.00 Kyiv Puppet Theatre (Hrushevskoho 1a) 278-0566 ThE snow QuEEn Musical fairytale in 2 acts for children 7+ Time: 12.00 Lypska Youth Theatre (Lypska 15/17) 253-6219
Thursday lady and ThE hooligan Ballet in 2 acts Time: 13.00 Kyiv Theatre of Opera & Ballet for Children & Youth (Mezhyhirska 2) 425-3116
cindErElla Ballet in 2 acts Time: 12.00 Kyiv Theatre of Opera & Ballet for Children & Youth (Mezhyhirska 2) 425-3116
Wednesday ThuMbElina Ballet in 2 acts Time: 13.00 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 www.interesniy.kiev.ua/new/ 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 www.mamajeva-sloboda.ua
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
20-26 April 2012
A Blast of Bass
Bass Me w/ Matta (UK, dubstep), Cinema (Entusiastiv 1)
20 April at 23.00
Bass Me returns with another biggie. This time, it’s Matta, Andy Brooks and James Wilson from the UK, who in 2009 broke into the dubstep world with their EP, The Vice. Featured on Radio 1, they also released several hit tracks on some of the best-respected labels in the genre. 2010/11 saw further strides with some killer remixes such as Black Lung, Bong-Ra, Afghan Headspin and their own record, The Lost. Then album Prototype was voted into many top ten lists for electronic albums. All of which adds up to one hot show – with support from Minikin, Hidden Element, Shrus, Buzzkeeper, I Wannabe and more. Admission is 80hrv. For more information call 555-5854. consTrucTion of ThE cEnTury wiTh dj sTona, dj daTsKaya and Mc alExaMEga Time: 21.00 Admission: before 23.00-free, after L-50hrv, G-100hrv Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024
Friday sTars of sTylEs wiTh oMnia, TaPolsKy, woo yorK, sPiElEr, Mc yug and MorE Time: 22.00 Admission: before 23.30 L-20hrv, G-25hrv, after L-40hrv, G-50hrv Saxon (Trutenko 4) 257-4070 lighT friday wiTh dj undEr bEaT Time: 22.00 Admission: before 00.00 G-free, after G-40hrv, L-free Aldo (Milyutenko 7) 536-6565 laTin aMErican liVE Music and disco Time: 22.00 Admission: L-100hrv, G-150hrv Caribbean Club (Kominternu 4) 288-1290 bEsT disco hiTs Time: 20.00 Admission: L-40hrv, G-60hrv Gallery Club (Peremohy Pr 47/2) 453-3727 icE Volcano wiTh dj daTsKaya, dj VoVa blacK’s and Mc Miss-T Time: 21.00 Admission: before 23.00 L-free, after L-50hrv, G-100hrv Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024
hiTs only Time: 20.00 Admission: L-free, G-50hrv Sakhar Party Bar (Dekabrystov 12/37) 563-9662 club sTylEs VidEo Mix ProjEcT wiTh anna lEE, arnaby, fandy, d’joK, dj sEMEnoV and MorE Time: 22.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-25hrv, G-30hrv, after L-50hrv, G-60hrv Forsage (Harmatna 51a) 232-6780 disco hiTs Time: 22.00 Admission: call for details Azure (Leontovycha 3) 234-7494 friday slag Time: 22.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-free, G-50hrv, after L-50hrv, G-70hrv Bionica (Borshchahivska 128a) 232-7296 disco ParTy Time: 22.00 Admission: L-free, G-call for details Aura (Vyshhorodskaya 28/1) 237-7023 firsT day of ThE suMMEr wiTh dj wolf and Mc KaT Time: 22.00 Admission: 40hrv Fiesta (Horkoho 115d) 462-1477
EssEncE of loVE Time: 23.00 Admission: L-25hrv, G-50hrv Egoist (Horlovskaya 124/140) 223-36-33
disco friday Time: 22.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-free, after L-30hrv, G-50hrv Prime (Nauki 8) 524-2209
laTin aMErican liVE Music Time: 20.00 Admission: L-100hrv, G-150hrv Caribbean Club (Kominternu 4) 2881290
loVE and ladiEs Time: 20.00 Admission: L-free, G-50hrv Sakhar Party Bar (Dekabrystov 12/37) 563-9662 bEsT disco hiTs Time: 20.00 Admission: L-40hrv, G-60hrv Gallery Club (Peremohy Pr 47/2) 453-3727 disco hiTs Time: 22.00 Admission: call for details Azure (Leontovycha 3) 234-7494 TEchnoPolis wiTh PanacEa, ViKTor sTrogonoV, KaTwon, woo yorK, yoshi, syhar, Tina ValEn and sicKhEad Time: 23.00 Admission: call for details Cinema Club (Entusiastiv 1) 555-5854 sPEcial 5Th anniVErsary ParTy wiTh surPrisE dj guEsTs and MorE... Time: 23.00 Admission: call for details Xlib (Frunze 12) 417-3233 TasTy wiTh las wild, firEworKs and dj EsTETixx Time: 22.00 Admission: 40hrv Aldo (Milyutenko 7) 536-6565 dan balan Time: 22.00 Admission: call for details D’Lux (Hrushevskoho 3) 200-9009 ElEcTric rE:sTarT wiTh djs Kohb, josEPh, E-yad, alExandr galicKiy, sPiElEr and MorE Time: 22.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-30hrv, G-35hrv, after L-50hrv, G-70hrv Forsage (Harmatna 51a) 232-6780
Get your French Fex
Heaven on Marz w/ DJ FEX (France, house/techno), Boom Boom Room (Shevchenko 33)
21 April at 22.00
DJ FEX began his career in the French city of Tours, way back in 1994. He opened a record shop and began hosting a weekly show, playing new releases ranging from House to Techno on a local radio station. In 1998, he made the move to Paris and quickly became resident DJ at some of the biggest and best Parisian clubs. Then, in 2002 he went huge with release Indie Walk, which racked up serious sales. Now, he’s here in Kyiv to mix things up for you! Support from Koshkin, Dizzy and VJ 360GR. Admission is free. For more information call 747-0023.
crazy carniVal wiTh djs jalsoMino, Mi-KEy, KoMa junior, undErhill Time: 22.00 Admission: before 23.30 L-20hrv, G-25hrv, after L-40hrv, G-50hrv Saxon (Trutenko 4) 257-4070 sEx conTacT nighT wiTh djs and MorE Time: 23.00 Admission: L-25hrv, G-50hrv Egoist (Horlovskaya 124/140) 223-36-33 PriME TEchno Time: 22.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-30hrv, G-40hrv, after L-50hrv, G-60hrv Prime (Nauki 8) 524-2209 old school ParTy wiTh dj bodroV, Mc clubnicKha and dj sKyloVE Time: 22.00 Admission: L-free, G-40hrv Fiesta (Horkoho 115d) 462-1477
Sunday shannon lETo and anToinE bEcKs (us, dj and PErcussion) Time: 21.00 Admission: 400hrv Sullivan Room (Prorizna 8) 066-485-5555 rnb booM wiTh dj lady and dj cash flow Time: 22.00 Admission: before 23.30 L-10hrv, G-15hrv, after L-20hrv, G-30hrv Forsage (Harmatna 51a) 232-6780 salsadroMo and discoThEQuE Time: 21.00 Admission: L-40hrv, G-60hrv Caribbean Club (Kominternu 4) 288-1290
fun EVEning Time: 20.00 Admission: L-free, G-50hrv Sakhar Party Bar (Dekabrystov 12/37) 563-9662
disco-laTino Time: 22.00 Admission: L-40hrv, G-60hrv Caribbean Club (Kominternu 4) 288-1290
saVE ThE world! wiTh dj alExaMEga, dj sErjanT & Mc club nichKa Time: 22.00 Admission: L-free, G-100hrv (only after 00.00) Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024
hiTs only Time: 22.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-free, G-20hrv, after L-20hrv, G-20hrv Saxon (Trutenko 4) 257-4070
Monday jaPanEsE sushi sun wiTh dj juMPEr, dj drEaM and Mc alExaMEga Time: 21.00 Admission: free Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024 PiVoMania – dj sizE Time: 21.00 Admission: free Aura (Vyshhorodskaya 28/1) 237-7023 salsadroMo Time: 21.00 Admission: L-20hrv, G-50hrv Caribbean Club (Kominternu 4) 288-1290
Tuesday MojiTo nighT wiTh dj sErjanT and dj bodroV and Mc sEMEnich Time: 22.00 Admission: free Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024 radio days Time: 21.00 Admission: free Aura (Vyshhorodskaya 28/1) 237-7023
Wednesday woMEn’s fEasT wiTh dj rada noizE, dj roMario and Mc clubnichKa Time: 21.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-free, after L-50hrv, G-100hrv Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024 audioMania Time: 19.00 Admission: L-free, G-30hrv Sakhar Party Bar (Dekabrystov 12/37) 563-9662 disco 80s/90s Time: 20.00 Admission: 25hrv Gallery Club (Peremohy Pr 47/2) 453-3727 dancE MaraThon Time: 21.00 Admission: free Aura (Vyshhorodskaya 28/1) 237-7023 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
Thursday day of swEET EMoTions Time: 18.00 Admission: L-40hrv, G-60hrv Gallery Club (Peremohy Pr 47/2) 453-3727 crazy 30 Time: 21.00 Admission: 30hrv Aura (Vyshhorodskaya 28/1) 237-7023 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 social nETworKs wiTh dj sErjanT, dj daTsKaya and Mc juMPEr Time: 21.00 Admission: L-free, G-free before 23.00, after 100hrv Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024
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The Ugly Side of Ukraine There is an expression in Russian that translates as “beat means love”. That is, if a man beats a woman it means he loves her (make this comment to almost any Ukrainian woman and she will giggle coyly). 20 years on from independence, the CIS countries are connected by a cancer that affects them all. That is, violence against women.
ridiculous number of women are murdered at the hands of their spouse every year in Ukraine, and very little is done about it. Recent YouTube videos and the tragic case of Oksana Makar have brought the matter to international attention. We look into why this problem exists and why, for now, it just won’t go away.
When Men Attack Women
A recent YouTube video shows an 18th birthday party, somewhere in Ukraine, in which a fight breaks out. In the fracas, the men start indiscriminately and brutally beating up the young ladies. They do so in a way which implies it was not the first time they had hit a lady. Another video, and one which is almost impossible to watch, shows rape victim Oksana Makar’s mother filming her daughter. Oksana lies stricken in a hospital bed, while her mother is coaxing her to wave the stump that was her right arm to the camera. The girl is clearly suffering, yet her mother will not relent in getting her to repeat, “I’ll live while I’m alive.” Sadly, Oksana died on 29 March. As
she died unmarried, she was buried in a wedding dress, in accordance with local tradition. Worryingly, these episodes seem to mark the escalation of a problem that has dogged Ukraine and former CIS countries for years. Amnesty International reports 14,000 women a year dying from domestic violence in Russia, and a reported 63.3% of Lithuanian women have been victims of male physical or sexual violence or threats. In the Makar case, things were taken to a horrifying new extreme. The 18-year-old was raped, strangled, set on fire and left for dead at a construction site. She spent 10 hours calling for help, while her body slowly burned.
In July of last year, Roman Landik, the 37-year-old son of a national parliamentary figure and himself a prominent personage, was caught on CCTV forcefully punching a girl, Maria Korshunov, grabbing her by the throat and dragging her across the floor by her hair. The argument began when
the (recently married) Landik tried to flirt with Korshunov, who refused his advances and the drink he attempted to force on her. Landik’s response was to rain down blows in a sustained assault lasting several minutes. Given that this happened in a busy restaurant, you’d be forgiven for thinking that someone would have intervened. While Maria’s friend called police, other diners looked on with a mixture of passivity and some irritation at having their dinner disturbed. The waitress, meanwhile, deposited the bill on Korshunov’s table and waltzed off. The beaten girl spent several days in the neurological department of the local Luhansk hospital, suffering from concussion, bruises and a nervous breakdown. Landik probably thought that was the end of that, and it may well have been. But the upload of the video onto YouTube provoked a storm of protest and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He initially fled to Russia, and before being sent back gave a series of statements indicating that he was the real victim, and that Korshunov and he would be friends in future. What Landik did do was pay ‘future friend’ Korshunov an undisclosed sum, which was taken into account when the court handed down a three-year suspended sentence. It’s highly unlikely he will ever see the inside of a cell for this, and yet some have claimed the fact that he was sentenced at all is progress for Ukraine. Independent lawyer Natalya Petrova stated, “Speaking as a lawyer, it is clear there is a beating, there is a crime. But she (the victim) agreed to a sum of compensation... If she had not taken money, the decision would have been different.” It’s questionable then, whether such a sum can really be referred to as ‘compensation’, in the true sense. Compensation is, in developed legal systems, paid to victims after there has been a conviction. Paying victims to effectively keep quiet can be called either a ‘bung’ or ‘payoff’. It also sends a rather dangerous message to society – that the rich can beat up whom they please, as long as they get their chequebook out when they’re done.
The CIS Disease
Some have been keen to champion the Makar case, and the charges brought, as an evolution of the Ukrainian justice system. The Scotsman newspaper even published a piece entitled Ukraine’s Justice System Slowly Moves into post-Soviet era. This, however, seems to smack somewhat of distance-reporting. After all, the first response was a ‘business as usual’, release the ones with connections. And now, even if (and hopefully so) these three sadists are convicted of murder and sentenced to lengthy (hopefully permanent) prison sentences, it can only be judged as Ukrainian-justice-when-the-world-is-watching. Left to its own devices, you still get the idea that the first check the Ukrainian police do in such cases is for political connections of perpetrators.
Nadja (Canada, ambient /drone doom/shoegaze), Xlib (Frunze 12)
29 April at 19.00
The Fire of Ireland
Celtic Fire 2012 – IV International Festival of Irish Dance, Artists House (Artema 1-5)
28 April at 19.00
Celtic Fire is back in Kyiv this year with more than 100 dancers lighting up the stage. Studios from Ukraine, Russia and Belorussia will bring you a fabulous evening of dance and music – each of them eager to outdo the one that came before with more fancy footwork. Let’s see if the stage is strong enough to hold them all! Tickets are 100 – 250hrv. For more information call 272-0547.
Nadja came about in 2002 as a solo project of multi-instrumentalist Aidan Baker. In the early days, it was mostly Aidan himself, working away on his Kramer. Then in 2005, he was joined by Leah Buckareff, and the two fused to combine electronics and atmospheric vocals with languid powerful riffs and funeral percussion, creating a slow-moving wave of music. The first Nadja album was released that year, Truth Becomes Death, and since then they have gone on to release several more albums and remixes, as well as touring internationally. Admission is 120hrv. For more information call 417-3233.
An Artistic Cocktail
ArtPole, Unizh (Ivano-Frankivsk oblast)
12 – 16 July at 12.00
Yes, it’s that time again – festivals all over the country are finalising last minute details and will soon be open to all! One of them is the international festival ArtPole, which offers a stack of fabulous musicians, artists and writers found nowhere else. This year’s title is aptly called Sounds and Action, and will greet great acts Mitch& Mitch along with Vołos from Poland, Jaakkoo Laitinen & Väärä Raha from Finland, Transglobal Underground from the UK and a mittful of other participants from Czech Republic, Germany, Russia, Lithuania and Hungary! Such a tasty artistic cocktail must be drunk! Tickets are 280hrv. For more information call 287-8787.
Country of Bubbles 28 April at 11.00 & 13.00
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. Making 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.
CyberFront 2012 (CIS, dark/electro/ synth), Bingo, (Peremohy 112)
5 May at 17.00
The Power of Eyes Eyes Set to Kill (US, rock), Sullivan Room (Prorizna 8)
10 June at 20.00
Young and reckless Rodriguez sisters, Alexia and Anissa, opted to put together a little group in 2004. As luck would have it, they lost their lead singer three years after their launch, which gave Alexia the opportunity to step up. It turned out to be a wise move, as their third album, The World Outside, received some great feedback, with the band appearing on the cover of USA Today. Since then, ESTK have released two more LPs, both of which, along with a tonne of other great stuff, they are bringing with them to Kyiv. Tickets are 150 – 400hrv. For more information call 066-813-2012.
Exhibition of sculptures by various artists, National Botanic Garden (Timiryazevska 1)
Big Bubble Show, House of Artist (Artema 1-5) Kyiv has got a very jolly and jovial performance coming up at the end of this month that will lead kids straight into the magical world of bubbles! No youngster can resist the temptation of a bubble wand – and who can blame them? These floating, shiny orbits are too much fun to chase and play with. Can you imagine the fun they’ll have at the Big Bubble Show..?! Tickets are 40 – 100hrv. For more information call 272-0547.
Kyiv Sculpture Project
CyberFront stakes a claim as the CIS’s largest festival of its kind. Founded in 2010 and gathering electro-heads, rivet-heads, industrial-heads and other heads, this is truly a tete-a-tete not to be missed. The festival’s slogan, “dark side of the beat”, gives you an idea what’s in store. As for music styles, prepare for the following: electro, industrial, EBM, gothic electro, crossover, idm, synthpop & future pop, electro & industrial-metal, darkwave, TBM, noise, coldwave, harsh electro; right up to hardcore, trance, hard & dark style, jungle, rave, bigbeat, techno, d’n’b, breakbeat, dark ambient, breakcore, terror and experimental. Enough? Slated to top the bill this year are legendary CyberFront project VNV Nation, one of the creators and innovators of electro/futurepop. For more information or admission prices call 4242-555.
Mark it in Red
The Final Accord
Red (US, rock, nu-metal), Sullivan Room (Prorizna 8)
Dance of Fireworks, Spivoche Pole (Pechersk Lavra Park)
30 April at 19.00
12 May at 21.00
Three weeks of the fabulous flower exhibition held in and around Spivache Pole will be topped off with a magnificent show of fireworks. The scenography has already been planned and considered down to the exact second, so that every flash, sparkle and sound is in harmony. With thousands of colourful ‘stars’ shooting up into the sky, a magnificent panorama will open up before your eyes. Such a sight deserves to be seen. Tickets are 70 – 150hrv. For more information call 287-8787.
A Whole Alphabet of Genres
ZAZ (France, chanson, jazz), Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103)
7 June at 19.00
Known to her parents as Isabelle Geoffroy, ZAZ released her debut self-titled album in 2010. Going platinum, twice, France-3 and Paris Match Magazine named her Singer of the Year. Constantly compared to Edith Piaf, the singer herself doesn’t see it. The one thing she does comment on and often, however, is her name, which covers all musical styles from Z to A and back again. She’s finally booked here in Kyiv, take in the show and this fabulous new voice from France. Tickets are 500-3000hrv. For more information call 247−2444.
Head Over Heels Turandot (opera in 3 acts), National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50)
16 May at 19.00
Two Fates, Two Voices
Patricia Kaas (France, pop, blues), National Opera Theatre (Volodymyrska 50)
9 December at 19.00
One of the most recognisable voices of France, Patricia Kaas, is still on the go. With thousands of concerts played and millions of albums sold, Kaas has become an ambassador of French Culture. Before starting a new tour next year that will take her to cities like Paris, London, New York, Moscow and Seoul, Patricia will visit Kyiv with the avant-premiere of her new album and show, Kaas Chante Piaf. The show is in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Piaf’s death, and is sure to be a massive hit. Admission is 500 – 6000hrv. For more information call 455-9087.
This opera in Italian is one of Giacomo Puccini’s most well-known works. He wasn’t able to finish it before his death in 1924, and so composer and pianist Franco Alfano took up the torch and completed it two years later. In Persian, Turandot means ‘the daughter of Turan’, which is where the story is based. It tells the story of unlucky Prince Calaf who falls head over heels in love with the cold selfassuming Princess Turandot. She sends him on a wild goose chase of deeds needing done. Will that do the trick? Or is she just using him for her own entertainment? For tickets and more information call 279-1169.
One year ago, American band Red released their third album, Until We Have Faces. Taking the show on the road, they have come a long way from the garage band they were of 2006, and have since shared stages with great groups Flyleaf, Sevendust, Otep, Saliva and Papa Roach. Known for mixing hip-hop with hard rock and great guitar riffs, they have kept their lyrics pure and simple, making quite an impression on audiences all over the world. Tickets are 220 – 500hrv. For more information call 066-813-2012.
Myth. Ukrainian Baroque
Exhibition of paintings by representatives of Baroque in Ukraine, National Art Museum (M Hrushevskoho 6)
From 27 April
The Baroque period is thought to be one of the most fruitful in Ukrainian art. To demonstrate and continue to educate people in the city, the National Art Museum in conjunction with the National Museum of Ukrainian Decorative Art, the Museum of Theatrical, Musical and Cinematic Arts, the Book and Print Museum and other artistic institutions have joined forces to reveal the beauty of this epoch. Come, and get your own piece of artistic pie. For more information call 278-7454.
Better a Small Fish Than an Empty Dish There was a time, not that long ago, when nobody really knew what the term PR meant, or that there was an actual person who occupied such a position. Fast-forward to today when everybody and their little Scottish Terrier dressed in plaid with pig tails has got one. Responsible for publicising the vast number and scope of activities his or her VIP boss has been invited to, a Personal Relations officer worth his or her salt will make the press release interesting not only to the reader but also the starry superior who has hired him or her. Unfortunately, many PR people believe that absolutely every detail of their wards’ lives deserves the front page. It’s one of the reasons the average journalist, such as myself, is bombarded with these useless and often silly bits of information on an almost hourly basis.
his just out – read all about it! Vera Brezhneva buys an orange juice! Relaying only the ‘juiciest’ bits of news about our local celebs, this is the kind of stuff that clogs up our inboxes. Having had quite enough, we opted not to miss out on the opportunity to highlight some of the incredibly ‘newsworthy’ items we’ve received recently, because, as the say goes, better a small fish than an empty dish!
Hot Shots with Yulia
Keeping track of some of the news flashes we’ve received for a few months now, let’s go back to a letter sent just after the New Year, with the subject line: Scandalous Singer Yulia Bardash Does Pirouettes in Courchevel. Beginning with the most titillating bits, Ms Bardash’s PR manager highlights the singer’s “outstanding breasts”, as quoted by the Ukrainian paparazzi, and continues on with news that her New Year was spent on the hills with a ski instructor. Training quite seriously, emphasis was placed on her reaching 44km/h as a personal record. More thrilled about the wonders of modern technology that allowed her to track the speed, as opposed to the actual speed itself, her comment was, and we quote, “Fantastic!” The brief continues with more personal remarks from Yulia herself, which reads: “We stayed up on the hill quite late that day. When the time came to head down, it was already getting dark. Note we were at a restaurant found on one of the highest peaks of Courchevel, so a glass of hot wine was just the thing needed to boost our confidence. We skied down at dusk on the Red Route, which was a bit extreme. But I wasn’t scared.” Something I can only attribute to that shot of liquid courage consumed at the top. In addition to her cool winter getaway, Bardash was recently in Monte Carlo where she ran into Cathy Guetta, wife of famous DJ, David Guetta. Chatting just long enough to be caught on camera, Yulia boasted that she was there to meet up with a European producer who wanted the Muscovite to appear in a new musical project. Months have gone by, but there is still no news about a new European musical project featuring the dear girl. So what was she really doing in Monte Carlo? Getting caught on camera with wives of famous DJs is all we can come up with. We don’t want to bombard you with Bardash, so will throw you one last crumb and move on. This past Valentine’s Day, with the conditions cooling to an unsightly -35 degrees, the singer
“I woke up this morning in a good mood and decided on a new hairstyle!”
opted to write the temperature on her chest. Why she did this, and then opted to send it to us, along with God knows how many more people, we’ll never know. Perhaps she was looking to heat us up a little.
Brevity is the soul of wit, they say, and it would be my guess that this is the motto of many a PR specialist, as oh how they love to send us letters with short but tasty morsels about their employers. A few months back, I received an interesting email: “Pavlo Zibrov celebrates Christmas at his villa in the Emirates! National Artist of Ukraine, together with his family travelled to Dubai, where he met Ani Lorak, bought some clothes, tanned, and recharged his creative batteries.” That was basically it. His PR director had managed to throw together an entire month of the man’s life into two completely useless sentences. Reading it did not make me want to publish it. It made me want to go to his villa in Dubai and have a couple cocktails with Ani Lorak myself. “Bilyk receives SMS from Van Damme, and writes a song” is the title of another letter we received recently. Upon opening it, I scanned it and tried as fast as possible to get to the part that made claims about Iryna Bilyk and JeanClaude Van Damme. The first half of the communication spoke about the Ukrainian pop diva’s collaboration with Olha Horbacheva,
and how they co-wrote a new song. Boring! was what first jumped into my head. Finally I got to the interesting part, the part with the SMS. As it turns out, Ira and Olya met Van Damme at a private party held at one of the many VIP country clubs in town a couple of years ago. Horbacheva came up with the idea to shoot a video for the nonexistent song, something the club-owner passed onto Jean-Claude. I can’t help but wonder what his true reaction was. According to Olha, however, they started exchanging SMSs. Apparently, the Belgian martial artist wrote a very personal message addressed to Iryna Bilyk, which provided just the inspiration she needed to write a new song. Amazing, n’est pas? Of course, Horbacheva didn’t tell anyone what was written in that message, and
“Bilyk receives SMS from Van Damme, and writes a song”
the letter ends with: “This is how the Hollywood action hero inspired two Ukrainian beauties twice!” Can you imagine? He did it twice! Good man! But I still can’t help but wonder whether Jean-Claude Van Damme has any idea who these two beauties even are. Another Ukrainian star, Max Barskih, continues the fun with the catch line: “fooling around and joking with Britney Spears”, a new video project called the Max Barskih Show. The subject line screams of a story linking Max with Britney and their musical collaboration. Having done a little research, however, the ‘show’ is just a series of videos on YouTube, demonstrating little more than stupid pranks teenagers seem intent on fulfilling to amuse their
friends. Hardly the story his PR guy had made it out to be. And then a quick one from Delice, a band that doesn’t seem to own any proper clothing. This letter made claims about the two girls gaining fans not with their naked bodies or their vulgar lyrics, but with something else. I’m not here to judge, however, the something else was not mentioned. That said, I’ll get you take a look at the pictures, and leave all the judging up to you.
Keep Your Friends Close, And Your PR Manager Closer
The next little bit of spice comes from girls band Armiya, who were recently caught on film helping deliver a foal. What??? Why? Were they so worried about their current profession that they felt the need to branch out? The brief didn’t say. It also didn’t say that animal welfare activists had a field day with the whole ordeal – that we learned on our own. It wasn’t long before we received another brief, however, about the girls and their decision to cease involvement in animal husbandry and diversify with the culinary arts. Becoming ‘chefs’ at a local factory, the male workers were, of course, all for the arrival of a few new colleagues. And yet, a blaring question emerged: what’s happened to the music? Since they started out four years ago, the girls have produced only one album and a heck of a lot of buzz about nothing to do with music at all. I mean, was that the goal all along? Shocking news! Singer Lyana Novak nearly fell off a bridge into the river! Yes it’s true! In an accident with her Bentley not long ago, all passengers in the car escaped with only minor injuries. The car on the other hand wasn’t so lucky. This was the super-useless information I read in a letter sent to me just recently. My advice to the singer would be that next time she call the emergency line as opposed to her PR manager. Promotion may be important, but not when your life hangs by a thread. We will give you this, the image of a star is very
important. But does that also necessarily mean that the num-
ber of centimetres you recently had cut at the salon is equally important? Apparently so! In one of the many letters we have received about Ukrainian TV presenter and DJ, Blonde Girl, it is stated, “The changes occurred on the eve of her birthday... Today Blond Girl appeared with a nice short haircut! For her new style, she had to sacrifice 30cm!” Blond Girl is even quoted on her Facebook page saying, “I woke up this morning in a good mood and decided on a new hairstyle! Of course, I’m not going to change the colour of my hair – that’s too sacred, but I really like the style.” This letter blew my mind. After reading it, all that I could think of to say was please, Blond Girl, don’t forget to tell us the next time you head off to the salon. In the case that you do decide to change your hair colour, perhaps a celebration in honour might be due. One of the last quality stories I’d like to share with you today comes from twins Sheker and Shirin of the 2Sunny band. Hoping to promote the type of tea they prefer, the two arranged a tea party at their house. Seems logical. Apart from the two of them, however, no one showed up. No matter, ‘news’ of the tea party (one of the most important achievements of the band to date) leaked out, and now appears in the pages of What’s On. I guess it just goes to show that all of this useless information does come in handy at some point.
Ian Baron of Cadogan Ukraine, Alexander Bernatovych of RSM Apik and Mark Wright of Pulse
Ambassador of Malaysia HE Chuah Teon Ban (centre) with colleagues taking in the event
A League of Shark-toothed Entrepreneurs
Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv GM Christoph Ganster in a friendly picture with with Benoit Kuborn of the Opera Hotel
Mykola Omelchenko of Save Travel stops for a pic with a rather attractive friend
Elman Musayev and Ludmyla Rusyn of Summit Motors Ukraine smiling pretty
Serhiy Soshynskiy of Health of Ukrainian People Foundation with Anastasia Rozlutska
FAIRMONT HOTEL ACCâ€™s League of Business Leaders gathered over 150 Chamber Business Leaders as well as COIs of Chamber Member-Companies on 10 April for a reception in the newly-opened Fairmont. It all sounded very official. But after a short while, this senior-level networking event quickly turned into something more then just a simple business affair. Was it spring in the air?
The always charming Jim Bown of Vanco Prykerchenska
Robert Shantz of PwC together with Daniel Sweere of Kyiv Atlantic Ukraine
Actor Ostap Stupka scoring a goal!
Volodymyr Horyanskiy teaching his daughter Maria about patriotism
Football Done Differently
OLYMPIYSKIY RESTAURANT Ukrainian celebrities don’t miss a beat! The opportunity to have some fun was at hand on 5 April and they took it! Themed Euro 2012, starry guests were taught how to juggle a football along with playing table football, as well as winning great prizes throughout the night. Come the end, a Ukrainian flag was available for everyone to offer their own wishes come the official EURO 2012!
General Director of AD-World Volodymyr Repa and friend
Film Director Emmanuel Mouret (right) takes in the event with an attractive accomplice
Singers Vasyl Bondarchuk and Alibi’s Anya Zavalska sign the flag
Hosts of the event, charismatic Mykola Vasylkov and Lera Chernenko, wishing Ukraine nothing but victory!
The Most Romantic of Movies
KYIV CINEMA On 5 April, the French Institute in conjunction with the French Embassy set in motion another round of French cinema here in Kyiv. Panorama of French Cinema got a gentle kick-start with the pre-premier screening of the latest Emmanuel Mouret film, The Art to Love, awarded last year at the International Movie Festival in Montréal for Best Screenplay. Highlighting France’s favourite topic, love, five other films were shown throughout the course of the week.
Hyatt’s Sales Executive Olesya Shevchenko stops for a pic
The French Institute’s Anthelme Vidaud and Marie Bruant cheers What’s On!
Kyiv Life Singer Natalya Mohilevska awards Doctor of the Year to Borys Todurov
Vladylena Konina was awarded Record of the Year for setting new track and field records, despite her 85-years of age Roksolana Dzyoba-Balyan awarded for Personal Achievements
Even the Head of Kyiv City Council Oleksandr Popov stood to offer applause
Proud of Our People
OPERA HOUSE Every year, for the last nine years, the Pinchuk Fund, in conjunction with Noviy Channel and Facty newspaper, has been conducting an awards ceremony, called Pride of the Nation. Honouring those everyday Ukrainians whose acts and deeds over the last 12 months deserve special attention, there were a lot of nominees this year. Candidacies were found on the fundâ€™s website and were voted on accordingly. Winners were invited to a ceremony held at the Opera Theatre on 5 April, where pride was the emotion for much of the night.
The Call of Duty award goes to Ivan Lytvynov for all his assistance to those in need
Photos: Victor Pinchuk Fund, Serhiy Ilin and Serhiy Tushynskiy
Singer Vera Brezhneva and the Minister of Internal Affairs Vitaliy Zakharchenko congratulate Violetta Kovalenko with the Childrenâ€™s Courage award. This girl rescued her hurt grandmother from a burning house! TV host Olha Freimut giving away the Unique Talent Award to Vitaliy Nechaev
Victor Pinchuk and Vitaliy Klichko together with the Issaevy Family, laureates in two categories: Family Story and National Hero
Head of the Institute of International and Strategic Relations IRIS, Pascal Boniface
Ambassador of France HE Alain Remy speaks to guests Head of the French Institute in Kyiv Frankie Blando (right) and Head of Toulouse Gallery, CroixBaragnon, Allen Lacroix
Cultural Attaché of the French Embassy Anne Durufle checks out the art
YA GALLERY The French Spring in Kyiv continues! On 11 April, another stage of the festival was opened in the city, where an exhibition of paintings by Ukrainian and French artists was revealed. The theme was Living Figures, and gathered many an individual interested in the French culture and its implementation in art. Conceptual or figurative art can’t be called an overly popular genre here in Ukraine. Perhaps, however, it was the exclusivity of this style that so attracted residents this evening. On display at YA Gallery on Khoryva Street until 23 April, Kyiv celebrates figurative art’s rebirth
Artist Ksenia Hnylytsina takes in the exhibit
Artist Tiberiy Silvashi being interviewed
General Secretary of the French Institute Bozena Porcher pauses for some fresh air
Ukrainian Artist Mykyta Kravtsov as makes an appearance
Французька весна 2012
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Published on Apr 19, 2012
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