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No.43/2011 25 November – 1 December

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Vadym Mishkoriz

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Kyiv Culture

The Motherland Calls Hutz Home What do you think your life would have been like if your family had chosen to remain in Ukraine back in the 80s? I can’t see my life being much different had we stayed. I would still be playing music. Growing up, I can remember listening to Nick Cave, Parliament Funkadelic and Deep Purple, and I was always skipping school to hang out at the Balka black market. Did you learn to sing and play music at a school or institution or are you self-taught? I graduated from the musical academy of Jimi Hendrix and then took my symphonic major in Dead Kennedy’s Royal Academy. That’s how I got the job conducting a girl’s choir. It was renamed Gogol Bordello after all the girls got pregnant, at which point I had to hire the winners of the Saklaniski Island Idol competition.

Kyiv clubbers don’t seem to care whether it’s the money or the Motherland that calls lead singer of Gogol Bordello, Eugene Hutz, home each year. They’re just happy he and his crew schedule them in.

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oming to the capital amid their extensive European tour this 2 December, the show they’ve prepared is a little different from what fans of this Gypsy-punk group have come to expect. With only five out of the regular eight performers making an appearance, Hutz together with violinist Serhiy Ryabtsev, accordionist Yuriy Lemeshev, percussionist Pedro Eraso-Segovia and back vocalist Elizabeth San have put together something special. It’s called Gogol Bordello Acoustic. While you might think this new project is pretty self explanatory, Hutz is a bit of a trickster and we’re not too sure about what to believe. Read on. You’ll see what we mean. Who is Gogol Bordello and what’s the most important thing for you in the music you play? Actually playing the music is the most important thing for us. And hopefully in that, we create a sense of transcontinental community. How and when did you realise you had crossed over into stardom? Coming back after one particular show I took a shower with six girls. It was then I realised we were getting kinda popular. There was no plan, but then it wasn’t a surprise either. I would have been more surprised had we not reached this point. To travel the world and play music is a great feeling indeed. This is the reason behind trying to stay popular.

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How do you write your songs? From where do you draw such diverse inspiration? I usually start a song and then pass it onto John who adds a couple of lines and passes it back to me. George usually adds a few licks at this point and then passes it onto Ringo who doesn’t add anything at all. He’s got a cool haircut though so we keep him in the band. It’s so dark and gloomy in Liverpool we spend most of our time drawing inspiration from Ravi Shankar [legendary sitar virtuoso]. Who stages your shows? Our shows are conducted via satellite from space. Although we haven’t actually met the conductor yet. As a musician, singer and songwriter, what is the greatest award you’ve been given? Our greatest gift is the opportunity to travel the world and play our music as often as we want.   What are some of your plans for the future? Aside from the creative stuff, we are pretty busy running everything in New York and Brazil. That said, I’m pretty excited about bringing some good stuff back home. There are plans in fact to open a bar here in Kyiv. We were also just alerted by Virgin Airlines that we qualify for flights into space because of all our air miles. So we are certainly looking forward to being the first band to record in the cosmos. What are your thoughts about performing in Ukraine and what do you expect from this upcoming show? I love playing Ukraine! My connection with the music scene is much tighter here. Everyone knows me from the hey-day of Ukrainian punk rock so there is no chronological confusion or strange comparisons with bands that came much later. I come from a long line of ethno punk rockers like VV, Brothers Gadyukyny and Kollezsi Assesor. Later I encountered other mentors like Manu Negra, Fugazi and The Pogues.   What’s it going to be like to see Gogol Bordello playing acoustic? The acoustic show gives fans the chance to see the songs they know played at a grassroots level. It’s all very intimate and a great way to really get to know our audience. 

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This Week Theatre & Classical Music 25

Swan Lake Star

An Evening of German Organ Music Featuring Lysenko Quartet, Bazhenova (piano), Kharechko (organ) Works by Albinoni, Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak Time: 19.30 National House of Organ and Chamber Music (V Vasylkivska 77) 528-3186

25 November at 19.00

Friday

An Evening of Oleksandr Kostin Featuring National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Bazhenov (violin), Kozlov (piano) Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697  n Evening of Vocal A and Instrumental Music Featuring Andrashchuk (tenor), Skyrko (piano), Kopylova (piano), Kruhlova (viola) Time: 19.30 Sophia Kyivska Ukrainian Philharmonic Society (Andriivskiy Uzviz 23) 587-7490 Classics on Fridays Concert Cycle Featuring Vox Anime Ensemble, Fomenko (harpsichord) Works by Rachmaninoff, Poulenc, Jolivet, Karabits Time: 20.00 Master Klass Cultural Centre (Lavrska 16) 594-1063

Anastasiya Volochkova solo project, Ivan Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (Ivana Franka 3) Anastasiya Volochkova is a Russian ballerina famous for her beautiful feet, graceful hands and over-sized (for a dancer) body. Beginning her career as a principal dancer at the St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre, she quickly became the Bolshoi’s Swan Princess, handing her fame on a platter. Her scandalous dismissal only added to her notoriety, something she has since used to her advantage. Working on personal projects, which unite ballet and gymnastics, she is bringing her new show coupled with a few world famous opera stars to the Ukrainian capital, and promises a night you won’t soon forget. Tickets are 150 – 1200hrv. For more information call 279-5921. An Evening of French Chamber Music Featuring Roy (flute), Ryabov (piano) Time: 19.30 Sophia Kyivska Ukrainian Philharmonic Society (Andriivskiy Uzviz 23) 587-7490 Viva the Queen! Historical drama in 2 acts Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (Ivana Franka 3) 279-5921 Torchalov Life after death in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Molody Theatre (Prorizna 17) 278-7392

The Marinated Aristocrat Ukrainian/British fantasy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Molody Theatre (Prorizna 17) 278-7392

The Nutcracker Ballet in 2 acts Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50) 279-1169

Masquerade Ball Opera in Italian in 3 acts Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine 279-1169

Cyrano de Bergerac The life of… Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955

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Saturday  n Evening A of Piano Music Featuring Rudenko (Russia, piano) Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697 An Evening of Organ Music Featuring Bubnova (organ), Basystyuk (soprano) Works by Caccini, Handel, Dvorak Time: 19.30 National House of Organ and Chamber Music (V Vasylkivska 77) 528-3186

25 November – 1 December 2011

The Leaning Tower of Pisa Farce in 2 acts Time: 18.00 Trees Die Standing Play in 3 acts Time: 19.00 A Matter of Honour Play in 1 act Time: 20.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 5) 234-4223 Anna Play by Yuri Klavdiev (must be 18+) Time: 19.00 Dakh Modern Art Theatre (V Vasylkivska 136) 529-4062

 n Evening A of Accordion Music Featuring Ihor Zavadsky (accordion) Time: 19.00 House of Actors (Yaroslaviv Val 7) 253-8247/2081

Rigoletto Opera in Italian in 3 acts Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50) 279-1169

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Lying the Pure Truth Play in 1 act Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Prospect 25) 517-1955

Sunday An Evening of Vocal Music Featuring Bratyk (soprano), Kahanovych (piano), Bolkunevych (soprano), Bondarovska (piano), Rudko (piano), Shevchenko (piano) Time: 19.30 Sophia Kyivska Ukrainian Philharmonic Society (Andriivskiy Uzviz 23) 587-7490 An Evening of Chamber Music Featuring Kyiv Chamber Orchestra Works by Schoenberg, Karlovych Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697 Small Crimes of Marriage Psychological detective story in 1 act Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (Ivana Franka 3) 279-5921 An Arranged Meeting with the Italians Operetta in 1 act Time: 19.00 Kyiv Operetta (V Vasylkivska 53/3) 287-6257 My Dear Pamela Criminal comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Lyuboff! Ironic comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Molody Theatre (Prorizna 17) 278-7392

Lettice & Lavidzh Fun w/ shadows Time: 19.00 Suzirya Theatre (Yaroslaviv Val 16) 212-4188 Fat Swine Play in 1 act Time: 18.00 My Mocking Happiness A staged novel Time: 19.00 Oleksandr Vertynskiy. Host of the Ball Mono-spectacle Time: 20.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 5) 234-4223 Anna Play by Yuri Klavdiev (must be 18+) Time: 19.00 Dakh Modern Art Theatre (V Vasylkivska 136) 529-4062

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Monday An Evening of Classical Music Featuring Lysenko Quartet, Bazhenova (piano), Kharechko (organ) Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak Time: 19.30 National House of Organ and Chamber Music (V Vasylkivska 77) 528-3186

An Evening of Classical Music Featuring Academic Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic, Kavamura (Japan, piano), Kim (piano), Proshchayev (piano) Works by Schnittke, Chopin, Rachmaninoff Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697 The Pink Bridge Play in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Prospect 25) 517-1955 Perfect Charlie Ironic melodrama for adults Time: 19.00 Suzirya Theatre (Yaroslaviv Val 16) 212-4188 Napoleon & the Corsican Comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Black Maids Play in 1 act Time: 20.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 5) 234-4223

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Tuesday Giselle Ballet in 2 acts Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50) 279-1169

An Evening of Organ and Vocal Music Featuring Solovyanenko (soprano), Voytekh (piano), Balakhovska (organ) Works by Schubert, Franc, Puccini Time: 19.30 National House of Organ and Chamber Music (V Vasylkivska 77) 528-3186 The Kaudasheva Family Comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (Ivana Franka 3) 279-5921 The Pink Bridge Play in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Prospect 25) 517-1955 An Evening of Classical Music Featuring Khodakivska (soprano), Mitryayev (counter-tenor) Works by Chopin, Beethoven, Shostakovich Time: 19.00 House of Actors (Yaroslaviv Val 7) 253-8247/2081

An Evening of Organ Music Featuring Kharechko (organ) Works by Bach, Frescobaldi Time: 19.30 National House of Organ and Chamber Music (V Vasylkivska 77) 528-3186 In My End is My Beginning The Mary Stuart tragedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Molody Theatre (Prorizna 17) 278-7392 Turandot Opera in Italian in 3 acts Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50) 279-1169 Romeo & Juliet Play in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955 In the Drumming Lane History of the railroad in 27 scenes Time: 19.00 Suzirya Theatre (Yaroslaviv Val 16) 212-4188

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Lyatoshynsky Ukrainian Classical Music Competition Gala-concert Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697

An Evening of Classical Music Works by Bach, Paganini, Venyavsky, Ravel Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697

Wednesday

They’ll Have You Jumping

Saltimbanco by Cirque du Soleil, Palace Sport (Sportyvna Pl 1)

27 November – 4 December at 19.00

Saltimbanco, roughly translated from Italian as ‘to jump on a bench’, is the Cirque du Soleil’s oldest show. Thrilling 12 million people throughout almost 200 countries, they are bringing this celebration of life to Kyiv at last. Their 51-membered troupe, which includes multiple musicians, singers, acrobats and characters of all shapes and sizes are going to wow absolutely everyone! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be a part of one of the world’s best performing groups. Tickets are 290 – 2000hrv. For more information call 246-7406.

Thursday

Welcome to Ukraine Romantic musical in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Kyiv Operetta (V Vasylkivska 53/3) 287-6257 Mein Kampf/Socks in the Coffee-maker Farce in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955 The School of Scandal Comedy in 5 acts Time: 18.00 Backyard Games Drama Time: 19.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 5) 234-4223

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Live Music

25 November – 1 December 2011 KhPZ (cover band) Time: 20.00 Admission: call and check Porter (Kostelna 4) 278-0490 Jazz Duet (jazz) Time: 20.30 Admission: free Jazz Do It (V Vasylkivska 76a) 289-5606

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A New Assai, A New Album

Assai (Russia, rap, hip-hop), Arena (Baseina 2a)

30 November at 20.00

Oleksiy Kosov, aka Assai, will be in Kyiv this week with his most recent album, (((Om))). Parting ways with rap group Krec in 2009, Kosov has made his solo career his main focus. Picking up musicians here and there in the last year, they have since played an astounding 75 concerts and released an album soon to be heard in Arena. In contrast to other local rappers and hip-hoppers in the CIS, Assai uses as few electronic sounds as he can. This, he thinks, is what makes him special. If you’ve ever heard him, he may not be far off. Admission is 170 – 300hrv. For more information call 492-0000.

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Friday No Comments (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 50hrv Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137 Esperanza, Hot Guys, Carte Blanche (cover bands) Time: 21.00 Admission: 50hrv Bochka Khmilna (B Khmelnytskoho 3b) 390-6106 Angie Nears (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: call and check Bochka Pyvna (Moskovskiy Pr 17/1) 461-8788 Carte Blanche, Hot Guys (cover bands) Time: 21.00 Admission: call and check Bochka Pyvna (Khreshchatyk 19a) 459-0551 Mad Heads XL, UkrainSka, Crazy Train (rockabilly, cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 75hrv Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717 Director of Azov Sea, Red Rocks (cover bands) Time: 22.00 Admission: call and check Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528

La Festa (cover band) Time: 20.30 Admission: free Ciro’s Pomodoro (S Rustaveli 12) 221-4545 Vzrosliy Band, Mr Och and his Root Boys (cover bands) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865 Green Light (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: call and check Porter (Mishuhy 3a) 536-9979 Wild Peoples (cover band) Time: 20.00 Admission: call and check Porter (Kostelna 4) 278-0490 Jazz Inside (jazz) Time: 20.30 Admission: free Jazz Do It (V Vasylkivska 76a) 289-5606

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Saturday Dyadya Vasya (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: call and check Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137 Male Babes, PLB, Beefeaters (cover bands) Time: 21.00 Admission: 30hrv Bochka Khmilna (B Khmelnytskoho 3b) 390-6106

Malyuk – Farewell Concert (indie) Time: 21.00 Admission: 80-100hrv Bochka Pyvna (Moskovskiy Pr 17/1) 461-8788 Beefeaters, PLB (cover bands) Time: 21.00 Admission: call and check Bochka Pyvna (Khreshchatyk 19a) 459-0551 Tabula Rasa, Partyzanski Vytivky (cover bands) Time: 22.00 Admission: 75hrv Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717 Mad Heads, UkrainSka, Good, Bad, Evil (rockabilly, cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 75hrv Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528 Vzrosliy Band (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Ciro’s Pomodoro (S Rustaveli 12) 221-4545

Soyuz 44 (jazz) Time: 22.00 Admission: 40hrv Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137 Animals’ Session (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: call and check Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717 Crazy Train (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528 Revenko Music (blues) Time: 20.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865 Tweng (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: call and check Porter (Mishuhy 3a) 536-9979

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Monday Mojo Jo Jo (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: free Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137 Night Block (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: free Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717 Animals’ Session (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528

Geiser, Good Life (cover bands) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865

Trio Mojito Band (cover band) Time: 20.30 Admission: free Ciro’s Pomodoro (S Rustaveli 12) 221-4545

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

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

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We 100 (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 30hrv Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137

Radio Head Cover Party (cover bands) Time: 22.00 Admission: 30hrv Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137

Tuesday

More Khuana (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 20hrv Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717 Tres Deseos (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528 My Cat’s Wife (cover band) Time: 20.30 Admission: free Ciro’s Pomodoro (S Rustaveli 12) 221-4545 Night Block (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865 Yukhym Dym (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: call and check Porter (Mishuhy 3a) 536-9979

Wednesday

Mama Mia (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: call and check Bochka Khmilna (B Khmelnytskoho 3b) 390-6106 Bangladesh Orchestra (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: call and check Bochka Pyvna (Khreshchatyk 19a) 459-0551

More Khuana (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Ciro’s Pomodoro (S Rustaveli 12) 221-4545 Carte Blanche (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865 Max Vatutin (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: call and check Porter (Mishuhy 3a) 536-9979 Olena Pugacheva (jazz) Time: 20.30 Admission: free Jazz Do It (V Vasylkivska 76a) 289-5606

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

Katya Chilly (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: call and check Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137

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

Vasyliy Podolskiy (jazz) Time: 20.30 Admission: free Jazz Do It (V Vasylkivska 76a) 289-5606

French Jazzman Shows Off His Moves Thierry Peala (France, jazz), Ukrainskiy Dim (Khreshchatyk 2)

27 November at 19.00

The Academy of Modern Art in conjunction with the French Institute have united to bring you the music of famous Frenchman Thierry Peala. Together with pianist Bruno Angelini and saxophonist Francesko Bearzatti, Peala will present his new programme Move Is. Complete with memorable melodies and interesting sequences, the crooner has also invited Ukrainian vocalist Olha Voichenko and guitarist Sehiy Kapelyushok to help him out. Tickets are 50 – 250hrv. For more information call 278-5950. : What's On Recommended

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This Week Art 

25 November – 1 December 2011

World Contemporary Art Travels to Ukraine 60 Artistic Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, Mystetsky Arsenal (Lavrska 12)

Until 4 December

Mystetsky Arsenal continues to bring you only the best of exhibitions featuring international works, especially with this next exhibition 60 Artistic Years of Modern and Contemporary Art. Presenting a selection of some of the world’s most eminent artists, Portuguese art connoisseur and collector, Agostino Cordeiro, brings together 340 works. Many of these items you will find catalogued in famous museums such as MOMA, the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan, but only here in Kyiv will you find them for the next week and a half. For more information call 288-5226.

Personal Exhibition Exhibition of paintings by Yevhen Shapovalov Master Klass Culture Centre Gallery (Lavrska 16) Until 8 December 594-1063

The Footstep of Fate Exhibition of paintings by Petro Bevza Tryptykh Art Gallery (Desyatynna 13) Until 29 November 279-2909

Out of the Dark Exhibition of works by Kanta Kimura and Constanze Haas Bereznitsky Project (Turovska 31) Until 29 November 425-9155

Livadiya Ghosts Exhibition of paintings by Volodymyr Hulich Karas Gallery (Andriivsky Uzviz 22a) Until 5 December 238-6531

Running Towards Exhibition of paintings by Antonina Fedorets Wunjo-Art Gallery (Heroiv Stalingrada 10a) Until 2 December 228-6620 Personal Exhibition Exhibition of paintings by Anatoliy Kryvolap Mystetska Zbirka Gallery (Tereshchenkivska 13) Until 30 November 050-136-4737

Zazerkallya Exhibition of paintings by David Sharashydze and Giya Miminoshvili Soviart gallery (Andriivsky uzviz 22a) Until 7 December 425-2219

Gods and Heroes Exhibition of works by Alexandre Nekrashevich Collection gallery (Pankivska 8) Until 10 December 287-3766

Family

A Ball for the Smallest

The Land of Wonders Children’s Ball, Shokoladniy Dim (Shovkovychna 17/2)

26 November at 12.00

Children aged 2 – 12, this is your invitation to take part in the Land of Wonders Children's Ball held for the first time ever in Kyiv! There are lots of things planned such as animations, a light show, a big dance plus a few surprises, and a fancy ball just wouldn’t be complete without a delicious buffet for hungry tummies! A dress code will be in effect and means long dresses for little girls and a suit and tie for little boys. Worried this event might be a bit too stuffy for your little ones? Don’t be! Their favourite cartoon characters will also be in attendance, making this afternoon as fun as possible! For tickets or more information call 232-9277.

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Saturday

The Postman Hare Fairytale in 2 acts Time: 13.00 Kyiv Theatre of Opera & Ballet for Children & Youth 425-3116 The Prince & the Princess Fairytale in 2 acts for children 5+ Time: 12.00 Lypska Youth Theatre 253-6219

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The Speckled Hen and the Golden Sun Puppet-play for children 4+ Time: 11.00 Puss in Boots Puppet-play for children 3+ Time: 13.00 Kyiv Puppet Theatre 278-0566

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

Thumbelina Puppet-play in Russian for children 4+ Time: 15.00 The Golden Key Puppet-play for children 3+ Time: 17.00 Kyiv Puppet Theatre 278-0566 The Snow Queen Musical fairytale in 2 acts for children 7+ Time: 12.00 Lypska Youth Theatre 253-6219

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

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Sunday A Fair Mess Burlesque in 2 acts for children 7+ Time: 12.00 The Green Hills of the Ocean Fairytale in 1 act for children 5+ Time: 13.00 Lypska Youth Theatre 253-6219 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/

Fairy Tales for Kind Hearts Puppet-play in Russian for children 4+ Time: 11.00 The Magical Hippopotamus Puppet-play for children 3+ Time: 15.00 The Wolf and the Goat Puppet-play for children 3+ Time: 15.00 Cinderella Puppet-play for children 4+ Time: 17.00 Kyiv Puppet Theatre 278-0566 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

Sleeping Beauty Ballet in 2 acts Time: 12.00 & 15.00 Kyiv Theatre of Opera & Ballet for Children & Youth 425-3116 The Little Mermaid Fairytale Time: 12.00 Molody Theatre 278-7392/8568

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

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Ghostly International DJ

Dub Mode Event w Ryan Elliott (US, base-line techno, house), Forsage (Harmatna 51a)

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25 November at 22.00

Clan Marengo – DJs Sky Love, Bodrov, MC Jumper Time: 21.00 Admission: free Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024

“What matters most, above all else, is what comes through the speakers,” says Detroit’s Ryan Elliott. As a resident at the Berghain, Berlin’s most famous club, he is an internationally-respected DJ under the Ghostly International label. Hopping from Germany to Miami, his hometown of Michigan and back again, he’s here in Kyiv with a few rare musical remixes. Admission is L-50hrv, G-60hrv. For more information call 232-6780.

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Friday Beautiful People – Alex Pride Time: 22.00 Admission: L-free, G-50hrv Vodka Bar (Globus-2nd line, Maidan Nezalezhnosti) 371-1102 Party Monster – DJs Dan, Watson Time: 22.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-free, G-50hrv, after L-30hrv, G-70hrv Bionica (Borshchahivska 128a) 232-7296 Love Night – DJ Games, MC Nata Lunch Time: 22.00 Admission: call and check Aura (Vyshgorodskaya 28/1) 237-7023 Saksyran – DJs Vova Blacks, Dream, Datskaya, Alex Amega, MC Razveselyj Time: 21.00 Admission: before 21.00 G-free, after 90hrv, before 23.00 L-free, after 50hrv Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024  nother Side of Trance – A DJs Erick Strong, Ira, Alex Teeb, Fandy, Aquile, Johnnie Play, Dart Rayne & Yura Moonlight, D’jok Time: 22.00 Admission: call and check Saxon (Trutenko 4) 257-4070 Dub Mode Event – DJs Rayn Elliott, Mays, Woo York, Glushko, Spieler, Mitchell, Saylex Time: 22.00 Admission: L-50hrv, G-60hrv Forsage (Harmatna 51a) 232-6780

Tonight – Spyder & Joss Time: 22.00 Admission: call and check Mantra (Basseina 2a) 050-336-2848 Disco Friday – DJs Driver, Nikz Lorenz Time: 22.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-free, G-50hrv, after L-50hrv, G-60hrv Prime (Nauki 8) 524-2209 Mr. Sunny, Dima Ownage, Jerry Mouse Time: 22.00 Admission: L-free, G-40hrv Aldo Flirt Club (Milyutenko 7) 067-536-6565 Just Funk – iOne Time: 22.00 Admission: before 23.00 L-free, after L-30hrv, G-60hrv Lake Club (Revutskoho 2) 098-363-6363 Nozh Dlya Frau Mueller Time: 20.00 Admission: 200hrv Sullivan Room (Prorizna 8) 066-485-5555 Chicken Paris Vol 2 – Cosmo Vitelli, Crackboy, Move & Bard, Anton Feuer, Pavel Plastikk, Chainer Time: 23.00 Admission: 50 – 80hrv Cinema Club (Entusiastiv 1) 555-5854 Latin American Music Time: 22.00 Admission: L-100hrv, G-150hrv Caribbean Club (Kominternu 4) 288-1290

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Saturday Ice Party – DJs Ice, Vlad MFK Time: 22.00 Admission: L-free, G-50hrv Vodka Bar (Globus-2nd line, Maidan Nezalezhnosti) 371-1102 Sexy Pyjamas Party – DJs Jumper, Sky Love, Datskaya, Bodrov, MC Razveseliy Time: 21.00 Admission: before 23.00 L-free, after L-50hrv, G-90hrv Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024 Light Night – DJ Games, MC Nata Lunch Time: 22.00 Admission: call and check Aura (Vyshgorodskaya 28/1) 237-7023 Party Like a Rockstar – DJ Matrosov, DJ Krytix, DJ Alighiery, DJ Famous, DJ Kovalevsky, Sky Dance Show Time: 23.00 Admission: L-free, G-call and check Sky Bar (V Vasilkiivska 5) 223-8888 Marika Rossa Birthday Party – DJs Marika Rossa, Alexandr Galickiy, Rey-Na & Ruby, Dub Makers, Oleg Uris & Woofer, Joss, Night, MC Ujeen Time: 22.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-50, G-70hrv, after L-60hrv, G-80hrv Forsage (Harmatna 51a) 232-6780

Nintendo Party Night -DJs Watson, Lubimoff, MC Кeks Time: 22.00 Admission: call and check Tema Fashion Club (Artema 37-41) 486-8727

Billboard Trend Party – T-Killah, Tamerlan, Alena Omargalieva, DJ Anastasia, DJ key, Sky Dance Show Time: 23.00 Admission: L-free, G-call and check Sky Bar (V Vasilkiivska 5) 223-8888

Anti-Pop – DJs Romantic, Underhill, Id Crash, MC Alex Van Cool Time: 22.00 Admission: before 23.30 L-30, G-40hrv, after L-50hrv, G-60hrv Saxon (Trutenko 4) 257-4070

Love Sound Party – DJs Filon, Richwell, Nastya Feldmann Time: 22.00 Admission: 50hrv Seven Music Club (Saksahanskoho 1h) 205-4451

White Party – DJ Shpionov, DJ John Bright, DJ Slava Tech, DJ Bodya Nice Time: 22.00 Admission: L-40hrv, G-60hrv BabyFace (Shchorsa 44) 286-0777

Djedjula & Stars – DJs Dan, Saylex Time: 22.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-free, G-50hrv, after L-30hrv, G-70hrv Bionica (Borshchahivska 128a) 232-7296

Pivomania – DJ Size Time: 21.00 Admission: call and check Aura (Vyshgorodskaya 28/1) 237-7023

Novotec – DJs Yarik, Кon, Zlata, Jozeph, Galickiy, Suhar, Yoshi Time: 22.00 Admission: call and check Cinema Club (Entusiastiv 1) 555-5854 Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll – DJs Afinskaya, Rocket, Pahatam, MC Dym Time: 22.00 Admission: call and check Tema Fashion Club (Artema 37-41) 486-8727 Dirty Raves OKK UK – Robots in Disguise (UK), Hardtennis, Katwon, Last Signal, Marc Pollock Time: 22.00 Admission: 70hrv Xlib (Frunze 12) 417-3233 Ira Champion Time: 22.00 Admission: call and check Maximym (Dekabristov 12/37) 562-6262 Exclusiff – DJs Andrey Balkonsky, Shelestoff, Neo, David DJ Time: 22.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-30, G-40hrv, after L-50hrv, G-60hrv Prime (Nauki 8) 524-2209 Macho Men Don’t Cry – DJs Li-On (2.MACHOS), Andrew Harms, Viki Sky Time: 22.00 Admission: L-free, G-50hrv City Club Entertainment (Vatutina 2t) 495-5504

Latin American Music Time: 22.00 Admission: L-100hrv, G-150hrv Caribbean Club (Kominternu 4) 288-1290 Robots in Disguise (UK), Vile Imbeciles (UK), Stepan I Mediza Time: 18.00 Admission: 150hrv Sullivan Room (Prorizna 8) 066-485-5555

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Sunday One Night in Kyiv – DJs Unique, SamAnto, Shatyrko Time: 22:00 Admission: free Vodka Bar (Globus-2nd line, Maidan Nezalezhnosti) 371-1102 BSP – DJs Vova Blacks, Serg, Roma Rio, MC Clubnichka Time: 22.00 Admission: L-free, G-90hrv Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024 Time 2Nu Rave – DJs Denny Preacher, Viki Sky, D Spieler, Horsy, MC Sunny Time: 22.00 Admission: before 23.30 L-10, G-15hrv, after L-15hrv, G-30hrv Saxon (Trutenko 4) 257-4070 RnB Boom – DJs Lady, Mykvik, Mechanik, Herik Horilla Time: 22.00 Admission: before 23.30 L-10, G-15hrv, after L-20hrv, G-30hrv Forsage (Harmatna 51a) 232-6780

Batiskaf – DJs Jike, Yarik Zipmix, Myztical, Maya Time: 20.00 Admission: 30hrv Shtani (Pushkinska 11) 279-1701

Pioneer Hen Party – DJ Games, MC Adam Time: 21.00 Admission: call and check Aura (Vyshgorodskaya 28/1) 237-7023

Grand Party – Artur, Serge Proshe Time: 22.00 Admission: L-free, G-100hrv Mantra (V Vasylkivska 5) 050-336-2848

I Love Disco. Magic Saxophone Live – DJs Кonstantin Ozerov, Saylex, MC Ujeen Time: 22.00 Admission: call and check Bionica (Borshchahivska 128a) 232-7296

Plastic City – DJs Unique, Brunette Time: 22.0 Admission: before 23.00 L-free, after L-30hrv, G-60hrv Lake Club (Revutskoho 2) 098-363-6363

Old-school Graffiti Night – DJs Shked, Teri, Кlimat Time: 22.00 Admission: call and check Tema Fashion Club (Artema 37-41) 486-8727

Be Glamorous

Kievglam Fashion Party, Mai Thai (V Vasylkivska 66)

1 December at 18.30

Celebrate the first day of winter with elegance and a little sultry salsa as Kievglam gets together with friends new and old this Thursday. Hoping to impress with a fascinating show from the House of Fashion le Rêve, style, chic and a flawless feminine quality is what you will find from designer Anastasia Dell. With the catwalk put away, make sure you grab a cocktail and stay on to dance the night away. It’s as good a way as any we know to get the weekend off to a good start. For admission prices or more information visit www.facebook/kievglam.com

Salsatequa Time: 21.00 Admission: before 23.00 –free, after L-20hrv, G-50hrv Caribbean Club (Kominternu 4) 288-1290

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Tuesday Hot Marakas – DJs Sky Love, Vova Blacks, Serg, MC Ruzhui Time: 22.00 Admission: free Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024 Mix Style – DJ Shtuzer Time: 21.00 Admission: call and check Aura (Vyshgorodskaya 28/1) 237-7023 Disco-Latino Time: 22.00 Admission: call and check Caribbean Club (Kominternu 4) 288-1290 Discoteque of the 80s – DJ Velskiy Time: 21.00 Admission: free Azure (Leontovycha 3) 234-7494

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Wednesday Women’s Feast – DJs Bodrov, Roma Rio, Jumper, Vova Blacks, MC KlunNichka Time: 21.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-free, after L-50hrv, G-90hrv Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024 Latina Fiesta Party – DJ Stalkera, MC Adam Time: 21.00 Admission: free Azure (Leontovycha 3) 234-7494 Island of Amazonkas Time: 21.00 Admission: call and check Caribbean Club (Kominternu 4) 288-1290 Radio Day – DJ Shtuzer Time: 21.00 Admission: call and check Aura (Vyshgorodskaya 28/1) 237-7023

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Thursday Ladies Night Time: 21.00 Admission: L-free, G-100hrv Azure (Leontovycha 3) 234-7494 Disco-Latino Time: 22.00 Admission: call and check Caribbean Club (Kominternu 4) 288-1290 Fashion Sex Time: 21.00 Admission: call and check Arena (Baseina 2a) 093-947-7476

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Coming Soon Christmas with the Nutcracker

The Nutcracker in Candyburg, Premier Palace (Pushkinska 5-7/29)

24 – 26 December at 11.00, 13.30, 16.00

I Challenge You To A Duel

Balkan Brass Battle (Balkan music), Crystal Hall (Dniprovskiy Spusk 1)

30 January at 20.00

Ever wonder how the gypsies settle their disputes? Just like in the movies – to a duel! Hoping to resolve the question of musical mastermind once and for all, Romania’s Fanfare Ciocarlia and Serbia’s Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar will go head to head. Known the world over for their improvisational skill and style, the genres you’ll be treated to tonight range from the Balkans all the way to New Orleans. It’s going to be hot, it’s going to be racy, it’s going to be one brash night of all kinds of brass. Tickets are 250 – 500hrv. For more information call 538-0100.

New Funky Beats Boombox (pop-rock, funk), Stereo Plaza (Kikvidze 17)

The holiday season is all about making the world in which we live a very special place. That's why characters of the fabulous Nutcracker ballet will be gathering in the Premier Palace to introduce themselves to all the city’s boys and girls. Reenacting famous fairytales, which occur in a marvellous place called Candyburg, your little viewers will become a part of the story. It’s going to be a sweet event honeyed with presents from the stars of the show! Admission is 100 – 250hrv. For more information call 287-8787.

9 December at 19.00

Boombox will bring fans together this evening for the purpose of presenting their new album Seredniy Vik (Middle Age). Enthusiasts have had to wait a year for this one. But considering it’s their fourth official LP after a solid first three, you can understand their impatience. While Ukrainian bands do tend to fade in popularity the longer they hang around, the opposite is true for these guys; a good sign in and of itself. Come check out what middle age looks and sounds like for this musical machine tonight. Tickets are 150 – 1000hrv. For more information call 222-8040.

Go In Between

Jacey Lewis (UK, electro), Sullivan Room (Prorizna 8)

16 December at 21.00

Britain’s Jacey Lewis has been invited by the organisers of In Between to play for the kids of Kyiv. To give you a little background, the BBC chose Lewis to appear in a documentary about music a couple of years back plus he’s scheduled to play on the same stages with Oomph! and Rammstein early next year. Getting a little help here in the capital from a guy called Tyler Milchmann, as well as DJs Featon, HoloGhost and Glorf, you will no doubt be ready for the electro-industrial Lewis is so famous for. Admission is 120 – 400hrv. For more information call 066-813-2012.

Accordion for the Soul

Richard Galliano & Tangaria Quartet (France, jazz), House of Officers (Hrushevskoho 30/1)

9 December at 19.00

Hoping to warm up your winter, Richard Galliano and his talented quartet are bringing their Festival of French Spring to Kyiv. As one of the world’s best accordionists, certainly throughout Europe and the Americas, Galliano is a great follower of Astor Piazzolla, and is often referred to as the Saint Monster of Jazz. Passionately exuberant whenever he plays, this is an evening you might want to consider should you be feeling the unwanted effects of the cold season. Tickets are 130 – 500hrv. For more information call 253-8072.

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Legend of the 80s

Chris Rea (UK, pop-rock, blues), Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103)

13 February at 19.00

The world fell in love with this English singer-songwriter at the release of his 10th album, Road To Hell, released in 1989. With the title track becoming a huge hit, it is one, among others, you will no doubt hear when he stops in Kyiv on his most recent tour dubbed The Santo Spirito Project. Released this September on two CDs containing two feature-length DVDs written and directed by Rea himself, this project is worth more than just a quick look. Tickets are 300 – 2500hrv. For more information call 247−2444.

Famous Russian Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Russia, classical), Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103)

16 December at 19.00

Performing pure romances by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff on tour through Donetsk, Odesa and Lviv this spring, as well as giving a concert at the Kyiv National Philharmonic in June, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is coming back to the capital this winter with new repertoire. Promising a concert of more current tracks, it almost doesn’t matter what he sings as his unique voice and fancydancy moves on stage have been known to break a heart or two. Making it absolutely clear how much this man loves Ukraine and its audiences, this upcoming show will be nothing short of spectacular! Tickets are 350 – 2950hrv. For more information call 247-2316.

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Antiques Close-up Grand Antique Salon, Mystetsky Arsenal (Lavrska 10-12)

8 – 18 December

Aphrodite’s Child Demis Roussos (Greece, world music), Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103)

8 March at 19.00

The legendary Demis Roussos is coming to Ukraine next year with a string of musical souvenirs. Along with his remarkable tenor, his unmistakable tremolo will no doubt have people lined up for tickets to see what many call the Greek Nightingale. Born in Egypt to Greek parents, he has been hugely successful in this part of the world, and still gets standing ovations for his most famous work From Souvenirs To Souvenirs. This will no doubt be an evening of true Mediterranean romance! Get your ticket. Tickets 200 – 1250hrv. For more information call 247-2316.

Dance with the Stars

Zodiac Dance Show, House of Artists (Artema 1-5)

4 December at 18.00

The language of dance can lead one into a world of emotion: Enter the mystic moves of the Zodiac. For one night only, the 12 astrologic signs will come together to provide those most in tune with their inner space a harmonious performance of dance styles from all corners of the world. Demonstrating the unique temperament of the bull, the crab, the centaur and more, the audience will no doubt recognise various moods, emotions and characteristics. Promising predictions for the new year in the movements they make, the Zodiac asks you to put yourself in their hands this evening. Admission is 60 – 250hrv. For more informaiton call 287-8787.

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Grand Antique Salon is Ukraine’s largest display of antique items. Held yearly since 2008, museums and collectors proudly present their most prized heirlooms. For visitors, it’s the chance to peek at those priceless items doused in history and tradition typically hidden away in closets and attics the rest of the year. Featuring ancient weapons of the 15th – 18th century, the Lviv Museum has been solicited to show their wares. The pearl of the event, however, will be armoury of the Polish cavalry. Utilised throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, the brigade were often referred to as winged hussars. For more information call 288-5225.

Forever Crazy

Crazy Horse (France, cabaret), Kyiv Operetta (V Vasylkivska 53/3)

8 & 9 February at 19.00

Looking for a nice night out complete with a little cabaret? Paris might be the first place that pops into your head. But if you’re in Kyiv this February, there’s no need to travel so far! The Crazy Horse cabaret will be here in the country for the first time this 2012, bringing with them everything great about the French capital. Enjoyed by over 6 million people since 1951, these girls not only know how to dance, they have a real talent for taking off their clothes! Even the masterly Salvador Dali couldn’t help but be influenced, creating his famous “lips” couch after one of their shows! Tickets are 300 – 1000hrv. For more information call 287-2630.

A Woman and a Man Michel Legrand (France) w/ National Symphony Orchestra, Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103)

23 December at 19.00

Michel Legrand is a legendary French pianist and composer who became an even bigger name once he started writing scores for Hollywood. With more than 200 movies that have been touched by his musical hand, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Thomas Crown Affair and Wuthering Heights are but a few. Having worked with eminent musicians such as Edith Piaf, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra and Barbara Streisand, he’s won five Grammys and three Oscars. This upcoming concert, A Woman and a Man, is a selection of Legrand’s most famous and romantic tunes: it is your opportunity to immerse yourself in French charm. Tickets are 150 – 1750hrv. For more information call 247-2316.

A Circus of Cats

Yuriy Kuklachev’s Cat Theatre, House of Officers (Hrushevskoho 30/1)

16 and 17 December at 11.00 and 18.00

Having performed in far off places like the US, Canada, Finland, Japan and China, Yuriy Kuklachev has been acknowledged as A People’s Artist of Russia. Traipsing the world with his gaggle of cats, this jolly man is welcomed wherever he goes. Now it’s our turn to have a little fun! With 35 furry felines and two poodles in tow, an afternoon of convivial family entertainment is promised. It may even be a good place to pick up a few feats to teach your own pets at home! Admission is 50 – 350hrv. For more information call 253-8072.

Real Babe In Town Mutya Buena (UK, pop), Arena (Baseina 2a)

9 December at 23.00

Coming up this December, for the first time ever, former Sugarbabes Mutya Buena will be here in Kyiv! Buena left the Babes a few years back to start her own career in music, and has since been seen gallivanting with MC Viper, George Michael and Groove Armada. The recent release of her first album Real Girl has been met with applause and excitement, especially since Johnny Douglas and Amy Winehouse can be found among various tracks. Hoping to shake up your Friday night, get your ticket before they all disappear. Tickets purchased before 1 December are 150hrv. For more information call 093-947-7476.

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Take Me Out! Listings RESTAURANTS AMERICAN Arizona BBQ 25 Naberezhno Khreshchatytska st. 425-2438 Open: 08.00 – 24.00 The only American run restaurant in Kyiv, open since 1995. Free Wifi, drinks, food, parking, satellite TV, credit cards, live music

Sam’s Steak House  37 Zhylyanskaya st. 287 20 00 Open: 08 a.m. – 12 a.m. www.karta.ua Steak House. Grill restaurant. Breakfast. Wide choice. 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., weekdays WI-FI

ASIAN Terrace Mezhigirska 87 B str. +380932673630 +380443511572 Оpen: 18 00 – 06 00 Asian style, comfortable room karaoke with beauties.

Pushistiy Sushi-bar 23-a Velyka Vasylkivska st. 234-3101 Open: 12.00 ‘til the last visitor leaves Original mix of styles in the interior, fuzzy fur on the walls. 30 kinds of sushi and sashimi.  Saffron 3 Vorovskogo st. 569 10 10 Open: Sun – Wed: 12.00 – 00.00 Thu – Sat: 12.00 – 05.00 www.karta.ua Oriental cuisine, Karaoke-lounge WI-FI  Nobu 12 Shota Rustaveli st. 246-7734 Open: 12.00 - 24.00 Sushi bar in central location. Great decor and service, wide menu of authentic sushi.  Tubiteyka 29/50 Tarasivska st. 287-0242 Open: 8.00 – 23.00 Asian and home made cuisine, delicious breakfasts, kalian. Oriental atmosphere – and decoration. WI-FI 

CAUCASIAN Ani 72 Chervonoarmiyska st. 4th floor 590-2565 Open: 11.00-23.00 An open show-case kitchen will let you watch the respected Chef cook traditional dishes on the chargrill for you.  Hinkali 4, Shota Rustaveli st. 234-0692 Open: 24 hours Real Caucasian culture reproduced in its best meals. Cuisine with an accent. 

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Kazbek 30a L. Ukrainky blvd. 285-4805 Open: 11.00 - 24.00 Restaurant with original interior and traditional Tone stove for baking bread.  Kuvshyn 10 Fedorova st. 592-6363 Open: 12.00 - 24.00 Caucasian cuisine. Every dish served in its own original and unique manner.  Mimino 10a Spasskaya st. (Podol) 417 35 45 Open: 12.00 – 00.00 www.karta.ua Authentic Georgian cuisine WI-FI

European BAcchus Class Chapaeva 2/16 (I.Franka)St. 234-6506 Open: 09.00 – till the last visitor leaves www.bacchusclass.com The one and the only Wine restaurant in Ukraine. WI-FI 7FRIDAYS CITY-CAFE  B Khmelnytskoho 29 278-1187 www.7fridays.kiev.ua Situated in the very heart of Kyiv, the 7Fridays cafe is bursting with city life while striving to preserve a homelike atmosphere. Offering a peaceful corner to forget about city rush, stop for delicious European cuisine for breakfast, business-lunch or dinner. Internet available. WI-FI Story Cafe 17/18 Naberezhno-Kreschatitskaya st. 467 78 97 Open: 11.00 – 00.00 www.karta.ua French, Italian & Japanese cuisine WI-FI Razgulyaevo 70 Stolichnoe highway (to Koncha-Zaspa) 259 17 00 Open: 11.00 – to the last client www.karta.ua Entertainment complex (restaurant, hotel, sauna, paintball) WI-FI

FRENCH COMME IL FAUT  RESTAURANT  Velyka Zhytomyrska St. 2A 219-1919 Open: Monday-Saturday 11:00-23:00 Elegant French restaurant in the heart of Kiev. Every day enjoy a unique business lunch with glass of wine. Come and try our new autumn menu…

Crep De Chine  25 Hoholivska st. 537-7070 Open: 08.00 – 23.00 A culinary expirience you won’t forget! 

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INTERNATIONAL

Olivera  2A Velyka Zhytomyrska Street 219-1919 Open: 06.30 - 23.00 All day Mediterranean restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every day enjoy our Business lunch and Olivera Steak house. Spoil you friends and family with Sunday brunch from 13.00 weekly.

Arena Entertainment  2-a Baseyna st. 492-0000 Open: 9.00 ‘til the last visitor leaves Spacious and cozy restaurant with European cuisine and micro brewery.

Teatro Restaurant Opera Hotel 53 B. Khmelnitskogo st. 581 70 70 Open: 06.30 – 23.00 Mediterranean cuisine. Exquisite selection of the best dishes around the Mediterranean Sea Flavors & Tastes at their best!

Terracotta  5-7/29 Pushkinska st. 537-4535 Open: 07.00 - 23.00 Mediterranean restaurant of superior cuisine. Wine and cigar rooms offer the perfect touch to Terracotta’s delicious dining experience

FUSION BEEF MEAT & WINE Shota Rustaveli 11 225-0035 Open: 12.00-24.00 Meet cuisine with no ethnic equivalent. Only the best meat from top suppliers and a wide choice of wine match. WI-FI

BIER PLATZ (new!) Maidan Nezalezhnosti – 7 Khreshchatyk 067-407-5544 From 11.00 until the last client Delicious Czech, German and Ukrainian cuisine. 11 sorts of draft beer. 7 plasma screeens and 1 huge wall screen, offering various sports channels. Wi-Fi b-hush  Velyka Zhytomyrska St. 2A 11th floor, InterContinental Kyiv Mob. +38 050 355 93 72 Open: Mon - Thu: 18.00 - 02.00 Fri - Sat: 18.00 - 04.00 Rooftop lounge bar b-hush - Rise above the bustle and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Our specialties include Asian Fusion menu, extensive cocktail menu and hookah menu.

Grill Asia  Restaurant  5 Alla Tarasova st. 581-12-34 Open: 6:00 - 24:00 Two open kitchens, European and Asian cuisine in luxurious surroundings. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Buddha-bar Kiev  14 Kreschatik st. (near Khreshchatyk hotel) 270- 7676 Open: Mo – Wed: 13.00 – 02.00 Thu – Sat: 13.00 – 04.00 Sun: 14.00 – 02.00 www.buddhabar.com.ua Restaurant lounge-bar WI-FI

InterContinental  Kyiv Lobby  Lounge Bar  Velyka Zhytomyrska St. 2A 1 st floor, InterContinental Kyiv 219-1919 Open: 08.00 - 02.00 Enjoy the best coffee in town with home made pastries in a unique atmosphere. Great selection of whiskies, wine and comfort food at your choice - Lobby lounge the place to meet in Kiev.

Marrakesh 24 Sagaydachnogo st. (Podol) 494 0 494 Open: Sun – Thu: 12.00 – 01.00 Fri – Sat: 12.00 – 04.00 www.karta.ua Oriental restaurant. Moroccan, French & Japanese cuisine. Hookah menu. WI-FI

MYKA restaurant  Khreshchatyk 46a 227 8943 Open: 12-24 Delicious international cuisine in the heart of Kyiv

Marocana 24 Lesi Ukrainky blvd. 254-4999 Open: 11.00 - 02.00 This popular beau monde hang-out bills itself as a fashion TV cafe. 

Hunter 147/5 Saksahanskoho st. 236-3735 Open: 12.00 - 24.00 There is no need to go hunting – just visit this special originally decorated grill-restaurant, try excellent grilled meat and fish! 

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Kyiv Life DJ Solange Knowles pumping the tunes

The Trendy Twos

B-HUSH The still young but popular lounge bar, b-hush, celebrated its 2nd birthday over the weekend. Inviting all of its friends out to celebrate, the InterCon’s toddler was inundated with well wishers and enjoyed performances by the Hardkiss, a fashion show by Mitus Design and a DJ set by well-known American DJ and sister of Beyonce, Solange Knowles. Those in attendance all had a great time – evidence of which is seen in all the great photos! Yuliya Sanina of The Hardkiss always makes a statement

The evening’s host Karolina Ashion

Carsten D Reiher and Christoph G Ganster stop for a photo TV Host Alyona Shoptenko as beautiful as ever

Distinctive designers Tetyana Mitus and Andre Tan Singer Valeriy Kharchyshyn a slow starter The InterCon’s Karen McPhee and Lubomyr Mudric

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Defence Attaché of Hungary Colonel Toth, Defence Attaché of the Netherlands Commander Reefman and Defence Attaché of Sweden Colonel Hedstrom

Ambassador of Belgium HE Jana Zikmundova and her husband Manuel Arenas

The Heart of Europe Celebrates the King’s Day

Ambassador of Portugal HE Mario Jesus dos Santos and Greek Ambassador HE Georgios Georgountzos

RADISSON BLU On 15 November, the Belgian Embassy welcomed guests of the city to celebrate its King’s Day. Greeting everyone with a smile, Ambassador HE Jana Zikmundova said a few words about her beautiful Belgium and then invited all those in attendance to enjoy themselves amidst her fellow countrymen and friends.

Ambassador of Germany HE Hans-Jurgen Heimsoeth and Head of DAKH Theatre Vlad Troitskiy

Dr Illya Yemets and American Ambassador HE John Tefft

Dr Oleksandr Hoshko, CCRDF vice President Valeria Burachinsky and Dr Oleh Korniychuk

Saying Goodbye

CCRDF Country Manager Alexa Milanych and founder Nadia Matkiwsky

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CCRDF Project Manager Zoryana Bruher with founder and President Dr Zenon Matkiwsky

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL The Children of Chornobyl Relief and Development Fund gathered on 20 November to reveal some very sad news indeed. The non-profit charitable organisation’s founders, Dr Zenon and Nadia Matkiwsky, have decided to retire, which means the fund will be retiring as well. Requesting the presence of friends throughout the city, both founders and staff wanted to thank everyone for their help in establishing some much needed medical programmes here in Ukraine. Highlighting Ukraine’s First Comprehensive Telemedicine Programme in particular, speakers also reaclled fabulous memories made over the more than 20 years of existence. We’ll miss you CCRDF.

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Kyiv Life The whole Shooters crew

D’Lux’s Rizzy Andani celebrates the night with friends Ozzy and Robert (right) cut the birthday cake

Erik Franke with a couple of lovelies

The City’s Best Shot

The Hyatt’s Richard Turner and new found friend Stephanie Kolla

Your typical night out at one of the best bars in town!

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Long-time Shooters friend Paulo Salas

SHOOTERS Question: Where are some of the best parties in Kyiv held? Answer: Shooters, of course! Everything Ozzy and his crew do is top-notch, and celebrating the club’s 8th birthday this 15 November, it was packed! Happy Birthday Shooters! May you live long and prosper.

Coca Cola Director Walter Gordon (right) and friends

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Founder and President of Otchiy Dim Roman Korniyko

A commendable effort by Vadym Trofimenko and Urmas Syyrumaa

Publisher Volodymyr Repa teams for a pic

A Sporty Charitable Event

D’LUX The D’Lux Open Tennis Charity Tournament wound down this weekend with a big bash at its Hrushevskoho address. Getting all those who walk softly but carry a large racket together, the evening celebrated both competition winners and charitable organisation, Otchiy Dim Orphanage. With almost 150 representatives of Ukraine’s elite taking part, everyone did their bit to ensure a very nice 35,875hrv sum was raised for the kids. There was even a private donation of 50,000hrv made in order to replace the old windows in the orphanage.

Tournament winners Konstyantyn Kozymyr and Lev Partskhaladze

Teatro Under Investigation

Pranab Singha of Manzaro Global Ventures Ltd and Ian Borden of McDonald’s Ukraine discussing the menu Flemming and Irina Jahn with Kate and Alex Sikorsky

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TEATRO RESTAURANT On 17 November, Kyiv’s gourmets gathered to check out another of Kyiv’s top venues to taste and evaluate its star-rating. Enjoying exotic dishes such as the Lobster and Cacao Espuma, Smoked Duck in Sauterne Jelly and a Rack of Lamb with Liquid Feta Gnocchi in Teriyaki Sauce, the verdict was a good one. Well done Chef Matthias!

Jai and Natasha Narula look to be having a great time

The Opera Hotel’s Head Chef Matthias Mittnacht with Elena Drozd and Valery Kovbasyuk

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Essential Kyiv Fitness Centres GOLF CENTRE Obolonska Naberezhna 20  230-9436 www.golf-center.com.ua The Golf Centre offers 36 stations, a 2-level floodlit driving range, 7-hole golf course, Golf Academy, Pro Shop and restaurant. No membership required! Plenty of free parking on site

Language Courses SMARTFOX Language school, Translation’s agency Vandy Vasylevskoi 7  502-6290 www.baziscenter.com

Premier Palace Hotel Blvd T. Shevchenka / Pushkinska 5-7/29  537-45-00  279-87-72 Reservation: 244-12-11 info@premier-palace.com www.premier-palace.com

Center of Spanish  Language and Culture Obolonska 7, 1st Floor  239-2418 www.spanish.com.ua Ez English Blvd Lesi Ukrainki 16, #18  235-5926

Club Olympus Alla Tarasova 5  581-1234 Cyber Gym B. Khmelnytskoho 50  465-3171 Kiev Sport Club Blvd Druzhby Narodiv 5  522-8866

International House Vandy Vasylevskoi 7  238-9870

Lybid Hotel Peremohy Square 1 +380 239 76 00  +380 236 63 36

Oxford Klass School of English English for adults and children, Cinema club 34 Ivana Mazepa St. Kiev, 01015, Ukraine  594-10-64  594-10-62

reception@hotellybid.com.ua

www.hotellybid.com.ua

Premier Palace Fitness Center Blvd T. Shevchenka 5-7/29  537-453

Hotels

InterContinental Velyka Zhytomyrska Str 2A  219-1919 hotel.kiev@ihg.com http://intercontinental-kiev.com

Airlines

Ukraine International Airlines ticket office in Kiev 4, Lysenka Street  (044) 581-50-50 www.flyUIA.com

Austrian Airlines Kyiv City Office Velyka Vasylkivska 9/2, Reservation:  8-800-3000-492 office.ukraine@austrian.com www.austrian.com More than 60 flights per week from 6 biggest cities in Ukraine to the whole World!

Air France-KLM Kiev, 34/33, Ivana Franka str. 490-24-90, 496-35-75 www.airfrance.ua, www.klm.ua

Airports Boryspil  International Airport  490-4777 www.boryspilairport.kiev.ua

British Council  Teaching Centre Skovorody 4/12  490-5600

Kyiv-Zhulyany International airport Povitroflotsky 92  242-2309/08 www.airport.kiev.ua

Educational  Program LEGO  Education Borysa Hmyri 6 Klovskiy Uzviz 8 Heroiv Stalingradu 18  383-5150, 383-5152, 577-2900 www.vynahidnyk.org

Beauty Salons Favorit V.I.P. Club Muzeyny 6  278-3338

Education Delta Air Lines General Sales Agent SIA "ContinAt" Chervonoarmiyska 9/2, #17  287-3595 www.delta.com Now fly Kiev-New York Non-stop

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Language school  Nota Bene - Russian and Ukrainian for foreigners - Business English - German, French, Spanish, Italian  8(097) 400-9699 8(067) 738-1691 278-8036 Volodymyrska 7, #17 notabene.school@gmail.com

American Academy of Foreign Languages Dymytrova 16, #16  230-2608 A.B.C. P. Lumumby 23/35, #13  239-1091

Dnipro Hotel Khreschatyk 1/2  254-6777  254-6737 www.dniprohotel.kiev.ua 

Hyatt Regency Kyiv Alla Tarasova 5  581-12-34  581-12-35 info.hrkyiv@hyatt.com www.kyiv.regency.hyatt.com

Greenwich Prorizna 22-b  592-7843

Alliance-profi Mechnikova 6, #33 235-6643, 592-4588

Marriage Agencies Want to meet a lady who is looking  for a man like you ? Save your time and energy and visit www.marriagebynatali.com or call Natali personally at +38-067-232-0803. Our reputation speaks for itself.

Recruitment

reservation@dniprohotel.kiev.ua

DTelite School Sahaydachnoho 20/2  417-5770 Business English Center Lesi Ukrainky 3, #114  234-0871

Translation Services 100 MOV Nahirna 24/1 489-5856

Radisson BLU Hotel Yaroslaviv Val 22 Reservations:  492-2200  492-2210 info.kiev@radissonblu.com www.radissonblu.com/hotel-kiev

Diamond Recruiters Moskovska 43/11, 3rd floor, office 8  332-3100 www.diamondrecruiters.net kyiv@diamondrecruiters.net Diamond Recruiters helps you attract, retain and motivate Ukrainian and foreign talent. Our specialties include finance, administration, change management, and IT. Middle to senior management positions.



On Time Translation Agency Maiakovskoho Pr 10, 2nd floor 228 02 91 www.ontime.in.ua Anakonda-translate  529-3302

Internet Cafes Bunker Artema 11-a  272-4860 Cyber Cafe Prorizna 21  278-0548 Orki Khmelnitskoho 29/2  228-1187

Medical Centers

Opera Hotel B. Khmelnitskoho 53  581-70-70  537-73-73 reservations@opera-hotel.com www.opera-hotel.com

American Medical Centers Emergency Phone: +38 (044) 490 7600 Berdychivska, 1 +38 (044) 490 7600 +38 (044) 490 7600 patientservices@amc.com.ua

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something: Toreador, from Bizet’s Carmen. I thought it was strange, but put it down to coincidence, interpretation or orchestral li-

L

The Imminence of Gas Deals

What’s Hot

was dressed like a gypsy). Then I recognised

So Hot that the Ukrainian govern-

cense.

ment now sees fit to announce a new

30 minutes passed. Then 40. I turned to my

degree of imminence daily. How im-

colleagues and asked which one was Romeo.

minent can something be? How

They were both in agreement: it was definite-

much tension and excitement can

ast Saturday I was given three tick-

ly the guy in the green. I was confident the

ets to a ballet at the National Opera

guy in the green was Mercutio, and that the

House. It was called Radio & Juliet,

guy in the white was Romeo, but they didn’t

possibly be built before people start dying from the stress of it all?

Fur

and the magazine covered it by getting the

believe me, and stuck to their guns.

Romanian choreographer on the infamous

After an hour, Juliet got into a love tryst and

Sofa. From what I’d read, it was the Shake-

was stabbed, whereupon it all ended. The

speare story of Romeo & Juliet, performed

dancers were presented with flowers and

(People for the Ethical Treatment of

through ballet, to the music of Radiohead.

took a thousand bows. The crowd got up

Animals) say on their website that

Fine, I thought. I need to get some culture in

and left. We were puzzled, and felt that it de-

“millions of animals are killed for the

me, and that sounds suitably random.

viated somewhat from Shakespeare’s tale,

clothing industry, all in the name of

I invited two friends along, and we took our

but agreed that despite the lack of story-line

seats at the last-minute, in one of those

familiarity or recognisable Radiohead songs,

Pretty Woman boxes that apparently cost a

it had been enjoyable, if somewhat short. We

lot when you don’t get free tickets. We hadn’t

also agree that we couldn’t feel short-changed

had time to grab a programme, but it was

when the tickets had been free.

Romeo & Juliet, so we all knew the story-

As we put our coats on, we realised that a

line anyway.

lot of people were staying in their seats. Af-

formance at the National Opera

The lights dimmed, the crowd welcomed the

ter a short conversation, we agreed that it

House last Friday and Saturday.

conductor, and we set off. The dancers were

couldn’t be over, and sat back down. What

Their five-minute standing ovation

wearing vibrant Latino colours. Juliet was

was coming next (or even what had just

was well-deserved.

sexual and flirtatious. I didn’t recognise the

been), we weren’t sure.

orchestra’s version of whatever Radiohead

After the interval, we heard Radiohead, saw

songs they played, but I reassured myself

something akin to Romeo & Juliet, and were

that it would all become clear shortly. It

treated to an absolutely breath-taking per-

didn’t. After 15 minutes I still hadn’t recogn-

formance of modern dance. After it finished,

ised any songs, and assumed they must be

the crowd picked up their jaws and stood to

their more obscure compositions. I tried to

acknowledge one of the best shows they’re

work out which one was Romeo. I assumed

likely to see in a long time.

That’s why when the Ambassador of

it was the guy in green. But then another fel-

As we got up to leave, my Russian-speaking

the European Animal and Nature

low appeared dressed all in white, to a cheer

companion noticed a discarded programme

Protection Association Her Royal

from the crowd, so I assumed this one must

on the seat next to us. I picked it up. It read

be Romeo (despite him looking Spanish and

“A Tale of Two Love Stories – Carmen and Ro-

not seeming interested in Juliet, who in turn

meo & Juliet.”

Dear Stephen, I can’t stand my boss. She talks to my colleagues and I as though we are nothing but

The well-known fur protesters PETA

fashion.” Not all. Some are killed in the name of warmth.

Radio & Juliet

The dancers gave an incredible per-

Long Names

When you have a very long name and/or title, people lose interest.

Highness Princess Maja von Hohenzollern of Germany this week said that... oh forget it.

Falling Cranes

What’s Not

What’s Wrong

What’s What

All Things Considered

And we don’t mean the birds. A con-

minions who belong on some sort of chain gang. I like my job, and I make a decent

struction crane fell into the Dnipro

salary, but I don’t know how much of this I can take! If we were living in the days of

near Podil recently, and contaminat-

Soviets I would just have to shut up about it and take it, but this is the 21st century!

ed the immediate area with leaked

We should respect each other! Do you have any advice? – Worried and confused

fuel and lubricant. Kyivites have long heard about the risks of swimming in

Dear Worried and Confused,

the river, but this is a new one.

You do not say what you do, and as such, I’m a little stuck as to how to advise. In general terms, there’s a lot to be said for chain gangs (they built some very good roads) but it all depends on what you do. If, for example, you work in the prison service, being chained up might be particularly demeaning. If you are an underwater diver,

Dirty Rumours

There is speculation that the recent

chains would be equally troublesome. On the whole though, and if circumstance al-

decision by Kyiv authorities to ban

lows, my advice would be to rise up as a team, embrace the unity, grab your spades

the celebration/commemoration of

and get digging.

the Orange Revolution may be Yanuk-

Yours sincerely, Stephen

ovych-inspired. Ridiculous! Why on

earth would he want to stop the people celebrating a revolution that overturned a fraudulent election victory?

If you have a question about life, work or relationships in Kyiv please write to stephen@whatson-kiev.com

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