Category Archives: Ukraine

St. Vladimir Brought Christianity to Russia, or Kiev, Ukraine, in the 10th Century

One of my most memorable experiences in visiting Russia and Ukraine was how many churches and religious statues and symbols I saw in what was then, an officially atheist Soviet Union. Prince Vladimir I brought Christianity to Russia in the … Continue reading

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Recalling My Trip to Ukraine, and the Wonderful People There

By Matthew Buie-Nervik I hear that Ukraine is going through political turmoil. We shall hope that humanity and democracy will prevail. Not just for my friend’s sake, but for a country of incredible people and real culture. I say to … Continue reading

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‘Babi Yar’, Just Outside Kiev, A Monument to Anti-Semitic Massacre

Shostakovich, Symphony No.13 in B flat minor – “Babi Yar”  Text by Yevgeny Yevtushenko. See English translation.  Babi Yar is a ravine in the Ukrainian capital Kiev and a site of a series of massacres carried out by German forces … Continue reading

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Long-suffering Ukraine

Few in the West seem to remember the long-suffering history of Ukraine. As many as eight million Ukrainians were purposely starved to death by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin in the early 1930s. Yet this genocide did not prick the West’s conscience like … Continue reading

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