Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his own eyes, there is the least of real liberty
Henry M. Robert

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04/24/2017 - 17:52
The wall of a building in Prypiat features a picture of a mother bear with a cub. Next to it, one can see a graffiti of a deer family. These are almost all animals which we were able to see in the exclusion zone, except for butterflies and other insects and a black woodpecker that overflew us at a...
04/11/2017 - 10:46
Past year we heard Nadia’s story from Anatolii Butenko, Mariupol-based poet and public activist (see “Mariupol’s Ukrainian Dream” in Den’s No. 112 of June 29, 2016). Thanks to Den’s Photo Exhibit in this city we were able to meet her in person. As it...
04/06/2017 - 11:14
The Bolshevist revolt of 1917 and its interpretations through decades can be revisited at the exposition of some 90 sketches at the House of Architects (Kyiv). Importantly, the exhibit includes works by Den/The Day’s author Anatolii Kazansky, who died in 1998. The topicality of his...
04/03/2017 - 18:17
Incredibly, March 29 marks the third anniversary of the InformNapalm international volunteer project. It is just difficult to imagine that Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine, which prompted the establishment of this resource, has been going on so long.In this period, the project team...
04/03/2017 - 18:02
In the late 1950s Hnat Tarasiuk, village teacher in Zhytomyr oblast, painted several similar pictures. The characters are recurring: a woman in red and a man in black, a boat in which they sit, a river, swans, and trees... He did not paint it from life, it was his internal vision of a perfect river...
03/30/2017 - 11:49
Mariupol, a big city in the south of Donetsk oblast, often referred to as Ukraine’s wartime outpost in the east, is for the first time on the map of the Den exhibit’s travels. The city was under “DNR” militants’ control from April 13 to June 13, 2014. Now,...
03/22/2017 - 17:11
In late January, Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) operatives in Rivne oblast busted, in fact for the first time in the history of Ukraine, an international ring of smugglers who handled stolen antiquities.Past year a 10th-century sword was returned to Ukraine before being smuggled to the European...
03/16/2017 - 10:52
In fact, it was the first time in the history of independent Ukraine that such a group of criminals was neutralized and a channel for illegal export of Ukraine’s cultural property to Western Europe was cut off. Exposing of this group also means that we can finally begin the restoration of the...
03/15/2017 - 18:23
A Scythian Woman by Halyna Sapehina is proudly looking at the visitors. Next to it there is a picture Two Women by Gabriel Buletsa, which shows two peasant women in the field, with one of them holding a huge bunch of flowers. There is a work Ballet by Alina Maksymenko with the dancers whose slim...
03/13/2017 - 17:55
Andrii Nakorchevsky is a religion researcher, translator, and landscape architect. He has been teaching at Japan’s oldest Keio University since 1995. In Ukraine, which he visits regularly, he deals with landscape design and draws up, together with his colleagues, projects of integrated...

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