Uki Life Abroad

Uki Life Abroad

The podcast for all things Ukrainian, discussing Ukraine’s history, culture and traditions as well as what’s happening in the diaspora. Hosted by Andrei and co-hosts: Brianna, Justin, Nathan and Olexa.

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April 27, 2022 37 min

This week we explore the unique rise of Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the current wartime President of Ukraine.

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As Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, we investigate how Russia is committing various war crimes in Ukraine.

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As Ukrainians around the world reel in shock from the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine, we take some time to collect our thoughts and cover some of the unique stories from Ukraine and from the diaspora around the world.

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Olympic fever has hit the world again, with the commencement of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic games in which Ukraine will be sending a team to compete. This week we spotlight some of the team, the events and some of the political tension that looms in the background.

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The centuries old waters of the Black Sea hold many secrets and mysteries, many of which have been lost to time; this week we take a look at 6 interesting facts about the Black Sea that you may not have heard before.

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January 22, 2022 43 min

This week we are joined by Stefan Romaniw OAM, Vice-President of the Ukrainian World Congress to discuss the deteriorating situation on the Ukrainian border and what each of as Diaspora Ukrainians can do to support Ukraine. #StandWithUkraine #StopPutinNOW
#SayYEStoUkraine

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January 12, 2022 20 min

This week we discuss the best Christmas tree in Ukraine and how it compares to other famous international Christmas trees. We also discuss the recent protests in Kazakhstan and it's global implications

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December 11, 2021 16 min

This week we discuss the current state of diplomatic relations between Belarus and Ukraine. We explore how tensions between the two neighbour nations place them against each other while both being geographically sandwiched between Russia and the EU.

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In 2003 the success of the Eurovision song contest lead to the creation of Junior Eurovision; a contest for children aged 9 -14. With Ukraine recently announcing Olena Ysenko as the countries 2021 participant, we take a look at her prospects for this year, as well as a look back at the Junior Eurovison contest over the years. 

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This week we discuss the controversial firing of the editorial staff of the Kyiv Post newspaper. Join us as we explore what this means for the Ukrainian diaspora around the world and the future of independent journalism/English language news services in Ukraine.

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October 25, 2021 30 min

President Zelenskyy has been named alongside 37 other Ukrainians in the recent 'Pandora Papers' leak, which has highlighted individuals with significant offshore holdings of wealth. This week we explore the extent of Ukrainian involvement in the uncovered activities and the impact this scandal will have on his presidency.

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A recent UN report on the occupation of Crimea has revealed the extent to which Russia has appropriated, stolen, and damaged various Ukrainian and Crimean cultural sites. This week we discuss these atrocities at the historic site of Chersonese and the extent of the damage that various Russian organisations have caused.

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The intricacies of the Ukrainian struggles during WWII can be a deep and expansive topic, however author Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger has compiled her 15 years of research into two immersive fictional retellings. This week we continue our conversation with Chrystyna about her works, her process and the real life stories behind her new releases. 

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The intricacies of the Ukrainian struggles during WWII can be a deep and expansive topic, however author Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger has compiled her 15 years of research into two immersive fictional retellings. This week, in Part One of a two part series, we speak with Chrysyna about her works, her process and the real life stories behind her new releases. 

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International cooperation forms one essential part of Ukrainian sovereignty and security; and the country's commitment to UN peacekeeping operations has helped to develop such essential international ties. This week, we explore Ukraine's historical and current role as a member of the United Nations and their contributions to global peacekeeping.

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September 16, 2021 30 min

To continue our exploration of Ukrainian communities around the world, this week we look towards South America and the history of Ukrainian settlement in Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Brazil & Argentina.

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This week we interview Pani Alla Sirenko, a renowned Ukrainian composer and founder of the Ukrainian Cultural Association in the United Kingdom . We take the opportunity to discuss her career & accomplishments along with her current & future plans. During the interview we feature several excerpts of her work, in the following order: Golden Penguin Opera, Pantheon, Ave Maria & Ukrainian Fantasy.

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September 1, 2021 34 min

Since 1996, Ukraine has been in command of the Vernadsky Research Base; a home away from home for those Ukrainian's who have worked there as part of the countries State Targeted Scientific and Technical Program for Antarctic Research for 2011-2023. In this week episode we explore the history of this base and the current contribution that Ukraine is making to scientific research in Antarctica.

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Whilst some of the world may speak of Ukraine as a young country, the struggle for Ukrainian independence has been a long and complicated journey for hundreds of years. This week we explore the history of Ukrainian statehood and discuss the idea of recognising two days of Ukrainian independence.  

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August 18, 2021 15 min

As we begin our celebrations for Ukraine's 30th anniversary of Independence, join us this week for 30 fascinating facts about Ukraine, .From Kyvian Rus to modern day Ukraine, we have got you covered.

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