Tag: Ukraine

  • A Brand New Direction for Ukraine at Eurovision

    Ukraine’s 2023 Eurovision contestant is unlike any in its history of the contest. Tvorchi, a duo made up Nigerian vocalist Jeffery Kenny and Ukrainian producer Andrii Hutsuliak, will be representing Ukraine with their song, “Heart of Steel,” an electronic R&B piece warning against the dangers of nuclear arsenals. After taking a listen, watching the performance […]

  • Changing Christmas

    When is Christmas in Ukraine? Now more than ever, it depends on who you ask. Traditionally, Ukrainians have followed the Orthodox Christian calendar and have celebrated Christmas on January 7th. According to a 2015 poll by Pew, 78% of Ukrainians identify as Orthodox Christians, with the Russian Orthodox Church having a huge presence all of […]

  • Picking Up the Pieces

    Fleeing your homeland is a process of pure survival. Things like work/life balance, self-development, and improving your posture go right out the window when the only goal is to make it to safety. Each refugee experience is different and the severity of the trauma varies, but even for the people who didn’t fear for their […]

  • Everything Will Be Ukraine (Or Else)

    By now, you’ve probably heard the expression, “Slava Ukraini, Heroyem Slava.” It means “glory to Ukraine, glory to the heroes,” and is a wonderful way for Ukrainians to show solidarity. Soldiers say it to each other going into battle, politicians say it as they conclude their statements, protesters chant it during rallies, and ordinary citizens […]

  • Want to Help Ukraine? Play 2048

    The official Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine is promoting a new way to fight in the war against Russia: Simply go on your smartphone, visit playforukraine.life, and start playing 2048. So, how does it work? Here is the direct translation of the Ministry’s caption (thank you Google Translate): Play 2048, help block Russian government […]

  • Check Out My Op-Ed in MarketWatch

    Thanks to MarketWatch for publishing my piece about the war in Ukraine. I did my best to convey the terror that many of my former students have been going through since the invasion started. You can read it here.

  • Many Ukrainians Can’t Find Their Loved Ones

    I’m Facebook friends with a ton of people in Ukraine, and for the first week or two of the invasion they were various types of posts. At first, my friends and former colleagues were discussing the shock of waking up to their country at war. Later on they began sharing videos of bombs and missiles […]

  • Another Unfolding Crisis in Ukraine

    Refugees fleeing Ukraine are being given a lot of attention, and rightfully so. As of March 9th, over two million Ukrainians have left their home country to find safety and stability abroad, and for the most part, the world is responding with open arms. Thousands of people from all over Europe are housing Ukrainan refugees, […]

  • Welcome to Insight On Ukraine

    Thanks for checking out my blog. If you are interested in the war between Ukraine and Russia, Ukrainian culture and history, Ukraine’s impact around the globe, and what life is like in Ukraine, then this is the blog for you. I’ve spent the last three and a half years living and working in Ukraine while […]