Maria Prymachenko exhibition at Mystetskyi Arsenal. Many beautiful paintings under the cut.
On Orthodox Epiphany, which is celebrated on January 19, there is a tradition to plunge into ice-cold water, it has become popular again in Kyiv after the fall of Soviet Union.
A few days before New Year I went to a party at Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre (the Ukrainian Film Archive), there was a presentation of the recently rediscovered and restored Ukrainian Soviet avant-garde film An Unprecedented Campaign (Нечуваний похід) (1931).
I went to a festival Oreli (Орелі) dedicated to Saint Nicholas’ Day. There were some lectures and workshops on Ukrainian traditions of celebrating winter holidays that interested me and a small yet nice folk art fair. I like it because craftsman from all over the country bring their crafts and folk art and sell it personally.
On the forth Saturday of November in Ukraine is Holodomor Memorial Day. Holodomor, which translates to death by hunger, was an act of genocide of Ukrainian people that was made by Stalin officials in 1932-1933 by organizing mass artificial famine that killed at least 4,5 million people.