The Spiritual Anthem of Ukraine
Oh God, Almighty and Only
for us our Ukraine, please, keep
with rays of freedom and light
may You set her in light.
With the light of science and knowledge
keep us, Your children, enlightened.
In pure love to the land
May You, oh Lord, bring us up.
We pray, oh Lord and the Only,
for us our Ukraine, please, keep.
All of your grace and generosity,
May you turn to our people.
Give it freedom, give it good fate,
give it good world, happiness,
give, oh Lord, the people
And many, many years.
we thank you that you are a God of compassion and mercy.
We pray for the people of the Ukraine.
For those weighed down by fear and confusion we pray for peace and clarity.
For those lost in grief and sorrow bring the warmth of your care and the strength of your presence.
We pray that you may raise up peacemakers who have a positive vision of unity and hope.
We ask that you may lift the voices of understanding and reconciliation that they may be heard.
May bonds of love overcome suspicion.
O God have mercy.
This song “The Swimming Duck” performed by a vocal formation “Pikkardiyska Tertsiya” is a symbol of invincibility and the triumphant spirit of the Ukrainian people forever. It is inoficial video of the Song.
Feel the spirit of the Maidan Revolution in Ukraine in the short moments of the above video. It is inofficial video of one Belarus group “Lyapis Trubetskoy”.
First, some words about Ukrainian Cuisine that make you taste the culture in the direct meaning!
The cuisine of Ukraine has a rich history and offers a wide variety of dishes. Ukrainian recipes are also influenced by its neighbours like Russia, Germany, Turkey, Poland, Lithuania and the so called Soviet cuisine (dishes of mixed origin popular in the USSR). Ukrainian food is intended to be filling and should be served in large quantities.
In July 2007, the Ukrainians voted for their seven favourite historical and cultural sites. The sites were then given the status of being the “Seven Wonders of Ukraine”.
Ukraine is a large country of diverse natural beauty, rich in culture and with a long, interesting history!
Experts in various fields were asked to vote for their seven best sites, which were condensed into a list of 1,000 candidates. These were examined by a council of 100 experts and the list was narrowed down to 21. Then Internet users could cast their votes to make up the list of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine. The response from the public was very positive. About 77,000 internet users took part in the campaign.
And here what they chose:
Bohuslav is a city of district significance on the Ros River in Kiev Oblast (province). It is the administrative centre of Bohuslav Raion. The population is about 16000.
Medwin village – the most famous village in the BOGUSLAV district of Kyiv region. There is a mountain Totoha not far from it. It is called one of the “navel of Earth”, energy of which is compared with Altai, Baikal lake in Russia and Tibet. Continue reading