Friday, September 27, 2013

Model, don't go to brothel. Femen.

Two activists of Femen movement  tried to disrupt the Nina Ricci fashion show at Paris Fashion Week.

A few minutes after the show started the two half-naked activists stormed the podium and shouting «Model, don't go to brothel». Stood up in front of photographers, the girls showed the slogans written on the bodies of activists «Fashion dicta-terror»  and «Model, don't go to brothel».





Wladimir Klitschko in the pool.



The preparatory process comes to the end for champion WBA / WBO / IBF / IBO heavyweight division Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 KOs). He will fight the regular WBA champion Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KOs) it will take place on October 5th in Moscow (Russian).


In these days of Vladimir focuses on their functional training, swimming kilometers in the pool among the peaks of the Austrian Alps.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

EuroBasket 2015 Logo and Promo video

Today is the final day of Eurobasket 2013 in Slovenia
Next  tournament the EuroBasket 2015 will take place in Ukraine.
Ukrainian side presented a logo of the European championship 2015.

In a press conference dedicated to the event, attended by Acting President of FIBA Europe Siriel Kumans, FIBA Europe Secretary General Kamil Novak, Vice Prime Minister Oleksandr Vilkul, president of the FBU, Alexander Volkov and tournament director Eurobasket-2015 Yevhen Rudakov.

Promo video of EuroBasket 2015:


Friday, September 20, 2013

Ukraine Down Italy To Make History

Ukraine kept Italy without a score during the first five minutes of the final quarter and used an 8-0 run to extend their lead to 59-48, in a game that had never seen a gap wider than six points during its first 30 minutes.
Game Hero: Eugene Jeter provided Ukraine with a pair of safe hands all night and finished with a game-high 20 points and a team-high four assists.
Stats Don't Lie: Italy out-rebounded Ukraine 44 to 40 but as fatigue started to take its toll in the second half, their field goal percentage dropped from 44% to 32% at the final buzzer. Ukraine meanwhile shot poorly at the start but finished on an excellent 46% from two-point range, scoring 22 points in the paint to Italy's 10.
Ukraine coped better with fatigue on Friday in Ljubljana to defeat Italy 66-58, earn a place in the game for 5th place at EuroBasket 2013 and secure their first ever participation in the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Additionally Ukraine will host next  EuroBasket 2015

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

European Union Launches a Major Information Campaign in Ukraine

This initiative is to help citizens understand the opportunities that will result from closer relations with Europe.
The European Union – in close cooperation with Member State Embassies – has officially launched a public awareness campaign to explain the benefits of closer association of Ukraine with the European Union. The initiative titled ‘Stronger Together’ started with a media presentation at the National Philharmonia Concert Hall in Kyiv to outline the opportunities that will develop for the Ukrainian people if the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement are signed at the EU summit in Vilnius in November 2013.
The keynote speech was presented by EU Ambassador Jan Tombinski who outlined the work that needs to be done by the government and Parliament to ensure that it will be possible for all 28 EU member states to sign the agreements at the Vilnius summit.  He stressed that it should not be taken as a foregone conclusion that the European states will sign and a considerable amount of work needs to be done. He was pleased, however, to see that the Rada were now working diligently on outstanding matters.
Ambassador Tombinski described the opportunity for Ukraine as a pivotal point in history where the Ukrainian people could define their own destiny.  He said that the EU will provide the mechanisms with which to build Europe in Ukraine.  He outlined that Europe was committed to help in this process so that Ukraine could learn from the mistakes that had been made by others in the past so that much of the legislation could be fast tracked into law.  He said: “The decision on association with the EU is a positive choice. The EU does not impose anything on Ukraine that could damage relations with its neighbours, including Russia. On the contrary, the reform and modernisation of Ukraine in line with the Association Agreement is in the best interests of all parties, including Russia.”
Ambassador Tombinski was followed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Andrii Olefirov, who outlined the government’s positive attitude towards European integration.  He reiterated the Ambassador’s words that a great deal of work needed to be done and was being done as the government was committed to a successful summit in Vilnius. 
The President of the Ukrainian Chamber of Industry and Commerce Hennadii Chyzhykov outlined many of the positive factors that would result for Ukrainian business and, in particular, the SME sector which in Ukraine accounts for only 10% of the GDP whilst in the EU it is over 57%. 
Tomas Fiala, Chairman of the European Business Association gave details of how the agreement would influence foreign investment.  He said that foreign investors recognised the value and importance of Ukraine both from a geographical and industrial point of view but at present found the business climate too precarious to warrant investment.  Once the agreement is signed and the government is mandated to build a level business playing field, investment in new industries and new jobs would follow sooner rather than later.  He also outlined the reality of Ukraine’s economic relations with Russia pointing out that Russia’s current trade with the EU is ten times larger than its trade with Ukraine and that it can only be to Russia’s economic advantage if Ukraine signs with the EU.
The third section of the event was devoted to civil society and future generations with presentations from the Director of the Institute for World Policy Alyona Hetmanchuk and the President of the European Youth Parliament of Ukraine Anna Suprunenko, both of whom stressed the importance to future generations of a Ukraine governed in accordance with European values.  Anna Suprunenko noted that the fact that the young people of Ukraine had been asked to contribute to this event was indicative of the values that Ukrainians already cherish.
The presentations were concluded by the Ukrainian musician Sviatoslav Vakarchuk who spoke passionately about the values he believed that Ukrainians hold dear.  He said that the decision was not only a decision for the government but for every Ukrainian where they had to decide by which values they wanted to live for today and for tomorrow.  He said that this was not a decision of which friends to choose but which values are important and if we want to live by the values of freedom, justice, openness and honesty then his personal choice would be a European solution to which he received a standing ovation.
The presentation was hosted by the European Union and was attended by Ambassadors from the EU member states, the new US Ambassador, senior members of leading Ukrainian political parties and civil society as well as nearly 20 television channels and over 100 journalists from national and regional publications.

World junior boxing champion in Kiev, Ukraine

Russia, Cuba, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, the United States and Ireland (in this order) commanded the TOP 6 by the medal count.

351 boxers from 52 countries were officially registered for this fourth edition.

The AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships, held every two years, goes back to 2001 with its debut in Baku (Azerbaijan) but was formerly called the AIBA Cadet World Championships.

The competition welcomes international boxers aged 15 and 16 in 13 weight categories. It is an occasion to celebrate boxing’s youngest practitioners on the international stage.

Boxing at this level is traditionally a first opportunity to witness future world champions and Olympic heroes. With the participation numbers growing each year, in synchronization with the level of skill shown in the ring, the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships is a premier event on the AIBA competitions calendar.





Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Wladimir Klitschko and Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger


World champion in the heavyweight versions of IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO and the magazine «The Ring Magazine» Wladimir Klitschko and Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger arranged friendly correspondence in social networks, exposing photos with the posters of each other. At the same time, Vladimir admitted that imitates Schwartz from 12, and Arnold - that Klitschko is one of his favorite champions.
Iron Arnie decided to go ahead and was not limited to photos and visited his home country at the weekend and a visit
Klitschko at the training camp in the Austrian Going .


England football fans hurt in Kiev.

An altercation between England and Ukraine fans in the centre of Kiev after which three Britons were briefly hospitalised has heightened tensions in the runup to Tuesday's crucial World Cup match in the city.
The fight erupted outside a cafe on Kiev's main Khreshchatik thoroughfare after a crowd of England fans became involved in an argument with a group of Ukrainians. Some witnesses said at least one Ukrainian had a knife, but police deny knives were used.
Three Britons, aged 19, 22 and 23, were treated in hospital for cuts and bruises. "It was an ordinary men's fight without any knives," said witness Igor Mykhalko, denying that the Ukrainians were skinheads. "Just ordinary guys," he said. "This could happen in any country between football fans." He added that the trio "went on partying" once discharged.
Tim White, a Briton working in Ukraine, who witnessed the incident, told journalists that he saw the blood on the pavement and broken glass. He said that about 100 British fans had been partying at the Shato cafe. After the fight, he saw a man with cuts on his arm and "a guy lying on the ground had a lot of blood coming out from his hand".
Kevin Miles, director of international affairs of the Football Supporters' Federation, said: "My understanding was that there was a group of English fans drinking beer outside the pub on Khreschatyk called the Shato, and they had flags outside and the Ukrainians came to steal the flags."
About 2,000 English fans are expected to attend the qualifier at the Olympic Stadium.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Femen at Venice Film festival "- Ukraine is not a brothel"

Femen activists has brought to Venice Film "- Ukraine is not a brothel". Kitty Green is director of the film.
During the presentation, they staged another protest topless.
The 70th Venice International Film Festival runs from 28 August to 7 September on the island of Lido in Italy.
In August the FEMEN movement   decided to hide its activities in Ukraine and extend it abroad.




Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Ukraine May Reopen Old Uman Airport for Bretslavers


Ukraine is planning to open a decommissioned airport near Uman for Bretslaver chasidim. The airport of Cherkasy Oblast, the central Ukrainian district where Uman is located, may be reopened as soon as next year, spokesperson Nicholas Sukhovoj told the Israeli Russian-language newspaper Vesti. 
The move would help alleviate traffic from the Odessa-Kiev highway that Bretslavers currently use to travel to Uman, the burial place of Rebbe Nachman, the founder of the Breslav chasidic movement. “The airport is in good condition and only needs lights on the runway,” Sukhovoj said. Some 25,000 Bretslavers converge in Uman each year ahead of Rosh Hashana, to pray near Rebbe Nachman’s grave. The option of running extra trains to Uman is also being discussed, as many visitors reportedly face difficulties in reaching their destination in time. Uman Mayor Peter Payevsky told the news site on Thursday that he expected more than 800 buses to arrive in Uman in the coming days, with 7,000 people due to arrive next Tuesday alone.

Ukraine is planning to open a decommissioned airport near Uman for Bretslaver chasidim. The airport of Cherkasy Oblast, the central Ukrainian district where Uman is located, may be reopened as soon as next year, spokesperson Nicholas Sukhovoj told the Israeli Russian-language newspaper Vesti. The move would help alleviate traffic from the Odessa-Kiev highway that Bretslavers currently use to travel to Uman, the burial place of Rebbe Nachman, the founder of the Breslav chasidic movement. “The airport is in good condition and only needs lights on the runway,” Sukhovoj said. Some 25,000 Bretslavers converge in Uman each year ahead of Rosh Hashana, to pray near Rebbe Nachman’s grave. The option of running extra trains to Uman is also being discussed, as many visitors reportedly face difficulties in reaching their destination in time. Uman Mayor Peter Payevsky told the news site on Thursday that he expected more than 800 buses to arrive in Uman in the coming days, with 7,000 people due to arrive next Tuesday alone.

Read more at: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/ukraine-may-reopen-old-uman-airport-for-bretslavers/2013/08/31/

Ukraine is planning to open a decommissioned airport near Uman for Bretslaver chasidim. The airport of Cherkasy Oblast, the central Ukrainian district where Uman is located, may be reopened as soon as next year, spokesperson Nicholas Sukhovoj told the Israeli Russian-language newspaper Vesti. The move would help alleviate traffic from the Odessa-Kiev highway that Bretslavers currently use to travel to Uman, the burial place of Rebbe Nachman, the founder of the Breslav chasidic movement. “The airport is in good condition and only needs lights on the runway,” Sukhovoj said. Some 25,000 Bretslavers converge in Uman each year ahead of Rosh Hashana, to pray near Rebbe Nachman’s grave. The option of running extra trains to Uman is also being discussed, as many visitors reportedly face difficulties in reaching their destination in time. Uman Mayor Peter Payevsky told the news site on Thursday that he expected more than 800 buses to arrive in Uman in the coming days, with 7,000 people due to arrive next Tuesday alone.

Read more at: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/ukraine-may-reopen-old-uman-airport-for-bretslavers/2013/08/31/
Ukraine is planning to open a decommissioned airport near Uman for Bretslaver chasidim. The airport of Cherkasy Oblast, the central Ukrainian district where Uman is located, may be reopened as soon as next year, spokesperson Nicholas Sukhovoj told the Israeli Russian-language newspaper Vesti. The move would help alleviate traffic from the Odessa-Kiev highway that Bretslavers currently use to travel to Uman, the burial place of Rebbe Nachman, the founder of the Breslav chasidic movement. “The airport is in good condition and only needs lights on the runway,” Sukhovoj said. Some 25,000 Bretslavers converge in Uman each year ahead of Rosh Hashana, to pray near Rebbe Nachman’s grave. The option of running extra trains to Uman is also being discussed, as many visitors reportedly face difficulties in reaching their destination in time. Uman Mayor Peter Payevsky told the news site on Thursday that he expected more than 800 buses to arrive in Uman in the coming days, with 7,000 people due to arrive next Tuesday alone.

Read more at: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/ukraine-may-reopen-old-uman-airport-for-bretslavers/2013/08/31/

Ukraine is planning to open a decommissioned airport near Uman for Bretslaver chasidim. The airport of Cherkasy Oblast, the central Ukrainian district where Uman is located, may be reopened as soon as next year, spokesperson Nicholas Sukhovoj told the Israeli Russian-language newspaper Vesti. The move would help alleviate traffic from the Odessa-Kiev highway that Bretslavers currently use to travel to Uman, the burial place of Rebbe Nachman, the founder of the Breslav chasidic movement. “The airport is in good condition and only needs lights on the runway,” Sukhovoj said. Some 25,000 Bretslavers converge in Uman each year ahead of Rosh Hashana, to pray near Rebbe Nachman’s grave. The option of running extra trains to Uman is also being discussed, as many visitors reportedly face difficulties in reaching their destination in time. Uman Mayor Peter Payevsky told the news site on Thursday that he expected more than 800 buses to arrive in Uman in the coming days, with 7,000 people due to arrive next Tuesday alone.

Read more at: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/ukraine-may-reopen-old-uman-airport-for-bretslavers/2013/08/31/

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Femen founders—known for topless protests—flee Ukraine with allegations against Vladimir Putin


GOVERNMENT PERSECUTION HAS forced Femen founders to flee Ukraine, where the militant feminist group was created in 2008.
According to a statement on the Femen website, they were "systematically harassed, severely beaten, kidnapped, and repeatedly received threats" in July.
Femen maintains that Russian and Ukrainian special services perpetrated these acts under instructions from Russian president Vladimir Putin and his close ally, Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych.
"FEMEN officially says fuck off to all dictators," the group declares defiantly on its website.
Femen reveals that Yana Zhdanova, Anna Hutsol, and Alexandra Shevchenko were summoned on August 30 to face charges.
According to an interview cofounder Shevchenko granted to the Kyiv Post, the three women, along with Femen's Iksana Shachko, had escaped to Paris.
Last month, the Straight reported that Femen supporter Viktor Svyatsky, a Ukrainian political scientist, was assaulted. He was warned "the girls will be next" if anyone protested an upcoming Putin visit to Kiev. 
Femen protesters invariably remove their tops showing slogans across their breasts and backs. They target right-wing politicians, patriarchal religious groups, and those who discriminate against the LBGT community, including Putin.
Putin's government has introduced the most repressive antigay legislation among G8 countries, threatening to arrest anyone even suspected of being gay.
Femen has chapters in many countries, including Canada. The Canadian group's Facebook page carries this message: "Our God is woman, our mission is to protest, our weapons are our bodies."