Despite Russia's attempts to erase Ukrainian identity, a unique 18th-century Ukrainian Christmas tradition has been revived amid the war.
After the 1917 revolution and occupation of the national republics that emerged out of the ashes of the Russian empire, the Soviet authorities declared war on "bourgeois" religious traditions. However, eradicating them proved to be difficult, and thus, the choice was made in favor of cultural appropriation.
On 25 December, musicians from 8 countries will play Ukrainian composer Bortkiewicz’s music online. Tune in! Serhiy Bortkiewicz…
In Ukraine, the Christmas season starts from the old-rite Christmas on 7 January. It is a time full with…