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Клептократія: Влада Крадіїв

Фільм Дениса Казанського та Дениса Каплунова

Kleptocracy (from Greek κλέπτης kléptēs, “thief”, κλέπτω kléptō, “I steal”, and -κρατία -kratía from κράτος krátos, “power, rule”) is a government whose corrupt leaders (kleptocrats) use political power to appropriate the wealth of their nation, typically by embezzling or misappropriating government funds at the expense of the wider population.

35th Anniversary of the Chornobyl Disaster

35th Anniversary of the Chornobyl Disaster

The Ukrainian Weekly | Sunday, May 4, 1986, No. 18, Vol. LIV

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On April 26, 1986, a tragedy of unspeakable magnitude occurred at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant in Northern Ukraine. At 1:23 AM, an explosion at the plant blew the concrete roof off Reactor #4 spewing huge amounts of toxic radioactive particles into the atmosphere. Other than immediate attempts by Chornobyl workers to put out the fire caused by the explosion, there was no official government reaction to this catastrophe – no announcements were made, no warnings given – nothing that showed the slightest concern for the population of Ukraine, or for the global community in general. In a deliberate act of what can only be seen as negligence and disregard for the safety of millions, Soviet authorities remained silent. Continue reading “35th Anniversary of the Chornobyl Disaster”

35 Years Later: Remembering the 1986 Chornobyl (Chernobyl) Nuclear Disaster

The Ukrainian Museum in New York City

35 years ago today, on April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear accident in history occurred in Chornobyl (Chernobyl), Ukraine.

Chronicle of Severe Days (1986) | 6.5 min
Film by Volodymyr (Vladimir) Shevchenko | Narrated by Elena Filatova

What you will see:

  • Pictures of workers digging under the reactor wearing no protective equipment. They attempted to stabilize the melting base of the destroyed reactor.
  • Pictures of the workers on the roof of the reactor putting radioactive debris back into the radioactive container. Shevchenko made these pictures on the roof himself, and it is likely that he was exposed to excessive radiation at this point.
  • Shevchenko filmed a falling MI-24 helicopter. The helicopter flew directly over the destroyed reactor container, and the pilot likely suffered excessive radiation that debilitated him in the air.

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Молитва | Prayer

Молитва | Prayer

Молитва за спокій в Україні

Отче Небесний, Твій Син учив нас:
“Блаженні миротворці, бо вони синами Божими назвуться.”
У цей час ми гаряче молимося, щоб Твій Дух Святий
Надихав людей в Україні ставати миротворцями.
Щоб вони шукали примирення і діалогу,
Щоб припинилися гостра конфронтація та убивства,
Щоб на цій багатостраждальній землі
Запанував мир в народі, відродилися людські права,
Принципи демократії та релігійної свободи.
Боже, Отче наш, молимо Тебе:
Заспокой страждання, зціли поранених і
Прийми душі полеглих і Твоєму Царстві Небесному.
Пресвята Мати Божа, накрий своїм благословенним
Та захисним покровом всю Україну.
Нехай життя буде для створення Твого Миру
В Україні і світі.
Амінь.

A Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

Heavenly Father, Your Son taught us:
“Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called Children of God.”
At this hour, we fervently pray that Your Holy Spirit
May inspire men and women in Ukraine to become Peacemakers.
May they seek reconciliation and dialogue, and
End the violent confrontation and killing.
May they restore human rights, democratic principles and
Religious liberty to their troubled land.
God, our Father, we beseech you to:
Comfort the suffering, heal the wounded and
Accept the souls of the departed into Your Heavenly Kingdom.
And may the Most Holy Mother of God extend her
Blessed Mantle of Protection over Ukraine.
And may each of us always live our lives as instruments of Your Peace
In Ukraine and the World.
Amen.

UCCA appeals to all of its members to be active participants in American political life

UCCA appeals to all of its members to be active participants in American political life

Ukrainian Congress Committee of America | Український Конґресовий Комітет Америки

UCCA appeals to all of its members to be active participants in American political life, to help us continue the United States’ history of actively supporting and engaging with Ukraine in areas of military assistance. Thanks to the civic engagement of our community, this past week saw several important developments in Washington, D.C. that fall in line with such a commitment. Continue reading “UCCA appeals to all of its members to be active participants in American political life”

UCCA’s advocacy recognized in Washington, calls for increased military assistance of Ukraine

UCCA’s advocacy recognized in Washington, calls for increased military assistance of Ukraine

Ukrainian Congress Committee of America | Український Конґресовий Комітет Америки

Following an historic election, during an unprecedented year not only for the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), but also for our entire global hromada, UCCA welcomed the incoming 117th United States Congress and newly elected presidential administration on behalf of the Ukrainian American community. In addition to proposing that the United States and Ukraine move toward specific goals in the next decade, was the reminder that for the incoming government to retreat from current sanctions against the Russian Federation and its proxies, or from continued military, political and economic support of Ukraine by the United States, would entail terrifying consequences for Ukraine, our European partners and the global geo-political security structure.

As UCCA made known just last week, the head of the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute, was being considered for appointment as the new Russia director on the White House National Security Council (NSC). Earlier today, it was reported that following UCCA’s open letter to President Biden, Matthew Rojansky is no longer under consideration to join the Biden National Security Council.

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Живі у нашій пам’яті – віртуальний український некрополь у Польщі

Живі у нашій пам’яті – віртуальний український некрополь у Польщі

До друку подав проф. д-ра габ. Роман Дрозд, голова Українського історичного товариства у Польщі

Українське історичне товариство у Польщі за підтримки Об’єднання українців у Польщі та інших українських організацій приступає до здійснення проєкту «Живі у нашій пам’яті – віртуальний український некрополь у Польщі», звертається до всіх, яким небайдужа доля відомих дочок та синів українського народу, підтримати реалізацію проєкту. Continue reading “Живі у нашій пам’яті – віртуальний український некрополь у Польщі”