Happy 31st birthday to our 2020 Olympic Champion, multiple world champion in Graeco-Roman wrestling Zhan Beleniuk🎉
Wishing many sound victories ahead 🤼♂️
Photos: Zhan Beleniuk (ig), EPA/UPG
Lighthouse on the Kyiv Reservoir ❄️🌊
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Ukraine's greatest economist of all times Mykhailo Tuhan-Baranovskyi was born 157 years ago on this day in Kharkiv region.
Author of the first book on political economy and revolutionary economic theories, in 1918 he was one of the founders of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences.
Happy birthday to our national legend, Ukrainian choreographer Myroslav Vantukh.
Under his leadership Virsky National Folk Dance Ensemble created some remarkable masterpieces of Ukrainian folk choreography.
🗻Gorgany Nature Reserve - precious place of stone pine trees protection🌲
📍Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ukraine
Photos: Oleksandr Kalinin
Prominent Ukrainian, space exploration pioneer Serhii Korolev was born 115 years ago in Zhytomyr.
Stalin put Korolev behind bars in a politically motivated case. But Korolev prevailed, made a remarkable career, sent the first human to space & expanded space exploration horizons.
Ukrainian naïve art genius Maria Prymachenko was born 113 years ago in Bolotnya, Kyiv region.
She lived a quiet life in her native village, creating world-famous masterpieces, and had a unique artistic gift, but no education.
Find her works in Ukrainian Folk Art Museum in Kyiv.
Happy birthday to Iryna Deriugina, our famous individual rhythmic gymnast, twice all-around world champion (1977, 1979) 🎉
As a coach, she brought up generations of remarkable sportspeople.
“Deriugina Cup” gathers best gymnasts from ca 35 countries each year.
Ukrainian wold-famous composer of German and Polish descent Reinhold Glière was born 1️⃣4️⃣7️⃣ years ago OTD in Kyiv.
Our prominent composers Serhii Prokofiev, Borys Lyatoshynskyi, Levko Revutskyi and others were taught by Glière. He was also the director of our first conservatory.
Genius Armenian & Ukrainian film director Serhii Parajanov was born OTD 98 years ago.
His ‘Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors’, ‘The Color of Pomegranates’ & other films are gems of world cinema.
Parajanov also opposed political repressions in Ukraine & got imprisoned by the USSR.
Happy birthday to Ukraine’s world-famous conductor Oksana Lyniv, a great talent with many ‘first’ titles 🏆🎼
First-ever female chief conductor of Austria’s Graz Opera and Germany’s Bayreuth Festival. First-ever female to head Italy’s Bologna Communal Theatre in 2022-2025.
Prominent Ukrainian poet & dissident Vasyl Stus was born 8️⃣3️⃣ years ago.
He was a poet of a rare talent and created some true masterpieces of Ukrainian 20th century poetry.
Soviet dictatorship banned his works & twice imprisoned Stus. He died in Soviet prison in 1985, aged 47.
🏔Mount Hoverla, Carpathians, Ukraine
The highest mountain in Ukraine, Mount Hoverla proudly enjoys the status of one of the top tourist destinations of our country🏕
📸: Creative Travel Projects
Some photos from composer’s authentic study-museum in Kyiv⤴️
📸: Marie Popyk, Tetiana Homon
Prominent Ukrainian composer & conductor Borys Lyatoshynsky was born 1️⃣2️⃣7️⃣ years ago OTD in Zhytomyr.
Lyatoshynsky is one of the founders of modernism in our classical music.
His work played a major role in developing Ukrainian symphonism as part of European cultural mosaic.
💫May the New 2022 be full of joy and breathtaking visits to Ukraine💙
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The Tunnel of Love 🤍
📍Near Klevan, Rivne region
📸: Ivan Mulyk, Oles Kostiuchko
Learn more about Ukraine’s famous Tunnel of Love ⤵️
📍Near Chorna Kleva Mountain, Carpathians, Ukraine
📸: Oleksandr Kotenko
Prominent Ukrainian conductor and composer Hryhoriy Veryovka was born 1️⃣2️⃣6️⃣ years ago on this day in Berezna, Chernihiv region.
He founded an outstanding folk collective @Veryovka_UA, one of Ukraine’s leading choirs.