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[18 Jul 2013]

An influx of new funding has led to a burst of activity from Urkainian filmmakers. Read on to learn what movies from Ukraine you might see soon at a theater near you. [More]

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[16 Jul 2013]

On this day in 1965, the Proton rocket booster was deployed for the first time. The booster is still in use today, making it one of the most successful inventions in space exploration. [More]

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[15 Jul 2013]

The car, released in 1896, could travel 124 miles on a tank of gas and achieved speeds of 13 miles per hour. [More]

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[15 Jul 2013]

What do healthy living, breakdancing, and Jewish music have in common? They all have their own festivals this week in Sevastopol, Yalta, and Lviv. [More]

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[12 Jul 2013]

During World War II, Nadezhda Popova joined the 588th Regiment, a group of all-female fighter pilots. German troops called the pilots "Night Witches" because of their daring night-time attacks. [More]

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[8 Jul 2013]

The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis, MN explores the role of women in the Soviet Union with "Women in Soviet Art," an exhibit featuring 60 post-World War II paintings by over 50 artists. [More]

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[7 Jul 2013]

Each year, young Ukrainians celebrate summer on Ivana Kupala night. The annual festival includes exciting activities such as horseback riding, leaping over bonfires and dancing all night. [More]

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[5 Jul 2013]

On this day in 1935, the Russian icebreaker Sadko embarked on the first of three journeys into uncharted deep-water regions of the Arctic. During these voyages, the explorers collected information about the last unexplored areas of the northern Karskoye Sea. [More]

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[1 Jul 2013]

The Tunguska explosion caused a crash and a bright light that could be seen for miles. Theories behind the blast have run the gamut from comets and black holes to nuclear tests and alien experimentation.
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[28 Jun 2013]

AMO, Russia's oldest car-maker, made cars that ranged from Stalin's personal limousines to utilitarian trucks. [More]

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[27 Jun 2013]

June 28th is a national holiday in Ukraine, Constitution Day, so your favorite ladies may have more free time to chat online or they may be busy celebrating at parades and concerts... [More]