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Illustration of a destroyed library.

Saving Ukraine’s cultural heritage with a click


Since the beginning of Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine, Moscow has been bombing uniquely Ukrainian cultural sites. Preservationists are using “photogrammetry” — the act of deriving precise measurements from taking overlapping photos and rendering them in three dimensions. Dina Temple-Raston, the host of “Click Here,” was recently in Ukraine and met those working to preserve the country’s heritage — on their phones.

A video still from "The Lemberg Machine," 2023.

New film tackles Ukraine’s role in the Holocaust

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‘We don’t have this past anymore’: Ukrainian artist revives Kyiv’s prewar soundscape

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Ukrainian band Antytila on the front lines

Students at the Warsaw Ukrainian School (SzkoUA), in Warsaw, Poland, sing during an English lesson.

‘Their lives collided with war’: Ukrainian refugees in Poland open their own schools

Some 160 Ukrainian refugees — mostly women and young children — are being housed at a shelter in Calais while they wait for their visas to go to the UK.

Ukrainian refugees trying to get to the UK are stuck in the French port city of Calais 


For the more than 17,000 Ukrainians who have applied for UK visas under the Ukrainian Family Scheme, the application process has created a bottleneck in Calais.

Go_A Band from Kyiv includes Kateryna Pavlenko (vocals) and Taras Shevchenko (founder/keyboard and percussion).

Kyiv’s Go_A Band reinterprets Ukrainian folk music with electronica 

Go_A Band from Kyiv includes Kateryna Pavlenko (vocals) and Taras Shevchenko (founder/keyboard and percussion). They represented Ukraine last year at the Eurovision Song Contest. Hear what’s on their minds right now — and a little of their music, too.

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Spellcheck beware: Ukraine’s capital is #KyivNotKiev


The United States Board on Geographic Names will officially list the capital of Ukraine as Kyiv, not Kiev. It’s the result of years of advocacy by the Ukrainian government to popularize the Ukrainian spelling. But why does it matter?

A man with a microphone in front of bright lights gives a peace sign.

This Ukrainian presidential candidate is challenging language divisions with a message of unity

Global Politics

As Russian-speaking Volodymyr Zelenskiy leads in the presidential runoff, his challengers have made his mother tongue a subject of debate.

Peter Pomerantsev

How a Kiev-born TV producer understands Ukrainian identity

Global Politics

Peter Pomerantsev was born in Kiev to Russian émigré parents. And though he long thought of himself as a Russian, the conflict in Ukraine has forced him to reconsider his own identity.