Ukraine

Chernobyl

Why Voices from Chernobyl is a must-read you will never forget (Svetlana Alexievich)

Review
Nataliia Vdovychenko
28/04/2020
14 minutes to read

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster is one of the most tragic events in European history. Nobel prize laureate Svetlana Alexievich covers the event in her book Voices from Chernobyl giving voice to multiple victims' perspectives through interviews.

Chernobyl

Chernobyl as a medium of global art

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
30/10/2020
14 minutes to read

People all around the world discover the topic of Chernobyl and rethink the tragedy of 1986 through works of art connected to nuclear energy, information, and politics. How does art creation on a global scale remind us of the tragedy?

Slavic Union

Pan-Slavism, Russian populism and the annexation of Crimea

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
31/08/2020
25 minutes to read

The annexation of Crimea was regarded as a huge success by Russian Pan-Slavists and as a victory against the West. This article examines how Pan-Slavism and populist discourse contributed to the annexation of the region.

Miah Moos

How a college student lives a zero waste lifestyle

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
11/11/2019
13 minutes to read

What does it actually take to live a mindful life with zero waste? Is it possible to survive the struggle of reorganizing your life habits if you are still a student? And how expensive it is to do good for the environment? 

FEMEN

FEMEN: "My Body is a Weapon!"

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
09/10/2020
9 minutes to read

FEMEN is a sextremist organisation claiming to be feminist. They draw media attention by showing their half-naked bodies in public. 

When the Eurovision song contest gets political: the start of a new era?

Article
Rowie van Hagen
12/05/2017
6 minutes to read

Eurovision should redefine its ‘no-politics’ rule and be stricter in upholding it, to ensure that the Eurovision Song Contest will not enter a new era in which it is primarily employed as an instrument for political goals.