Liberal Arts

Today is a truly significant date — the centenary of the birth of the Ukrainian film director, screenwriter, and artist Sergei Parajanov (1924–1990). His work had a significant impact on the world of cinema art

Boris Burda - 09.01.2024
Liberal Arts

Its relations with Ukraine are getting better and may bear fruit. In the meantime, many are simply pleased that the girl, recognized by at least one poll as the sexiest in the world, was born on our land. However, who would doubt?

Boris Burda - 20.02.2022
Liberal Arts

Do they remember him now? Art lovers all over the world remember, of course. Many prizes of international competitions are named after him, in Paris there is Nijinsky Street. But in my native Kyiv there is no such street, and I did not even find information about the memorial plaque. Maybe I’m wrong.

Boris Burda - 13.02.2022
Liberal Arts

Only two things are noticeable, in which Razumovky was not afraid to disturb his powerful wife with persistent requests. The first is help to clerics, and the second is continuous requests for various favors to his native land, Ukraine.

These requests were successful. Ukraine was granted great benefits — from the confirmation of the ancient advantages of the city of Kyiv to the free import of bread from Poland. Moreover, the withdrawal of military regiments from there was carried out, because then the wait was burdensome. But the main thing is the restoration of the hetmanship in Ukraine, that is, an attribute of an independent state.

Boris Burda - 06.02.2022
Liberal Arts

November 9, the day of honoring the memory of Nestor the Chronicler since 1997, is celebrated as the Day of Ukrainian Writing and Language. And this is understandable — after all, Nestor is, perhaps, the first writer known to us for all speakers of East Slavic languages. Undoubtedly — Ukrainian too

Boris Burda - 30.01.2022
Liberal Arts

Her difficult but glorious life continues – let her live longer and have time to find out how many people around the world admired her victories, culture, intelligence and willpower, let her continue to prove to us that the starting position in life is not the main thing, and the hard work shown, will and endurance will help to achieve everything

Boris Burda - 23.01.2022
Liberal Arts

His art is still popular and relevant, disputes about him do not subside. He is also remembered in Ukraine. In Uzhgorod, two monuments were erected to him, and in April 2016, the former October Square in the village of Mynai was named after Andy Warhol. But perhaps this is not enough…

Boris Burda - 16.01.2022
Liberal Arts

After him, 24,223 documents remained, of which 14,572 were signed by Catherine II, and 9,651 by himself, but they were personally created by him to the last. This workaholic left such a mark in history – now let the biographers figure out what is good and what is not. They have enough work!

Boris Burda - 09.01.2022
Liberal Arts

Monuments to him have been erected in Lviv, Halych, Ternopil and Volodymyr-Volynskiy, and in Dnipro, Lutsk and Vinnytsia there are streets named in his honor. Even the state award of Ukraine, established in 2003, bears his name. But the main thing is not in memorial actions. We remember him as a living character in history, who, although he ruled in difficult times, did everything he could

Boris Burda - 02.01.2022
Liberal Arts

A fascinating, adventurous and tragic novel is the biography of one of the most famous princes of Kievan Rus – here both a high position from childhood, and his deprivation due to the intrigues of enemies, and a long, which took decades, return of the unjustly taken away. Read it – it will be interesting

Boris Burda - 26.12.2021
Liberal Arts

It looks like he got a little overreacted, calling the Titanic the biggest success of his life. However, this may just be coquetry — it is quite clear that no success has been ordered for him …

Boris Burda - 19.12.2021
Liberal Arts

In 2007, composer Victor Argonov created the opera 2032: The Legend of a Lost Future. According to its plot, Glushkov’s ideas were nevertheless implemented, and the USSR did not disintegrate, but flourished with the help of an effective computer control system. Could it be be? Ask another question: would it be allowed to be implemented? Life itself gave the answer …

Boris Burda - 12.12.2021

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