Five years ago on 26 February 2014 Crimeans showed up in the thousands in Sevastopol, Crimea to show their support for Ukraine and condemn Russian aggression and the “Green men” showing up on their streets. This is considered the beginning of the Russian occupation of Crimea. When the illegitimate “referendum” was held on 16 March 2014, the results did not reflect the clear will of the people of Crimea, those that were standing in solidarity with Ukraine on 26 February 2014, on what is now and forever will be a very symbolic day.
The campaign for President of Ukraine officially started in January. Razom volunteers hosted a presentation on Saturday, February 9 by three media professionals from Ukraine who spoke in New York City about the current media landscape. The intent was to provide a ‘crash course’ on the main media outlets so people following the events in Ukraine can be informed consumers of the news about the election.
In early December, Razom volunteers co-hosted an event with the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York City, marking the five years since the Ukrainian revolution began. The purpose of the event was to bring people together to share their own stories of how Maidan affected them in the year of 2013 and onwards. “Our question here today is ‘where were you in the winter of 2013? Who were you and how did Maidan change you?’”, said Maryna Prykhodko, one of the MC’s, as she welcomed the audience. continue reading →
We had the pleasure of introducing a number of incredible Ukrainian activists and their projects to our NYC community during the Razom Annual Meeting 2018. One of them was Oleksandr Medvediev, who told us about the Ukrainian Leadership Academy (ULA) – the recent Razom Partner. Oleksandr believes: ” RAZOM we can build the new story of Ukraine” continue reading →
Wonderful news from the Razom Ticket as the International Astronomy Olympiad 2018 came to an end. We congratulate the Ukrainian team, who won three bronze medals! Razom Ticket is grateful to Infopulse Ukraine and all our individual donors for providing financial support that allowed the team to attend the Olympiad, represent Ukraine and gain the precious experience! continue reading →
Late September, we had a thought-provoking discussion with Maria Berlinska, creator and producer of the project “Invisible Battalion” and Yevgen Turchak, Ukrainian “Cyborg” who defended the Donetsk Airport and later started a veteran’s movement in Ukraine. The core rule of our Razom Community discussions is openness: ask any questions – receive honest and direct answers. We talked about the current state of Ukrainian army, about women in the army, rehabilitation of injured soldiers, air intelligence, funding, volunteering and Ukrainian politics. continue reading →
The Razom Community strives to encourage thought-provoking and fruitful discussions among those, who care about Ukraine and its future. Liliya Borovets, co-founder of the Ukrainian educational organization Pro.Svit and the fundraising platform GoFundEd, joined the Razom Community for a discussion night titled, “Transforming Ukrainian Education Systems: Goals and Challenges.” The discussion was led by Ukrainian journalist and Razom volunteer Kateryna Lisunova. continue reading →