First Ukrainian Traditional Winter Celebration

First Ukrainian Traditional Winter Celebration

De eerste Traditionele Oekraïnse Benefiet Avond in Nederland was een groot succes. De organisatoren waren aangenaam verrast dat wel 260 gasten Vechornyci hebben bezocht! Hieruit blijkt weer dat de Oekraïners in Nederland en de vrienden van Oekraine zich verenigen! We zijn ook blij dat de Oekraïnse cultuur en tradities erg leuk en trendy kunnen zijn, iets om trots op te zijn! Ook is het fijn om te zien dat Oekraïners in het buitenland hun best doen om hun Vaderland te helpen! Oekraïners zijn oprecht en open, daarom voelden mensen met andere nationaliteiten zich ook welkom op ons event: Nederlanders, Polen, Amerikanen en zelfs Russen.

Zoals eerder aangekondigd had de traditionele avond Vechornyci als doel om 1) Oekraïense tradities aan de Oekraïners en de andere nationaliteiten te introduceren; 2) om geld in te zamelen voor de goede doelen in Oekraïne. Beide doelen zijn bereikt: jullie hebben de tradities van Vechornyci beleefd en we hebben met zijn allen € 3870 ingezameld (verkoop van entree tickets, verkoop van de liefdadigheidskraam en uw donaties)! We zullen u op de hoogte houden van de organisaties en projecten waarvoor het geld bestemd is. Daarnaast willen we alle vrijwilligers bedanken die ons hebben geholpen met de foto’s, video’s, hapjes en eten, versiering, Oekraïnse souvenirs en liefdadigheidskraam, enz. We willen ook de medewerkers van Grand Café de Tijd bedanken voor hun hulp met de cocktail “Glory to Ukraine”, de chef-kok voor het bereiden van de traditionele Varenyky en Kiki Schäffer voor de mogelijkheid om onze benefiet avond in Grand Café te houden.
Speciale dank aan alle gasten voor uw bezoek, uw gezelligheid en uw steun aan Oekraïne. Samen kunnen we de wereld veranderen!

Mustafa Dzhemilev

Foundation Ukrainians in  the Netherlands organized the conference with Mustafa Dzhemilev. Brand New Ukraine helped the foundation with media relations and press materials.

Mustafa Dzhemilev – legendary leader of the Crimean Tatar people and Soviet dissident – to open ethno-historical conference “Crimea: Brothers Behind the Wall” in Groningen at the Pathe Groningen on 29 January 2015.

In 2014 Ukrainian topic was one of the most discussed all over the globe. Crimean crisis triggered the irreversible processes in geopolitics. The problem however is mostly viewed from political perspective and social factor is often left out of attention.

The ethno-historical conference “Crimea: Brothers Behind the Wall” will offer insight into the current situation in Crimea, Crimea’s historical background, and the personal stories of those for whom Crimea is home. Following the recent, well-publicized geopolitical developments, the status of Crimea is uncertain. One thing is clear: Crimea’s inhabitants, not external forces, should determine its future. Crimea is multicultural and local ethnic groups have lived there together in peace for many years. According to the last national census in 2001, 576,647 (24 percent of the total Crimean population) ethnic Ukrainians and 245,291 (10.22 percent) Crimean Tatars regard Crimea as their ancestral homeland. These people have something to say to the rest of the world and the conference aims to give them a platform.

All of us have a unique chance to meet legendary leader of Crimean Tatars Mr. Mustafa Dzhemilev. The person, who has dedicated the life to his people and never betrayed principles of freedom and democracy. “I never depend on the possible consequences when it comes to saying what I think is right. It is what it is.”- he said and always has followed this rule. It resulted in 6 sentences of total 15 years in Soviet Union labor camps and even the longest starving strike in the history of peaceful human rights movements (303!!! days) didn’t break an iron will of this man. He is 72, but the external energy he radiates will give you an extreme personal motivation and believe in humanity. During “Crimea: Brothers Behind the Wall”, he and other esteemed speakers will explain why the struggle for these rights and for Crimea itself is now more critical than ever.

GUESTS SPEAKERS:

Mustafa Dzhemilev “The life-long struggle for one’s own people”
Oleksandr Gorin, Ambassador of Ukraine in the Kingdom of the Netherlands “Crimea: annexation or direct democracy?”
Mikhail Ratushnyi, Chairman of Ukrainian World Coordination Council “Violation of Ukrainian minority rights in Crimea”
Mehmet Tutuncu, Chairman of the Madjlis in the Netherlands “Far away from ancestral land – the story of a Crimean Tatar family.”
Nienke de Deugd, Conference chair person, “History of Crimea”

EVENT DETAILS:
Date: 29 January 2015, 17.45
Location: Pathe Groningen, Zaal 4, Gedempte Zuiderdiep 78, 9711 HL Groningen
Organizers: “Stichting Oekrainers in Nederland”

Tires, coctail Molotov and Ukrainian revolution

Tires, coctail Molotov and Ukrainian revolution

Tires, coctail Molotov and Ukrainian revolution in the Middle of The Hague

Dear friends,
We are happy to announce that the screening of ‪#‎babylon13 in Den Haag was a huge success. Ambassadors, diplomats, journalists, dutch, foreigners, ukrainians, russians, old, young, famous and regular citizens and just caring people were sitting even on the stairs just to see the message of the Ukrainian Revolution documented by #babylon13. It’s truly touching that there are so many people who care so much about what’s happening in Ukraine.
Hope to see you and your friends on other screenings!product 11 foto

Ukrainian referendum 6 of April 2016

Ukrainian referendum 6 of April 2016

Oekraïne-referendum: stem op inhoud. Op 6 april mag Nederland naar de stembus voor het raadgevend referendum over het associatieverdrag EU met Oekraïne. Stichting Brand New Ukraine en vele vrijwilligers zetten zich in voor meer informatieverstrekking over Oekraïne en de inhoud van het verdrag. Zet u al vast deze data in uw agenda en volg ons nieuwsbrief voor meer informatie over de activiteiten. Wij roepen iedereen op om naar de stembus te gaan en “Ja” te stemmen!

Voor meer info zie Nieuwsbrief

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Brand New Ukraine also distributes and sells Ukrainian goods via online & offline channels.

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  • support and promotion of Ukrainian producers through distribution of their products in the Netherlands and Europe
  • fundraising for charity projects in Ukraine
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