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ONLY 25% UKRAINIANS SUPPORT IDEA OF SHIFTING CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS FROM JAN 7 TO DEC 25

Only one in four (25%) Ukrainians supports the idea of shifting the celebration of Christmas from January 7 to December 25, while 64% of the citizens are against, according to a survey conducted by the Sociological Group Rating on December 5-8.
According to the survey, 25% of Ukrainians surveyed support the idea of postponing Christmas celebrations from January 7 to December 25, 64% of respondents are against such an idea, another 7% said that they were indifferent to this issue and 4% found it difficult to answer.
It is noted that the number of those who support the shifting of the date of the celebration of Christmas has increased in dynamics (in 2016 only 15% supported this idea, 69% were against it).
Thus, the majority of supporters of the idea of transferring Christmas are in the west: 43% support and almost the same number of respondents do not support. In other macro-regions, the respondents were more likely to oppose the shifting: 23% in the centre supported the idea and 66% were against, in the south – 15% and 74% respectively, and in the east – 14% and 74%. In addition, wealthier people, and middle-aged and older respondents support this initiative a little more.
The Sociological Group Rating polled the population of Ukraine of 18 years and older. The sample is representative by region, type of settlement, region, age, and gender. Some 2,000 respondents were polled through personal formalized interview (face-to-face). The study representativeness error is not more than 2.2%.

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MASS CELEBRATION OF INTERCESSION OF THEOTOKOS TO TAKE PLACE NEAR KYIV

On October, 12, 13 and 14 near Kyiv, in the «Kyivan Rus Park» a large-scale and spectacular celebration of Pokrova and the Defender of Ukraine Day will take place.
The wonderful medieval architecture and, in addition, an entertaining program, museums, master-classes and amusements will be waiting for the guests of Ancient Kyiv.
The action will start with the solemn parade of the flags of the Kyivan Rus princes, horse lava and the appearance of the Kyivan prince Volodymyr the Great himself. On Sunday and Monday, October, 13 and 14 the guests will be invited to take part in the solemn procession to the st. Basyl’s church, the reconstructed wooden temple of the Х century.
The program will continue with theatrical stagings on the Kyivan Rus theme, the performances of the horse-trick theatre and the folk groups, demonstrative fights on swords of the princely druzhinniks and also the competitions of the horseback archers.
Till the very evening the guests will be surprised with the medieval amusements. The guests will get a chance not only to observe the action but to take part in it by participating in merry games and competitions, games and fiery round dances.
Ancient Kyiv opens at 10:00. The program starts at 13:30.
The ticket price: a full adult ticket – 200 UAH, for pensioners and students – 150 UAH, for schoolchildren – 80 UAH, for preschool children – for free.
Ancient Kyiv in the «Kyivan Rus Park» is located in Kyiv region, Obukhiv district, the vill. Kopachiv.
Route taxis leave from Kyiv from the «Vydybitchi» metro station.
Details on the website www.parkkyivrus.com

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ON MAY 9 ABOUT 460,000 UKRAINIANS TOOK PART IN CELEBRATIONS

On May 9, 2018, some 460,000 people took part in the events commemorating Victory Day over Nazism in World War II, law enforcement officers registered 16 protocols on administrative violations and opened five criminal proceedings. “On the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of the victory over Nazism in World War II, about 1,600 events took place, more than 460,000 people took part in them, and 27,000 law enforcement officers were on duty,” First Deputy Interior Minister of Ukraine Serhiy Yarovy said.
He noted that during the mass events there were no grave breaches of public security and order. Police said mass events in the capital were peaceful.

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