Ukrainian Writers Protest Against Concert of Moscow Virtuosi Scheduled in Kyiv

Boycott_rusiaMay 29, 2014

Addressed to:
V. Nalyvaichenko, Head of Security Service of Ukraine (SBU)
A. Deshchytsia, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Ye. Nyshchuk, Minister of Culture of Ukraine

According to Afisha-Kyiv site, a concert of the Moscow Virtuosi and its Maestro, Vladimir Spivakov will be held at the National Opera of Ukraine. As stated in the advertisement, the organizer of the concert seems to be Inter-Classic (tel: 228 -55- 66), tickets cost from 250 to 3650 UAH (!) each.  There is an especially interesting announcement note: the concert was postponed from February 23 to June 19. Continue reading


United with Ukraine Launches Campaign to Revoke Russia’s Hosting of FIFA’s 2018 World Cup

“Boycott Putin Now” calls for global brands to take a principled stand against Putin

Anheuser-Busch InBev (Euronext: ABI; NYSE: BUD) Initial Target of Campaign

OTTAWA, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–An international boycott of Budweiser and Anheuser-Busch InBev products (Euronext: ABI; NYSE: BUD) has been launched by an organization formed to mobilize global grassroots opposition to Vladimir Putin and Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and its orchestrating of violent terrorist activities across Eastern and Southern Ukraine. The 2018 World Cup was awarded to Russia by FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), the international governing body of the sport of football.  Continue reading


2UCCLA MEDIA RELEASE Ottawa, 27 March 2014

Responding to the Russian invasion, occupation, and illegitimate annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea, the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association (UCCLA) is calling upon the Government of Ontario to suspend the sale of alcoholic beverages produced or exported by the Russian Federation through all outlets of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). Letters asking for this measure to be put into effect immediately were sent to the LCBO’s chairman, Edward J Waitzer, with copies to Premier Kathleen Wynne and the leaders of the opposition parties in the Ontario Legislature, Andrea Horwarth and Tim Hudak, on 21 March. Continue reading

Russian manufacturers have started assigning Ukrainian barcodes to their goods


Due to the boycott of the goods manufactured in Russia by Ukrainian citizens, some manufacturers from the Russian Federation started requesting to assign Ukrainian barcodes to their products.

As reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Association of Trade Networks Suppliers, the organisation that deals with barcoding is GS1, an international nonprofit organization headquartered in Brussels, represented by Association GS1 Ukraine in Ukraine and by Association UNISCAN/GS1 RUS in Russia. In the process the code of the manufacturing country is not necessarily assigned to the goods manufactured there.

According to the Ukrainian Association of Trade Networks Suppliers, stores in Ukraine already have goods with Ukrainian barcodes, while the packaging indicated they have been manufactured in Russia.

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Kharkiv citizens appeal to the International Community – English VIDEO

Kharkiv citizens’ appeal to the International Community:

We speak on behalf of nearly two million Kharkiv people. Kharkiv is the second largest city in Ukraine, a hub of culture, education and technology.As well as the rest of Ukraine our city is a multiethnic and multiconfessional community. Here you can meet people speaking Russian (the most common language in any Eastern Ukrainian city), Ukrainian (it is Ukraine after all), Vietnamese (Kharkiv has its own little Vietnam), Dari (there are a lot of people from Afghanistan as well), Hebrew and Yiddish (a large Jewish community has lived in Kharkiv for a long time), Armenian, Georgian, Uzbek, Tajik, Mandarin, Cantonese, and many other languages. Our city has Orthodox churches and a Catholic church, a synagogue, a mosque and a pagoda. And we are proud to have here all this diversity.

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The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars urges all that care about Crimea’s fate to boycott referendum

299045_103599896417170_1860007351_nThe Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars urges to boycott the referendum that has been appointed for March, 16. Their appeal is posted on the FB page of the  Qırımtatar Milliy Meclisi:


The referendum on which we, Crimean residents, are being offered to make a choice for the future of our children, the future of our Crimea, the future of the whole country, has been appointed for March, 16. Continue reading