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Looking for Angels  Looking for Angels 

sorry I haven’t been around for some time. and i come back bringing gifts.

Advertising Using Medieval Warfare Done Right  Advertising Using Medieval Warfare Done Right 

This is an ad created by a Ukrainian advertising company for an online service offering sports broadcasts.

Dirg is back, xobmies! Dirg is back, xobmies!

In early 2000s, when flash animation just appeared, the series about Dirg, the sentient zombie keeping a little girl safe in the world destroyed by the zombie apocalypse, was a true delight. there were talks of a feature-length animated movie based on the idea but nothing came out of them.

Medieval adventures in new Ukrainian movie Medieval adventures in new Ukrainian movie

This movie is about the attempt of Halychyna prince Danylo to obtain the official status of a king.

World Football Championship in Russia World Football Championship in Russia

During the 15 days of the Championship, 10 persons of Ukrainian military have been killed and 37 were wounded.

Russian Cyberpunk MV  Russian Cyberpunk MV 

I bring to your attention yet another music video by the Russian band Leningrad (here is my previous post on the topic, which was left ignored by the esteemed community). this is their cooperation project with Glu’Koza, the Russian animated music project similar to the Gorillaz (here is my post on her).

If you are into medieval battle royal If you are into medieval battle royal

Ukrainian game developers Blackrose Arts have you covered.

Folk Postmodern  Folk Postmodern 

Found this today in my Facebook feed and fell in love. The costumes, the scenery, the lyrics — the singer is using her native dialect of Ukrainian, the Transcarpathian Ukrainian, and lays layers over layers of irony in her delivery (most of them, I assume, will be totally lost on anybody who is not Ukrainian but you…

Jousting Revived

Just making a repost of this person’s post — and make sure to check out the video, it is amazeballs,

Superhousewife Superhousewife

this lovely music video from the legendary Russian band Leningrad combines an action and sci-fi story in the video and a very kitchy and profane lyrics of women discussing men in Russia. the last words in the video are:

Stolen Princess Stolen Princess

If you are into Disney-inspired local animated movies, you might want to check out Stolen Princess by the Ukrainian studio Amigrad, loosely based on the poem by Aleksander Pushkin ‘Ruslan and Liudmila’, which in its turn was loosely based on the Kyivan Rus heroic ballads.

5 Minutes in Chornobyl Restricted Zone  5 Minutes in Chornobyl Restricted Zone 

Looks innocent, right? Creepy but more or less harmless.

Postmodernist Siberian Throat Singing Postmodernist Siberian Throat Singing

by a band Bugotak. I’ve been meaning to post these for quite some time but failed to remember the name. these recordings are about 7 years old, and my memory isn’t what it used to be. anyhow, enjoy these lovely covers!

 Siberian Shaman Woman   Siberian Shaman Woman 

Her name is Olena Podluzhna, and her stage name is Uutai, loosely translated from the Yakut language means secret created by water.

Medieval Student Song in Latin  Medieval Student Song in Latin 

Ukrainian historic reenactors are really hardcore as you can see from this video — everything looks medieval and time-period-appropriate in this video shot to a medieval Polish student song in Latin. The video was shot in Lvivska oblast which has no shortage of historic locations. The band’s name is Kings and Beggars.…

Steampunk Beetle Brooch  Steampunk Beetle Brooch 

Handmade by a Ukrainian craftswoman Lyubov Babak:

Ukrainian Cyborgs against Apple over Russian 'cyborg' Ukrainian Cyborgs against Apple over Russian 'cyborg'

Apple filmed a Russian parathlete calling himself a Russian cyborg.

Sad-Eyed Dolls by Helena Oplakanska    Sad-Eyed Dolls by Helena Oplakanska   

Helena Oplakanska was trained as an architect and artist but making art dolls is her calling.

Architect Turned Doll-Maker Architect Turned Doll-Maker

Ukrainian artist Tamara Pivniuk turned to doll-making later in life — and now it is her full-time passion. Her dolls are elegant and sassy and playful and mesmerizing, what with all the details and layers and cultural symbolism.

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