The art event “Kharakternyk” to take place in Kyiv on Defender of Ukraine Day.

On October 3, 2021 at 5 p.m. on the territory of the National Reserve "Sophia of Kyiv" an artistic multimedia event "Kharakternyk" will take place.

14 warriors from 14 historical regions of Ukraine will take part in the event. Defenders will take part in an ethnic show in ancient embroidered shirts (which are more than 100 years old from the collection of historian Volodymyr Shchybri) and will tell their personal story from the war. We aim to present the military, emphasizing their identical Ukrainian codes, the spirit of characterization.

The event will be accompanied by an animated sandy illusion of elements of characterization:

Bessarabia is a bull

Bukovina - an eagle

Volyn is a falcon

Galicia - a lion

Carpathians and Transcarpathia - a bear

Dnieper region - a catfish

Podillya is a wolf

Dnieper and Zaporozhye - a moose

Polissya is a bumblebee

Poltava region - a fox

Priazovya - snakes

Tavriya and the Black Sea coast - a bison

Severshchina is a horse

Slobozhanshchyna is a lark.

The event will immerse you in the history of Ukrainian heroics - from a Cossack to a modern military defender. The military will tell personal stories of victories, defeats, strength of spirit and love.

The event hosts:

The author of the idea, the organizer of the event - Maryna Sobotiuk, a researcher of the traditions of Ukrainian culture.

Ievgen Klopotenko - initiator of borscht submission to UNESCO, chef.

Lesia Voronyuk is the co-organizer of the event, the cultural curator and the founder of the World Embroidery Day.

Treats: Cossack borsch by Ievgen Klopotenko.

Musically, the event will accompany by:

Taras Kompanichenko - Ukrainian cultural figure, kobzar, bandura player and lyre player, leader of the group "Khorea Kozatska", People's Artist of Ukraine.

At the end of the event, guests will see the dance Bogarkan from the Cossack-Kharakternyk Denis Bogush.

Art and historical exhibitions will also take place during the event.

Event organizers: NGO "Institute of Culture of Ukraine" with the support of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine.

Co-organizers : Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, NGO "World Embroidery Day", GS "Music Battalion", GS "National Museum of Ukraine", project "Cossack-Kharakternyk", National Reserve "Sofia Kyivska".

Event director: Valeria Demchenko.

Invited: Ukrainian cultural and public figures, diplomats, government officials, deputies, volunteers, media.

Media accreditation: until October 2, at 5 p.m. Seats are limited.

By phone: +380 97 888 63 86 Maryna and by e-mail: