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ALyosha

Singer

“All alone on stage, ALyosha… seemed to be singing to the whole world.”

Klitschko
Brothers

Boxers

“Winning – this is our principle and goal. Victory not only in sports since our lives isn’t limited to the boxing ring’s ropes.”


Ruslana

Singer

“Fragile, but full of wild energy girl who has made great efforts and talent to make talk about Ukraine around whole Europe”

Andriy
Shevchenko

Footballer

“I never look for flaws. Always trying to find only the positive side and enjoy life”

Igor
Gaidai

Photographer

“Love is something that we humans can never have enough of, something that never dries up, something that a person is always in need of…”


ALyosha

Singer

“All alone on stage, ALyosha… seemed to be singing to the whole world.”

ALyosha believes that music has the power to transform people and the world around you. Born in 1986 just two weeks after the Chernobyl disaster she is on the mission to use her singing talent to promote globally important social causes in Ukraine and internationally. Her song ‘Sweet People’ written for the 2010 Eurovision is the plea to the world to address the environmental problems before it is too late. As ‘EuroVisionary’ put it: ‘All alone on stage, ALyosha was clearly serious about the message her song was conveying—the importance of all people being friends and protecting the planet from the damage she believes is being inflicted on it—and seemed to be singing to the whole world’.

You can learn more about ALyosha and her personal cause at ALyosha Mission web site.

Klitschko
Brothers

Boxers

“Winning – this is our principle and goal. Victory not only in sports since our lives isn’t limited to the boxing ring’s ropes.”

Vitali Klitschko

WBC World Heavyweight Champion
“Dr. Ironfist”
Pro record: Fights 45 W 43—L 2 (40 KOs)

Vitali Klitschko is a man with visions. One of these visions is to help his home country Ukraine toward a better future. Because of that he is pursuing a political career outside the ring in Ukraine. In Kiev he ran for mayor twice and as the party leader of UDAR a member of the city parliament. In addition he is a member of the organizational committee of the EURO 2012 in Ukraine. Together with his brother, Vitali Klitschko is ambassador to UNESCO and of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. The brothers were awarded as “Champions des Sports” and “Heroes for Children” for their work. The holder of a doctorate in sport science is married and has three children. Vitali Klitschko has already been decorated with several awards, among them the Bambi (2005 and 2009) and the Goldene Kamera.

Wladimir Klitschko

WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO World Heavyweight Champion
“Dr. Steelhammer”
Pro record: Fights 59 W 56—L 3 (49 KOs)

“All I can do is to fight every opponent who gets into my way, to always compete with the best and thus being the best champion possible. History will assign my place in the saga of boxing”, says Wladimir Klitschko, official WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and “The Ring Magazine” heavyweight champion of the world who is also ruled as undisputed No. 1 in the heavyweight division by the bible of boxing, the “Ring Magazine”.

Creating opportunities is what drives the Klitschko brothers. After Wladimir’s win of the Olympic gold medal in 1996, the brothers established a foundation in their home country Ukraine to support underprivileged children. The foundation advocates HIV prevention and fight against drugs. They also started projects in Romania and Brazil into being. “We are always ready to help—and to fight for others”, says Wladimir.

Wladimir lives a multifaceted life: He is social ambassador, extraordinary sportsman and a caring person—a real champion, inside as well as outside the ring.

www.klitschko.com


Ruslana

Singer

“Fragile, but full of wild energy girl who has made great efforts and talent to make talk about Ukraine around whole Europe”

Ruslana—a popular singer who won millions of hearts all over the world. She is a composer, producer, conductor, pianist, drummer, social activist and parliamentarian.

Eurovision Winner (2004), who got the most prestigious world music awards:

  • Winner of the International Art Festival Slovianskiy Bazar, Vitebsk, Belarus (1996);
  • World Music Award as the World’s Best Selling Ukrainian Artist, Las Vegas, USA;
  • Two awards of Asia Song Festival (2009)—”The Best Artist Award of The Asia Song Festival 2009”, “For contributions to the cultural exchanges of Ukraine and Asia in the field of music”;

Ruslana got into Top 15 performers in 2004 Western European rating “Pandora” (Belgium) with singles: “WILD DANCES”, “DANCE WITH WOLEVES” along with Usher, Britney Spears, Missy Elliott, Christina Aguilera, Destiny’s Child, Eminem. The singer became the most popular person of Belgium, the sexiest girls of Greece, the most influential public person of Ukraine, the first foreigner who got the award of the Federation of Journalists and the media in Turkey.

Award winner “The BEST EUROPEAN SINGER” of the Macedonian ceremony “13 THE BEST”.

Her “wild style” finds thousands of fans around the world and becomes recognizable because of its unique and new exotic style. “Wild Dances” became the commercial brand. The Ukrainian Amazon opened the exotic world of the Ukrainian Carpathians and Slavic motifs—new unique mystical energetic ethnic sounds, hypnotizing rhythms, vocal style, plastic ornaments, amulets and symbols of the ancient Carpathians—all these mixed in a wild, hot energy “drink”. Wild Dances became “wild” wave in Europe showbiz and the word “Wild” acquired a new meaning. Leather, open suits, whips, drums and irrepressible exclamation “Hey!”—this is Ruslana and her Wild Dances!

  • L’Oreal Cosmetics offered Ruslana an contract to become a new face of L’Oreal.
  • Ruslana was recognized by World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2011.
  • She became the voice of GTA4—the most popular computer game in the world.

Ruslana has been singing all her life. She was born in L’viv—the oldest and legendary city of Western Ukraine. Her classical musical training started at the age of four when she entered an experimental music school and went on tour with a children’s ensemble aged seven, later graduating from the Music Academy in L’viv, Ukraine as a pianist and orchestra conductor.

People’s Artist of Ukraine. Ruslana is a symbol of Ukraine. Fragile, but full of wild energy girl who has made great efforts and talent to make talk about Ukraine around whole Europe. Ruslana breaks the stereotypes about Ukraine and European East. It’s ethnic drive, super energy and other components of the phenomenon of Wild dances of the European East.

Andriy
Shevchenko

Footballer

“I never look for flaws. Always trying to find only the positive side and enjoy life”

Andriy Shevchenko—the legendary “Sheva”—is a Ukrainian football player, forward of Kyiv “Dynamo” and captain of Ukraine national team. Holder of “Ballon d’Or” in year 2004, three times—the best bombardier of Champions League, two times—of Italian Football Championship, second bombardier in history of “Milan”, he was recognized six times as the best Ukrainian football player.

After his first appearance in big sports at the age of 17, Andriy started his dashing ascent in football career, making the whole world speak about Ukraine.

For the last ten years Andriy Shevchenko had been taking active part in charity, besides sports. His “Charitable fund of Andriy Shevchenko” had organized several games, involving Ukrainian and European sports and showbiz stars: “From heart to heart” in Milan, “Let’s give our hearts to children” in Kyiv, and many others.

“To play football and to feel that it’s challenging to contest and to win in every game. And once again to try and reach maximum results for the national team of Ukraine in forthcoming European football championship in 2012”—speaks Andriy of his career.

Igor
Gaidai

Photographer

“Love is something that we humans can never have enough of, something that never dries up, something that a person is always in need of…”

A man with a passion to tell stories about simple and important things that so often go unnoticed or are taken for granted, Igor Gaidai is a photographer from Kyiv. Whether it is the feminine magic, beauty and energy captured on film or the visual evidence of love between the parents and their newborns, his black and white pictures are truly worth a thousand words each. Igor Gaidai’s ‘9 months +3 days’ project drives home a clear message: “Love is something that we humans can never have enough of, something that never dries up, something that a person is always in need of…”

You can learn more about Igor Gaidai and his works at Gaidai Studio web site.