The region’s murky politics are often inseparable from culture.
The I, Culture Orchestra – which brings together 94 musicians aged 18-28 from Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Armenia – will play Beethoven’s Ode to Joy in Kiev’s Maidan Square on August 24.
That’s bound to please the Russians.
I, Culture is based in Warsaw.
The conductor is Kirill Karabits, a Ukrainian.