Patriotic video for the 25th anniversary of Ukraine's independence

A video about Ukraine is gaining popularity in the Internet. It is called ''Born free!'', and it is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Ukraine's independence. "For centuries, the freedom  was the main value and the driving force of independence for the Ukrainians" - the authors of the video advocate.

In the video Ukrainian audience is represented the footages of the statehood history - from the times of Kievan Rus to the present day.
In 3 days the video clip scored almost 80 thousand views. 

In 2016 there will be the 25th anniversary of Independence, but the real history of independent Ukraine is much longer and richer. Over the centuries the most important asset and the driving force to the Ukrainian Independence was the freedom.

Ukrainian National Bank issued in circulation a new metal coin of 5 UAH due to the 25th Independence

Dedicated to the restoration of Ukrainian statehood in the recent period of history and reflects the main stages of centuries of development and Ukrainian state tradition becoming. The coin is part of a set of four coins in a memorable souvenir package: "Kievan Rus", "Galician Kingdom", "Cossack state", "25 years of Ukrainian independence" dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Ukraine's independence. Each of coins represents a specific stage of state formation and development of the state during the millennium.

Retail price -  38 UAH
Painter: Vladimir Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk, Sergei Kharuk
Sculptor: Anatoliy Demianenko, Vladimir Demianenko

Date of issuance: August 17, 2016
DenominationMetalWeight, grDiameter, mmCategory of coin mintageGroupEdition, pcs
5alpaca16.5435special uncirculatedcorrugated50000

Independence Day in Kiev in 2016 will be celebrated with a military parade on Khreshchatyk with participation of military equipment, a procession of veterans and volunteers, laying flowers at the monuments to national heroes, festive events at the Sofia area, exhibitions, concerts and flash mobs in the capital parks.