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A conductor directs a performance of Ukrainian National Capella Dumka during the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko. Taras Shevchenko a celebrated Ukrainian poet whose life and legacy are especially valued for the spirit of freedom that he espoussed in his poems. In the background is the burned Trade Union House, a reminder of latest clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces.