UNESCO: Borscht Is Ukrainian!

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, July 1, 2022
UNESCO: Borscht Is Ukrainian!

On July 1, UNESCO recognized the Ukrainian national dish borscht as an object of the cultural heritage of Ukraine and included it in the corresponding list

Today, the barbarian struggle against Russia's attempt to steal another achievement of Ukrainian culture and appropriate borscht has been put to an end. Borscht is officially recognized as the Ukrainian cultural heritage. A favorite national dish of Ukrainians which prepares from products that grow in Ukraine: tomatoes, pepper, potatoes, beets, cabbage, onions, beans, carrots, greens, as well as Ukrainian sour cream, and Ukrainian meat.

The UNESCO committee noted that borscht is a social integrator of Ukrainians regardless of age, gender, region of birth, etc. Therefore, borscht "demonstrates the important role of intangible cultural heritage during armed conflicts and emergencies." This was announced by the minister of culture of Ukraine, Oleksandr Tkachenko.

"From now on, Ukrainian borscht is officially under the protection of UNESCO. No one has the right to appropriate ours," Oleksandr Tkachenko.

At the end of 2020, Ukraine applied to include its national dish in the list of intangible cultural heritage. In March 2021, our country applied to UNESCO, and in February of the same year, CNN recognized borscht as one of the 20 most delicious soups in the world.

Today, the intangible cultural heritage of Ukraine includes the Ukrainian Petrykiv' decorative painting, the tradition of Kosovan' painted ceramics, and Cossack songs of the Dnipro region.

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