Mykola Leontovych's "Carol of the Balls" is known all over the world

Every year, during the New Year and Christmas holidays, this motif can be heard, without exaggeration, all over the world. Do you know where it was created and what fate befell the author of this world-famous work?
Text, animation and production: Sergey Fomkin
Design: Anton Donenko
Facts check: Kira Orlova
Broadcaster: Arsen Bosenko
Broadcaster recording: Evgeny Shashkin
Jingle: Max Pollul