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Crafts of Uzbekistan. Straw Items
OUTLOOK was lucky to visit hospitable Uzbekistan and get better acquainted with crafts of this amazing country. Today we tell you about art of straw work, about materials that craftsmen use and what secrets and unique features of this craft are. Feel the world with us!
17.05.2017 | traditions, Uzbekistan
HAAPSALU: ESTONIAN MOOD
We have already shared some interesting facts about the country and learned that Estonia as a homeland of Skype, an owner of unusual dishes like milk soup with vegetables and got to know about absence of future tense in the national language. Today we would like to have another precise look at the tiny country and drop into the "aspen grove" - the calm and friendly small town of Haapsalu, the administrative centre of Lääne County.
16.05.2017 | Estonia, turism
In Kyiv with the participation of European states Ambassadors Europe Day was celebrated
In the capital of Ukraine with the participation of the Ambassadors of European countries, Kyiv city head, representatives of Ministries, national authorities, European Commission and international organizations the celebration of Europe Day was going. This year the official events clashed with song contest Eurovision and became finishing in its arrangement.
16.05.2017 | Ukraine, diplomacy
In Kyiv the concert BAKU JAZZ took place
In Kyiv under the support of Azerbaijan and Union of Azerbaijan youth of Ukraine the concert of Jazz music BAKU JAZZ in Kyiv was going. The musical evening organized outdoors in one of the most beautiful corners of our capital – Haidar Aliev Square became the gift from the organizers to Kyiv citizens and guests of the city.
16.05.2017 | music, diplomacy
The first international scientific conference “Ukraine and Georgia: diplomatic relations, international ties, cultural diplomacy” was held
On 10-13 May, the International scientific conference “Ukraine and Georgia: diplomatic relations, international ties, cultural diplomacy” dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Ukrainian-Georgian diplomatic relations at the current stage of our countries’ development took place in Batumi.
15.05.2017 | diplomacy
Eurovision in numbers and facts
Last Saturday, in the capital of Ukraine – Kyiv hosted the final of the Eurovision song contest - the main song competition of the Old world. While the fans enjoyed the welcoming and green Kiev and the performers themselves were involved in grandiosem show, Outlook has prepared the most interesting facts about the legendary contest with more than 60 years of history.
15.05.2017 | 10 facts
The Embassy of Sweden organized the reception in honor of Eurovision 2017
The Embassy of Sweden to Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Martin Hagstrom spearheaded in Kyiv an evening dedicated to the song contest Eurovision – 2017 that is going these days in Ukrainian capital.
12.05.2017 | diplomacy, Sweden
Amazons from tribe moco: conservation of feminism in the shadow of Himalayas
Composers of antiutopias predict hundreds of sorrows to the people of the future who are from times to times forbidden to celebrate weddings, however, it seems, everything is not so terrible. In Chinese province Yun Nan near the foot of Himalayas the matriarch tribe moco resides that is not familiar with the concept of marriage at all. In their language there are no words like 'husband' and 'wife', in the same time they do not know what it is to be 'jealous', stay in state of 'war' or experience 'betrayal', and they do not complain of their destiny.
12.05.2017 | tradition
A word spoken is past recalling
Words we vocalize every day seem ordinary and familiar to us. We even get the feeling that, for instance, the word “chauffeur” existed forever. There is only this slight nuance: cars themselves re a little over hundred years old… Hence, things aren’t that simple when it comes to our day-to-day vocabulary. Well then, why not recollect interesting stories of other words origin?
12.05.2017 | history, illustration
VIDEO: Ukrainian Embroidery. Step in Time
OUTLOOK, as a project that operates in the sphere of culture diplomacy and seeks opening Ukraine to the world and world to Ukrainians, joined in a large-scale event that is held in Kyiv these days - Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Upon invitation of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine we held a show of both ancient and modern Ukrainian outfits «Ukrainian Embroidery. Step in Time» for foreign journalist, who had come to Ukraine to cover the epic event. Nowadays just like centuries ago, embroidery remains an integral part of style of Ukrainians. Patterns differ by region and color scheme but not by their symbolism. Today we offer you a video about the event that demonstrated trends that do not loose relevance in the course of time...
11.05.2017 | OUTLOOK
Departure: DAKAR
The Senegalese capital of Dakar is not only the most important city of West Africa, but also a city of extremes, a fascinating introduction if purpose of the trip is to "get acquainted with the Black Continent, but gently and smoothly". In addition to many civilizational and habitual to modern people attributes of life, every moment you feel spirit of Africa, at once both intimidating, romantic, off-beat and deeply alluring.
08.05.2017
The Embassy of Australia arranged in Kyiv the party in honor of Eurovision
The Embassy of Australia in Ukraine and personally Charge d’Affaires of Australia Bruce Edwards organized and hold party dedicated to the song contest Eurovision 2017 in one of Kyiv nightclubs.
08.05.2017 | music, diplomacy, Australia
KANGAROO ISLAND: AUSTRALIA GARDEN OF EDEN
Formidable waves rise up like soldiers on guard, then beat against the rocky coastline, lay down their arms and meekly retreating, crumble into a foam. Wind freely runs over lavender fields and eucalyptus groves hiding sleepy koalas in bushland. Twilight is ready to cover every living creature with a dark bucket, and the bustling nocturnal life spreads its wings. This is not a fictional world of fairy tales but everyday life of Kangaroo Island, a booming destination for wilderness and wildlife fans.
08.05.2017 | Australia
LET FLOWERS BLOOM! TOP FLOWER FESTIVALS IN THE WORLD.
The best gift for ladies is flowers. The truth is, it is incredibly romantic and beautiful, suitable for any age and status. Especially nice it is when there is plenty of flowers. Dozens upon dozens! And where else can you admire floral beauty if not at the festival? We selected five the most famous and flowery fests from around the world.
07.05.2017
In Embassy of Argentina the Malbec Day has been celebrated
Under the support of Ministry of foreign affairs of Argentina, Argentinean wine company, Embassy of Argentina to Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Alberto Hose Alonso there has been a celebration of Malbec Day in Kyiv.
05.05.2017 | diplomacy
OUTLOOK Project holds show of both ancient and modern Ukrainian outfits “Ukrainian Embroidery. Step in Time” for mass media
On May 4 at IA Ukrinform (official location for foreign mass media that came for Eurovision) show of both ancient and modern Ukrainian outfits called “Ukrainian Embroidery. Step in Time” was held.
05.05.2017 | OUTLOOK
We have been there: Jamaica is the island of freedom
Travels always have different meaning, as every person sets off a journey by his own reasons receiving unique fulfillment because of that. Angelina Diash is African and Ukrainian, so, she knows firsthand what it means to differ from the main mass of people even if it takes to the native land. There have been the curious glances, not always loyal perception of her peers at school and even attacks of skinheads. That is why for her first trip abroad she has chosen a parching country where dark-skin people live.
02.05.2017 | Jamaica
History of brand: ESTÉE LAUDER: HOMESPUN CONCOCTIONS CONVERTED TO START-UP
The history of this business empire started at a small home kitchen. For journalists, however, another story was coined with genteel background and high society pleasures, but they dug the truth out in 1985. By the time Estée Lauder owned a skyscraper in Manhattan, apartment in London and blue lagoon in Palm Beach.
30.04.2017 | history of brand
Iguazu Falls - Niagara Has Room for Improvement!
5 tons of water fall off into the ravine every single moment, roaring, raising steam and disseminating spatter in all directions. ‘Liquid wall’ of Iguazu Falls extends its crescent on the border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
30.04.2017 | Paraguay, travel, nature, Brazil
In Kyiv the official reception in honor of Freedom Day of Southern Republic of Africa happened
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Southern Republic of Africa to Ukraine Christian Basson organized diplomatic reception in honor of Freedom Day organized an official diplomatic reception in honor of Freedom Day, the holiday which is dedicated to the anniversary of the acceptance of the first in the country constitution announcing racial equality.
28.04.2017 | diplomacy
Packed and Ready: Pavel Kazarin
"The routes that we choose hide our collective Freud, Jung and Fromm", Pavel's stories lead to deep thoughts about the true reasons for our desire to travel. A peremptory clever fellow of the morning show Ranok u Velykomy Misti/Morning in the Big City on the ICTV channel, a political columnist of integrity and simply the smart man Pavel Kazarin revealed to us the secrets of his travels and gave interesting advices to fresh tourists.
28.04.2017
In Kyiv there was International scientific practical conference ‘Tajikistan and Ukraine – 25 years of collaboration’
In the course of 25-th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Tajikistan and Ukraine in Kyiv on the basis of Diplomatic academy of Ukraine there was international scientific practical conference ‘Tajikistan and Ukraine – 25 years of collaboration’ organized by the Embassy of Tajikistan and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Faysullo Holboboev.
27.04.2017 | diplomacy
WHERE TO GO? TOP FIVE OF THE MOST INTERESTING MUSEUMS OF MODERN ART IN EUROPE
Françoise Barbe-Gall teaches how to talk to children about art. She gives practical advices in her books, teaches to see things invisible to many people, to notice details and forget about labels. But we have to admit that among adults there are very few people who can boast with expertise in this area. If you want to change this order of things, today we offer you to go with us to the museums. Yes, it's a good idea, since we have chosen the best.
26.04.2017 | art
The spouse of the Ambassador of Pakistan organized a friendly lunch and workshop ‘Tie and Dye’ for Ambassadors Spouses Club
The spouse of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Pakistan Sima Attar arranged a friendly lunch and workshop on the preparation of traditional Pakistani shawls ‘Tie and Dye’ for ‘Ambassadors Spouses Club’.
25.04.2017 | culture, diplomacy, Pakistan
GREENLAND: MUST SEE ATTRACTIONS
Icy island of Greenland was first discovered by the Norwegian Vikings. This fact is surprising since this nomadic tribe had enough courage to penetrate into the harsh Arctic climate. We will not delve into searching for reasons which led warlike people to edge of the earth, but supply the modern traveller with the list of core Arctic attractions with a unique Greenlandic touch.
22.04.2017 | Greenland
PUPPETRY: ANOTHER FACE OF PRAGUE
It is amazing how diverse history is! It is shining with golden domed churches and temples of Kievan Rus' era, tapping wooden klompen from Holland, rises heaven high along with ancient pyramids of Egypt. Yet, in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, history has a doll face.
20.04.2017 | Chezh
Brand history: Discovery Channel
Today Outlook tells about another inspiring example of how a dream can become a lifetime project. Creation of one of the most successful channels in history of television – Discovery Channel, followed by a huge media empire Discovery Communications, simply cannot but motivate to own great engagements.
Colorful paradise: how Japanese people see the aesthetics of beauty
Japan is the country where people are loyal towards the traditions. The colorful scale did not make an exception – on the contrary, in the worldview of Japanese people it acquired almost divine origination. ‘The color of morning sky’, ‘the depth of night heaven’, ‘the shades after the sunrise’ – in such a way Japanese people called colors that they observed outside. The word ‘color’ became a sort of description of a beloved person. Perhaps, in the colorful intonations of color the most gentle and beautiful feelings concentrated. Today OUTLOOK will tell what the symbolic of flowers in Japan is based on.
18.04.2017 | Japan
KANO: NIGERIA'S OLDEST CITY
You had enough of boring and predictable touristy destinations, but you are not ready to dive headlong into dangerous adventures in the wild jungle? If yes, go to Nigeria! This civilized African region is amazing, but not frightening. In addition, it is a home to Nollywood - the biggest movies factory, to which even Hollywood is the second. Today we will tell you about Kano, the oldest city in Nigeria.
17.04.2017 | Nigeria
To the Cinema for a City Tour
Travelling around the globe lure increasingly every other year and it is so upsetting when all kinds of obstacles arise on the way of undertaking trips. Outlook offers you not to get desperate if you can’t set on a journey. Today we suggest you get inspired with movies in which one city or another “plays” equal part to actors’ ones. We’ll tell you about five films that, alongside having artistic merits, educate as good as habitual tour guides do.
16.04.2017 | travel, cinema, turism
10 facts about Lebanon
Being one of the most ancient countries in the world, Lebanon has been implied in the Old Testament more than 75 times while the local city Bibl is officially considered as the oldest in the world. The first human settlements within the area of republic harken back to the sixth millennium BC that again and again proves that verily Middle East is the cradle of humanity. Today we would like to tell about one of the main pearls of this part of the world, Lebanon.
14.04.2017 | Lebanon
The Ambassador of Spain represented in Kyiv the movie ‘Queen of Spain’
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Spain to Ukraine Herardo Bugayo Ottone represented in one of the capital cinema theaters the flick ‘Queen of Spain’ directed by Fernando Trueba. Among the guests of event there were Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico, temporary charge d’affaires of Cuba, representatives of cinema industry, public, and mass media.
13.04.2017 | cinema, diplomacy, Spain
What They Eat: Malaysia
It is easier to try teasing odor of Malay cuisine than to describe it. Give a shot at throwing into a boiling kettle a thimbleful of India and a pinch of China, spice it up with pungent infusion of Indonesia and sultry spirit of Morocco, add a couple of drops of Siam and stew on slow fire for several hundred years watching scattering of Portuguese influence melt in checkered amalgam of culinary traditions of peoples of Malaysia – and you will taste bliss.
13.04.2017 | What They Eat, Malaisia
The Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine along with Kyiv city head and Rector of Kyiv National University named after Taras Shevchanko planted sakuras in Kyiv
On the 11-th April, 2017 the Embassy of Japan to Ukraine planted in Kyiv sakuras. The event happened in Botanic garden named after academic O.V. Fomim, Kyiv National University named after Taras Shevchenko with the participation of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine Shigeki Sumi and rector of Kyiv National University named after Taras Shevchenko Leonid Guberskyy as well as near National Opera of Ukraine involving Kyiv city head Vitaliy Klichko.
12.04.2017 | Japan, diplomacy
Switzerland: Banks, Chocolate And Army
It is an open secret that this world is full of paradoxes. Outlook, in its turn, tries to figure them out therefore today we’ll tell about armed forces of the world’s most militarized state that, however, hasn’t been at war with anyone for over two centuries. Our feature is about the army of Switzerland.
12.04.2017 | Switzerland
Government of the Republic of Indonesia has exempted visit visas for Ukrainian for a maximum period of 30 days
According to the Presidential Regulation of the Republic of Indonesia Number 21 of 2016 on the Visit Visa Exemption, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia has exempted visit visas for Ukrainian citizens holding national passports entering Indonesia for tourism purposes and stay for a maximum period of 30 (thirty) days.
11.04.2017
STORY OF ONE STREET: DIZENGOFF STREET
Walking down Dizengoff Street in the heart of Tel Aviv, you can catch yourself thinking that this is not a street, but some kind of teleport, as it is a fusion of everything: shopping arcades, practical and concise Tel Aviv’s iconic Bauhaus style architecture, and a cool array of fashionable clothing stores, not inferior to those in Milan. However, this conglomeration looks not clumsy, but quite natural, so let's take a walk through a major hub of culture, commerce and leisure.
11.04.2017
VIDEO: Antique and industrial Kiev
When sending stuff to trash can or throwing it away to a dumpster we don’t suspect that it doesn’t always mean death for it, now and then even in the contrary – it is a beginning of a new life…
10.04.2017 | oddities, Ukraine, antiques, Kyiv
If you Have $10 in Your Pocket and You Are in… Porto
We continue exploring prices in popular cities. Today our story is about second most important city of Portugal – Porto. On particular ways to spend 10 dollars there – read on in Outlook.
07.04.2017 | Portugal, 10 dollars
"Goat-dragging"
“To drag a goat with one’s hands” is a national entertainment of Tajik men however it enjoys huge popularity around Central Asia in the whole. As a rule a couple dozens, sometimes as many as a hundred, skilled and nimble horse riders gather to drag the goat. There is such a throng during the event that people fall off their horses, lose consciousness and even get maimed. Although the players attempt at protecting their legs and heads, hurts and bruises are commonplace for them anyway.
06.04.2017 | traditions, sports, culture
Exhibition “Egyptian Vision” was opened by the Ambassador of Egypt
On April 3 the exhibition of the contemporary visual art “Egyptian Vision” was opened by the Ambassador of Egypt at the Kyiv History Museum. The exhibition is dedicated to 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Egypt and Ukraine.
04.04.2017 | Egypt, diplomacy
From Dusk till Dawn: TOP-5 Capitals of Europe’s Night Life
Each one has own notion of a perfect rest: some need ocean, beach and an exotic cocktail for a perfect relaxation; others are drawn to conquer new mountain peaks; some people live in anticipation of acquaintance of ancient ruins… But there are people who dream of cutting loose at full throttle, forgetting everything and anything else!
03.04.2017 | places
A jewelry approach to perfection
Behind the window sad eyes of old man peered at Petrograd engulfed by revolutionary fire. This fire spread on his life's work: a proud four-story building was invaded by noisy commissioners and sailors, whose presence seemed a cruel joke after regular customers. Workshop owner Carl Gustavovich Fabergé, apparently, noticed in this chaos approaching decay of his career. However, he could have a secret gleam of hope for another life of his heritage. If only he knew that it would come true, maestro would hardly have lost his spiritual strength...
In Kyiv the Week of Spanish cinema started
On the 30-th of March under the support of Embassy of Spain to Ukraine in Cultural center Cinema theatre ‘Kyiv’ the XV Week of Spanish cinema opened. The official opening of cinematographic kaleidoscope was visited by the diplomats of Embassy of Spain to Ukraine, representatives of Ukrainian movie industry, community, and mass media.
31.03.2017 | diplomacy, Spain
The delegation of ministry of tourism of Turkey visited the travel exhibition UITT 2017 in Kyiv
The official delegation of Ministry of culture and travel of Turkey visited 23-rd international travel exhibition UITT 2017: ‘Ukraine – Travels and Tourism’ which is to open on the 29-th of March in International Exposition Center in Kyiv.
30.03.2017 | Turkey, diplomacy
In Kyiv the international travel exhibition UITT 2017: ‘UKRAINE – Travels and Tourism’ is going
On the 29-th of March in Kyiv the main travel event of the spring-summer season started, particularly, the 23-rd international tourist exhibition UITT 2017 ‘UKRAINE – Travels and Tourism’ which is about to have lasted till the 31-st of March 2017 in International Exhibition Center (Brovarskyy avenue, 15).
30.03.2017
CINEMA IN NIGERIAN STYLE
For most people Nigeria is known as a country with huge oil reserves and permanent economic and political problems. At the same time, few people outside Africa know about the powerful film industry of this country, the scale and pace of which are nothing short of incredible. We have engrossed in this subject and tried to understand what a Nollywood is.
30.03.2017 | cinema, Nigeria
In Kyiv under support of Embassy of Argentina it was a concert ‘Stars of world tango’
On the 27-th of March in Kyiv national academic theatre of operetta there was a concert ‘Stars of world tango’ with the participation of the celebrities acting in a style of Argentinean tango Neri Piliu, Shanini Kiniones, Solange Acosta, and Max Van De Voorde that were accompanied by ‘Tango Spleen Orquestra’ (Italy).
29.03.2017 | culture, diplomacy
Issyk-Kul: Main Treasure of Kyrgyzstan
Good tourist is not just someone who is always quick off the mark and ready to embark on a journey any minute. It is the one who is also known for an ability to carefully plan holidays six months in advance. If you are one of them and already think where to go in summer - our next story about gigantic Issyk-Kul Lake and kinds of recreation there is for you.
29.03.2017 | nature
The Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine met with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq
On the 28-th of March 2017 in Kyiv there was one more round of political consultations under the guidance of Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Serhii Kislitsa and the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq Nizar Al Heirulli.
29.03.2017 | diplomacy, Iraq
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