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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 | top, Chezh
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 | top, 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 | top, 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 | top, Lebanon
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 | top
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 | top
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
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
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
The Ambassador of Argentina attended the concert ‘El Gran Astor’ of Ukrainian teams ‘Kwarud’ and ‘Con Amore’
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Argentinean Republic to Ukraine Alberto Hose Alonso along with the spouse and employees of Diplomatic administration visited the concert ‘El Gran Astor’ of young Ukrainian musical bands ‘Kwarud’ and ‘Con Amore’ in Kyiv House of Scientists of National Academy of Science of Ukraine.
28.03.2017 | music, diplomacy
ALBEROBELLO: THE WORLD OF TRULLI, WINE AND MAGIC
The old village, which was once located in the territory of modern Alberobello has been destroyed and re-built at least a hundred times. And it's not about conquests and raids of warlike aliens. No, it was deliberately destroyed by its inhabitants. Do you know the reason?
27.03.2017 | Italy
The Ambassador of Pakistan Atar Abbas organized a reception in honor of National Day
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Pakistan to Ukraine Atar Abbas organized an official diplomatic reception in honor of National Day of Pakistan and the 77-th anniversary of Pakistan resolution acceptance which defined the conceptual frames of the country’s educa6tion in 1947.
24.03.2017 | diplomacy, Pakistan
The Embassy of Turkey opened in Kyiv the exhibition ‘Water drawing. The sophisticated art ebru’
The Embassy of Turkey in Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Yonet J. Tezel opened in National museum named after Taras Shevchenko exhibition ‘Drawing on the water. The sophisticated art ebru’ by the painter Hikmet Barutchugil.
24.03.2017 | art, Turkey, diplomacy
VIDEO: NOWRUZ 2017 in Kiev
On the 21-st of March, 2017, in the Column Hall of Kyiv city state administration the celebration of international holiday NOWRUZ happened. The official event was going under the guidance of eight embassies of foreign states, particularly, Azerbaijan Republic, Republic Iraq, Republic Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey Republic, and Republic Uzbekistan. Today we bring to your attention a colorful video to once again enjoy this festive atmosphere.
24.03.2017 | diplomacy
The Embassy of Egypt in collaboration with Picasso East Art Gallery and Museum of history of Kyiv will open the exhibition of Egyptian art
On the 4-th of April in Museum of history of Kyiv the exhibition project of the modern visual art Egyptian Vision is about to open. For the first time in Kyiv the works of selected collection will be represented, particularly, nearly forty pictures of famous Egyptian masters among whom there are Munir Escander, Gergis Lotfi, Gamil Shafik, Hasan Abd Elfatah, Aayed Saad Eddin, Karim Abd El Malak, Hasan Rashed, etc.
23.03.2017 | art, Egypt, diplomacy
In the Embassy of Uzbekistan Uzbek and Ukrainian business meeting happened
In the Embassy of Uzbekistan to Ukraine it was Uzbek and Ukrainian business meeting in the course of which the representatives of more than 50 enterprises took part immersed into the textile, chemical, electrical technical, and building areas of economics of both countries.
23.03.2017 | diplomacy, Uzbekistan
The Embassy of Japan will plant more than one thousand sakura in twenty cities of Ukraine
This year it will have been 25 years since the moment of establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ukraine. The events in the course of celebration of ‘Japan’s year in Ukraine’ have already been organized actively. As the sakura is the symbol of Japan, the Embassy starts campaign on the tree-planting of sakura along all the territory of Ukraine so as to give to majority of Ukrainians the possibility to savor its beauty.
23.03.2017 | Japan, nature, diplomacy
In the Embassy of Lebanon the Doors Open Day happened in the course of Francophonie Days in Ukraine
The Embassy of Lebanon to Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Mrs Clod Halil Al Hajal organized the Doors Open Day for the pupils of eleven forms of Kyiv gymnasium №191 who studied French language. The event was going in the course of the festival ‘Francophonie Days in Ukraine’.
23.03.2017 | diplomacy, Lebanon
The Ambassador of Afghanistan arranged an official reception in honor of accomplishment of diplomatic mission
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Afghanistan to Ukraine Mohammad Akbar Mohammadi organized an official reception in honor of accomplishment of the diplomatic mission in our country. So as to express the respect and gratify the colleague for the years of work the Heads of diplomatic missions came from such countries as Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Palestine, Macedonia, representatives of the ministries, Afghan expat community, publicity, church, and mass media.
22.03.2017 | diplomacy, Afghanistan
Embassies from eight countries made an official celebration of NOWRUZ in Kyiv
On the 21-st of March, 2017, in the Column Hall of Kyiv city state administration the celebration of international holiday NOWRUZ happened.
22.03.2017
Nihongami: Topknot as a Sign of Status
Nihongami is a certain way to arrange hair in Japanese tradition. Interestingly, in the Land of the Rising Sun hairdos were legally controlled and served as some sort of dress code for ladies of different social statuses and classes. Therefore, each class had strictly determined corresponding outfit and hairstyle and those laws are still obeyed by geishas and their apprentices.
21.03.2017 | Japan, traditions
The Embassy of Canada in Ukraine took part in the festival ‘Francophonie Days in Ukraine’
The Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine Roman Vashuk participated in the event that calls for recognition of French-speaking culture and French language of communication, democratic values, human rights and support of cultural diversity.
21.03.2017 | diplomacy, Canada
In Kyiv Korean educational center has been opened
In Kyiv the official opening of Korean educational center happened, by the way, right now in the world there are only eighteen such places. The event occurred on the 17-th of March in the place of Center with the participation of Ministry of education and science of Ukraine Lilia Grinevich, deputy Minister of education of Republic Korea Song Gon Be and ambassador of Republic Korea in Ukraine Mr Li Yang-Ghu.
20.03.2017 | diplomacy, Korea
The Embassy of Belarus organized an official evening dedicated to the creativity of Yanka Kupala and Taras Shevchenko
The Embassy of Republic Belarus in Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Igor Sokol organized and led in Kyiv an official evening dedicated to the creativity of the prominent classical writers of the literature of our countries, particularly, Yanka Kupala and Taras Shevchenko.
19.03.2017 | Belarus, diplomacy
10 facts about Lesotho
Universe quite often offers us balance showing the shades and more intensive colors. The bright example of such a equilibrity at the square of South African Republic is the Kingdom Lesotho. The state that is situated high in the mountains, the only place within the territory of the continent which in July and August is visited by snow and snowstorms. That’s why it was called as ‘African Switzerland’.
17.03.2017 | 10 facts, Lesotho
LIGURIA: MEDITERRANEAN RECIPE OF IDEAL CITIES
When planning a trip to Ligurian coast, even do not hope that within several days you will manage to explore the length and breadth of it. So you would only irritate your craving for travelling. Each ingredient of Liguria coast can only be savoured forgetting about the existence of the rest of the world. The port city of Genoa (Italian: Genova) is the chief city of the Liguria region.
16.03.2017 | Italy
The Four Aces Guitar Quartet kicked off the celebrations of 25 years of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Belgium
On March 10th, 1992, Ukraine and Belgium signed the agreement establishing diplomatic relations. To celebrate this ‘silver jubilee’, the Embassy of Belgium will organize a series of events throughout the year, starting with a concert by the Four Aces Guitar Quartet and the presentation of an edible art work by Steve Schepens.
14.03.2017 | music, diplomacy, Belgium
VIDEO: OUTLOOK SHOW. Fashion of the Nation
Folk costume is one of traditional cultural symbols. Diverstiry of colors, adornment elements and decoration styles reflect inimitble nature of every nation. Ukrainians managed to get acquianted with distinctive features of traditional fashion thank to OUTLOOK Project, Institute of Interational Relations and Development Fund of the Institute of Internatinal Relations as well as 22 embassies of foreign states accredited in Ukraine. Today we suggest you enjoy a video, in which different cultures, traditions and history entertwined in a single dance....
Tibet. Mountains that speak with heaven
Tibet… what are you mulling over while articulating this name, drawing it in your mind mentioning the concept involved in the mild space of clouds?Tibet… There are mountains that seem to be speaking with the heaven. Here everything is penetrated with the religion and different beliefs such as culture, art, folk traditions and customs.
13.03.2017
Embassies of Bulgaria and Israel opened in Kyiv exhibition dedicated to the destiny of Jews in Bulgaria
The embassy of Republic Bulgaria and State Israel to Ukraine as well as Department of culture of Kyiv city national administration and National historic and architectural museum Kyiv Fortress opened an exhibition dedicated to the destiny of Jews in Bulgaria.
13.03.2017 | Israel, diplomacy, Bulgaria
The Power of Civil Society: The Fate of Jews in Bulgaria
The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Ukraine and the Embassy of the State of Israel in Ukraine, as well as the Department of Culture at Kyiv City State Administration and the Historical and architectural museum Kiev Fortress are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition
09.03.2017
Hailey King and her pictures: New Zealand on the border of beauty
The artist from New Zealand Hailey King working under the brand FLOX is well-known all over the world for the fascinating pictures showing the enlightened beauty of wild nature. Her colorful birds, picturesque landscapes, and fairy-tale-like animals remind us about the necessity to get united with the primordial nature. Hailey King creates the type of art giving inspiration and vitality. She is concentrated onto recognition of ancient heritage of the sacral places and making it spread among the wide publics. In the interview the artist told us about her social projects, travels and the modern cultural trends inherent to New Zealand.
09.03.2017 | art
MOST STUNNING FLOWER FIELDS IN THE WORLD
Flower fields and valleys are impressive and attract attention of the most discerning connoisseurs of beauty. Multi-coloured deposits of fragrant plants adorn vast valleys of almost every country! We offer several floral destinations to suit every taste.
07.03.2017 | nature
OUTLOOK project again has granted Kyiv with the colorful holiday, exactly, the display of national costumes of the world nationalities Fashion of the Nation.
Silks and velvet, rhinestones and seed bead, patterns and ornaments have been combined in the colorful dance of cultures at one platform in the course of OUTLOOK SHOW: Fashion of the Nation. Under the support of 22 embassies of foreign states in Ukraine the event was organized by OUTLOOK project, Institute of International Relations, and Fund of development of Institute of International Relations.
03.03.2017 | OUTLOOK
In Kyiv the diplomatic reception in honor of National holiday of Bulgaria happened
The embassy of Bulgaria to Ukraine arranged an official reception in honor of one of the most important holidays in the country, particularly, Day of liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman occupation that is celebrated annually on the 3-rd of March.
03.03.2017 | diplomacy, Bulgaria
Packed and Ready: Sergey Gulyuk
In our new column we talk to famous people who, despite their tight schedule, cannot imagine their life without travelling. Today in the spotlight: journalist and anchor at 112 Channel.
01.03.2017
LAKES CHANGING IDEA OF THE POWER OF NATURE
At the bare mention of the word lake, our imagination pictures soothing, nostalgia-laden images of quite pond cosily embraced by the grassy hills. OUTLOOK prepared a selection of the most spectacular lakes, which will change your understanding of this work of nature. Each of them has something to surprise, whether it is unusual water shade, or frightening ability to petrify living creatures.
27.02.2017 | nature
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