The event was held upon an initiative of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Kiev and the Embassy of Germany in Ukraine. The main subject of the forum discussions was the role of Ukraine in the First World War. Researchers from Ukraine, Austria, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic made presentations focused on various aspects of Ukrainian history in the framework of the big disaster of the XX century.
The Director of the Institute of History of Ukraine, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Valerii Smolii made a foreword: This is a large-scale conference, it was organized by the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Embassies and the National Academy of Ukraine. And we tried to fully investigate the problem of the First World War.
The initial part of the conference program scheduled speeches of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Ukraine Christof Weil, of Poland Henryk Litwin, of the Czech Republic Ivan Počuch and of the Permanent Representative of the EU to Ukraine Jan Tombiński.
Today, we expect interesting presentations that will allow everyone to expand understanding of the history of Ukraine in the First World War. – said in his opening speech the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Ukraine Christof Weil, he thanked everyone involved in organization of the event.
We are talking about the consequences of events that began in 1914 and lasted till 1918. It is very important to remember history and draw conclusions from the past. The XX century was tragic for Europe and for the whole world, so we need to learn from past mistakes – not to repeat them in the XXI. – said the representative of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Jan Tombiński, who also delivered a speech in the conference welcome part.
Further, the program of the event was divided into several blocks, each devoted to a specific topic. Ukraine in War and Military Conflicts, Occupation and Alien Guide, Memory and Historiography... The forum featured the following reports: Minister-Counsellor Dr. Jakub Forst-Battaglia, a representative of the Austrian Embassy in Ukraine, the famous Czech historian doctor of Historical Sciences, Peter Hoffman and other researchers.
Photo report from the event is presented in our gallery
A presentation of the eighteenth issue of the scientific yearbook “Diplomatic Ukraine” dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Ukrainian Diplomatic Service took place on November 30, 2017 in the Hennadii Udovenko Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to Ukraine Cristian Leon Turkanu organized an official reception in honor of the 25-th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Romania and Ukraine. As well, he set up the exhibition of Romanian artists in Kyiv called ‘Art. Traditions. Baia Mare. Maramures’.
The Embassy of Turkmenistan to Ukraine organized the brief meeting for journalists on the occasion of the 22-nd anniversary of Turkmenistan neutrality and acceptance of General Assembly of United Nations Resolution on announcement of International neutrality day on the 12-th of December.
The Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Mission and the Scientific Society of History of Diplomacy and International Relations with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Embassies of Ukraine in Austria, Slovakia and Hungary arranged a series of events on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Ukrainian diplomacy.
The Embassy of Lithuanian Republic to Ukraine, the Embassy of Australia to Ukraine and National Museum of Taras Shevchenko represented in Kyiv the photo exhibition ‘Olegas Truchanas – legend of Lithuania and Australia’.
The event welcomed 40 producers from Germany and Ukraine who presented their production, the representatives of business from all the regions of Ukraine, international organizations and projects, specially-oriented institutes, etc.
The Embassy of Republic Indonesia has set five Indonesian architectural miniatures in the park-museum of Kyiv ‘Ukraine in miniature’. The presentation of exotic masterpieces happened on the 10-th of November. The exposition includes the Temple Borobudur, the Cathedral temple of Jakarta – the Saint Mary Church, the mosque Istiklal – the biggest Muslim sanctuary of the South-East Asia, the Temple of Ulun Danu.
The Embassy of Federative Republic Germany to Ukraine on the 10-th of November will be arranging the current Germany Weeks in Ukraine. They intend to carry out nearly 70 events in 14 cities of Ukraine.
Looking through thousands of photos capturing the bright emotions of our guests, again and again we recall that day, filled with vivid colours, pleasant meetings and merry laughter. Today, together with you, we would like once again recall the OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL 2017.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic Uzbekistan Alisher Abdualiev introduced the cars to the guests. This project was created by the enterprises of the structure ‘Uzavtoprom’. Near the Embassy it was the demonstration platform of the possibilities inherent to the cars RAVON: R-2, R-4 and Ravon-Gentra.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic Germany to Ukraine Ernst Reichel along with his wife invited guests to celebrate the holiday, official union of Western and Eastern Germany. Mr Reichel recognized the step forward made by Ukraine in the direction of Europe. Particularly, it goes about the agreement on Association with European Union: ‘The agreement will maintain the support and consulting, political collaboration and Ukraine will get closer to the standards of European Union in many areas’.
In Kyiv it was the press conference under the support of embassy of Hungary to Ukraine. It was dedicated to the bright Hungarian creativity in autumn 2017. The Ambassador of Hungary to Ukraine Erno Keshken started the meeting expressing greetings and announcing the program of cultural events planned in Kyiv with the support and interactivity of Hungarian diplomats. He made an emphasis on the importance of common projects of our countries.
The press conference that announced International investment forum ‘InCo-2017’ happened on the 26-th of September in media center Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions. In the event the visitors listened to the speeched of CEO of Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions Pavlo Krivonos, the head of Management of international affairs and external activity of Ukraine from Zaporizhzhya Administration Artur Boyko, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic Bulgaria to Ukraine Krasimir Minchev, Vice President of Zaporizhzhya commercial chamber Dmitro Antonyuk and the head of the project OUTLOOK Darya Karyakina.
The Embassy of Republic Indonesia to Ukraine under the auspices of Kyiv city administration caused a new tradition to change the clothes on the queen Anna monument at Lviv square in national dresses of different countries. The first dress in the wardrobe became the traditional wedding dress of Bali woman.
On the 27-th of September, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic Kazakhstan to Ukraine Samat Ordabaev organized a ‘round table’ in Kyiv. The event was dedicated to the 25-th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our countries. There were heads of diplomatic missions, people’s deputies of Verkhovna Rada, executives of authorities of Ukraine, the representatives of creative and scientific regions, business communities, as mass media.
On the 7-th of October from 12.00 till 4 pm in Column hall of Kyiv city council (Khreschatik Street, 36) there will be the fourth festival of international communities’ cultures known as OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL. We will represent more than 40 reflections of different cultures to come into stage. We expect more than 30 embassies of foreign states and expat communities will take part. The festival is annually organized by the project OUTLOOK working in the scope of mass media and cultural diplomacy.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Uzbekistan to Ukraine Alisher Abdualiev organized an official reception in honor of the 26-th anniversary of Independence Day of the country and 25-th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and Ukraine.
In today continuation of our rubrics about the famous Ukrainians who have changed the world here and now, we would like to tell about incredibly dynamic Chrystia Freeland. She is journalist, writer and currently known as the successful politician. Having ethnic belonging to Ukraine, she fluently speaks the national language. It is the wonderful example of the following generalization that if a person has a desire, it is not a problem to develop in many scopes.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico to Ukraine Maria Luisa Beatrice Lopez Gargallio organized an official reception in honor of national holiday, Independence Day that is celebrated in the country on a wide scale.