Embassy of Belgium in Ukraine and Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine orchestrated and held a conference “Marcel Thiry, Belgian Armored Motor Squadron in Ukraine and Perception of World War I in Ukraine and Belgium” dedicated to hundred’s anniversary of arrival of a Belgian writer Marcel Thiry and Belgian armored motor squadron.
The event was attended by writers, historians and literature experts. Main goal of the conference was to once again emphasize reciprocal influence of our two countries and literature heritage of each one on the one hand, and on the other – to honor memory of World War I in Ukraine and Belgium based on an around-the-world Odyssey of the Belgian armored motor squadron.
Program of the event, alongside everything else, included an exhibition Belgian Armored Motor Squadron in Ukraine (at St. Michael’s Golden-Doomed Monastery) and World War I in Broad Lines (at National War and History Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv) that are open till March 31, 2016.
In the course of the conference new edition of Marcel Thiry’s Passage à Kiev translated into Ukrainian was presented to the public. This novel, dedicated to blockade of Kyiv by Bolshevik’s army in 1917-1918 will captivate modern Ukrainian readers with its description of life of ordinary Ukrainians in that tragic period as well as with every character of the novel who represent own view of the revolution and conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
Also, within the framework of the conference sculptor Konstyantyn Skrytutskyi presented a memorial of Marcel Thiry that was opened on February 11, 2016 on the wall of St. Michael’s Golden-Doomed Monastery where Thiry spend winter of 1917-1918 in barracks.
The conference included other culture events: avant-premiere of Belgian Soldiers in Galicia, movie by Francoise Lamperer took place. For the first time in Ukraine short animation film Tank by Belgian director Raoul Servais was demonstrated. This film, inspired by Pierre Jean Jouve’s poem, shows us painful experience of the both sides during deployment of first tank troops.
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Throughout its history, the town has seen many famed guests: Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Descartes, Peter the Great of Russia... And now everyone can easily join a number of these outstanding personalities just by visiting a cosy town of Spa, which since the 18th century is the most popular in the highest circles European health resort and the ancestor of all spas in the world.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Egypt to Ukraine Hossam Eldin Mohamed Ahmed Ali on July 11 met the guests on the occasion of the national holiday. Representatives of the foreign diplomatic corps in Ukraine, members of the Government, heads of non-governmental organizations and embassy partners came to greet Egypt.
Diplomatic reception on the occasion of Croatia Statehood Day took place in the capital of Ukraine. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Croatia to Ukraine, Anica Djamić, welcomed colleagues from the diplomatic corps, government officials and embassy partners.
On June 20, a diplomatic reception on the occasion of Independence Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Republic of Belarus from the Nazi invaders was held in the Column Hall of the Kyiv City State Administration.
On June 18, 2019, at the GDIP Media Center, a press conference was organized by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to Ukraine Partha Satpathi to celebrate of the International Day of Yoga and the Festival which will take place this Saturday in the Mariinsky Park.
The Column Hall of the Kyiv City State Administration on June 11 welcomed guests of the Embassy of the Argentine Republic to Ukraine on the occasion of a national day. The Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, representatives of the government and its agencies, partners of the embassy, the business community and the media lined up to congratulate the head of a foreign diplomatic institution and express their greetingss to friendly Argentina.
On May 29, 2019, under the auspices of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Ukraine Partha Satpathi, an evening dedicated to Indian culture, cuisine and tea took place. The purpose of the event was the popularization of Indian traditions.
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According to many years of good tradition, especially to the beginning of the Holy Month Ramadan, the Clerical Board of Ukraine's Muslims organized a gala dinner - Iftar in the capital of Ukraine. The purpose of the evening was to emphasize the importance of the most important month for all Muslims...
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On May 16, 2019, Embroidery Day and the 27th anniversary of the founding of the State Enterprise “Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions” were celebrated at the Kyiv National Academic Operetta Theatre.
The Institute of International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and personally the director Valerii Kopiika invited everyone to support the student initiative of the Charity Ball IIR-2019.
At the sight of Flemish lacework it is hard to shake the feeling that miraculous flowers, artfully braided into a wreath of a pattern, were born from loose sparks that had escaped a magic wand. On the inside of the beauty there are efforts and days of jetsam girls, stolen from life by labyrinth of openwork loops.
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 representing a wonderful example of a strong will.
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