18 Ambassadors of foreign states to Ukraine paid obeisance to Taras Shevchenko by taking part in a unique photo project “Story of One Testament”. The photo project was orchestrated within the framework of International Culture and Education Project Shevchenko’s Word Unites Us that unites dozens of diplomats around the personality of the Ukrainian genius second year ina row. This year it was dedicated to 202nd anniversary of the Great Kobza Player and 170th anniversary of The Testament being written.
On invitation of orchestrators of the project, Head of International Fund for Culture cooperation Vlada Lytovchenko and supervisor of the Outlook Project Daria Kariakina ambassadors of Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Romania, Argentina, Iraq, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Indonesia, Palestine, Uzbekistan, Sudan, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Syria participated in the photo project. They all have been acquinted with Shevchenko’s art for a long time, believe him to be the prophet of Ukrainian national renaissance and therefore accepted the offer to pay their respects to the Great Kobza Player in such a way with great pleasure. Diplomats allocated time in their tight schedules especially for the purpose and came to InterContinental Kyiv hotel where Royal and Ambassador Suites were ready for the two-day shooting.
Shooting crew from Vinnytsya worked on the photo project: Photographer Kostyantyn Revutskyi, hair and make-up artists Kseniya Revuzhenko and Iryna Brailyan. Orchestrators also thank owner of InterContinental Kyiv Anastasia Zholynska for the sophisticated set, Bukva chain of bookshops for books provided for the shooting and Svitlo design studio for creation of stylish looks for orchestrators of the event.
We remind you that on March 16 at National Taras Shevchenko Museum solemn ceremony Shevchenko’s Word Unites Us is taking place, where about 35 ambassadors of foreign states will present own national poets with their art as significant for their respective countries as Shevchenko’s is for Ukraine. Besides, diplomats will assemble jigsaw puzzle of Taras Shevchenko’s portrait made of pieces of The Testament translated into 25 languages of the world.
The Embassy of Turkmenistan to Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Nurberdy Amanmuradov organized in Kyiv an official event dedicated to the Day of Revival, Unity, and poetry of Magtymguly Pyragy as well as anniversary of Turkmenistan Constitution acceptance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.