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 event was dedicated to 25-th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Indonesia. The miniatures were represented by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Indonesia to Ukraine Yuddy Chrisnandi:
‘I am grateful to those who joined us on this occasion. I would like to express the gratitude to the government of Ukraine as well as the friends of Indonesia in Kyiv who helped to the Embassy to implement this project. Everybody who is present here today plays an important role in support of our common efforts directed to the nations getting in touch. The purpose of the project is to popularize our country Indonesia in Ukraine as well as showing results of the constant development of bilateral relations between countries’.
The event was visited by the employees from the Embassy of Indonesia to Ukraine, Mufti of Ukraine sheikh Ahmed Tamim, representatives of mass media and social community.
All five miniatures represent the various culture of Indonesia, for instance, the temple Borobudur, one of the greatest monuments of Buddhism in the world was built in VIII-IX centuries in Central Yava. In the XX-th century it was included by UNESCO in the list of World Heritage.
In February 2017 the negotiations between Indonesian embassy and management of the park ‘Ukraine in miniature’ started. The temporary charge d’affaires Mr Yusran Hadromi from the Embassy of Indonesia to Kyiv put forward the idea to introduce a part of Indonesia to Ukraine and show the unique architecture to the citizens and guests of Kyiv. Initially it was discussed that in the park it is possible to set only one miniature of temple Borobudur.
The temple Borobudur was built in IX century. It is situated in city Magelang, the province Central Yava. The construction of this monument is quite unusual, the temple is multilayer, it consists of 6 square platforms, there are three round platforms decorated with relief panels (that are more than 2500). Apart from that, this monument is decorated with 504 statues of Buddha. The main cupola is located in the center of the top platform; it is surrounded by 72 statues of Buddha. Each of them is placed inside the stupa in a form of the bell. The temple Borobudur is considered as the biggest Buddhist temple in the world.
Having come to Kyiv in April 2017, the new Ambassador assigned, professor Dr Yuddy Chrisnandi supported this idea and offered to set five miniatures, the famous constructions of Indonesia. That’s why in Indonesian company they put the special order for production of several pieces from copper that have been represented today.
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 holiday. 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.
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.
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.
On the 28th of May 2019, the 85th plenary meeting of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly was held in the headquarters of the United Nations with participation of plenipotentiary representatives of the Organizations’ member-states.
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...
Students of the "School of Young Ukrainian Diplomat" at the Institute of International Relations of the Kyiv National University Taras Shevchenko and the National University of Ostroh Academy maid a visit to the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Ukraine. The event took place within the framework of the OUTLOOK and GDIP project "Diplomatic Greetings".
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.
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.
- Do you want to try some rice? - such a question is greeted by guests in China. And if the owners are also farmers, they can invite you on an unusual excursion and show you the masterpiece of natural art. The grass which we often eat without thinking about its aesthetics, at the time of growing resembles a blanket woven from multi-colored rags ...
On April 24, the official celebration of Malbec World Day, the most famous Argentine wine, was held in Kyiv. On its ninth anniversary, Malbec Day was celebrated under the motto: "Elegance does not require perfection".
On April 23, 2019, OUTLOOK and the Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions (GDIP) organised a meeting for students and youth with diplomats, Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia and the Kingdom of Norway to Ukraine Gela Dumbadze and Ole Terje Horpestad.
On Wednesday, April 9, 2019, on the initiative and organizational support of the SE "Directorate General for Rendering Services for Diplomatic Missions", the international women's club ASCK in the National Centre of Folk Culture "Museum of Ivan Gonchar" a lecture dedicated to the traditional Ukrainian women's dress was held.
On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, a public lecture by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine, Permanent Representative for GUAM - Gela Dumbadze, was held at GDIP Media Center of the Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions. The lecture was devoted to the events that took place in Georgia 30 years ago, April 7-9, 1989.
Georgia is associated with constant hospitable people, rich history and traditions. Today, Georgian culture is at its peak, and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia is sincerely proud of this, and he invited fellow diplomats, representatives of the Ukrainian authorities, representatives of the Georgian diaspora and partners to enjoy an evening of jazz and art on April 11, 2019.