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.
Honourable guests of the foreign diplomatic corps, namely, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Croatia to Ukraine, Mrs. Anitsy Dzhamich, diplomats from the Embassy of Vietnam - Mrs. Le Thi Thu Phuong and Mrs. Nguyen Thi Hai Yen, the embassies of Indonesia - Mr. Gatot Amrich Jemirin, Mr. Gyroth Argo, the representatives of the embassies of Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and the missions of UN to Ukraine attended the event.
Colleagues from the foreign diplomatic corps chose in their opinion the best couple of debutants. That was a part of a special nomination "A couple of the event. The choice of diplomats". Lazareva Mariia and Shemlii Serhii became winner at this nomination, they are first-year students of the department "International Relations".
The program of the ball included a competitive part of the event where debutants demonstrated their dancing skills in polonaise and waltz, art acts and master classes for guests.
The couple number 7 was elected as the king and queen of the ball, that was the couple who the diplomats also expressed their sympathy. Guests of the event also voted for Mariia and Serhii.
IIR Charity Ball is a cultural event that was held for the second time at the Institute and gave its guests the opportunity to join the classical traditions, gain dance experience, support students' initiative to hold events to raise funds for the development of the Institute, help orphanages, and those who are in difficult situations.
This year, money from sold tickets and charitable contributions will be sent to the IIR Development Fund (http://iirfund.org/), to provide financial support to the Prilutsk regional infant home "Nadiia" as well as IIR's postgraduate student Anastasia Pryadko who is fighting cancer disease.
Students, empolyees and graduates of the Institute, representatives of the diplomatic corpsa and governmental bodies as well as business circles, cultural and art workers, active representatives of civil society were among the participants of the event. The key mission of the event was to create an atmosphere of harmony, peace and goodness for the full development of creative and trend-setting youth.
The OUTLOOK project working in the field of cultural diplomacy and media was an even partner of the event.
Have a look at the photos from our gallery to feel beauty and elegance:
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The New Year in Ukraine did not always start with a Christmas tree, and instead of Santa Claus and Snow Maiden, guests were waiting fora minx girl - Malanka and motor-boy Vasyl accompanied by the retinue. All the follies were out of hand: the ridiculed riddles carried a sacred content, dictated by the logic of the myth of the duel of spring and winter.
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Spoiled with home-made borshch, holubtsy and cotlets, we are under an illusion that we know Ukrainian cuisine like the tips of own fingers and there is nothing distinctive about it while in fact gastronomic heritage of our country is far richer than a grandma’s ingenuous menu. Time has come to recall original Ukrainian dishes that were undeservedly forgotten in the era of semi-cooked products and fast food.
When we hear about "water city", Venice immediately comes to mind, doesn’t it? Tranquil gondolas, narrow waterways, gentle light of the evening sun and ancient architecture create that heady romantic cocktail which attracts tourists from all over the world to the Italian city.
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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, in the most distant parts of the world. We offer several options for such floral carpets for every taste.
With this feature on the main street of Dnipro, Dmytro Yavornytsky Avenue, we continue our rubric, dedicated to the history of differnt streets. Dmytro Yavornytsky Avenue is not just a central and most important street of Dnipro in every respect – it is also the picture of the many-centuries-long history of the city.
Australian Ambassador to Ukraine Bruce Edwards in his appeal on the occasion National Day addressed the main challenges that Australia faced in 2020 and also assured that "together, we will make a difference".
Today marks 120 years since the birth of the famous Ukrainian artist - Kateryna Bilokur. Her talent has been recognized in her lifetime, her work has been admired by Pablo Picasso, and nowadays her paintings are exhibited in museums, and Google dedicates its doodle to her. And it all started in totalitarian times...
On November 18 Director-General of the OUTLOOK Project and a public figure Daria Kariakina participated as an expert in a cross-border project European Values and Cultural Diplomacy: Youth Meetings Ukraine – Georgia.
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Experience has proven that ethnic enclaves by and large are autonomous and closed-loop systems because living there one can stay non-assimilated and non-integrated into another culture at all. But that cannot be said about Ukrainian Village – Ukrainian district of Chicago, already famous around entire United States.
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Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Commonwealth of Australia Melissa O’Rourke welcomed the guests of honor on 27 January on the occasion if the National Day . Ambassadors of India, Belgium, Greece, Afghanistan, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Switzerland, Slovenia and diplomats from other countries were invited.
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