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
Despite a wide-spread belief, European flea markets have little in common with both second-hand and ordinary trade rows on traditional merchandise markets. These places per se are unique due to a one-of-a-kind reflection of the country’s spirit and what at first glance seems like plain goods may tell you about its past and help feel a spirit of an era.
First exhibition of paintings in the world’s most visited museum the Louvre was opened on 1793. But its building was well-known far beyond France, though the edifice was not used with such lofty cultural purposes.
"A small territory with a great mission" is the motto under which on February 11, 1929 Lateran Treaty between the Kingdom of Italy and the Holy See recognized Vatican as a sovereign territory. It was an agreement which opened doors for curious patrons who for centuries had been trading gossip about "What is kept inside Vatican castles?".
It is said, the easier it is, the better we feel, however, is it always like that? We know that not all the nations follow this principle. OUTLOOK has found out the strangest, toughest and hard in articulation international languages and would like to share it with the readers.
Our "Peruvian cycle" is replenished with the story of the most revered animals in Peru. Being the link between the present and the past, they play an important role in the life of this nation. Wise ancestors of the modern Peruvians, the ancient Incas, were living in harmony with all life that surrounded them.
- 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 ...
In 1994, a cave was discovered in the mountains in the south of France, inside which there were more than a thousand rock carvings dating back to the 34th century BC. According to experts, these are traces of the first civilization in Europe. The excellent quality of the preserved drawings of the cave is due to the fact that, as a result of the collapse of stones...
After having spent merely an hour for a flight from Kyiv, I suddenly realized I reached the city where continental Europe’s oldest subway is situated. And things that Budapest underground is famous for are not limited to this. OUTLOOK sets on a trip around metropolitan of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Want to go down?
If you like having rest in Bulgaria but haven’t picked a town to stay in, try and do it in Balchik. It will suit those who value cozy yet non-costly trips without a flow of holiday-makers and an empty pocket afterwards. And the town’s ancient age together with unique landmarks will create a great alternative to sun and sea bathes.
Merely on hearing “Silk Road” we picture valiant wanderers and caravans full of precious items and exotic articles that cross countries and continents. Today we tell about Tajik cities that acted as major transfer points on this trading artery.
Sauntering through picturesque nooks of Grand Dame Europe we look around without even suspecting how many interesting things there are beneath our feet. If you are annoyed with standard tours that include marathon race around museums and monuments, we suggest you have a look at good Old World from a different perspective. Or more specifically, look under its feet.
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".
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.
United Nations Organization was created in order to cease global violence, protect human rights and eradicate poverty. On October, 24, 1945 founding states ratified the treaty on creation of global body that acquired the name the UN.
"One, who lives in the house on the fringe, is the first to protect his people", this Ukrainian proverb fits the history of the Israeli people, but instead of "house" it shall be "fortress". When the Romans attacked, Jerusalem residents fought the Romans with inhuman valour "back to back" till enemy legions pushed them to the last stand.
Human history remembers Dresden, Hiroshima, Nagasaki. The list goes on and it includes Pompeii where residents turned into stoned monuments against their will. Located near modern Naples, the city with views of Mount Vesuvius was one of the most developed cities not only in the Roman Empire, but also in Europe. Once thriving community it flourished in many spheres: painting...
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.